Sculpey Nature Prints: Fun Craft Project for Small Children

Try making Sculpey nature prints with your kids this weekend. It’s a fun little craft that even little ones can do. I recently read a great little post up about making sculpey nature prints with the kids on a craft blog. The pictures there will make you want to try them. If you haven’t used a polymer clay (such as Sculpey) and would prefer to work with something that you don’t have to bake, you can. An alternative material to try is Makins Clay. They have an air dry polymer clay. It’s easy to find at your local craft store, and you don’t have to worry about possibly baking toxins in your kitchen. Look for the bright green wrapper. (…)

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Storing Crayons in your Purse Using a Tin Box

A thin tin box with a handy snap tight closure is the perfect container for carrying crayons for those ‘whenever’ times in life. This simple solution makes it easy to have some crayons in your diaper bag or purse, ready at a moment’s notice for use in waiting rooms, or wherever you find yourself stuck with a hard to entertain toddler, all while preventing breakage or ruining your purse. (…)

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Kid Friendly Salad Recipe for Little Chefs

This Little Chef Salad is literally a salad made by my little chef, age 3, a former chicken nugget man turned foodie. Chef Gusteau’s famous line, “Anyone Can Cook” is absolutely true, all the way down to my pint-sized eager eater, my curious and determined three-year-old son. His eagerness in the kitchen has worked wonders on his appetite in the dining room…. (…)

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A Visit with Zoolidays Illustrator Rolandas Kiaulevicius

Our boys received a wonderful gift this year for the holidays- a beautiful hardcover copy of Zoolidays, Written by Bruce Glassman and illustrated by up and coming artist Rolandas Kiaulevicius. If that wasn’t enough they also got tickets to a wonderful show about that book and more called GIRO. This (…)

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Bee Movie Crafts: 10 Crafts and Activities about Bees for Kids

Looking for Bee Movie Crafts and Activities? Since Jerry Seinfeld’s Bee Movie got a top rating in our house this weekend, I decided to do some crafts and activities with the kids about bees. The kids and I made an original Barry B. Benson action figure craft. If you’d like to make one too, just print out the free directions on how we did it. (…)

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Preschool Prereading Activities That Make a Child an Early Reader

Preschool prereading activities are easy and fun. You don’t need to rely on a future kindergarten teacher to teach your child how to read. You can do it even if you don’t have any background in education. Don’t wait until your child is in kindergarten to start prereading activities. Start now. There are 10 very simple things parents can do with their kids that will teach preschool prereading activities. (…)

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Waiting in Line with Preschoolers? Here are 10 Fun Things to do Right now

Waiting in line with preschoolers is never easy. Things can get ugly fast if you don’t have fun things to do. No one likes to wait in line. According to a the Telegraph, Britons on average spend 6 months of their lives queuing up, or about 5 1/2 hours a month. Check out my list of 10 fun things you can do while waiting in line with preschoolers. They are quick, easy, and can be done for free. It takes great patience for busy adults to stand idly for any length of time. But when you find yourself waiting in line with preschoolers patience is nearly impossible to muster. (…)

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