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Building with Wood for a Kids’ Playdate

Building with Wood for a Kid’s Playdate Building with wood made our playdate special and memorable, but was also easy and fun for both parents and kids.  What I like about a project like this for a playdate is that the kids have another little friend to share ideas with. I also like that there is not a lot of adult instruction.  It is almost purely child lead.  Because of its open ended nature, this activity encourages creative problem solving and dialogue.  And I...

Art journal starter kit: Create art journals for kids with free printable covers and drawing prompts

Art journal starter kit : Inspiring kids to draw!

  Inspire kids to draw with a free art journal starter kit The art journal starter kit is an easy way to get kids started with creative journaling.    I use art journals with every grade level in my art classes.  This summer my 5 year old son has also started using them and he loves it!  A journal is a great way to encourage kids to document their thoughts and experiences in a visual way.  Using a sketchbook also gives them a time and space to...

Flower Sun-catcher Craft

This past April I had the opportunity to volunteer in my son’s preschool and lead them in an art experience. The theme for the week was flowers, so I decided on a flower sun-catcher using warm and cool colors. Through this activity the children not only learned the parts of a flower, but they learned some introductory color theory, such as color mixing and the difference between cool and warm colors. They also got to show off their cutting skills...