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Sensory Learning: Making Music

Use a kid’s innate love for making music – and a little noise – to engage them in activities that provide sensory learning experiences. Check out these three activities that let kids create their own instruments, then get a jam session going! Oatmeal Container Drum   Paper Plate Noise Maker   Cereal Box Guitar

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Cardboard Tube Chili Pepper Maracas

May 5th is Cinco de Mayo, a largely U.S. holiday that celebrates Mexican heritage. Lots of fun crafts and recipes have been developed to help teach children about this festive day. One great way to celebrate is by making music, such as the shaking of maracas. I’ll show you how to take common household items […]

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Food Art: April Flowers

Spring is here and with it comes new growth.  Flowers will be popping up all over the place and new life will be beginning.  This yummy flower snack is beautiful to look at, and delicious to eat.  With only 3 ingredients, you can whip this snack up in no time!   What You’ll Need Ingredients: […]

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Kid Science: Make Ooey Gooey Slime

Nobody can resist digging their hands into homemade slime—and it’s a great opportunity to talk to kids about the properties of solids, liquids—and something that’s both! Watch for a quick overview on how to make your own slime at home; step-by-step instructions are below.   You will need: 4 oz. glue, water, 1 tsp. borax […]

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Make a Funny Bunny Easter Egg Holder

What makes an Easter egg hunt an egg-ceptionally good time? Our special printable that lets you add a cute bunny face and ears to your eggs—make ’em by the dozen! Here’s how they’ll look assembled: And here are the individual pieces.   Click here to download the PDF and have some hoppin’ good crafty fun with […]

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Make a Miniature Maypole Craft

Celebrate spring and the first day of May with a miniature version of a traditional May Day craft: a maypole! We used recycled paper towel rolls to make a tabletop version of a maypole. Use this maypole as a table centerpiece or as a party decoration. We used artificial flowers in our maypole craft, but […]

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Sensory Learning: Hands-On Exploration

Sensory experiences are essential to a young child’s development. The more senses that are engaged in a learning experience, the more they can practice memory, analyzing and observation. These three projects offer great opportunities to talk to your kid about what’s alike and what’s different, and using all five senses to learn about our world!   […]

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Fine Motor Skills: Moving and Making

Using scissors, holding craft sticks in place, applying tape: All these small movements are essential to giving kids the practice they need to take on handwriting and other skills. Check out these three fun projects—each one’s a great way to practice and build fine motor skills! Boredom Buster: Paper Plate Flying Disc   Kid Science: Craft […]

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Food Art: Earth Day Kix Cake

Earth day is Tuesday, April 22nd, and it’s a perfect opportunity to talk to your kids about why taking care of the earth is so important.  Why not enjoy a little cake with your talk too?!  This earth day cake is so fun to make, your kids will want to help you in the kitchen before you enjoy […]

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