This Cat in the Hat Painting is so easy and super fun! Perfect for Dr. Seuss' birthday/ Read Across America!

Cat in the Hat Painting Activity

Read Across America Day is March 2nd! As a former teacher, Read Across America Day (a.k.a Dr. Seuss’ birthday) has a special place in my heart. It is usually celebrated by teachers by reading and doing fun classroom projects based on Dr. Seuss books. Being that the classic Seuss book is The Cat in the Hat,…

Make a giant maze from a cardboard box! This is a great boredom buster for kids who are stuck indoors!

Cardboard Maze Indoor Boredom Buster

“I’m Bored…” It’s the middle of winter and I feel like I’ve heard this phrase one too many times from my boys. Ever since we moved, my kids (who are used to playing outside all day every day), have been cooped up indoors due to blizzards and frigid (sub-zero) temperatures. I think they may be…

Make a simple puzzle for preschoolers and toddlers using animal toys! When kids are done with the puzzle, they have a simple coloring sheet to do as well.

DIY Puzzles and Coloring Sheet

This post contain affiliate links One of my must-have preschool supplies are Safari Ltd. animal figurines. We love using them for pretend play, as math manipulatives, for sorting, counting, etc. They are so versatile! (which is one of the reasons they made it on our Gift Guide for Little Learners last year. The Toobs make awesome…

Make beautiful watercolors art with a foam numbers puzzle! Preschoolers and toddlers do great with this!

Watercolor Numbers Art

You know what I love? When one of our preschool supplies can be repurposed for several different activities (like these Ikea Torsby Frames, or even regular old pencils)- it makes my frugal heart happy AND it pumps up my creative juices! 🙂 So last week when I shared our Googly Eye Math (modeled after our…

Do you enjoy finger painting with your toddlers? There's good reason to take away the brushes and let kids paint with their hands! Read more on the blog!

Finger Painting with Toddlers

I am a blog ambassador for Lakeshore and am compensated for my work. I received product free of charge, but all thoughts and opinions are 100% mine. The sweepstakes prize is provided for the winner free of charge from Lakeshore. Do you let your kids venture into the land of finger painting? Many parents are…

How to host a painting party for toddlers! Great mommy and me playgroup idea.

How to Host a Painting Party With Toddlers

This post was sponsored by WaterWipes as part of an Ambassador Program for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. I received complimentary products to facilitate my review. When I made the decision to become a stay at home mom, I had two big questions: What in the world would…

Create an Art Cart to store art supplies in a small space!

Art Cart – Storage for Small Spaces

Welcome Friends! Did you just pop over from the tour of our Art Corner? I hope you left that post with some inspiring ideas on how to set up your own art corner for your preschoolers! So many people have been asking questions about our art cart, its contents, and how we use it that…

How to set up a preschool art center in tight spaces

How to Set Up an Art Center in Tight Spaces

I am a blog ambassador for Lakeshore and am compensated for my work. I received product free of charge, but all thoughts and opinions are 100% mine. The sweepstakes prize is provided for the winner free of charge from Lakeshore. Do you have a sprawling homeschool room with space enough for an art center, literacy…

Back to School Name Recognition Activity | Preschool art and fine motor project

Back to School Name Recognition Activity

When I was a teacher Ticonderoga pencils were the top-of-the line, most coveted pencil around. They didn’t break while sharpening and they left a smooth line across the paper when writing. I would be so sad when I saw students coming into the classroom with anything less than a Ticonderoga, so I always stocked up…

Preschool fall art project- Crayon resist apple painting. LOVE the apple label added right on the painting!

Preschool Apple Art

Do you have a favorite apple? Maybe you like bright green granny smiths or juicy red delicious…I’m a pink lady  or honeycrisp lover or myself (hubby and kids prefer gala, though). Today’s preschool art project was actually inspired by our apple snack (did you notice we kept the apple’s label to add to the art above?)…