Taking activities outside while the weather is still nice can be a pleasant change of scenery for active preschoolers. You don’t need fancy toys or expensive supplies. Try these easy letter and number activities outdoors using JUST chalk and rocks - materials you most likely already have in your outdoor play area and art center. EASY Chalk Activities for Preschoolers: Outdoors Playful … [Read more...] about EASY Chalk and Rocks Activities for Preschoolers: Outdoors Playful Learning
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!
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
History of the Flanders Poppy and a Cupcake Liner Poppy Craft for Kids The red Flanders Poppy (also known as the Memorial or Remembrance Poppy) is recognized internationally as a symbol of Remembrance for all veterans who have served or died serving their country. The idea behind the Flanders Poppy came from Miss Moina Michael, an American teacher, who was inspired by the late … [Read more...] about The History of the Flanders Poppy & Poppy Craft for Kids!