St. Patrick’s Day is on the way! For some reason, St. Patrick’s Day was always one of my favorite holidays. Maybe it’s because I am a redhead and I think I’m from Ireland. Maybe it’s because of the adorable St. Patrick’s Day Crafts for Kids! I remember always having to wear green to school so no one would pinch me and well, that’s pretty much the extent of our childhood celebration of this holiday. But with the fun rainbows, four leaf clovers, leprechauns, and color green, there are so many more ways to use your imagination on this fun holiday. Even though it’s all pretend, it is still a lot of fun. We will be doing some awesome St. Patrick’s Day crafts for kids at our house. Holidays are best celebrated with family and any holiday is a reason for crafting for my boys. Check out some of the great crafts for kids that my fellow bloggers have to offer. And feel free to leave a link to your favorite St. Patrick’s Day crafts for kids in the comments section. Have a GREEN day!
All About Disney World! 50+ Tips, Tricks, Recipes, and More From The Happiest Place on Earth
It has been almost a year since our first trip to Walt Disney World. We still talk about it all of the time and cannot wait until we can go again.
I have turned to some of my favorite bloggers and compiled an extensive list of everything about the happiest place on earth! I even included some fun recipes and crafts that you can create at home to make it feel more like the happiest place on earth at your house!
The ULTIMATE Valentine's Day Roundup
One of my favorite blogging communities has done what true communities do best….teamed up and formed the ULTIMATE Valentine's Day Roundup! The Social Fabric community is full of fantastic bloggers with amazing DIYs, crafts, tutorials, recipes, printables, activities, and more. This is the best of the best when it comes to Valentine's Day! Take a look and you are sure to find something that you truly love!
The boys love listening to a good book. I love seeing their excitement for a character like Corduroy or Clifford come alive. To extend their excitement and understanding, I search for a fun craft or activity based on the book we have read. This makes it fun for the whole family and provides a genuine love of literature that I want my children to have. I want to share a few activities that I have found that are based on children's books. Pick one, a few, or all of these awesome crafts to do with your children and watch the excitement come to life!
The Lorax handprint craft
Harry Potter pretend magic potions craft
Chicken Little craft
Rainbow Fish craft
make naturally colored Green Eggs and Ham
The Lorax tangerine snack
Jack and the Beanstalk activity
Corduroy the Bear craft
One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish activities
The Gingerbread Man activities
Llama Llama Red Pajama shape quilt craft
The Very Hungry Caterpillar craft (in Spanish, but self explanatory)
Joseph Had A Little Overcoat collage
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What is/was your favorite children's book? Do you have a craft or activity to share?
This post has been brought to you by Kiwi Crate. All opinions are mine.
Since becoming a homeschooling mom, I have found that I struggle to come up with engaging, educational crafts for the boys. Pinterest is my frenemy! I find the perfect activities on Pinterest, but then the busy side of me sets in and I cannot get everything together. I am not organized enough to gather all the materials and get a craft done in any appropriate amount of time. I've come to grips with that. With that said, you will understand my sheer excitement when the boys each received a box with their name on it containing instructions, craft materials, and extra activities that were age appropriate and meaningful. It was like someone came and led an afternoon long educational arts and crafts lesson that the boys loved.
The Captain opened his Wild West Kiwi Crate, which is geared for kids ages 4-8, while D and Baby Brother were taking a nap. (No little brothers with sticky fingers makes for a better experience, you know.) The Captain read something about a hobby horse. I admit, I was left thinking I was going to have to scour the house to find a stick or something that we could use because there was NO way that Kiwi Crate fit one in their box. Except they did! The oh so wise company included a paper roll, about the size of a paper towel roll and inside was a slightly smaller roll. All we had to do was pull it out and put a cute bandanna sticker to hold it in place and instantly we had a "stick" long enough! The Captain was able to read the directions and all I had to do was help him to remove the backing on some of the stickers. His hobby horse had eyes, a mane, ears…and he absolutely loved it. The whole Wild West theme, crafts, and more were right up his alley. He also was able to create bean bags by threading a piece of yarn through holes (hello fine motor skills!) in precut material. Brilliant.
After D woke from his nap, I showed him his Koala Crate and he was so excited! Usually he has to team up with his older brother for craft projects, but not with Koala Crate. It was geared for his age and he was able to do everything without being frustrated or needing lots of extra help. His Koala Crate was all about learning colors and included crayons, watercolor paints, a soft color dice toy, transparency sheets for exploring colors and color mixing, and a garland to paint! He loved the scavenger hunt game and painting the garland. So much fun!
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- Koala Crate: ages 3-4
- Kiwi Crate: ages 4-8
- Tinker Crate: ages 9-14+
- Doodle Crate: ages 9-16+
These monthly subscription boxes would make a great, year-round Christmas gift for a kid or teen who has everything. There are new surprises every month, creativity to be explored, and lots of fun to be had! Visit Kiwi Crate and use code "LWCF5off" to save $5 off of your first crate with a subscription to any crate!
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Easter is really sneaking up on me this year! Here are some fun Easter crafts that I found on Pinterest that you can do with your kids.
Check out some of our favorite Valentine’s Day books for kids and other fun things to celebrate the holiday!
Happy Love Day, Daniel Tiger!: A Lift-the-Flap Book (Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood)Little Critter: Happy Valentine’s Day, Little Critter!The Biggest Valentine Ever by Kroll, Steven (2006) PaperbackAmelia Bedelia’s First ValentineThe Very Fairy Princess: Valentines from the HeartPete the Cat: Valentine’s Day Is CoolKisses 25 cents shirt Valentine’s Day Kiss t-shirt – Kids 4 – CranberryThe I LOVE YOU BookMickey Mouse Clubhouse Minnie’s ValentineAlvin and the Chipmunks: A Chipmunk ValentineThe Berenstain Bears’ Valentine PartyValentines Day Activity Book for KidsAll New Crafts For Valentines (All-New Holiday Crafts for Kids)My Little Pony: Hearts and Hooves (Passport to Reading Level 1)Dear Valentine Letters Mad Libs (Mad Libs Junior)