Color the animal alphabet. Has an animal for each letter of the alphabet.
Paint in ziplock bags, taped to table. Great distraction, no mess!
Build a Simple Shadow Puppet Theater via Inner Child Fun
animal alphabet coloring pages
Cloud dough! Just 8 cups of flour and 1 cup of baby oil, really soft and easy to clean up.
Cool the kids off with a homemade sprinkler. Take a 2 liter soda bottle, poke holes in it. Attach to a garden hose via a male to male adapter that cost less than $5 at Lowes. Toss over a tree branch and let hang. You can adjust how the water sprinkles by adjusting the water flow. When the bottle gets stupid, just switch it out with another bottle, no additional cost!
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I must remember to try these...These are hands down, the BEST markers in the world. They way they look when they dry looks almost like paint. They have a creamy solid smooth looking finish and of course the obvious 60 day cap off time!! Yes, they will stay good for 60 DAYS WITH NO CAP!!! Classroom, Idea, Hands, Cap, Markers, Kid Art, Elementary Art, Art Supplies, Teachers
remember to try these...These are hands down, the BEST markers in the world. They way they look when they dry looks almost like paint. They have a creamy solid smooth looking finish and of course the obvious 60b day cap off time!! Yes, they will stay good for 60 DAYS WITH NO CAP!!! Why would you buy anything else
Activities for ages 1-3 (this is a great website for creative easy things to do with your kids!)
Fairies in a jar! DIRECTIONS: 1. Cut a glow stick and shake the contents into a jar. Add diamond glitter 2. Seal the top with a lid. 3. Shake. I found glow sticks at the Dollar Tree. I used a mason jar that I had left over from the Salt Art in a Jar project. **WARNINGS AND TIPS: "Be sure to read the warning on the back of the glowstick package. The ones I used were nontoxic but will stain clothes. Also, I used glowstick necklaces with the thought that it would be easier to cut than a thick glow stick."*
On a tray, place a pile of baking soda. Mix vinegar + a few drops of food coloring in a cup. Give the kids an eyedropper. Have them fill it with vinegar, squeeze onto the baking soda and watch mini volcanoes erupt!
ice eggs - Freeze balloons filled with water and small toys. Cut balloon off and play with eggs outside. Provide spoons for cracking ice and digging treasures out.
GENIUS. Paint pages, make it easy to say “yes” to painting, take them when you travel, hikes or picnics! All you need is some watercolor paper and small squirt of watercolor paint (don't need much water color paint goes a long way plus it won't stain clothes, pretty much washes out of most everything). allow a few days to dry. Then when you are ready to paint just add water.
2 cups cornstarch 1 cup water and add food coloring