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Origami for Kids: Simple Cat

How to fold an Origami Cat

Sweet Pea is 5 years old.

 

Prerequisite: Your child must be able to fold a sheet of paper and make a crease in it, which can be tricky for a for a small child. If your tot struggles with this, then start with something like Kumon Let’s Fold book.

Material:

A […]

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Do-a-Dot Numbers

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Sweet Pea is 5 years old.

 

From: Here are the Do-A-Dot number pages! A long time ago, I created a set of uppercase Do-A-Dot letters and since then, many people have asked me to also create number ones. These Do-A-Dot sheets are tedious to make so it took me a while to get […]

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Using a Gravy Separator (and an Introduction to Density)

Gravy Separator (and introduction to the density of liquids) via Shannon's Tot School

Sweet Pea is 5 years old.

Intro: This is a super easy practical life lesson with a good dose of science. During the holidays, Sweet Pea saw my gravy separator and wanted to know what it was, so I set up this quick little activity for her on the spot.

Prerequisite: Your tot should be […]

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Acorn Pumpkins

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Sweet Pea is 5 years old.

 

From: These adorable acorn pumpkins were featured in Family Fun Magazine last year.

Material:

An oven. (Absolutely Critical!) Acorns (While you are at it, make sure collect some acorn caps for next week’s craft!) Orange and brown craft paint. Paint brush. A black fine point […]

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DIY Braiding Box

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Sweet Pea is 5 years old.

From: Lately, Sweet Pea has been very interested in braiding. There is a braiding board in her classroom at school that she often talks about which inspired me to create a version for her to use at home.

Material:

Cardboard box. Duct Tape. 3 Different colors of […]

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Berry Basket Weaving

Berry Basket Weaving (Shannon's Tot School)

Sweet Pea is 5 years old.

 

From: I loved this beautiful strawberry basket weaving with yarn at Paint Cut Paste, and decided to try let Sweet Pea try an easier version with ribbon.

Material:

Berry basket. Ribbon. Scissors.

Procedure:

Wrap a piece of ribbon around the basket 2 times to […]

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Cooking with Kids: Banana Ice Cream

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Sweet Pea is 5 years old.

From: I first saw this cool (ha!) and extremely healthy snack idea at The Kitchn.

Material:

Very ripe bananas. Cutting Board. Table knife. Small ziplock baggie. Milk (optional). A food processor, blender, magic bullet, etc. Toppings & Mix-Ins: 1/4 tsp vanilla extract, 2 TBS chocolate chips, 1 TBS […]

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Rain Painting

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Sweet Pea is 5 years old.

From: A couple of years ago, I read about this project in one of MaryAnn Kohl’s fantastic art idea books (either First Art or Preschool Art). Almost immediately, I bought powdered tempura paint (which is a great low-cost paint option if your family does a lot […]

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Origami for Kids: Simple Dog

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Sweet Pea is 5 years old.

From: I am a bit of an origami nerd. I will often make an origami crane to amuse Sweet Pea and lately I have been showing her how to create her own animals.

Prerequisite: Your child must be able to fold a sheet of paper and […]

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Domino Addition

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Sweet Pea is 4 years old.

From: This domino math idea was from Erica’s fantastic Confessions of a Homeschooler blog.

Prerequisites: Your child must know how to count to at least 18 and be able to write the numbers from 0 to 18.

Material:

Dominos. My domino addition worksheet. ( Right click on link […]

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