DIY Clocks

I love this idea! This could also help kids to learn how to tell time. Early school aged children learn to tell time in First Grade.  You could do this craft with them and teach them how to tell time! Love it!


Craft Time with Anna

Last weekend I spent some time with Anna.  I was Anna’s preschool teacher 5 years ago and have been babysitting her on occasion since.  I mentioned her in a previous blog post. She was diagnosed with Leukemia back in Oct 2013.  Her step Dad keeps a blog about her story and you can read it here: 821ForAnna.

On my way to visit Anna I stopped at Michaels. Michaels is one of the best craft stores I know! That store is stocked FULL of fun crafts to do with kids! I purchased a few craft projects to do with Anna and we had a great time doing them together.

A great way to show kids you love them is to take some time out of your day and visit them, do crafts with them, and give them a giant hug!


Screenshotwe made foam craft houses! (from creatology)

A Box of Art

Children are creative and love to use their imaginations.  What better way to get their creative juices flowing than to have an art box full of treasures?

Use a container (any size) and add these items to it:

1. buttons (different shapes, colors, and sizes)

2. paper plates

3. pipe cleaners

4. glue

5. finger paint

6. paint brushes

7. construction paper

8. plain white paper

9. google eyes

10. feathers

11. glitter

12. stamps

13. dot paints

14. stickers

15 play-doh

16. water paint

17. smock or old t-shirt to wear

When it is time for art take a couple of the items out of the box for the child to use.

It is also a good idea to have an “art table.”  This is a table where the child ALWAYS does art.

This is a good activity to do with children aged 2 and older.