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Jack-o-Lantern Candle Craft

Jack-o-Lantern Candle Craft

Pin It October is my favorite month and it is not just because it is my birthday. I love the apple-picking, the leaves turning colors, butternut squash, and of course, Halloween. And nothing says Halloween quite like a glowing Jack-o-Lantern. My daughter made hers with some left-over tissue paper and a glass baby-food jar. We love crafts, especially ones made from natural or recycled materials but I’ll admit…we take shortcuts sometimes. Especially when I’m hosting … Read entire article »

Filed under: 3-5 (Preschool), 3-5 (Preschool), 5-6 (Kindergarten), 5-6 (Kindergarten), 6-8 (Early Elementary), Fall, Sight

Cooking with Kids

Cooking with Kids

Pin It Cooking with kids is a great activity.  You can do it rain or shine.  You use mathematics to measure and calculate and listening and reading skills to follow directions.  Science helps you understand what is going on.  Recipes may be seasonally or culturally themed and even provide fascinating insights into history or literature. And then there is the satisfaction of a job well done. Home baked goods can be shared, donated, or sold to raise … Read entire article »

Filed under: All Ages, Home Arts, Science, Senses

Apple Pomander Craft

Apple Pomander Craft

Pin It We’ve been on a bit of an apple kick here as harvest season gets into full swing in my semi-rural area. Here’s a fun activity that turns your apple pickings into a beautiful and fragrant craft: apple pomanders. Materials: 1 Apple Whole Cloves Spices (Cinnamon, Nutmeg, Ground Cloves) Sandlewood Oil or Orris Root (optional for additional preservation qualities) Ribbon (optional) Instructions: If you plan on using ribbon, you can also first mark off where the ribbon will go with tape, then add the … Read entire article »

Filed under: 5-6 (Kindergarten), 5-6 (Kindergarten), 5-6 (Kindergartners), 6-8 (Early Elementary), 6-8 (Early Elementary), Fall, Home Arts, Science, Smell, Touch