Days With Grandma

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Ideas of things to do with my grandson. This is also a blog that he will be able to read when he gets older. I love the idea of years of shared experiences. To see the blog simply go to dayswithgrandma.com

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Birds n Bugs n Butterflies
Spring Theme Lessons for Rain
Unexpected Days At Home
Fall
Summertime
Flower Power
Fun with Food
Trick or Treat
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Birds n Bugs n Butterflies

Colorful Paper Plate Birds (And our favorite bird books!) | Pink Stripey Socks

Colorful Paper Plate Birds (And our favorite bird books!)

Today I'm sharing another beautiful and easy paper plate craft. These paper plate birds are simply gorgeous. They are also a great art and craft project to make with kids of all ages! Paper Plate Bird Craft This post contains affiliate links. Thank you for your support! I hosted a play date with 5 other children this past summer and wanted to give them a small art activity to do. The kids' ages ranged from 18 months - 4 years old, so the activity had to be simple to set up and easy for all…

How to Make a Paper Ladybug Craft

How to Make a Paper Ladybug Craft

If you have ladybug fans in your home, they are going to adore making this simple paper ladybug craft. The fingerprint spots on the ladybug wings gives this fun spring craft a personal touch. Kids will adore how the wings pop off the page as if the ladybugs are in flight. This makes a fun insect craft for kids.

Colorful Butterfly Craft for Kids

Use our butterfly template to make a beautiful butterfly craft. This simple butterfly craft is easy for kids to make for a spring kids craft.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Fruit Kebobs | Produce For Kids

The Very Healthy Caterpillar | Power Your Lunchbox

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Fruit Kebobs | Produce For Kids

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Fill out the ten frames

My students use Q tips and paint to fill out the ten frames...

Crafts,Actvities and Worksheets for Preschool,Toddler and Kindergarten

Crafts,Actvities and Worksheets for Preschool,Toddler and Kindergarten.Free printables and activity pages for free.Lots of worksheets and coloring pages..

– Crochetfornovices… - Kids&Baby Toys

- Crochetfornovices... Source by https://www.pinterest.com/pin/631348441494722947

Insect / Bugs Action cards – Jasmine Blooms

Insect / Bugs Action cards – Jasmine Blooms

Hungry Caterpillars and Beautiful Butterflies

We read Eric Carle's The Very Hungry Caterpillar, which is just a fabulous book on so many levels. We've had so much fun already this week, with more to come! Check it out... First, I replaced our firefly lights, with fun colored butterflies. (I'm starting to think I need to find lights for every theme, because it's so much fun.) Yesterday we did the first read of the book, making predictions and discussing cause and effect. To further integrate science, I taught them a new song (below)…

DIY Bird Nests

Make these delicate and simple bird's nests with your kids using old magazines or catalogs, a bowl, and some glue. Gorgeous for Easter or Springtime.

Playdough Bugs - Frugal Fun For Boys and Girls

Learning, Play, STEM Activities, and Things to Do!

Tot School: Insects - Mrs. Plemons' Kindergarten

Isn’t it funny how little ones are just curious about everything and totally don’t have that grossed out reaction that we have as adults? I have to admit bugs creep me out, so I was totally not excited for this week’s theme. I tried my best to contain my feelings about insects so Madelynn could […]

Kids songs about bugs & insects: preschool, pre-k, kindergarten. Use while teaching a Bug theme. Songs collected from YouTube.

The Ladybug Song | Counting Songs for Kids

Kids songs about bugs & insects: preschool, pre-k, kindergarten. Use while teaching a Bug theme. Songs collected from YouTube.

Engage Your Preschooler's Creativity with Butterfly Collage Art for Kids

This butterfly collage art for kids will strengthen your preschooler's gross motor muscles by holding their arm up to a vertical surface.

Tot School: Butterflies - Mrs. Plemons' Kindergarten

Tot school this week is all about butterflies. It’s been a rainy few days over here, so I am thankful we had a week full of fun exploration to keep us busy indoors. **This post contains affiliate links for your convenience. View our full disclosure policy here.** Here were our plans for our butterfly theme: And […]

Hungry Caterpillar Rap - Let's Play Music

Hungry Caterpillar Rap - Let's Play Music

The Hungry caterpillar Rap is a catchy song in celebration of the hungry caterpillar which works well with the life cycle of the butterfly theme.

