The 4th of July is an exciting holiday for many preschoolers. It's a holiday filled with family fun, barbeques, and festivities. Invite your own preschoolers to participate in the fun of preparing for the event while having a messy outdoor splatter art experience. After they create their art, use it to create place mats and table centerpieces for your 4th of July … [Read more...] about 4th of July Splatter Paint Art Decorations for Preschoolers!
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Our preschoolers have been using pattern blocks for most everything lately: to make buildings/towers, as "food" in our kitchen, to make domino runs, and to create intricate designs on their own. As with most of our classroom materials, our kids often find the most creative suggestions when left to explore on their own. Our newest creations: PATTERN BLOCK PRINTED FLAGS! Materials needed: … [Read more...] about EASY Patriotic Pattern Block Painted Flag Craft for Preschool
CARDBOARD TUBE BRACELET and BANDS CRAFT for KIDS! The Patriotic Bracelet Craft is an EASY project for any Patriotic holiday! If you reside outside of the United States, the bracelets can be customized with any colors and decorations desired. The bands are not only fun to make, but even young children can create (almost) independently! Materials needed: Acrylic or Tempera Paint, Empty … [Read more...] about EASY Patriotic Cardboard Tube Bracelet or Band Craft for Kids!
There are few things in our family that hold memories of cookouts and holiday celebrations more than MONSTER COOKIES. Each holiday, my grandmother would make cookies, put them in a shoe box, and hand-deliver to all the kids (young or old). My grandmother is no longer with us, but her cookie tradition lives on. The recipe below makes a LOT of cookies! It's perfect for the 4th of July (or ANY … [Read more...] about Patriotic Monster Cookie Recipe
Each year on the last Monday in May, we celebrate Memorial Day (a day to remember all the soldiers who have fought and died for the United States of America!) Young children may have fears associated with death and dying (especially if the subject has not been discussed at home). Keep the discussions about Memorial Day light and offer a celebration of the soldiers who have fought for us to live … [Read more...] about Memorial Day Activities for Young Kids!
Patriotic Activities: Crafts and Play Dough Mats for Learning and Play! The crafts and activities below are fun for Patriotic holidays or other special events that need a little extra "sparkle!" Collage Fireworks Set out different materials for students to use to make “firework” prints. Place white and blue paint in shallow containers or on paper plate. Have the children make … [Read more...] about Patriotic Activities for Young Children!