Toddler and Preschooler

under the sea arts and crafts for kids

An Ocean Theme or Preschool Unit is always a winner with kids. There are so many interesting underwater sea creatures for kids to have fun making and learning about. We have pulled together the best under the sea arts and crafts is our ultimate list below. Kick off crafting with the biggest mammal in the ocean and make a Paper Plate Whale. Jelly fish are such interesting creatures and  fun to make. Especially this Jelly Fish Recycle Craft and our favourite ocean craft of all these Bubble Wrap Jelly… Read More

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Practice pre-writing skills in our Rainbow Rice Sensory Tray. Stimulate your pre-schoolers sense of touch, sight and sound, as they work they work on strengthening their fine motor skills in this sensory based learning activity. Supplies Rainbow Rice (see below) Gold Coins Shamrock Confetti Selection of Mark Making Tools - popsicle sticks, paintbrushes, play dough tools or pencils. Deep Tray Click here to receive a FREE copy of our eBook You will need: Rice Food coloring Zip-loc bags White vinegar Trays Add a cup of… Read More

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5 cool snowman crafts for kids 1

Snow isn't the only way to build a snowman. If you don't have access to the cold stuff, raid your craft supplies instead and paint or make your own snowman. Whilst you keep warm and cosy inside. Snow is not something that my kids have had much experience of yet. I'm pretty sure only my eldest son has seen enough to ride a sledge on. And he is definitely the only one of my kids to have built a snowman outside. Some would say that… Read More

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Felt flower craft for Kids

Are you looking for a special teacher appreciation gift? Make our fantastic felt flower craft and give a gift of flowers that will last as long as their memories. Last week marked the end of an era in my life as a parent. I made my last ever trip to Preschool with my youngest daughter.  I came out a blubbering wreck, whereas B came beaming with excitement as she eagerly awaits her next learning adventure, "Big School." To go along with her teacher appreciation card, we… Read More

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Fine Motor Tools Pom Pom Drop

Our fun Pom-Pom Drop Activity using Fine Motor Tools is quick and easy to set up. Making it ideal for those times when you need to keep your preschooler busy on their own. Poor Bella is not having a great time of it this month. She is no football fan, so all of the coverage of Euro 2016 is driving her mad. Then when the matches are over, her brothers are straight out again to play and talk about football with their friends. My boys… Read More

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Art Projects for Kids Inspired by Famous Artists

Art History is a fun and interesting subject to explore with children of all ages and it's never too early to start. Famous artists had different ways of creating art, all of which can eagerly be explored by budding young artists too. Different materials and textures can be used to provide a multi-sensory art projects for kids, whilst also teaching children about the history of art. This post contains affiliate links for your convenience. Learn about Piet Mondrian and make this pretty sun catcher or these DIY… Read More

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How to make a miniature fairy garden How to make a miniature fairy garden

Make some treasured memories this summer with your kids as you create a Miniature Fairy Garden together. A natural gardener I am not, but what I lack in skill, I make up for in enthusiasm. Every year I like to try something new in our garden with my kids. And this year we are all about growing vegetables and making our own miniature fairy garden to protect it (wishful thinking I know, but I am willing to try anything to keep the slugs at bay)… Read More

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Practising Preschool Cutting Skills on Flowers Water

Invite your pre-schooler to practise their cutting skills on a bunch of fragrant fresh flowers. I really wish that I was better at gardening. I try my best, but apart from a few Sweet Peas, my attempts at growing flowers to cut and bring indoors have been a long list of dismal failures. Hopefully I will unearth my green fingers one day, but until then, I will have to be content with my monthly indulgence of a bunch of fresh flowers from the local supermarket to… Read More

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Easter is fast approaching, so here is a round up of 10 of the best Preschool Easter Activities to keep your little ones busy whilst you hide the eggs! We have been busy over here at Crafty Kids at Home making our Easter Cards to send out to family and friends. Last year we had great fun making these Easter Splat Art Cards and this year we have used our favourite junk material Bubble Wrap on our cards. And we cannot wait to bake our favourite… Read More

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Invite your child to play a special game of I-Spy, whilst you wait for the St Patrick's Day Parade to pass or play along at a Paddy's Day Party. Our Rainbow Rice I-Spy Bottle is easy to make and will keep your little ones busy for ages. Excitement levels are building in our house for the upcoming St Patrick's Day Parade. BUT we have a big dilemma this year, do we march with the boys Soccer Club, GAA Club, Karate Club or just enjoy it… Read More

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