Spring Theme Lessons for Rain

Week Two - Plan

Week Two – Plan

Well, this activity reminded me of just how long it takes to develop plans for a week. It is now nearly 4:00 and I have been working on this all day. Now I did totally get into it, I have to admit …

Grandparents Helping Out With Childcare by Days With Grandma • A podcast on Anchor

Grandparents Helping Out With Childcare by Days With Grandma • A podcast on Anchor

Grandparents Helping Out With Childcare by Days With Grandma • A podcast on Anchor

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This 2 ingredient super simple moon dough / moon sand recipe will definitely be a hit with your kids! Today I’m showing you how to make it using flour and baby oil to create a fun mixture that can best be described as a fun cross between play dough and sand! #moonsand #toddlers #toddleractivities

Simple Moon Dough Recipe - Pencils to Pigtails

This 2 ingredient super simple moon dough / moon sand recipe will definitely be a hit with your kids! Today I’m showing you how to make it using flour and baby oil to create a fun mixture that can best be described as a fun cross between play dough and sand! #moonsand #toddlers #toddleractivities

25 Amazing Spring Books for Kids, Themes, Unit Studies, Bunnies, Seeds, Toddler and Preschool books that your children will Love. Non-Fiction and Fiction

25+ Amazing Spring Books for Kids - Natural Beach Living

25 Amazing Spring Books for Kids, Themes, Unit Studies, Bunnies, Seeds, Toddler and Preschool books that your children will Love. Non-Fiction and Fiction

Weather Math and Literacy Centers for Preschool, Pre-K, and Kindergarten

Weather Math and Literacy Centers are loaded with fun, hands on health themed activities to help your students build math and literacy concepts! Literacy skills covered are letter identification, beginning sounds, name writing, sight words, handwriting, rhyming, building vocabulary words, sight word...

3D Umbrella Craft for Kids to make! A fun and engaging Spring craft for kids, simply download the printable umbrella template to get started! @artycraftykids

3D Spring Umbrella Craft for Kids

3D Umbrella Craft for Kids to make! A fun and engaging Spring craft for kids, simply download the printable umbrella template to get started! @artycraftykids

Simple spring weather science experiment for kids! The Rain Cloud  in a Jar activity is a fun way to teach weather and science concepts to both preschool and school aged kids.

Rain Cloud Science Experiment

Simple spring weather science experiment for kids! The Rain Cloud in a Jar activity is a fun way to teach weather and science concepts to both preschool and school aged kids.

Unexpected Days At Home

Engage Your Preschooler's Creativity with Butterfly Collage Art for Kids

This butterfly collage art for kids will strengthen your preschooler's gross motor muscles by holding their arm up to a vertical surface.

Safe DIY Moon Dough for a Toddler Fun Activity – Mom Life in the PNW

Winter weather calls for new and fun activities since we can’t always get outside when we want to like in the summertime. And we haven’t exactly gotten any snow this year, besides the 1/2 an inch on…

7. La Rejoussance - Scarves

Summer Music Camp 2013 learned the scarf routine. They were performing for the "snobby queen." This will be published in a book/CD called More Listening Fun ...

Tot School: Butterflies - Mrs. Plemons' Kindergarten

Tot school this week is all about butterflies. It’s been a rainy few days over here, so I am thankful we had a week full of fun exploration to keep us busy indoors. **This post contains affiliate links for your convenience. View our full disclosure policy here.** Here were our plans for our butterfly theme: And […]

3D Spring Umbrella Craft for Kids

3D Printable Umbrella Spring Craft for Kids to make! An art and craft activity that invites kids' to explore shape, colour and printing techniques!

Spring Flower Art Collage

Work on fine motor and planning skills when you make a beautiful spring flower art collage with your child!

Painted Paper Art

mini masterpieces of art for kids

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Hyper Colorful Painted Paper Plate Flowers!

