Easy Valentine’s Day Butterfly Craft

I simply laid out a few supplies and my five year old created this adorable Valentine’s Day Butterfly Craft. My favorite part of this craft is that SHE created it completely on her own; no instructions, no guidance, nothing! You will need: heart shapes (various sizes); feathers, paper, glue, crayons or markers, scissors, pipe cleaners, […]

Simple Valentine’s Day Animal Craft

This simple Valentine’s Day Animal Craft combines two holidays that fall closely together: Groundhog Day and Valentine’s Day.  We made these at school after reading a book together on groundhogs and Groundhog Day.  We then reviewed Groundhog Day and Valentine’s Day.  Depending on your children’s/students’ ages and/or abilities, you could use a Venn Diagram that focuses […]

Winter Wonderland Snow Globe

Homemade snow globes allow you to create a Winter Wonderland scene straight from your own imagination.  Create this magical Winter Wonderland Snow Globe to enjoy again and again…hot chocolate and snow boots are optional. You will need: bottles (plastic water bottles, baby food or olive jars); glitter; magic snow; plastic or ceramic figurines; distilled water; and glycerin.  Fill the bottle or […]

Christmas Tree Ribbon Craft

Need a simple last minute Christmas craft to do with your kiddos?  Make this Christmas Tree Ribbon Craft with a few scraps of ribbon and your kiddos will get fine motor practice while creating an adorable keepsake. You will need: ribbon, glue, paper, and scissors. Have your little helper draw (or trace) a tree on the […]

Sensory Candy Cane Craft

Combine a sensory experience with fine motor practice while creating a cute candy cane craft. You will need: red construction paper, cotton balls, liquid glue, scissors, pencil or marker. Trace a candy cane or the letter “j” on red construction paper. Cut out the candy cane (depending on your little one’s age/ability, have them cut for […]

DIY Holiday Wrapping Paper

DIY Holiday Wrapping Paper is a cinch to make and offers fine motor practice for Santa’s little helpers. You will need: paper (bulletin board, butcher, etc.); stamps; and stamp pads. Lay out stamps and stamp pads. Decorate the paper with stamps.  Encourage your little helpers to create patterns and practice counting, colors, and names/vocabulary of […]

Christmas Surprise Gift Box

I picked up a bunch of blank boxes when they were on a mega-sale at a local office store.  My kiddos and I were crafting earlier and they came up with the idea of the “Christmas Surprise Gift Box.”  Get creative and decorate the blank box (We went for a Christmas-theme obviously). Write notes, draw […]

Simple Clay Snowman

My kiddos made this adorable snowman (or snow woman…don’t want to offend any snow folks out there…) from clay.  You can make Frosty too with just a few supplies and a little imagination. You will need: clay, pipe cleaners, glitter, liquid glue, scissors, cardboard square (or card stock) and permanent markers.  Shape the snowman body […]

Paper Plate Christmas Wreath

It’s the most wonderful time of the year!  Time get the Christmas tree up, decorate, make Christmas crafts (and cookies!), and spend time with family and friends, all while celebrating THE reason for the season.  Here’s a simple Christmas craft to get started with… You will need: paper plate, glue, scissors, red and green construction […]

CELEBRATE: Christmas Activity Plans

CELEBRATE: Create a Joyful Christmas with Simple Activity Plans Make lasting holiday memories with your children and/or students with these wonderful Christmas Activity Plans from hands on: as we grow. Everything you need in one spot for fun this holiday season! These practical activity plans are simple enough to fit in your already hectic schedule. Make this Christmas season your […]