Paper Plate Flowers (Preschool, Kindergarten)

Paper Plate Flowers (Preschool, Kindergarten)

Last Monday, we hosted our first Arts and Crafts in the Park of the year.  I wasn't sure what to expect in terms of numbers, so I wanted a craft that could easily accommodate whoever came our way.  The winner?  Paper plate flowers! This craft was originally geared towards preschool and kindergarten, but we had kids of all ages wanting to give it a try during our Arts and Crafts at the park program.  It's a nice one, because you can make it as simple or complex as you like. Ready to get … [Read more...]

Sunday Snapshot: Shepherd and his Sheep

Sunday Snapshot: Shepherd and his Sheep

The other day, my preschooler came home with this adorable little craft from Sunday School.  Little cotton balls make up the sheep and the shepherd is crafted from a clothespin.  So much fun! … [Read more...]

Q is for Quilt (Preschool Alphabet Craft)

Q is for Quilt (Preschool Alphabet Craft)

This is a project we did a little while back, but I stumbled across the pictures and wanted to share them with you!  This a perfect project for preschool (introduction of letters) or kindergarten (reviewing letters).  We did this with paper "squares" because I hadn't discovered the wonderful world of fabric yet!  I might try it again with my (now older) kids now that I have a basement full of colorful prints! What You Need: Construction Paper (one piece per child) Glue Stick Pre-cut … [Read more...]

Giant Flag Craft for Kids {Preschool Craft}

Giant Flag Craft for Kids {Preschool Craft}

A few years back, when my kids were both preschool age, we completed a giant flag craft as a group project.  It's a great way to let them explore painting and still get a great end result!  The secret? Painter's tape! Are you ready to begin? What You'll Need: White poster board Red (washable) paint Painters tape Brushes Blue paint Star Stickers What You Do: Start by making stripes on the white poster board with the painters tape, leaving a square in the top left for the … [Read more...]

What’s Your Excuse?  {Nursery Promo Video}

What’s Your Excuse? {Nursery Promo Video}

As I mentioned in this post, we did a big push for nursery volunteers during the month of May.  One of the first videos we showed the congregation was the "Be Part of the Dream Team" video. Check it out below: httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=16K56G69SEg What About You? What do you do for volunteer recruiting?  I'd love to hear about it! … [Read more...]

Island Getaway Less than a Tank of Gas Away!

Island Getaway Less than a Tank of Gas Away!

Every summer, we try to make the most of the warm weather and sunny skies.  In the past, I've compiled a list of free and low cost ideas for families around Erie, PA -- but now that the kids are getting a little older, we thought we'd explore some day trip options. I heard about Put-in-Bay, Ohio and was surprised to find out this lovely little island was less than three hours away.  So, on Memorial Day this year, we packed up the kids, loaded up the Spotify playlists and away we … [Read more...]