Art work

Spiders on the wall – simple spider paper plate craft for kids

  I’m not a spider person …except when it comes to these little guys. Like their little brothers they are black with long legs, but sometimes they have more or less eyes…and sometimes more or less legs. My preschoolers made them in preparation of Halloween and we had so many spiders that they were crawling […]

Making your own doll – mark-making for toddlers

Aren’t they cute! The yellow one looks like a Minion :D! Today I had lots of fun with my little ones making their own dolls. It was a mark-making activity with a fun twist and the kids enjoyed drawing on fabric! To start our project, we’ve listened to Miss Polly had a dolly, a very […]

Super soft purplicious play dough – Time for purple!

I love play dough! I guess I can call it my best classroom friend, because it is so versatile. I use it to practice letters, numbers, construction skills, to improve fine-motor skills and even to calm my kids down. It helps to re-focus, settle, calm …and boost creativity! My boys and girls in my preschool […]

Squeezy play-dough balloons – fiddle, squeeze and stretch

  Inspired by Somewhatsimple’s Wacky Sacks I made a few squeezy play-dough stress balloons for my class today. I have a few kids in my class that find it very difficult to sit and listen attentively. So I’m always looking for fiddle toys that I can use during carpet time. I’m a big fan of […]

Free coloring pages for children: Boys and girls

Right now I’m working on a big clip art set and I couldn’t resist to make a quick little freebie for you. It all started today morning when this little man suddenly popped into my mind: …so I created a set of four coloring in pages for you, featuring two little boys and two little […]

Pasta snakes – threading activity

Last week we finished our “jungle animal theme” and one of our craft activities was “snake threading”. I still had some colored pasta from our last threading activity, so there was not a lot to prepare and the kids loved it. I introduced Miss Snake during morning carpet time, so all of my kids had […]