Cutting with scissors is a great art project AND a way to develop fine motor skills.
Using scissors builds finger strength and dexterity for later writing skills. There is also hand-eye coordination involved.
Most children really enjoy cutting with scissors. … Read more >>
February-March in the Pacific Northwest is the perfect time to resume gardening tasks.
You can buy many seed varieties at grocery stores and there are a number of online seed stores. I particularly like Ed Hume Seeds as they are … Read more >>
While the weather cooperates, getting outside with your children is a great way to connect as a family. Sidewalk chalk is a fun, educational outdoor game.
All you need is sidewalk chalk and a clear driveway or sidewalk.
Write all … Read more >>
Many of us are familiar with the craft of making leaf rubbings. You find a sturdy leaf and put a piece of paper over it. Using a crayon without a paper wrapper, rub back and forth to get the impression … Read more >>
There are many ways to be creative. We often think of art projects for children’s creative activities, but cooking and baking are creative arts too.
Children too young to read can assist parents by helping to add ingredients. Parents can … Read more >>
I Spy bottles can keep little ones interested and big ones busy. All you need is an empty plastic bottle, such as a water bottle or empty beverage container, and some interesting objects to put inside.
First, place some small … Read more >>