Collage "Teach Me" Book For KidsThese books can be made on any subject and your kids can help make them. Cut out pictures from magazines about your subject: colors, numbers, animals, etc. Great for preschoolers.
Mona Lisa REMIXMy 8 and 10 year old students were given a color Xerox of the Mona Lisa. They had to use mixed media and whatever recycled elements they could find to give her a new look. All the embellishments came out of the recycled art bin! What do you think Leonardo would say?
Making Paper Bag PuppetsThis page is about making paper bag puppets. A easy, fun craft to do with the children in your life.
Homemade Educational Games for ToddlersThis is a page about homemade educational games for toddlers. Toddlers love to play and making games that are also educational is a great way to make that play even more valuable, as well as, fun.
Making a Homemade WhiteboardWhiteboards are a great study tool. This page contains instructions for making your own whiteboard.
Making a Preschool Lacing ProjectThis is a page about making a preschool lacing project. Using cardboard, laces and beads there are fun projects to make that can improve a youngster's dexterity.
Making a Toddler Pom Pom SorterThis is a page about making a toddler pom pom sorter. Teaching your toddler dexterity and colors is easy with this homemade sorter.
Slice of Pumpkin Pie Craft for KidsThis is a page about making a slice of pumpkin pie craft for kids. Here is a cute and easy Thanksgiving craft for young children.
How to Make a Doctor's Bag CraftKids love to play at being community service providers, such as doctors, firemen, and teachers. For the best role play you need props or tools of the trade. This is a page about how to make a doctor's bag craft.
Making a Castle Model for School?A school project about medieval times might be a great time to make a model of a castle. This is a page about making a castle model for school.
Grow Grass Hair for Project or PetsI created this learning project for some 1st graders, but it's also a great springtime/Easter project that can benefit pets and wildlife too! We grew rye grass in plastic cups. Once grown they are pretty decorations around the house or can be offered to the family cat.
How to Make Pattern StripsA child's cognitive development is aided by teaching them to recognize, complete, and replicate patterns. Make several variations of this activity to provide your children with a fun learning experience. This is a page about how to make pattern strips.
How to Make Minion Reading PointersMinions are quite popular these days with the success of the Despicable Me films. These cute little reading pointers make following along as you learn to read much more fun. This is a page about how to make Minion reading pointers.
Building a Model of Canberra Parliament House?Building a model or diorama of a famous building is a common school project. Depending on the age of the student it can be as simple or complex as you like. This is a page about building a model of Canberra Parliament House.
How to Make a Pipe Cleaner and Bead AbacusLong before there was a written numeral system, the abacus was used as a calculating tool. Make a simple one to help teach your young children counting and more advanced math. This is a page about how to make a pipe cleaner and bead abacus.
Bingo Dot Marker Name Activity for ChildrenUse a bingo dot marker to help young children learn how to spell their name and form letters. This great bingo dot marker name activity for children is a perfect way to introduce letter shapes and simple words.
How to Make Magnetic Discovery BottlesA fun and simple way to explore moving different objects with magnets is to make discovery bottles. This is a page about how to make magnetic discovery bottles.
Printed Velcro Apple TreesThis is a page about making printed Velcro apple trees. These Velcro apple trees are a great activity for preschool aged kids. They are easy to make and are great for developing their fine motor skills.
How to Make a Heart Shaped Paper GroundhogThis is a page about how to make a heart shaped paper groundhog. It doesn't have to be Groundhog Day to make this cute craft with your kids. Cut out paper heart shapes and get started.
Halloween Memory and Number Matching CardsThis is a page about Halloween memory and number matching cards. Using Halloween stickers and index cards you can make a fun memory and number matching game for the kids to play all year long.
How to Make 100th Day of School Paper Plate Gumball MachinesThis is an craft for preschool or early grade students, to help teach the concept of the number 100. This is a page about how to make 100th day of school paper plate gumball machines.
Rainbow Pot of Gold ActivitiesThis is a fun children's craft that can be used for learning basic rainbow colors, letters, and words. This is a page about making rainbow pot of gold activities.
Making an Ice Cream Bucket Frog TotemWhen children study certain Native American cultures or read books influenced by native traditions they often create crafts as part of the lesson. This is a page about making an ice cream bucket frog totem.
Spring Day Sticker Project for Young ChildrenThis is a page about spring day project using stickers. It's easy to create a spring day scene using colored paper and fun stickers. This is a great project to make with young children.
How to Make a Pot of Gold Number Matching GameEven if it is not St. Patrick's Day kids will have fun learning with this number matching game. This page is about how to make a pot of gold number matching game.
