Make Learning to Read Fun with a Doorknob Mailbox

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Learning to read is hard! And it can often become stressful and frustrating for both the child and the parents. Years ago, I stumbled on this neat way to help my daughters master reading while keeping things fun and making some special memories along the way! When my oldest of four daughters came home from preschool after a Valentine's Day party with a "mailbox" full of Valentines, that mailbox eventually ended up on her doorknob. That led to me leaving her "mail", and she thought it was … [Read more...]

Easter Craft: Shrink Film Charms

Easter Shrink Film Charms

  Over the weekend my daughter and I made a super cute Easter craft: Easter Shrink Film Charms. This project was quick and easy. And it uses one of my new favorite things....Shrink Film! To get started, you will need a few things: Shrink Film (I got mine from JoAnn's), permanent markers, colored pencils, scissors, hole punch, fine grit sandpaper (220 or higher), baking sheet, and parchment paper. Now that you have your supplies, you can get started. You will basically just … [Read more...]

Scrap Paper Christmas Trees

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Here is a fun idea-  Scrap Paper Christmas Trees. It is super simple- just the way I like it! Not only is this an easy kid's craft that teaches them to sort items by size (the preschool teacher in me looks for the educational value- ha ha!) but this project also uses all those pretty scraps of paper you can't bear to part with! Materials Needed: 6-7 Scraps of colored paper in varying lengths 1 Glue stick 1 Sheet of plain paper 1 Star Sticker Directions: Give each … [Read more...]

Kids’ Craft: Pine Cone Christmas Tree Village Decoration

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Hi!  It's Christine again from I Dig Pinterest, here to share a very simple and oh-so-festive kids' craft...a Pine Cone Christmas Tree Village. ----- Whenever we pull out the Christmas decorations the day after Thanksgiving, my kids always beg me to let them put a few things up in their room.  I usually turn them down because a lot of our decor is breakable or has sentimental value as a family heirloom.  But this time, I wanted them to take part in creating their own Pine Cone Christmas … [Read more...]

Thanksgiving Pictionary Game for Kids

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Hey!  It's Christine again from I Dig Pinterest, and I'm here sharing a fun and simple Thanksgiving Pictionary game for kids using a painted Mason jar turkey with Popsicle stick "feathers". Are you traveling to be with family or friends this year for Thanksgiving?  Last year we were with my in-laws, but this time around we decided to celebrate on our own with some friends that live close to us.  It's always hard not being with family for the holidays, but I'm sure we'll still have a great … [Read more...]

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