Blog about Easy and Fun Kid Art and Crafts Activities

Watercolor & Recycled Newspaper Flower Craft

Liquid watercolor & recycled newspaper flower craft for kids! A simple fine motor craft for preschoolers! Fun recycled crafts kid can do for spring!

Hyper Colorful Painted Paper Plate Flowers!

Blog about Easy and Fun Kid Art and Crafts Activities

19 Kitchen Science Experiments You Can Eat

Play, learn, eat, repeat.

Fall

Summertime

Twig and Toadstool: Pressed Flower Mobile

Pressed Flower Mobile

With flowers beginning to bloom all around... here is a sweet simple craft you can do to preserve them and enjoy them for years to co...

Pressed Flower Ornaments

Last fall during the first few weeks of using Oak Meadow's First Grade Curriculum, we pressed what very little flowers were left in our garden and have kept them tucked away in a book not really knowing what to do with them. Recently I came across the most beautiful tutorial found at Twig and Toadstool for pressed flower ornaments as well as a wonderful recipe for white clay (which I'll be using more of in the future) and despite being nowhere near Christmas, I needed to make these pretties…

Pressed Flower Mobile

With flowers beginning to bloom all around... here is a sweet simple craft you can do to preserve them and enjoy them for years to come! To create you will need: 1 cup baking soda 1/2 cup corn starch 3/4 cup of warm water rolling pin round cookie cutter or cup for cutting your clay circles pressed flowers mod podge (we used outdoor so we could hang it outdoors) paint brush fishing line embroidery hoop To begin Follow this tutorial to make the white clay. Cut out your clay with a cup or a…

Sand Dough Recipe | Little Bins for Little Hands

Sand Dough Recipe

New! Sand dough! So easy and fun to make and similar to our popular cloud dough recipe. This simple sand dough recipe uses just three ingredients, flour, play sand and oil for tonnes of hands-on fun for kids. Bonus, make your own sand dough sensory bin and explore geometric shapes for early learning. We love easy sensory play recipes! HOW TO MAKE SAND DOUGH FOR EASY SENSORY PLAY! MAKE A SAND DOUGH SENSORY BIN We love to whip up sensory recipes and experiment with new textures any day of the…

With Fourth of July right around the corner, get your home decor ready with this simple diy project. Decorate your home in the spirit of Independence Day with our red, white, and blue 4th of July decorations.It's easy to be patriotic with a simple, easy and kid friendly diy home decor project. diy | diy home decor | fourth of july| kid friendly | patriotic | America | rustic |

DIY Fourth Of July Star Banner

With Fourth of July right around the corner, get your home decor ready with this simple diy project. Decorate your home in the spirit of Independence Day with our red, white, and blue 4th of July decorations.It's easy to be patriotic with a simple, easy and kid friendly diy home decor project. diy | diy home decor | fourth of july| kid friendly | patriotic | America | rustic |

Flower Power

Crumpled Paper Art for Kids Inspired by Ish - Buggy and Buddy

Turn crumpled pieces of paper into colorful artwork in this fun paper art for kids inspired by the children's book, Ish by Peter H. Reynolds!

Blooming Puddle Paper Flowers – 2019 - Paper ideas

Paper Crafts - The Ultimate Craft Ideas Paper crafts had been very popular for a while now. Most chi

Paper Plate Growing Flowers Craft

Paper plate growing flower craft for kids to enjoy for a spring craft. Easy craft for Preschoolers, watching their flowers grow out of the soil.

FLOWER LEARNING PRINTABLE - Hello Wonderful

One of the best ways for kids to learn anything is through hands on sensory experiences. Here’s 4 hands on ways to use this simple printable and teach coloring, number matching, counting and sequencing!

Fun with Food

Trick or Treat

Other Pins

Twig and Toadstool: Pressed Flower Mobile

Pressed Flower Mobile

With flowers beginning to bloom all around... here is a sweet simple craft you can do to preserve them and enjoy them for years to co...

