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Yarn Easter Egg Ornament

Yarn Easter Egg Ornament

We’ve been trying some gorgeous Easter Crafts for kids this week, starting with this Yarn Easter Egg Ornament from No Time for Flashcards. I love “busy hands, calm spirit” crafts like these.  This is so simple and yet it requires a lot of focus, patience and dexterity.  You can also use this as an opportunity to practice measuring (the yarn) and cutting with scissors. Applying the yarn. Popping the balloon. Finished ornament hanging up. Head over to No Time for … Read entire article »

Filed under: 3-5 (Preschool), 3-5 (Preschool), 5-6 (Kindergarten), 5-6 (Kindergarten), 6-8 (Early Elementary), Home Arts, Mathematics, Spring

In Like a Lion, Out Like a Lamb

In Like a Lion, Out Like a Lamb

As we enter the end of winter and the beginning of spring, it is a great time to talk with young children about the weather. Last year, we used a calendar “March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb” project to explore the concept of the changing weather. March Lion and Lamb Calendar Directions Print a blank March calendar. Print/photocopy Lion and Lamb clip art and cut so each animal is on its own square. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 3-5 (Preschool), 3-5 (Preschool), 5-6 (Kindergarten), 5-6 (Kindergarten), Mathematics, Science, Spring, Weather, Winter