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Jungle Leaves

Jungle Leaves

Decorate your classroom by making your own palm leaves from construction paper! This activity helps young children build motor skills while giving them a chance to learn about and appreciate leaves.

Straw Fireworks

Straw Fireworks

Recreate the color, shapes and excitement of fireworks with this explosive activity! Children will practice creative skills and motor skills while also gaining experience working with different colors and shapes. The results are explosive!

Statue of Liberty Crown

Statue of Liberty Crown and Torch

Celebrate Independence Day by holding the torch high! This activity is a great chance to introduce children to some history while creating a craft perfect for both role-playing and holiday celebration. Just be sure to let the paint dry before wearing the crown!

EASTER Activity BLUE BIRD AND EASTER CHICK

Blue Bird Easter Chick

Spring is a time for celebrating new life! In this activity children will make pots resembling adorable baby birds that they may use for Easter baskets, supply holders or any number of things. A terrific introduction to the colors and symbols of spring!

EASTER Activity DAZZLING CROSSES

Dazzling Crosses

This shimmery activity celebrates Easter by having children decorate dazzling crosses symbolizing the resurrection of Jesus on Easter Sunday.

Tape Mummies Creative Craft Activity for Halloween

Tape Mummies

Mummies come alive in this fun and simple activity! Layering the masking tape to create a mummy design is not only fun, but a great way to build fine motor skills. A terrific process art activity for cultivating creativity.

Paper Plate Spiders Creative Craft Activity for Halloween

Paper Plate Spiders

After this activity, you'll have a fun new friend to hang with! Children can practice and express their creativity making these simple spiders. A terrific process art activity, and a great opportunity to learn about a marvelous creature.

Halloween Felt Decorations

Halloween Felt Decorations

Halloween creatures aren't so scary when they're this cute and fuzzy! This activity lets children really experiment with creating their own design and putting it all together to create a unique, personal decoration.

Simple Beading Pumpkin for Halloween

Simple Beading Pumpkin

It's harvest time! These simple beaded pumpkins are easy to make, and great for building fine motor skills in little hands. With a simple shape and just a couple of colors, it's remarkable how easy it can be to represent real-world objects.

Shimmering Spider Webs Creative Craft Activity for Halloween

Shimmering Spider Webs

While spiders are often depicted in Halloween décor as being creepy crawlies, there's no denying that their webs are works of wonder! Catch some fun with these shimmery webs as children practice focus and line drawing.

Torn Paper Candy Corn Creative Craft Activity

Torn Paper Candy Corn

Build fine motor skills with this sweet treat of an activity! Ripping small construction paper squares is a great way to build dexterity, and it provides unique sensory stimulation. Gluing the pieces together onto another sheet of paper will help with categorizing and color recognition as well.

Craft Stick Snowflakes Creative Craft Activity for Winter

Craft Stick Snowflakes

Let every child express their uniqueness by creating snowflakes with their own unique designs! This activity is a great opportunity to celebrate the start of the winter season, as well as each child's own colorful personality.

Insta-Snow® Winter Slime Creative Craft Activity for Winter

Insta-Snow® Winter Slime

In this activity, snow gets slimy! The mesmerizing slime concoction you'll make provides a unique sensory experience and is a delight to squeeze and squish. A terrific way to build fine motor skills, enjoy sensory stimulation and create a winter-themed project.

Everyone Fits in Here Creative Craft Activity for Kindness Day

Everyone Fits In Here

Everyone is different, but we can all fit together to form a beautiful group! Create a unique assortment of characters and then link them together to form a cohesive group. This activity is a great combination of creative expression, critical thinking and social and emotional awareness.

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.

PITTER PATTER PLATE

Pitter Patter Plate

Combine art and science to teach about elements that resist one another! A perfect introduction to the crayon-resist technique, this activity will also help children build grasping and motor skills as they scrunch and grip paper towels for painting.

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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.

WATERCOLOR WEAVING

Watercolor Weaving Mat

Combine a classic weaving activity with the beauty of watercolor! Weaving activities are a great way to develop fine motor skills and introduce crafts such as baskets and textiles. Liquid Watercolor™ adds a gorgeous watercolor component, and a chance to explore complementary colors.

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.

Shimmering Spider Webs Creative Craft Activity for Halloween

Shimmering Spider Webs

While spiders are often depicted in Halloween décor as being creepy crawlies, there's no denying that their webs are works of wonder! Catch some fun with these shimmery webs as children practice focus and line drawing.

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.

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!

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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 - 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.

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!

DANCING SPAGHETTI

Dancing Spaghetti

Make spaghetti do tricks with this fun and fizzy experiment! While this activity is a real dance party in a glass, by observing the results of combining baking soda and vinegar children will gain a unique perspective on chemical reactions.

STEM Activities measure with cubes

Measuring With Cubes

Measuring lengths of items is always a fun learning experience for little ones. Since it's not yet important for young children to know specific units such as inches and feet, using other materials provides a unique approach while teaching the fundamentals.

STEM Activities nothing machines

Do-Nothing Machines

Explore the process of creating machines that do…nothing! This activity encourages creative engineering and helps children learn the vocabulary and processes to constructing a project. With no set direction, there is no pressure to complete a design—simply fun and learning!

STEM Activities maze building

Maze Building

Construction projects are a great way to reinforce engineering skills and vocabulary, and constructing a maze adds an added component of creative thinking! Introduce children to the concept of a maze, and use words like construction, build, structure, stability and hypothesis as they work.

STEM Activities Button Attributes

Button Attributes

Pete the Cat may be losing his buttons, but his story provides a great chance to practice sorting skills! This groovy activity explores basic subtraction, attributes and classification. Enjoy an instant-classic sing-along story while building beginner math skills!

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