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Pom Poms

The Colorful History of the Pom-Pom

You might not think much about the cultural role of these soft little fluffs, but pom-poms have a rich and colorful history adorning uniforms, traditional dress, casual clothing and décor across the world. Join us as we explore some of the history of the pom-pom!

Fall Leaves - Luminaria

Fall Leaves Luminaria

Fall leaves turn fiery hues of gold, yellow and red. Use those colors to create luminarias, small paper lanterns, that can be used to teach about the transitioning colors of leaves in the fall and how light shines through different materials.

Plate of Pumpkin Pie Creative Craft Activity for Thanksgiving

Plate of Pumpkin Pie

These pies are simple, fast and mess-free—and you don't even need an oven! Children will practice motor skills and critical thinking skills as they make this classic Fall dessert. This activity is also a great opportunity to discuss food as culture.

Fall Watercolor Leaves

Watercolor Autumn Leaves

This activity is a great way for students to contribute to the autumn décor in your classroom!

Thanksgiving Creative Craft Activity Pilgrim Hat

Pilgrim Hats

Give children a chance to dress up as the early pilgrim settlers with this quick and simple activity! They'll develop critical motor skills and practice concentration as they cut and assemble their project. Plus, they'll have a fun new dramatic play hat!

Fall Leaf Sun Catchers

Fall Leaf Sun Catchers

Children will love looking at the sun catchers as they hang in a window.

Decorate Your Own Gobbler

Decorate Your Own Gobbler

Create festive Thanksgiving turkeys using simple arts & crafts materials.

Origami Art Book

Origami Art Book

It is important to expose your children to different cultures in order to allow them to become well-rounded adults. Creating Origami Art Books with your children is a great way to introduce them to a bit of Japanese art and culture.

Fall Fiery Leaves Trees

Fiery Fall Trees

In the fall in certain areas of the country, tree leaves turn fiery hues of gold, red, yellow and orange. Children may wonder, what makes trees change colors? This craft is a great accompaniment to lessons on trees and the life cycle of a tree.

OBSTACLE COURSE

Obstacle Course

Get kids thinking, creating and moving! This activity is perfect for the kids to practice both engineering and motor skills. Children will plan out blueprints for their own obstacle course, construct it and bring their ideas to life.

Stamping Creative Craft Activity - Create Your Own Park

Build-A-Park Activity

Use stampers to create your dream park! Children will use their imaginations to think of their perfect park, then use stampers and other collage materials to bring that vision to life. You may follow this activity up with your own trip to the park!

SHAPING A SELF PORTRAIT

Shaping a Self Portrait

Unlock the abstract mind of young children! While learning about shapes, children can take this activity to make further observations and discoveries about the world around them and themselves.

Matching Beads

Bead Sequencing

Beading activities are not only great for creating stylish bracelets and necklaces—they are also wonderful opportunities to practice patterns, sequencing, concentration and focus!

COFFEE FILTER WINDSOCK

Coffee Filter Windsock

A windsock is not only a fun and flowy decoration—it's also a great way to introduce concepts like wind velocity and direction! These vibrant windsocks made with Liquid Watercolor and Texas snowflakes look stunning and may be used for active play.

WEATHER MURAL

Weather Murals

When you are working with little kids and paint, cleanup stations are a must. Prepare a few buckets of both soapy water and clean water with rags.

GLITTERY WAX PICTURE-010

Glittery Wax Painting

This educational art activity will have children using a unique art technique and getting hands-on to manipulate their artwork. This activity provides a unique way to practice fingerpainting without the mess—plus, children will enjoy painting on a non-opaque canvas.

Stamping Creative Craft Activity - Patterns

Pattern Stamping

Seamlessly combine art with logic and math by teaching patterns using stamps! Children can practice both recognizing and creating patterns through a colorful, hands-on stamping activity.

Stamping Creative Craft Activity - Missing Letters

Stamp the Missing Letter

Get creative by making specialized spelling worksheets for your kids! Teaching spelling with bright colors and the hand-eye coordination involved with stamping is a perfect combination of art plus learning.

Fluffy Goop

Fluffy Goop

Stoke creative thinking with soft and squishy fluffy goop! Children love combining in- gredients according to a recipe to create a unique mixture. While these goopy mixtures can often make for fun sensory activities, by adding collage materials children can create interesting three-dimensional artworks!

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