Pressed Flower Ornaments

Last fall during the first few weeks of using Oak Meadow's First Grade Curriculum, we pressed what very little flowers were left in our garden and have kept them tucked away in a book not really knowing what to do with them. Recently I came across the most beautiful tutorial found at Twig and Toadstool for pressed flower ornaments as well as a wonderful recipe for white clay (which I'll be using more of in the future) and despite being nowhere near Christmas, I needed to make these pretties…

Pressed Flower Mobile

With flowers beginning to bloom all around... here is a sweet simple craft you can do to preserve them and enjoy them for years to come! To create you will need: 1 cup baking soda 1/2 cup corn starch 3/4 cup of warm water rolling pin round cookie cutter or cup for cutting your clay circles pressed flowers mod podge (we used outdoor so we could hang it outdoors) paint brush fishing line embroidery hoop To begin Follow this tutorial to make the white clay. Cut out your clay with a cup or a…

Sand Dough Recipe | Little Bins for Little Hands

Sand Dough Recipe

New! Sand dough! So easy and fun to make and similar to our popular cloud dough recipe. This simple sand dough recipe uses just three ingredients, flour, play sand and oil for tonnes of hands-on fun for kids. Bonus, make your own sand dough sensory bin and explore geometric shapes for early learning. We love easy sensory play recipes! HOW TO MAKE SAND DOUGH FOR EASY SENSORY PLAY! MAKE A SAND DOUGH SENSORY BIN We love to whip up sensory recipes and experiment with new textures any day of the…

With Fourth of July right around the corner, get your home decor ready with this simple diy project. Decorate your home in the spirit of Independence Day with our red, white, and blue 4th of July decorations.It's easy to be patriotic with a simple, easy and kid friendly diy home decor project. diy | diy home decor | fourth of july| kid friendly | patriotic | America | rustic |

DIY Fourth Of July Star Banner

With Fourth of July right around the corner, get your home decor ready with this simple diy project. Decorate your home in the spirit of Independence Day with our red, white, and blue 4th of July decorations.It's easy to be patriotic with a simple, easy and kid friendly diy home decor project. diy | diy home decor | fourth of july| kid friendly | patriotic | America | rustic |

Crumpled Paper Art for Kids Inspired by Ish - Buggy and Buddy

Turn crumpled pieces of paper into colorful artwork in this fun paper art for kids inspired by the children's book, Ish by Peter H. Reynolds!

Colorful Paper Plate Birds (And our favorite bird books!) | Pink Stripey Socks

Colorful Paper Plate Birds (And our favorite bird books!)

Today I'm sharing another beautiful and easy paper plate craft. These paper plate birds are simply gorgeous. They are also a great art and craft project to make with kids of all ages! Paper Plate Bird Craft This post contains affiliate links. Thank you for your support! I hosted a play date with 5 other children this past summer and wanted to give them a small art activity to do. The kids' ages ranged from 18 months - 4 years old, so the activity had to be simple to set up and easy for all…

Blooming Puddle Paper Flowers – 2019 - Paper ideas

Paper Crafts - The Ultimate Craft Ideas Paper crafts had been very popular for a while now. Most chi

How to Make a Paper Ladybug Craft

How to Make a Paper Ladybug Craft

If you have ladybug fans in your home, they are going to adore making this simple paper ladybug craft. The fingerprint spots on the ladybug wings gives this fun spring craft a personal touch. Kids will adore how the wings pop off the page as if the ladybugs are in flight. This makes a fun insect craft for kids.

Colorful Butterfly Craft for Kids

Use our butterfly template to make a beautiful butterfly craft. This simple butterfly craft is easy for kids to make for a spring kids craft.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Fruit Kebobs | Produce For Kids

The Very Healthy Caterpillar | Power Your Lunchbox

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Fruit Kebobs | Produce For Kids

Paper Plate Growing Flowers Craft

Paper plate growing flower craft for kids to enjoy for a spring craft. Easy craft for Preschoolers, watching their flowers grow out of the soil.

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FLOWER LEARNING PRINTABLE - Hello Wonderful

One of the best ways for kids to learn anything is through hands on sensory experiences. Here’s 4 hands on ways to use this simple printable and teach coloring, number matching, counting and sequencing!