The Nature Jar

Lily likes to bring me all sorts of treasures from the great outdoors. Sticks, dandelions and rocks are among her favorites. I had to put my foot down when I found her trying to slough a bucket of fresh mud into the kitchen. Our nature jar was born.  I used a quart sized ball jar … Read more

Egg Carton Counting Activity

I used to use all sorts of counting activities to help my students learn their 1, 2, 3’s. Egg Carton Counting is one of the easiest – and it’s very simple to tote around the house. You will need: Empty (clean) egg carton Permanent marker Beans (or similar small objects for counting) Ziploc bag How … Read more

valentine’s day craft, recipe and card idea round up

I have been pinning up a STORM lately on my Valentine’s Day Board over on Pinterest.  SO MANY creative ideas – many of which don’t look too difficult. Here are some of them to spark your creativity! Valentine Card Ideas Valentine’s “Love Juice” from At Second Street “Hooked on You” Valentine from U Create With … Read more

Simple Thanksgiving Crafts for Kids

Thanksgiving week is upon us! I have come across some seemingly simple Thanksgiving crafts for kids during my time on Pinterest. Here are my favorites: Chain of Gratitude from Simply Kelly B Handprint Turkey from Meet the Dubiens Thanksgiving Corn Craft from Ramblings of a Crazy Woman Turkey Cookies from Cupcake KidCafe Fall Button Tree … Read more