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 […]

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 […]