Hi everyone! I’m Jessie, a new contributor here on OSSS. My amazing hubby and I have two little girls, ages three and one, who love creating, learning, and trying new things. I’m so excited to be able to share some of my preschool-oriented activities with you! Hopefully your kiddos with find these activities as fun and helpful as mine have. There should be a little something for everyone with these five ideas.
Crafts for Kids
Well the leaves have all fallen, leaving the trees bare and winter-cold, why not snap off a few small branches and create this easy, kid friendly Valentine craft?
I always love when my kiddos can help me create holiday decor pieces, it just adds so much!
I had a special request for this post, Indoor Activities for Older Girls, and I loved the idea! It’s so true that a lot of what is found on blogs these days are for younger kids… AND, I just happen to be the mom of 2 girls that would love some ‘older’ activities. Any of these activity ideas would be great for them to do alone, with the help of their mom, grandma, or to do with friends.
Christmas is over, the new year has begun, and if your house is anything like mine, the sugar and toys have taken over. Time for a few post-holiday activities to get you and the kiddos back on track, while still having fun of course. Check out these 4 post Christmas activities to help start your new year off right:
‘Tis the season for fun holiday crafts! Keep the little ones on the nice list throughout the holidays, by having them help you make this fun nice list Advent Calendar. These paper chains are so cute, and SO easy to create. All ages can get in on the fun!
Hi all! Sierra here from The Blue Cottage! Since this season is the perfect time of the year to focus on gratitude, I’m showing you how to make a cute little gift idea you can share with a neighbor, friend, teacher or even your mailman/lady to let them know how much you appreciate them in your life. My kids helped me put these sweet little hot chocolate snow globes together, so it’s a great activity to involve the whole family and it only takes 3 easy steps!
Crafting with candy is a sure fire way to get kids wanting to get creative. When candy is involved, I know my kids will be up for anything. 🙂 My son is a builder. He tells me that all he wants to do is build. Knowing his love for building (and candy) we used some Airheads candy to make a Snoopy Dog house.
For homeschool, we learned all about bees. Have you ever learned about bees?? Holy smokes, those things are AMAZING. In a future post, I’ll share with you some of my favorite products for teaching kids about bees. But in the meantime, I wanted to share this project with you… making BEESWAX CANDLES WITH KIDS.
These beeswax candles make great gifts (free printable gift tag included!), home decor, and fun memories of making them with the family.
I love that that Holiday Season begins with a focus on gratitude. The month of November is an ideal time to make a list of all the things you are grateful for. This festive Thanksgiving Family Night idea was created to help each member of your family understand the importance of “stuffing their lives” with gratitude for their many blessings.
Hi there! It’s Sierra here from the Blue Robin Cottage! Most of you know by now that I love blogging, crafting and sewing but what you may not know about me is that when I’m not doing those things, I am all about Preschool! I teach children ages 3-5 (such a fun age group right?!) with a focus on music and movement. I’m a also a huuuuuuuuge fan of Halloween! So today’s post is all about fun, easy and educational Halloween activities for kids, plus books and songs for your little ones.
Fall is one of my favorite times of year. The weather cools down, school starts, candy corn and pumpkin pie become available for my consumption, and the leaves change! Though, with the weather getting colder I’ve found I’m looking for more and more ideas for keeping my little man entertained indoors. This week we’re going to give one of these adorable leaf crafts a try; I think he’ll have a lot of fun. Hopefully, your kids will enjoy them too!
Hello again all! Kari here with a fun up-cycling craft to keep the kiddos busy this summer. We all need ways to beat the heat, and keep the kids entertained indoors , so why not try this up-cycling craft? Not only is it easy and fun, but the kids will love being involved, and in the end, they’ll have fun toys to keep them playing happily all the live long day!