Category Archives: Holiday

10 Valentine Crafts for Preschool Aged Children

We are always doing our Valentine crafts right before or on Valentines day and this year is no different. Before I start to come up with a craft I turn to all my blogger friends blogs for inspiration, and as usual, they never disappoint. This year I have asked for some last minute ideas for preschoolers and they shared lots of them.

6 Items Parents Need for Celebrating Kwanzaa

The holiday’s are here and we all celebrate in one way or another. My family this year is going real hard with celebrating Kwanzaa. It’s not like we haven’t celebrated it before, but we have moved away from some of the meaning and us as a family need to get back to it. During Kwanzaa you learn to love yourself, family, culture, and the world as a whole.

For celebrating Kwanzaa, you don’t need much but if you’re going all out like we are then you will need a few things.

Paper Plate Santa

A while back we made these cute paper plate Santa that my girls had fun making while I was busy in the kitchen I like crafts that they can do on their own or with a little help. It lets them feel like big girls and gives them the confidence to try to do harder crafts on their own before asking for my help.

Salt Dough Holiday Ornaments

Last week on Thanksgiving my mother in law was cleaning out things that she no longer needed or used and I seen these two beautiful boxes that sparked my imagination. I was tossing everything out the boxes when my 11-year-old point out some nail polishes and told me not to toss them. We kept them along with a few eye shadows and yesterday we used them for a project. We made some Salt dough holiday ornaments for our tree.

Christmas and Kwanzaa Calendar Numbers

Normally during the holiday season we just put a sticker on the days we celebrate and just cross out our days as usual, but this year with our new calendar I wanted to try something a little more creative and different for us. (This post contains affiliate links)

Our calendar this year has reusable numbers that attach to our board. That leaves me to have to print out a few different calendar number seasons and I didn’t want to do that this year. Our family celebrates both Christmas and the Seven Principles of Kwanzaa, and none

10 Open-End Toys Under $50 for Preschoolers

It’s that time again. The time where my kids get all these gifts that we never play with. Instead, they sit in the basement taking up lots of room and forever growing, I hate it and I want it to stop. This year I tried something new to help stop the pileup of toys in my house.

Halloween Inspired Sensory Bin

I put together this quick and easy sensory bin not too long ago for my girls.  With this bin, we worked on some fine motor skills, color sorting, counting, patterns and just good ole fun.

This post contains affiliate links. While I did not purchase all of our sensory bin items from amazon, I was able to find alternatives for you in case you can’t find an item in your area.

10 Halloween Crafts for Toddlers and Preschoolers

 

Halloween is here and once again I’m late with my crafts. So I am on the hunt for simple crafts that we can do that don’t take much time setup. Problem is, I only have about $10 in my pocket and I have to make it do what it do.

Last year I only shopped my local Dollar General, this year I hit up Walmart. (Some of the items there are cheaper and I was already going in there. )

My two-year-old is focusing a lot on cutting, so there’s more than a few of these that involve cutting. Also, I have given you my shopping list. Yup, these are the supplies that I brought. I am going to assume you have some of the basics. (you should if you come to this blog)

Halloween Crafts for toddlers and preschoolers

candy cane ornaments

Candy Cane Ornaments

Hey guys! Hope that you are enjoying your holidays. It’s time for another Frugal Friday and what perfect timing, it’s almost time for Christmas and we have been decorating our tree. This Friday I am sharing with you guys one of our Candy Cane Decorations. If you can’t tell by now then let me tell you, I LOVE CANDY CANES! Candy Cane Sensory, Candy Cane Science, and Candy Cane Crafting… They’re cheap and you can do a lot with them.

candy cane oobleck

Candy Cane Oobleck: Toddler Sensory Play

Happy Monday guys! Today I want to share with you some messy fun that my toddler and I had. We enjoy a little toddler sensory play, especially when it’s messy like this was. (On her level)

My toddler has a problem with getting messy, but she always wants to play in the messes that my preschooler and I make. I usually give her a spoon or something to help her play with us, and that is just fine for her, but this time I really wanted her to touch and feel what we were playing with. So in order to have her touch I had her aid in preparing the mess that we were going to be playing with, in hopes that she would finally get the need to touch.