Valentines Day is just around the corner and we just finished up a special something for the kid’s to take to school for their friends. With lots of new allergy related rules in schools I have decided that in lou of candy treats for Valentine’s Day that the kids and I could come up with some other inexpensive ideas that don’t involve food at all. We put together three great valentines for under .35 cents each, and another for the teachers under .75 cents each. Because my daughter has a slight straw obsession we choose crazy straws for her preschool friends, and my son choose bouncy balls for his kindergarten class. We also made some crayon and marker valentines for teachers and a few their friends.
I am so excited for the kids to be on Christmas break. A week of family time, fun, lots of pj wearing and activities with the kids. Here is a great preschool friendly activity to do with the kids while they are home on break that will really get them in the holiday spirit. Gingerbread Christmas trees made from sugar cones take seconds to set up and frost so the kids can decorate them however they want. An assortment of candies and sprinkles make this a simple, and ultra kid friendly, gingerbread project that will keep there attention just long enough for them to finish the job. If you have little ones – try these fun gingerbread Christmas trees.
Do you have a little one in your house that would redecorate the Christmas tree every single day until Christmas? If so, here is a great idea to let those little hands get creative with their very own little Christmas tree. Using a dollar store cone and some felt you can create them their very own Christmas Tree that they can decorate over and over again, any way they would like, all season long! Felt ornaments, lights and garland allow them to move things around and change things up without breaking the real ornaments on the tree.
We are less than a week from Thanksgiving and at our house it is all about turkeys this year. After reading a dozen books from the library and at school about turkeys, the kids are excited to celebrate Thanksgiving with our families. We spent a lot of time this month talking about the things, and people that we are thankful for and really try to help the kids see this holiday as a chance to give thanks for what they have. Here is a cute turkey craft that does just that. A paper plate and construction paper transform into a cute way to display what the kids are thankful for.
I love the idea of letting the kids help create things that will decorate our home for the Holidays. This Thanksgiving the kids and I have been geared up and created three great turkey crafts to help deck out our house for turkey day. Most of our Thanksgiving activities are centered around conversations about being thankful and counting our blessings. This particular project is more for the fun of adding some cute turkeys to our fall decor in our house. This simple kids craft is fun to make, keeps the kids busy, and allows them to help decorate for Thanksgiving!
Thanksgiving is just two weeks away and soon tables all over the country will be filled with family, food, and memorable moments. Make the kid’s table extra special with these adorable little turkey centerpieces. They are simple to make and offer the kids a great activity while they visit with their cousins at dinner. Cover the table in plain wrapping paper, set these turkey marker holders in the center and see what the kid’s in your family are thankful for this year.
This month I was lucky enough to have my niece and nephew spending a weekend at our house. I wanted to come up with a fun craft that the cousins could all do together to get them excited for Halloween. These monster pillows are the perfect craft for the kids to make and enjoy the entire month of October. Let your little monsters create their own little monster pillows just in time for Halloween. These are no sew fun and hard not to love for kids of any age!
Halloween is just around the corner, and during the month of October I love to do Halloween crafts to keep the kids busy. Here is a simple craft that requires just a few supplies! Save those egg cartons from the trash and transform them into some adorable Halloween Bats. The kids will have a blast making them and be so proud to help decorate your home for Halloween with their hand crafted bat friends!
Halloween is just around the corner and we are getting excited. We love to decorate the house with spooky decorations and inexpensive crafts that we can do without breaking the bank. On a recent trip to the Dollar store I scored some simple white candles that were perfect for a little ghostly craft. It took only a few minutes to do and left us with a charming little Halloween decoration.
A child’s birthday party is a great time to celebrate and to give them something special. Many parents get overwhelmed by the toys that their kids acquire in their homes, and that is what prompted this gift. My favorite gift to give is a craft basket filled with supplies – complete with crafty ideas.