Painting with Mini Pumpkins

What do you do with mini pumpkins? At the grocery store I came across these cute mini pumpkins. I usually pass them by and just go for the bigger, carvable pumpkins. I mean what are mini pumpkins for other than decor? Can you even carve them? I thought and thought and realized that at 2…

Preschool and first grade lesson plan to use with the book 10 Black Dots

10 Black Dots Art and Math Activity

Do you see how well loved this book is?!? We have a few books that are in need of replacements because they are so well loved. Caps for Sale and 10 Black Dots are two of those books that need replacing. Before we decide to upcycle this book, I wanted to give it one more…

Green Eggs and Ham art based on the popular Dr. Seuss book! Perfect for Read Across America/ Dr. Seuss' birthday

Green Eggs and Ham Art

“I will not eat them on a train, I will not eat them in the rain!” Have you read Green Eggs and Ham to your kids yet? If not, March 2nd is a great day to do it since it is Dr. Seuss’ birthday/ Read Across America Day! If you’re a homeschool mom, grab your…

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)┬áhas 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,…

Invitation to draw spring plants

Invitation to Draw Spring Plants

Hello Spring!! Here in the desert of Southern California, spring only lasts like a week before we hit 100 degree summer temps, so I’m taking advantage of it and doing some spring early learning activities with the kids. Preschool learning activities in the spring usually involve plants and insects. We’ve already done a Nature Cutting…

Line Painting Process Art

Line Painting Process Art

You may not realize it, but there are some TRULY AMAZING picture books about lines. Really. I was blown away by the creativity that starts with a simple line. After writing this book list, I was inspired to let my kids at some line art themselves! This post contains affiliate links Supplies Play Dough tools…

Painting with cars preschool art

Painting with Cars

The weather here is starting to turn chilly, but that doesn’t stop my boys from wanting to play outside all. the. time. After an especially good day yesterday, I decided to set up a special outdoor activity for my boys that they loved! This post contains affiliate links Supplies WASHABLE paint Toy cars (these ones…

Why didn't I think of this?!? What an easy way to melt crayons for suncatchers!

Melted Crayon Art

Have you ever made sun catchers with kids before? Or maybe you’ve made stained glass window art with them. The traditional method for these projects involves crayon shavings and an iron (which I wouldn’t trust young kids to handle), but there’s a simpler way that yields beautiful results! Get extra supplies ready, because this is…

Make simple train track prints for littel engineers!

Train Track Prints

I think most kids go through a train loving stage- which means most parents also go through a train buying stage! How many toy trains does your munchkins have? I think we are at 19 (and I know that is a relatively small collection!) The thing about toy trains is the kids will also inventively…

Invitation to draw fall leaves

Invitation to Draw Fall Leaves

I’m excited for the opportunity to study fall with my boys! I plan on making a beautiful Fall Nature Table, if I can find enough objects to fill it, that is! We may need to take a trip up the mountain to gather pine cones and other natural treasures. Since I’m always on the lookout…