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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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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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Annual New Year’s Interview – 2013

Interview Your Tots Every New Year's!

Sweet Pea is 5 years old.

From: A few years ago I saw this great idea at Teach Mama and now we do one every year. Amy revamped some of her interview questions so they are more geared towards older children now, but mine are still aimed for younger ones.

Material:

Pen or […]

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20 Frugal Holiday Crafts

I was recently asked for some good frugal Christmas craft ideas, so I created this list. You should be able to make most of these crafts with things you have around the house. Even if you don’t have the exact supplies, I think all of these activities lend themselves well to improvising.

I am […]

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Acorn Cap Jewels

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Sweet Pea is 5 years old.

 

From: I found these beautiful acorn cap jewels at Homemade Serenity.

Material:

Acorn Caps. (Acorn caps by themselves should be fine, but immediately bake whole acorns for 1-2 hours in a 170 degree oven to kill any insects that are hiding inside!) Glue. Colored Markers. […]

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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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Condensed Milk Puffy Paint

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Sweet Pea is 5 years old.

From: I first saw this easy painting activity at ECE Made Easy and kept it in the back of my mind. When I found myself with half a can of leftover condensed milk, I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it.

Material:

Condensed milk […]

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Lower Case Milk Cap Letters (& Intro to Alphabetical Order)

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Sweet Pea is 5 years old.

From: Ever since I posted a worksheet with my original upper case milk cap letters, people have been emailing me asking for a set of lower case letters too. I finally created a set of them and thought up this quick activity for introducing alphabetical order […]

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