printing a Christmas tree-use the end of a toilet paper roll or the rim of a cup to create the circular shapes of the trees. And, the children use their fingers for the lights.

A great DIY holiday craft. Printing a Christmas tree-use the end of a toilet paper roll or the rim of a cup to create the circular shapes of the trees. And, the children use their fingers for the lights. fun for the kids!

Cloud inspector (science for kids, weather activity)

this is a wonderful idea. When i was a kid i alway had a hard time telling the difference in clouds with out looking at a text book love love love this! Cloud inspector (science for kids, weather activity)

A new perspective- My snowman melted because... cause/effect...complete after "snowmen at night" or "the snowy day"

a new perspective- My snowman melted because/cause and effect potential kid lit ties: after "snowmen at night" or "the snowy day"

super easy snowman and  an example of a screw for our simple machines unit - http://tlc.howstuffworks.com/family/how-to-make-christmas-ornaments2.htm "Snowmen Ornaments - These cheery snow guys and gals are sure to liven up any Christmas tree. This first project is easy enough for kids to try, too, with help from and adult."

How to Make Christmas Ornaments

Snowmen Ornaments - Get into the spirit of holiday decorating by making your own Christmas ornaments. Here you'll learn how to make snowmen ornaments.

snowman name craft  -- love this!!!  Perfect for hanging on bedroom doors.

Snowman Craft For Kids

snowman name craft Perfect for hanging on bedroom doors. I'd probably use dessert sized plates though, little big for long names. Kids love crafts that use their names!

Art Dice with lines- the kids draw the lines that they roll!  Great for handwriting skills

Art Dice with lines- the kids draw the lines that they roll! Great for handwriting skills.make dice out of wooden cubes, draw lines on white labels)

Handwriting

Painting with Water on a Chalkboard. Write letters in chalk and have children use a paintbrush dipped in water to "paint" over. Use different size paintbrushes to adapt for fine motor skills work.

Tactile matching game. Balloons filled with rice, flour, sugar, small pearl tapioca, lentils, quinoa and pumpkin seeds. Each balloon has a match, and children have to find it.

Tactile matching game - fill balloons with various pantry items (flour, sugar, rice, beans, etc - 2 of each)

the endless play of rocks makes my heart smile

expanded discovery box collections as art materials. I feel like a divided box like this could be good for the rocks and driftwood

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