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Columbus Day Crafts for Kids Under 6

by Jessica B. October 3rd, 2013 | Ages 6 and under, Craft
old shipHere are a couple of fun crafts that will get your kids in a Columbus Day mood. Nothing like the Nina, the Pinta, and the Santa Maria, to inspire your little explorers to great heights.

1) Old World Map – If your kids are like mine and are obsessed with Dora the Explorer and Diego, then they might like getting a chance to make their own maps. You can choose a map of the old world, but if that concept is too tricky for your little one to understand, just style
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Columbus Day Books for Kids

by T Akery September 30th, 2013 | Books, Celebrate
booksColumbus Day is a day celebrating the man who discovered something amazing. While Columbus once went on an adventure across the ocean, you can take this same trip through a book with your child. After all, sharing a book with your child is an adventure that will end in the discovery of sharing time together. So, take the time to celebrate the day with these books.

My First Biography: Christopher Columbus written by Maron Dane Bauer is a book that showcases the dreamer aspect of Christopher Columbus. Kids will easily relate
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Birthday Party Shaving Cream and Paint Craft

by Kimberly Hays September 27th, 2013 | Ages 7 and over, Craft
painted leafKids just love getting their hands dirty when doing a craft, but it also has to be something that is easy for you to clean up. I’m sure that the thought of shaving cream and paint gives you visions of a mess beyond messes, but this craft isn't bad at all. Because the paint and shaving cream are mixed in one pan for all of the kids to use, it is easily cleaned up as long as you are supervising the painting process. The kids will have fun with this
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Fall Birthday Party Apple Stamping Craft

by Kimberly Hays September 23rd, 2013 | Ages 6 and under, Craft
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAFor kids under six, it is sometimes hard to think of a fun craft to have them do at a birthday party that is fun for a group. With apples being abundant, you can use them for this fun craft, and the process will also be fun for the kids. There are not a lot of supplies needed, so it is also inexpensive for a group craft. Following are the simple instructions for this apple stamping craft that will be great fun, and the kids will have a treasure to
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Falling Leaves Craft Project for Kids Under 6

by T Akery September 19th, 2013 | Ages 6 and under, Craft
children leavesThis is a great time of year to incorporate the outdoors into a craft project. The fall weather is perfect for finding those objects you will need for this craft project. You will probably spend more time outdoors picking the perfect leaves than making this very simple craft project. There is plenty of ways to incorporate a young child's imagination and still create a project for the fall that they will be proud of. But if you don't have time to take the kids outdoors for their craft supplies, you
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Fall crafts for 7 years and Up

by Jessica B. September 13th, 2013 | Ages 7 and over, Craft
paintsThere are a lot of different and fun craft activities you can do with your kids 7 and over. Here are some of my favorites!

1) Fall Photo Fabulous – Your older kids are pretty confident with a digital camera. Head out with them to the park and give them the job of finding a great leaf and a beautiful tree. Have them capture the tree in a photograph and have them pick up the leaf.

Needed: 1 tree photo, 1 leaf, a frame, some paint.

Decorate your photo frame with paint, and
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Fourth of July Books for Kids

by T Akery July 1st, 2013 | Books, Celebrate
booksThe Fourth of July is a perfect time to dive into the subject of American history. The day itself sparks a celebration of fireworks, picnics, and just being with family. Your kids can indulge in sharing the celebrations with these storybook characters. These books take a look at how families enjoy this very special day.

Happy 4th of July, Jenny Sweeney! by Leslie Kimmelman is a book about a town's celebration of the holiday. The holiday decorations are being put up by the town. There is a lot for Jenny Sweeney to see on the
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Spring Daffodil Birthday Craft

by Kimberly Hays April 2nd, 2013 | Ages 7 and over, Craft
plateSpring is a fun time for everyone, especially for those with spring birthdays. The decorations are in lively spring pastels, and everyone is excited to get outside as soon as the weather is warmer. Though it may not be warm enough to go outside to enjoy spring just yet, the kids can have some fun making a spring daffodil as a craft at the party. This craft is recommended for kids seven and older, but the smaller children can make these with a little help from an adult.

What You Will Need:

• One paper plate
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Hand Rainbow to a Pot of Gold Craft

by Kimberly Hays March 11th, 2013 | Ages 6 and under, Craft
handprintSt. Patrick’s Day is a lot fun for everyone. It is a religious holiday for some, and a cultural holiday for others that is celebrated in many ways. Kids usually enjoy green foods, leprechauns, clovers, and pots of gold at the end of the rainbow, while learning the history behind the holiday. For the little ones, under six, here is a simple craft they can make, which will also help them to hone their tracing and scissors skills.

The supplies needed are fairly simple. You will need construction paper in yellow, red, orange, green, and
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Winter Snow Globe Craft: Kids Under 6

by Kimberly Hays February 13th, 2013 | Ages 6 and under, Craft
gobeThis is a really simple craft, and the younger kids have a lot of fun making them, and even more fun playing with them after they are completed. The shimmering effect of the ‘snow’ will have them in awe, and it is a great project for a winter party, as well. This will keep them busy for a while on a cold, rainy, or snowy afternoon. There aren’t a lot of supplies needed for this project, so it makes for an inexpensive craft for a crowd.

Materials You Will Need:

• Old Newspapers
• Jars with lids
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Groundhog Day Crafts

by Jessica B. January 23rd, 2013 | Ages 6 and under, Craft
ground hogGroundhog day is fast approaching, and there are a lot of fun activities you can do to get your little one involved. While he or she may not fully understand the change in seasons, you can talk about the difference between cold and warm or the change in clothing you wear in the winter and spring.

Help build some anticipation for Groundhog Day.  Before you sit down to watch Punxsutawney Phil see, or not see, his shadow, try one of these fun Groundhog Day activities at home.

1) Groundhog re-enactment – Use a paper
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Healthy Snack: Banana Groundhog

by Kimberly Hays January 22nd, 2013 | Healthy Snacks
philFebruary 2nd is Groundhog Day. Everyone watches to see what happens when Punxsutawney Phil emerges out of his den from his winter nap. When he does, we will know that if it is sunny and he sees his shadow, that we will have six more weeks of winter. If it is cloudy and he can’t see his shadow, spring will come early. This is a fun holiday surrounded by folklore, and of course kids get a big kick out of it. As with any holiday, most celebrations are surrounded by food. To
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