This time I had an idea of the game first and while preparing understood that we can discuss some interesting and useful topics while playing. Water absorption and color mixing are two interesting and almost magical topics for kids, and this activity perfectly proves it.
Some parts of this activity should be prepared in advance!
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Even such a simple activity as printmaking/painting with shapes can be interesting and educational for kids of various ages if you allow them to explore and do whatever they want. It is especially important to keep it in mind if you plan to do something specific like I did today. Letting kids explore can bring lots of surprises and lessons, even for mom. And it is important not to forget that every child is UNIQUE! Continue reading “Every child is UNIQUE!”
The process of creating the moon and space board took us a couple of weeks – we made then only when boys asked for it and as long as they were eager to participate. In the end of the post I also share several games we made using them.
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During the last several days we were making activities dedicated to the Rainbow. We’ve invented an interesting and easy way to make a Sweet rainbow in a vial (or in a narrow glass) and had some fun colouring paper towels.
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Our daddy had birthday last week and we decided to remind him about some wonderful moments of the year. So many great things happened during this year that it could be very hard to choose, if only 99% if the photos were not with kids. So it was easy to find six with daddy on them. We decided to make the gorgeous blossoms from the unique memories of the year and to add buds as a symbol of the moments that are going to happen in the future.
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My son said that he wants to have a shining star on the top of our tree. Last year after many hours of searching we couldn’t find our perfect topper for the Christmas tree. I had doubts that we would succeed this year, and we needed the shining star now. That is how I came to an idea to make a shining topper by myself using my son’s paintings.
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Who doesn’t like optical illusion toys? We love them a lot! We also love to draw and to have fun! This simple craft gives it all in less than five minutes!
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I was always fond of handmade small worlds. Finally my kids are big enough to make one together. We started this project on the first day of snow and of course the theme of our box is Winter! Both boys were very excited to make this project and my 4.5 y.o. was taking part in every step of creating of this magical little world! Continue reading “DIY Winter Box”
My kids love to get messy and are fond of all craft materials I give them, except only one! GLUE! They hate it, they don’t like when their fingers are sticky, when we use glue sticks. They try to peel off the dry glue from their fingers, when we use regular glue. And the only glue they love is GLITTER Glue! Although, they hate glue, they love to glue things and to make crafts. That’s how I started to use Contact Paper instead of the glue in our project. Sticky Yarn Tree is one of the “no glue” crafts we made lately, which was loved by my boys! Continue reading “Sticky Yarn Trees.”
My boys were yelling and screaming all morning and I had to find the way to calm them down at least for a while. Sometimes when I try to call them directly or when I ask them to stop, they just don’t pay attention. They are busy playing, they are in their own world, and I only interrupt their game. I understand it, but quite often too loud turns into too rough in our house.
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