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Granparent's Day Activity - Jewelry Holder

Grandparents’ Jewelry Holder

Many grandparents value their jewelry and watches because of their inherent value and the memories they inspire. Create a little bowl made specially for them to hold these items. We're going to use air-dry foam and putty along with our reusable inflatable forms to make these keepsakes.

Grandma's Marbled Flower Pot

Grandma’s BioColor Marbled Flowerpot

In this activity we're going to make marbled papier-mache pots that grandma and grandpa can use for flowers, change, pens, treats and more!

EARTH DAY Activity DRY FOAM MODEL

Earth Air Dry Foam Model

Create a unique model of Earth using air-dry foam and inflatable shapes! The foam is put onto an inflated shape of the children's choosing, allowed to dry, and then the form is deflated and removed. The air-dry foam remains intact and in shape!

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.

Witch's Hat Craft Activity

Witch’s Hat

This Halloween activity is wicked fun, and great practice for combining simple shapes to make more complex ones. In addition to exploring shapes and developing cutting skills, children will also learn about classic Halloween colors and using negative space in art.

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.

Skeleton Handprints Creative Craft Activity for Halloween

Skeleton Handprints

A unique twist on handprint activities! Creating these spooky handprints is not only fun for the Halloween season, but is also a great opportunity to discuss the human skeleton, bones and x-rays!

Shapes Penguins Creative Craft Activity for Winter

Shapes Penguins

These adorable penguins aren't just a tun of fun to make—they're also a great early STEAM activity! Through artwork and imagination, children will practice combining simple shapes to make more interesting complex figures.

Pilgrim Ship Creative Craft Activity for Thanksgiving

Pilgrim Ship

Set sail to a new continent! Children will adore these crafts and the telling of historical (or fictional) stories with them. A terrific activity for critical thinking, creative thinking, storytelling and historical discussion.

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.

Pin the Tail on the Turkey Creative Craft Activity for Thanksgiving

Pin The Tail On The Turkey

This turkey-rific activity is a delight that children can enjoy again and again! In addition to creating a treat of a Thanksgiving turkey, children will build motor skills and practice creative and critical thinking skills.

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.

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.

Shoe Print Putty

Shoe Print Putty

Putty offers benefits for children of many ages. Younger children benefit from the sensory play and exercise of squeezing putty and older children are able to express themselves creatively by molding. This shoe print putty can serve as a cute classroom decoration or sentimental gift for parents.

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 - DIY Foam

DIY Foam Stampers

Don't have exactly the stamper that you're looking for? Make it yourself using foam cubes, foam sheets, foam shapes and more! This activity is a fun way to demonstrate how children can make their own unique tools for artmaking.

Stamping Creative Craft Activity - Math

Stamping Math

Use stamping to reinforce simple math skills! This engaging activity combines the artistic aspects of stamping with addition and/or subtraction to build one-to-one correspondence, number recognition and other critical early math skills.

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.

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.

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.

Building tubes

Art Roll Structures

Children love building with a variety of construction tools. This activity takes DIY construction projects to a whole new level by having children create their own unique building blocks with craft rolls!

STEM Activities show n tell

Show and Tell Science & Math

Show and tell is an age-old activity that happens in many classrooms. Put an academic spin on this activity and support standards at the same time. The children have lots of fun while learning set comparison using science materials and a simple graph.

HOMEMADE FUN STETHOSCOPES

Homemade Stethoscopes

Young children are fascinated with how the human body works, and listening to a heartbeat is particularly intriguing. This activity provides a simple way to hear to the human heartbeat and gain body awareness by learning about and creating a rudimentary stethoscope.

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 oil and water

Oil and Water Don’t Mix

This simple activity is sure to spark an interest in science for little ones! Children will marvel as they witness oil floating on top of water and discover what happens when they place drops of Liquid Watercolor into a cup of oil!

STEM Activities go fast

I Can Go Fast and Far

Children will go fast and far as they explore ramps, how they work and how they can affect an object's speed. Through this activity, children will discover that the steeper the incline of the ramp, the faster and further an object will travel.

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 tubular math science

Tubular Math & Science

Classification and sorting can take on a more personal meaning when children use items they've created themselves. This activity gives children an opportunity to use recycled household materials, create their own manipulatives and sort them by pattern or color.

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