THE IMPORTANCE OF CREATIVITY AND HOW TO FOSTER IT

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    Creativity should not be underestimated. Creativity helps teach cognitive skills such as mathematics and scientific thinking. Creative thinking involves imagination, basic use of the scientific method, communication, physical dexterity and exertion, problem posing, problem solving, making interpretations, and using symbols which help with future literacy skills.    1-Creativity promotes emotional development- Creative expression [...]

{Halloween Activity}10 Little Pumpkins Felt Story Board

10 little pumpkins felt story

  To put our new DIY flannel board to good use, we decided to get in the Halloween spirit with a pumpkin song and pumpkin felt story board. I thought we could use our felt board to practice counting and explore the concept of size. This is a fun fall toddler and preschooler activity! For this [...]

Frozen Painted Pumpkins for Kids

Frozen Pumpkin for kids

My daughters first and second Halloween we carved pumpkins together but she couldn’t really get in on the fun since she could use the carving equipment. So the next year we tried painting our pumpkin instead and this was a huge hit. This year we decided to do drip painting using my daughter’s favorite movie [...]

{Halloween Activity} Witch’s Sensory Brew

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Double, Double Toil and trouble. This is a fun spaghetti sensory bin tailored for Halloween.  Dye the pasta a creepy green and purple color and add some creepy crawlies and you have a perfect spooky Halloween sensory bin! We decided to make this a witch’s sensory brew! For this SPELL you’ll need: Brains and Worms (Spaghetti dyed [...]

Candy Corn Halloween Craft for Kids

Halloween Craft for Toddlers

This is a simple Halloween craft for kids that is great for toddlers and preschooler. It helps them with their fine motor skills and can be used to help them learn and practice identifying colors. My daughter was all about this candy corn craft because this year she recently discovered candy corns at Grandma’s house. [...]

Fruit Person Activity for Kids

Fruit Activity

I have been so impressed with my preschooler’s creativity of late. She has had some great spontaneous ideas lately when we have been doing activities and I have kind of just been following her lead. This is one of the activities that she came up with all one her own. This is a fun activity [...]

Spookley the Square Pumpkin Craft for Kids

Halloween Pumpkin Craft for Kids

    One of our favorite Halloween/fall books is called The Legend of  Spookely the Square Pumpkin. This is a darling book about a square pumpkin who feels bad that he is different than all the other pumpkins who are  round. The other pumpkins are mean to him and tease him because he is different, [...]

5 Tips for Teaching Children Gratitude

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No one wants to raise an ungrateful child. I know personally teaching my children to live grateful lives is very high on my priority list. So since day one, I have been toying with different ideas to help to teach them to be grateful. They are still very young and many of the concepts they [...]

{Fall Family Activity} Corn Maze

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A fall family tradition for our family is going to a corn maze each year. It really is fun for kids of all ages and adults too! Each year we have gone, my kids have liked it for different reasons. This year my 3 1/2 year old daughter especially loved it and really used her [...]

Science Experiments and Activities for Kids

Science experiments for kids

  Little kids are born scientists. From the time they are barely learning to crawl they are putting the scientific method in action. They observe their world and make new discoveries each and every day. When they are babies they taste and touch pretty much everything as a means of learning about their enviorment. As they [...]

Witch Craft for Toddlers

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This is a simple Halloween witch craft for toddlers or preschoolers. My 3 1/2 year old loves witches, she is not scared of them at all but thinks they are super cool! She especially likes ones with green skin, so we decided to make a very simple witch craft.   First she dipped her fist [...]

Halloween Craft for Kids: Creepy Crawlies

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My preschooler is all about painting these days. She loves painting with paint brushes, her fingers, and random items. For Halloween I thought it would be fun to paint with creepy crawlies. This is a simple Halloween craft project idea that is great for preschoolers and toddlers. For this activity you’ll need: Paper Paint (we [...]