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Diverse Christmas Books For Kids

Diverse Christmas Books For Kids

Have you heard of the #WeNeedDiverseBooks movement? It’s a movement that is devoted to getting books with diverse characters promoted, on library shelves, and into the hands of kids. This isn’t just a good idea, it’s desperately needed. Children need to see themselves in books just as much as they need to see children not […]

39 Christmas Activities For 2 and 3 Year Olds.

39 Christmas Activities For 2 and 3 Year Olds.

As many of you know I went back to teaching this fall and I am still over the moon about being back in the classroom. I am teaching 2 and 3 year olds and loving it. I thought I would put together a great list of  Christmas activities I have done, will do, and wish […]

Winter Play Dough Creation Station

Winter Play Dough Creation Station

Play dough is my daughter’s favorite activity. It’s such a wonderful material whether you make your own your buy Play-Doh at the store like we did for this winter play dough creation station. I am not a pre-planner. It looks like I am because you see all the activities after I put them into neat […]

Holiday Crafts For Kids – Add your link!

Holiday Crafts For Kids – Add your link!

Happy Sunday ! I am a little late posting today because yesterday our family went to get our tree and stayed up way too late decorating it. You can see our photos on my Instagram ( I would love to follow you too! ) . I would also love to see all the holiday crafts […]

75 Christmas Books For Kids { with reviews }

75 Christmas Books For Kids { with reviews }

I love Christmas books and this year I have gathered even more for you. 75 Christmas books for kids. You cna’t go wrong with this list, it’s got books for babies through school age and I even have reviews, almost all positive. Almost.  This is a very very long post but I wanted the reviews […]

Christmas Crafts & Early Learning

Christmas Crafts & Early Learning

I am so excited to be doing Christmas crafts! My kids are both begging to spend time at the art table, are coming up with their own ideas ( yay!) and I have so many posts waiting to be published. But that is what’s new with me. I want to know what’s new with you […]

Christmas Ornament Crafts For Little Kids

Christmas Ornament Crafts For Little Kids

Christmas ornament crafts are probably my favorite craft but I haven’t done a ton on the blog because I never taught at a school where we celebrated Christmas. Now that I am at a church run preschool you can expect a lot more Christmas ornament crafts  kids can make in the coming weeks. I wanted […]

Easy Angel Craft For Preschool

Easy Angel Craft For Preschool

My daughter loved making this angel. She likes to remind up that she was an angel in the Christmas pageant at church and that she got to hold the special star. When I asked her what sort of Christmas craft she felt like making she suggested we make an angel and so I started thinking […]

Handmade Christmas Gifts – Candy Terrariums

Handmade Christmas Gifts – Candy Terrariums

I wish I could say I thought this idea up, because it’s SO cute. I didn’t. I adapted this Easter idea into handmade Christmas gifts for my kids to pass along to someone special. These candy terrariums also make fun Christmas decorations or center pieces! They are quick and easy to make which means they […]

Cutting Practice Thanksgiving Wreath

Cutting Practice Thanksgiving Wreath

Whenever we do a craft ( not open ended art) I try to mix in a few things. Usually some color or letter recognition, maybe some tricky fine motor  skill development with small bits and pieces, or cutting practice! This Thanksgiving craft is all about cutting practice. For little guys it’s all about getting the […]