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Our Favorite St. Patrick’s Day Crafts for Kids

Our Favorite St. Patrick’s Day Crafts for Kids

Pin It Some of our favorite kids’ crafts for St. Patrick’s Day: Pin It Beaded Shamrock Ornament Pin It Cardboard Tube Leprechaun Pin It Cardboard Tube Shamrock Sun Catcher Pin It Paper Pot of Gold and Rainbow Pin It Dyed Pasta Rainbow Suncatcher Pin It Tissue Paper Rainbow Suncatcher More St. Patrick’s inspiration on Pinterest… … Read entire article »

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Pot of Gold St. Patrick’s Day Craft

Pot of Gold St. Patrick’s Day Craft

My son asked to make a St. Patrick’s Day craft today. I didn’t have anything planned but I made a few suggestions and he said he wanted to make a pot of gold. Pin It Materials cup or plastic container (we recycled an applesauce container) construction paper: black, red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo (optional), and purple ruler pencil scissors glue Directions 1. Cut a length of black construction paper long enough to wrap your plastic cup or container and glue the paper around the … Read entire article »

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Some of our Favorite Rainbow Crafts for Kids

Some of our Favorite Rainbow Crafts for Kids

We shared our favorite St. Patrick’s Day Crafts for Kids. If shamrocks and leprechauns are not your thing, this is also the perfect time to learn about rainbows! The rainy months of March and April provide an opportunity for spotting rainbows, learning how they are formed, checking out rainbow legends, and making your own rainbows! Pin It Paper Plate and Streamer Rainbow (Me – at Lifetime Moms) Pin It Dyed Pasta Rainbow Suncatcher Pin It Tissue Paper Rainbow Suncatcher Pin It Rainbow Windsock Want … Read entire article »

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5 Picture Books About Rainbows

5 Picture Books About Rainbows

Who doesn’t love a rainbow? They are colorful, magical, and full of hope! Rainbows are a bridge into other times and cultures, science, color theory, and so much more! Here are a few children’s picture books about rainbows to get you started on your journey! Pin It What Makes A Rainbow?, by Betty Ann Schwartz; illustrated by Dona Turner (ages 0-3): In this cute tale, a young bunny asks his colorful friends what makes a rainbow. With each … Read entire article »

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Rainbow Scavenger Hunt Hike in the Woods

Rainbow Scavenger Hunt Hike in the Woods

Can you find all the colors of the rainbow in the woods? We go on hikes and nature walks almost every weekend and love to find ways to keep things fresh for the kids. A themed scavenger hunt can turn your walk in the forest into a learning adventure. With younger kids, you can begin by looking for a rainbow. Red Trail Marker Pin It Red Fire Thorn Berries Pin It Orange Mushrooms Pin It Orange Lilies Pin It Yellow Black-Eyed Susans (plus Violet Cone … Read entire article »

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The Colors of the Wind (Windsock Craft and Charity Book Drive)

The Colors of the Wind (Windsock Craft and Charity Book Drive)

Pin It This weekend, we finished up our Book Drive for Reach Out and Read.  I’m waiting on the final count but feel confident there were well over 700 books collected, possibly quite a bit more, over triple the number I was able to collect last year. We owe our success to the support of Lovin’ Logistics and Joel DeGregorio, owner of the Mt. Sinai The UPS Store franchise. He provided not only a public drop-off for … Read entire article »

Filed under: 1-2 (Toddler), 3-5 (Preschool), 5-6 (Kindergarten), Featured, Spring, Weather

I Can Eat a Rainbow!

I Can Eat a Rainbow!

Pin It I’m no nutritionist but I know that eating a rainbow of fruits and vegetables is a great way to get a variety of healthy vitamins! While we are studying rainbows, we are also checking out nature’s spectrum of colors. And vivid colors in the flesh of fruits and vegetables signals a high level of nutrients. Getting children to eat healthy is wonderful but teaching them how to make healthy choices is even better. “Eat a Rainbow” … Read entire article »

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Rainbow Connection

Rainbow Connection

Pin It We tried a new craft for our rainbow play date this year, using clear contact paper and tissue paper. Last year we made ours with dyed pasta and we’ve also made sun catchers with glue, clear plastic, and tissue paper.  I thought the contact paper would be simpler for the younger children, however, we found it was actually more challenging. Materials red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet tissue paper contact paper rainbow template painter’s tape or masking … Read entire article »

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She’s Like a Rainbow

She’s Like a Rainbow

Pin It March is a great time for learning about the weather, including rainbows!  Kids love rainbows with their bright colors and mystery–and there is plenty of opportunity for scientific exploration! With our preschoolers, we made dyed pasta rainbows.  We also gave the toddlers in our group the option of making the craft with fruity cereal o’s on paper–but this generally resulted in them just eating the cereal! Materials: Rotelle (Wagon Wheel) Pasta Food Dye Wax Paper Cotton Balls Glue Thread (for hanging) Pin It … Read entire article »

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