Here’s a few quick ideas for winter arts and crafts: Winter Day Collage Create a winter day collage using dark construction paper as the back sheet (colours like black or dark blue to contrast with the white materials). Put out white glue and sticks along with anything white, light and feathery: lace, doilies, cotton balls, confetti, tissue paper etc. for the children to glue on the paper. . . . → Read More: Winter Art
Here is really cute hat for Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner. Above are step-by-step picture instructions for you to follow. The only thing I didn’t show was that you have to measure the bristol board headband part to the individual child’s head and close it with a stapler. If you have any questions, leave a comment. . . . → Read More: Turkey Headband
It’s really close to Halloween now, here are some quick ideas of food to make with the kids that you can pull together at the last minute. Both are especially good if you are planning a halloween party. . . . → Read More: Halloween Cooking and Baking
This is an easy painting activity that uses harvest produce that is available in the fall. I give each child a corn cob with the stalk attached and let them create. . . . → Read More: Painting with Indian Corn
This craft provides a great prop for all of those turkey songs and fingerplays. All you need are some popsicle sticks, googly eyes, construction paper and dollar store feathers. . . . → Read More: Turkey hand puppet
This is an easy and fun sensory activity that children really enjoy. All you need to do is collect some items, foods or spices with strong aromas that are familiar to most kids. You can, of course, make it more difficult for older children. Put them in baby food jars or small tupperware containers with holes in the top. . . . → Read More: “Guess the Smell” game
Fall is a great time to visit a farm, usually associated with a pumpkin patch experience or apple picking. This is also a great opportunity to talk to the kids about farm animals. The sheep, for example, are growing warm, thick coats to prepare them for the long, cold winter ahead. . . . → Read More: Stand-up Woolly Sheep
Kids love textures and sensory experiences. Here is a colourful tactile adventure in making an easy fall craft, in 3D! I like it because you can use materials that you already have on-hand.
Start with a paper plate, toilet paper roll and some green tissue paper Paint the roll brown or cover with brown construction . . . → Read More: “3D” Fall Tree
The summer is a great time to make a mess outside; the kids can put on their bathing suits and you can just hose them and the deck down afterwards. Think outside the box and let them explore stuff that would otherwise be off limits due to the clean-up.
Messy fun with Jello
. . . → Read More: Summer in the backyard made easy (messy fun)
A book is a quick and easy gift to pick up for Father’s Day, and to make it more personal, this is a homemade bookmark to go with it. . . . → Read More: Father’s Day bookmark craft