Easy Preschool Flag Painting Craft

Easy Preschool Flag Painting Craft

Ready for another patriotic preschool craft?  Be sure to check out yesterday's project (Construction Paper Flag) as well! Here’s What You Need:  Painters Tape White construction paper Newspaper or other scrap paper Red Paint Paint brushes Blue Construction Paper Star stickers What You Do: For this project, I used crayola WASHABLE tempera paint and it worked great, but I’m sure any kids paint will do.  Tape the white construction paper onto the newspaper as shown. … [Read more...]

Simple Construction Paper Easter Egg Basket  (Toddlers and Preschoolers)

Simple Construction Paper Easter Egg Basket (Toddlers and Preschoolers)

Here's a great Easter craft for the little ones in your life!  This would be fun for preschool homeschool or even in even in a toddler Sunday School class.  For Sunday, you could write attributes of God on each egg as you put them in the basket. Supplies Needed: Coloring Page of a basket Construction paper, cut into the shape of eggs Glue sticks Crayons (optional) What You Do: Have kid color the basket if they'd like.  Hand them eggs, one by one, and encourage them to glue … [Read more...]

Valentine’s Day Tree {Preschool Homeschool}

Valentine’s Day Tree {Preschool Homeschool}

Ah, the ever present pink and red of Valentine's Day!  If you're looking for a few great Valentine's Day  picture books and a simple craft for preschoolers, you've come to the right place.  I love this craft because it helps me get to know the kids at my home day care better and it's a great decoration for the week of Valentine's Day! We usually begin by reading a few Valentine's Day books such as: Happy Valentine's Day Mouse!  Funny Valentine  Valentine's Day is Cool  Pigs in … [Read more...]

Valentine’s Day Projects for Kids

Valentine’s Day Projects for Kids

With Valentine's Day just around the corner, it's time to start decorate the halls of your home, school, or church in the vibrant colors of red and pink!  Here's a great project for the preschoolers in your life and an adaptation for those older kids that may want to celebrate the day as well! What You Need: Heart Hole Punch (JoAnn's or Amazon) Construction Paper Glue Glitter Glue (optional) Laminator (optional): This is the one I use and love! What You Do: Depending on … [Read more...]

Button, Button, Who’s Got the Button? (Pete the Cat)

Button, Button, Who’s Got the Button? (Pete the Cat)

We've been having a great time this year so far with homeschooling and even though my kids are only in Preschool and Kindergarten, I'm starting to get a real feel for the kind of commitment homeschooling involves (and getting a little nervous in the process!). Last week, we stepped away from the desks for a bit for some button fun with Pete the Cat.  The first thing we did was read this super hilarious book about a cat loosing his buttons. Then we brought out the buttons.  I grabbed … [Read more...]

Homeschool Kindergarten: Here We Come!

Homeschool Kindergarten: Here We Come!

Little Chipmunk is eager to begin school and even though she's still 4, I thought we'd give this homeschool thing a real go!  I figured even if I mess it up, she can still go to Kindergarten next year (though I think we'll be okay).  I recently read through the book, The Well-Trained Mind: A Guide to Classical Education at Home, and the classical model of homeschooling really resonated with me.  For Kindergarten, our main goals are to learn how to read and do basic adding and subtracting.  I … [Read more...]