Thanksgiving Turkey Art

Here’s a really easy Thanksgiving project for your kids of all ages! Cut out the shapes ahead of time for your preschoolers if necessary. Draw the shapes onto construction paper or any type of colored paper. Let kindergarteners use safety scissors to cut them out themselves. The pieces do not need to be perfectly shaped … Continue reading Thanksgiving Turkey Art

Back to School – Make Your Own ABC Book!

It’s nearly fall and children are going back to school.  Whether you homeschool or your children attend public or private school, you may enjoy doing this activity with your preschool or kindergarten student. At ages 4 and 5, children should still be playing a lot of the time, so learning should be casual and informal. … Continue reading Back to School – Make Your Own ABC Book!

Winter Art and Descriptive Writing

Here’s a great way to inspire your kids to write—connect a creative art project to a descriptive writing assignment! Students will enjoy creating a work of art and then writing a little bit about it.  Make the picture first. For the picture, start with an 8 x 10 piece of cardstock.  Use color pencils to … Continue reading Winter Art and Descriptive Writing

Make Your Own Magnetic Letter Tiles

A while back I wrote about teaching students how to spell. The easiest way to teach spelling is in connection with reading, so children should be learning to spell the same words they are learning to phonetically decode. Spelling is a lot more fun if you teach it with a hands-on activity. My spelling game … Continue reading Make Your Own Magnetic Letter Tiles

Art Projects in August—Free Family Fun—Part 2

Here’s another art project for the kids during the last long hot days of August!  Cut colored construction paper—or any other colored paper you have on hand—into long strips.  Older kids can use a hole punch to punch out lots of tiny circles.  Be sure to empty the punch onto a small piece of paper … Continue reading Art Projects in August—Free Family Fun—Part 2

An Art Project in August—Free Family Fun—Part 1

Is the heat keeping your kids indoors at the end of the summer? Need a fresh idea to keep the kids busy?  Here’s an art project that is fun and easy and can be easily adjusted up or down in difficulty depending on the age and ability of each child. You will need: a few … Continue reading An Art Project in August—Free Family Fun—Part 1