Character Pumpkins

Are you looking for a fun way to add some fall festivities into your child’s reading and learning?  Add a Character Pumpkin!  Have your child (or students) read a book, decide the character they are going to decorate, and then have fun making a Character Pumpkin. 1.  Read your selected book and discuss (We chose […]

American Flag Index Card Activity

If you’re looking for a simple, educational activity that incorporates a mini-lesson on American history…then look no further. You will need: index cards, star stickers, markers, glue, and wooden craft sticks. 1.  Review basic facts about the American flag…Betsy Ross made the first American flag.  The 50 stars stand for America’s 50 states, while the […]

Easter Egg Chick Craft

This chick is adorable and simple to make! You will need: plastic egg, goggly eyes, colored pom pom ball, feathers, glue, construction paper, and scissors. 1.  Have your helper cut a beak for the chick out of construction paper (fold the construction paper and cut a small triangle).  Glue the beak onto the chick. 2. […]

St. Patrick’s Day Scavenger Hunt

This is a fun scavenger hunt that you can do on St. Patrick’s Day or any day with some minor adjustments. You will need: plastic coins and simple rewards (I used Silly Putty). 1.  Hide the plastic coins. 2.  Explain to your little leprecauns how many coins you hid (I hid 20 green coins and […]

Spelling Words Heart Game

CJ’s spelling words have to do with Valentine’s Day this week, so we decided to add to the festivities with a heart “game” to practice the spelling words. You will need: cardstock, pen, sticky notes, scissors, and spelling list of words. 1.  Make each player a heart from cardstock. 2.  Write each spelling word on […]

Sensory Snowflake

Snowflake crafts are the closest we get to seeing the real thing where we live. This craft lends itself to sensory and fine-motor practice. You will need: construction paper (preferably blue or white), scissors, glue, glitter, markers, yarn, and Q-tips. 1. Cut a sheet of construction paper into the shape of a snowflake. Depending on […]