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Veteran's Day Poppies

A Symbolic Poppy Craft for Veterans Day

by Tania Cowling October 27th, 2016| Ages 6 and under, Crafts
The red poppy flower has been associated with Veterans Day since its first observance, as Armistice Day, in 1919. A military doctor, John McCrae, wrote a poem, In Flanders Fields, about the battles in World War I. The poppy became a symbol because of all the poppies that bloomed
Celestial Craft

A Celestial Craft for Space Week

by Tania Cowling October 20th, 2016| Ages 6 and under, Crafts
During the month of October we celebrate space awareness. Children all over the world look up at the night sky and are amazed at the bright moon and twinkling stars surrounding it. This is the perfect time to discuss the phases (shapes) of the moon and spark your child’s
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Make Frankenstein From a Can

by Kimberly Hays October 13th, 2016| Ages 7 and over, Crafts
All of the kids are getting excited about Halloween so they are sure to want to make Halloween crafts.  This craft is made by recycling a can (I saved a can from green beans) that they will paint and add items to that will make a not so scary
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Candy Corn Painting Craft for Halloween

by Tania Cowling October 6th, 2016| Ages 6 and under, Crafts
A favorite candy for Halloween over the last 100 years is candy corn. It is a well-known triangle-shaped candy with sections of white, yellow, and orange that fills trick-or-treat bags across the country. George Renniger, who was an employee of the Wunderlee Candy Company, invented this candy back in
Columbus Ship

Columbus Day Ship Craft for Kids 6 and Under

by Tania Cowling September 29th, 2016| Ages 6 and under, Crafts
Christopher Columbus, an Italian explorer, discovered America on October 12, 1492. He sailed from Spain on three ships; the Nina, Pinta, and Santa Maria with a crew of sailors in search of the New World. Children are familiar with the saying, “Columbus sailed the ocean blue in 1492” so
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Sunflower Craft for Kids

by Kimberly Hays September 22nd, 2016| Ages 7 and over, Crafts
My sunflower garden is in full bloom and heavy with seeds. With it being peak season for sunflowers, this craft will be fun for the kids to make using actual sunflower seeds. When their sunflower is finished, they can use it in several different ways; they can glue it
Bubble Wrap Indian Corn Craft

Bubble Wrap Indian Corn Craft for Fall

by Tania Cowling September 15th, 2016| Ages 6 and under, Crafts
As fall begins on September 23rd, the evenings become crisp and cool and thoughts of the summer fade. You begin to see a variety of autumnal decorations on doors, porches, and inside the home. One of my favorite decorations is a symbol of the harvest season – a cluster
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Veterans Day Sunglasses Craft for Kids

by Kimberly Hays November 6th, 2014| Ages 7 and over, Crafts
Kids love to dress up for holidays, and whether you are going to attend a Veterans Day parade or having a get-together at home to celebrate, the kids will have fun wearing these sparkly sunglasses. As this is such an inexpensive craft, it is also a great group craft.

Celebrate Veterans Day with Family Activities

by Tania Cowling November 4th, 2014| Holiday Activities
Veterans Day, also known as Armistice Day, is celebrated on November 11th in the United States. Back in May (Memorial Day) we honored soldiers who have died to serve their country, whereas Veterans Day commemorates all people in the military – and especially those living who are doing their
airplane craft (400x400)

An Airplane From an Old Shampoo Bottle

by Kimberly Hays October 30th, 2014| Ages 7 and over, Crafts
In honor of Aviation History Month we are presenting crafts to celebrate flight. I’m a huge fan of recycling items to use for crafts, so I am using an empty shampoo bottle to make an airplane. If you don’t have an empty shampoo bottle on hand right now, you

Books for Aviation History Month in November

by Tania Cowling October 28th, 2014| Books
Use the month of November to enthrall your family with Aviation History. Throughout the years, flight has taken many forms, from hot air balloons, to early historic airplane flights, to even space travel. Pick up some books from your local library or bookstore to read about famous air travel
Wooden Airplane Craft 2

A Simple Airplane Craft for Aviation History Month

by Tania Cowling October 27th, 2014| Ages 6 and under, Crafts
Young children look up whenever they hear an airplane. They are fascinated by the sound, by the glint of sunlight on the shiny metal, and by the sight of a big noisy object moving in the sky. Since November marks National Aviation History Month you can use this interest
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