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Crayon activities and projects

Easy winter handprint snowman headband with jingle bells by Crayon Box Chronicles. Contributor post at Preschool Spot.

Snowman Handprint Jingle Bell Hat | PreschoolSpot: Education | Teaching | Pre-K | Preschool | Early Childhood

Resources for busy preschool teachers

Easy Christmas bell painting activity for kids using bouncy balls by Crayon Box Chronicles.  Great tactile sensory input and gross-motor play.  Makes a fun kid-made ornament.

Jingle Bell Art

It’s no secret we love to explore painting and movement. My little sensory seeker still talks about our messy bouncy ball art and rhythmic pom-pom drumstick painting activities. For an easy C…

Christmas tree tissue paper by sum craft using addition and tissue paper for kids by Crayon Box Chronicles.

Remember color by number as a kid? It was my go-to activity, so we’ve recreated it using tissue paper and mathematics. In the past, we’ve done turkey tissue paper by number and h…

Books about bullying for young children by Crayon Box Chronicles.

10 Kids Books About Bullying

Incorporating kids books about bullying can help children learn the warning signs of bullying and encourage them to discuss their feelings and experiences with others. The effects of bullying can be serious and affect kids sense of safety and self-worth. Teaching children the simple act of kindness and encouraging others to do the same, goes a long way. Many…

Updated Gift Guide - Best toys and therapy tools for sensory seekers, sensory processing disorder, autism.  Create a useful sensory diet with these great tools.

Best Toys Sensory Seekers

Children with sensory processing disorder are constantly in search of ways to regulate their nervous systems and organize input coming from the environment. There are varying levels of processing d…

Easy ways to boost communication skills through play by Crayon Box Chronicles. #babydevelopment

8 Ways to Help Babies Communication Skills

There are many ways babies learn to communicate with the world around them. While in the womb, babies kick, move, and let you know just how they’re feeling. Ever get a jab to the rib cage?!…

Gift Guide for Preschoolers - Toys that encourage hands-on learning and imaginative play by Crayon Box Chronicles

Birthday Gift Guide: The Ultimate Preschoolers Wish List

This post contains Amazon affiliate links for your convenience. All images and product descriptions are from the manufactures and Welcome to The Ultimate Birthday Gift Guide for Presch…

Easy Fall recycled tree art for kids using carpet squares by Crayon Box Chronicles.

Fall Tree Art

We love to explore the process of painting using creative techniques. One of our favorite art projects in the past was creating a simple sensory painting using carpet squares. We thought the same …

95+ Easy Thanksgiving crafts and activities for children - turkey crafts,  indian corn crafts, fall crafts, pilgrim crafts and more.

Thanksgiving Crafts For Kids

Thanksgiving is a great time of year for fun, easy kids crafts. Here are 95+ Thanksgiving crafts and activities for kids to enjoy. With the holiday fast approaching, we included kid-made gift idea…

20 thanksgiving books for young children that shoe lessons of gratitude by Crayon Box Chronicles

Thanksgiving Books For Kids

Thanksgiving is a beautiful time of year to celebrate and give thanks with family and friends. This time of year—all year— helps us remember how important it is to give thanks and teach compassion …

Easy Pine Cone Pumpkin Craft for Kids #Fall #Halloween #pinecones

Pine Cone Pumpkin

Pine cone pumpkins are simple to make for Halloween decor and require few materials. They make great kid-made gifts too. Recycling pine cones for crafts is a great way to reuse beautiful elements f…

Fire Prevention Week Activities, Crafts, and Books for Kids #firesafety #firepreventionweek

Fire Prevention Week Activities for Kids

According to the National Fire Protection Association, roughly half of home fire deaths result from fires reported between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m., when most people are asleep. Fire prevention week tak…

Paper mache crafts for kids with kid-safe, no cook glue recipe.

Paper Mache Crafts For Kids

Papier Mâché, french for “chewed paper,” is an inexpensive, fun way for kids to create a variety of sculptures. Here are some pretty crafty, easy paper mache crafts for kids. Oh, I added in our no-cook, kid-safe glue recipe too. How adorable are these?! We just love using paper for crafts and for origami party decor. No-Cook Paper…

Animal and Insect #pinecone Crafts for Kids. #Fall #Halloween #Nature

Pine Cone Crafts for Kids

Pine cone crafts for kids are a great way to upcycle beautiful nature finds. Here are some of my favorite, creative animal pine cone crafts. Technically, a spider isn’t a insect or an animal,…

#Farm Small World & Barn Craft by Crayon Box Chronicles.  Barn built from a cereal box, cardboard, and #popsicle sticks.  #recycle

Cock-a-doodle-doo, moo moo, baa baa, meow! Come explore our farm small world and recycled barn popsicle stick craft. Our inexpensive small world today is a fun sensory activity full of varying text…