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October 8, 2015

Cute and Colorful Styrofoam Cup Owl Kids Craft

I don't think I could ever get tired of owl crafts. They are seriously one of my most favorite things. I had some Styrofoam cups out for crafting the other day and got a little side tracked from my original craft idea and created this cute and colorful Styrofoam owl kids craft. They are adorable, simple to create and are fun for any time of the year. There are also some fun children's books that are a great complement to this craft.

October 7, 2015

Sponge Painted Jack-o-Lantern Craft

Can you believe Halloween is only a few weeks away? We have already shared lots of great Halloween crafts but we have a few more we are excited to share like this Sponge Painted Jack-o-Lantern. It is super simple to make, only 3 steps, and it's a fun craft that gives kids an opportunity to create a truly unique piece of artwork. It is also a perfect preschool craft for learning about triangles.

October 2, 2015

Pumpkin Candy Preschool Math Printable

Now that my preschooler is pretty versed with recognizing and counting numbers up to twenty, I've started to introduce addition to her. Using counting manipulatives is a perfect way to help introduce addition to preschoolers. Not only is it great for fine motor skills having them grip the objects and move them around, but it also gives them a great visual of addition. Our creative preschool theme this week is all about pumpkins so it was a great excuse to buy some fun pumpkin candy and use them with our pumpkin candy preschool math printable to practice addition facts with my daughter. 

October 1, 2015

Peanut Butter and Jelly Green Smoothie Recipe

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I have loved peanut butter for as long as I can remember. Now when I say love I don't mean it's something that I occasionally enjoy. I mean love as in if I had to be stranded on a desert island and could take one food item with me, I would most definitely choose peanut butter. Do you feel me? Can you relate? I might even go as far as calling myself a peanut butter snob. I know, that's harsh, but in all honesty not all peanut butter is made alike my friends. My recent favorite is Peter Pan's® NEW Simply Ground Peanut Butter. It's perfectly creamy with a bit of crunch to it. When I tell you it's melt in your mouth delicious, I kid you not. My kids love it so much that I've even found ways to use it to coax them into eating their fruits and veggies. My latest concoction that I'm sharing today is this delicious peanut butter and jelly green smoothie. With the added protein, it's perfect for breakfast or as an after school snack for the kids. 

September 30, 2015

25 Spooktacular Halloween Kid Crafts

When I was a kid Pippi Longstalking was all the rave! Do you remember her? Since I had long, red hair it's a no wonder I absolutely adored the books and the silly character. When Halloween time came around every year I put on my long mismatched stalkings, my mom strung a hanger through two braids in my hair and I played the perfect Pippi Longstalking. This fun memory is one of the reasons I love Halloween so much. Now that I'm a Mom I get to experience the joy through my children's eyes and because we love the holiday so much, we always fill the weeks leading up to it with loads of Halloween crafts. Here are 25 Spooktacular Halloween Crafts that will get you and your kids super excited for the holiday. 

September 29, 2015

Cupcake Liner Monster Stick Puppets

We can't get enough of monster crafts or puppets lately so we decided to combine them both into these fun cupcake liner monster stick puppets. They make a great Halloween craft for kids and since they are super simple to make, they are fabulous for kids of all ages. Try coupling them with a fun non-scary monster children's book and let the kids reenact the story with their cute puppets.

September 28, 2015

Balloon Print Spider Craft for Kids

Creepy, crawly spiders make me cringe in real life, but I can never resist a fun spider craft. For some reason in craft form they just don't look as scary to me. We've made spider crafts with a variety of different materials like cupcake liners, paper plates and plastic fruit cups, but today we used one of our favorite painting techniques with balloons and make this adorable balloon print spider craft for kids. It's a fun and simple craft for Halloween that kids of all ages will enjoy.