Share It Saturday – April 19

Engineer and I are officially on Spring Break!  WAHOO!  We’re going to spend about a week with some close family and friends, checking out some new sites.  He and I are sooooo very excited to see everyone and spend some time together on vacation.  I’ll have the Share It Saturday link ups up today and [...]

Drop! Splat! Playful Preschool Art with Watercolors

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My students and I recently had an impromptu “messy play day” during preschool.  The weather was gorgeous, and I wanted to spend an entire day outside playing and learning.  We played in the mud, drew and wrote with chalk, got the goop out, made fairy houses, and splashed around with sand and water.  The favorite [...]

20+ Alphabet Activities for Young Learners

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Welcome back to Share It Saturday! Below you’ll find over 20 alphabet activities for the kiddos.  These play-based early literacy ideas allow children to have fun with learning. Alphabet activities shared last week 1. Bunny Hop ABC Game from Fantastic Fun and Learning 2. Simple Ways to Get Kids Excited to Write the Alphabet from The Measured [...]

Easy Robot Craft Made from Recycled Materials

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My preschoolers and I recently delved into a robot theme!  In addition to lots of books and science explorations, we made this simple robot craft.  Our robot vests let the children create their own dress up clothes using recycled materials! Robot vests are an easy and fun robot craft to make! Materials Brown paper grocery [...]

Recycled Art Projects for Kids – Cardboard Castles

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The All Things Kids mamas are sharing ways to craft and play with recycled materials today!  Be sure to check out Frogs and Snails and Puppy Dog Tails, House of Burke, Sugar Aunts, Crayon Box Chronicles, and Mamas Like Me for more recycled inspiration. In preschool, we delved into some recycled art projects for kids [...]

Fun and Educational Garden Activities for Kids

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Spring weather has finally made an appearance here!  Our preschool theme has changed with the warmer temperatures – we’re talking about insects and plants now.  The garden activities for kids linked up at last week’s Share It Saturday have given me some great ideas to work with.  I know my students are going to love [...]

Easter Art Project for Kids – Egg Sculpture

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As soon as Tinkerlab shared her Egg Creative Challenge for children, I knew I wanted to join!  I’d been toying with an idea for an Easter art project for kids already.  Seeing the Tinkerlab challenge gave me the little push I needed to make it happen. My preschool students and I have been exploring three-dimensional art over the [...]

50 Easter Egg Activities for Learning, Art, and Play

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There were so many fun Easter egg activities linked up at last week’s Share It Saturday!  They are the inspiration behind this collection of 50 Easter egg activities for the kiddos.  It’s full of ideas for learning, art, and play with Easter eggs. For even more fun Easter egg activities, be sure to check out [...]

What is Process Art for Kids & Why is It Important?

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My coworkers and I recently had a great discussion about process art for kids.  I’d love to share some of that information here . . . What is process art for kids? Process art is a contemporary artistic movement recognized within the world’s art communities. The Guggenheim states “process art emphasizes the ‘process’ of making [...]