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August 29, 2015

Fun Apple Tree ABC Match Preschool Printable

One of my favorite themes once school starts is apples. We have already had lots of apple fun, but I decided to make this Fun Apple Tree ABC Match Preschool Printable for my daughter to practice matching her uppercase and lowercase letters. We have quite the collection of these alphabet match games on the blog now, so if you have a preschooler or toddler working on mastering their alphabet make sure to check them out.   

August 28, 2015

Back to School Bus Craft with Box Tops

A big thank you to General Mills® for sponsoring today's post. One way we love to gear up for back to school is by collecting Box Tops to turn into my children's school. Our school has been able to use their Box Tops earnings in the last few years to make some great technology purchases and I have loved seeing firsthand how beneficial the program is. This year to get my kids excited for the new school year we decided to make a fun Back to School Bus Craft with Box Tops that couples as a fun and unique way for children to turn in their Box Tops at school.

August 27, 2015

Marbled Fall Tree Craft for Kids

One of my kids' favorite painting techniques is marbled shaving cream painting. Have you tried it before? We have shared several projects with it, including our Mister Seahorse Craft and Marbled Planets Art. Today we got crafty and made this beautiful Marbled Fall Tree Craft for Kids. The marbled look and the beautiful fall colors make it absolutely stunning! This is a project that can be completed by all different age groups. In fact, the one I'm sharing today was made entirely by 10 year old. My preschooler was also able to make the craft with a little assistance. 

August 26, 2015

Fun Fall Tree ABC Match Preschool Printable

Truth...I have made so many alphabet matching activities lately for my preschooler that she has started making requests for different designs. With such enthusiasm on her behalf, how can I resist making more of them right?! So to go along with our fun fall tree theme we've had going on this week, and at my daughter's request, I made this fun Fall Tree ABC Match Preschool Printable that I hope you will enjoy as much as we did. Stay tuned for some more fun themes in the coming months!

August 25, 2015

Box Tops Grocery Store Counting Activity

A big thank you to General Mills® for sponsoring today's post. We are avid Box Tops collectors at my house and have been for several years now. I have seen firsthand how beneficial the earnings can be for schools so we love participating in the program! With back to school time here, it's the perfect time to find and stock up on products with Box Tops because so many products, especially select General Mills® products, offer bonus Box Tops that can help your school increase their earnings quickly. Since we are always on the lookout for Box Tops when we go shopping at our local Walmart, I came up with this fun idea to not only keep my kids engaged while shopping, but to also incorporate working on math skills. I know you and your kids are going to love this simple and fun Box Tops Grocery Store Counting Activity!

August 24, 2015

Tissue Paper Fall Tree Craft

Fall time wouldn't be complete in my house without a fun Fall Tree Craft! It's something we look forward to every year. When I found out the kids craft stars craft challenge was all about tissue paper this month I was excited to dive in with the beautiful fall colors of red, orange, yellow and gold. We made this gorgeous Tissue Paper Fall Tree Craft. I love how scrunching up and adding tissue paper onto the tree is great for fine motor skills for younger kids but that it's also a fun craft for older children making it a perfect family activity. 

August 21, 2015

Bubble Wrap Fall Tree Craft

Oh how I love the Fall season! Every year when it gets to the end of August I get so anxious for those fall cool and crisp temperatures to get here and being able to pull out all the sweaters and cardigans. It's also my favorite season for crafting. Last year we shared this fun Bubble Wrap Fall Tree Craft over at Cooking with Ruthie and I'm happy to be able to share the full tutorial over here this year. So get out some bubble wrap and those beautiful fall colors of red, yellow and orange and have fun with your kids making this pretty fall tree craft.