Category: Craftivity Creativity
You've probably thought about cleaning out a closet or clearing out a junk drawer or two this Spring. Maybe you've even thought about a nutritional cleanse or another way to transform your body. What about all the old thoughts, visions, goals and images from the New Year that still hang in your head like cobwebs?
This clutter may be blocking your ability to unleash your creative spring spirit. Creativity is crucial for success in the real world. Why? Because there's seldom ...Posted on April 26, 2013 at 6:00 AM
What is a busy box? It is a box of 4 fun activities that can be re-used. The busy box contains 4 zip-lock activity bags. Each activity bag is filled with real-life objects that encourage fine-motor and sensory exploration. Many objects like cotton balls, spoons, cups, pasta, and sponges can be found around the house. The busy-box activities can encourage fun, purposeful exploration. It is influenced by the activities that I have seen in Montessori classrooms.
Who can use the busy ...Posted on April 12, 2013 at 6:00 AM
When a holiday/day-off arrives, most families begin the day with a nice slow start, a “lazy dazy” morning in my house, and everything is all pajamas and pancakes. Then you quickly realize you have to have a plan to keep everyone reasonably busy and smiling - especially through the witching hours.
Here is my Star-Spangled July 4th Playtime Planner – a list of fun-filled snacks, crafts, snuggles, and stories – even for your littlest one to enjoy today a...Posted on July 04, 2012 at 7:00 AM
There are lots of fun ways to demonstrate an eco-friendly lifestyle to your little ones. We all know about turing out the lights and turing off the water when brushing teeth, but it can be more challenging to help kids understand recycling and where their waste really goes. The project below is a great way to engage your child in an experience where reusing an everyday item is fun and playful. While you do this activity with your preschooler, make sure to explain that by ...Posted on February 08, 2012 at 7:00 AM