Making an Egyptian HeaddressFor school plays and cultural or history activities you may need to create something like this Egyptian headdress. This page contains the instructions and photos needed for making an Egyptian headdress.
Crafting Supplies from Baking Soda and Vinegar ExperimentA project with baking soda and vinegar can also include paper shapes and food coloring to produce some fun decorations for making a card. This is a page about crafting supplies from baking soda and vinegar experiment.
Storytime Craft ActivitiesSharing stories through books, pictures, puppets and theater are fun, educational experiences for young people. This is a page about story time craft activities.
Making Hands-on Interactive Learning ShapesMake hands-on interactive learning shapes for your child. Laminate the printouts and even add Velcro dots to make this learning experience more fun.
Simple Paper Easter Egg MatchKids love matching games and they are an excellent learning tool as well. For the holiday or anytime, laminate some decorated eggs from the internet or make your own, to create a simple paper Easter egg matching activity.
Bee 1:1 Correspondence Math GameThis bee 1:1 game is a simple, yet educational game. Younger kids get practice counting each dot and number of bees that match each roll. It's easy to make and good for different learning settings.
Freedom School Summer Program Craft Project Ideas?I am working with a Freedom School program this summer, and once a week I'll be doing crafts with the K-2nd grade group. This normally wouldn't be a big issue for me, but they need something that'll last 90 min. I know, it's crazy. I want to have one big craft and one smaller craft each week.
Printable Easter Number Bingo and Stamp GamesHere's instructions for Easter themed bingo and stamp educational games that you can print and play with youngsters.
Egg Carton Pre-K Math ActivityIt is not too early to begin teaching your pre-k children math. Using an egg carton and plastic eggs you can design a variety of math activities for this age group. This page offers several possible activities to help get you started.
Heart Shaped Caterpillar Name PuzzleUse paper hearts to make this fun and educational caterpillar name puzzle. Your child will love learning to spell their name with this cute game.
Making a Robin's Nest CraftThis adorable robin's nest is made using peat moss from the craft store and small blue plastic eggs.
Haunted House Math MatUsing a printable page of haunted houses and some seasonal erasers you can put together this fun math game to help younger children learn their numbers. They will have fun playing with this haunted house math mat.
Experiments with Baking Soda and VinegarMany of us have had fun at home and school mixing vinegar and baking soda to create that excellent fizzing effect. This page contains some ideas or experiments that use baking soda and vinegar.
Making Thanksgiving Counting CupsLaminate seasonal graphic designs, then mark the outside of a paper or plastic cups with numbers appropriate to the age of the kids. This project results in Thanksgiving counting cups. Use them at a preschool or family gathering, fun and learning combined.
Carrot Counting Activity for ToddlersTeach your young child how to count by making this cute carrot counting activity. Toddlers will have fun placing the correct number of paper leaves into the carrot pockets to match the number on the carrot.
Paper Plate Clock for Teaching TimeTransform a paper plate into an inexpensive teaching tool. Follow the steps below to make a paper plate clock for teaching your little ones how to tell time.
Making Planetary ArtworkRecreate the entire solar system with supplies you probably already have at home. It's a great way to decorate a child's room and learn about the planets.
Making Play Placemats and StovetopMake these colorful play placemats and a stovetop from scrapbook paper cut into the shapes needed and finally laminated to prolong their use.
How to Make a Dr. Seuss Matching GameKids love Dr. Seuss' colorful illustrations and clever wordplay. Make this matching game using the classic characters from The Cat In The Hat and other stories.
Remaking 'The Scream'by Edvard MunchThis craft was created as a high school art project. The students had to choose a famous painting and recreate it using another medium rather than paint. With the help of little brother here is Edvard Munch's "The Scream".
DIY Touchpoint Math KeyTouchMath® math is a method designed to help students K-3 to learn basic math concepts such as counting, addition, subtraction, etc. The key provides the touchpoints on the numbers 1-9. Single points are used for (1-5) and double touches for (6-9). Having a key will help your child remember the concept as they work on math problems.
Making a Laurel Leaf HeaddressIn ancient Greece and Rome laurel leaf crowns or headdresses were worn to denote status or power. One to be used as part of a child's costume can easily be made from tinsel foil and paper. Learn how below.
Nature WeavingThis kids' nature craft results in a nature activity board that your child can use to store their plant specimens. A sturdy piece of cardboard and twine are the main supplies you will need. We can show you how to do the rest. Next comes the nature walk.
Paper Bag Nature Journal with Collection PocketsYour children, and perhaps even you, will enjoy using these paper bag nature journals on your next walk. Let us show you how to make them and then you and the kids can start collecting nature specimens.
Rainbow Nature HuntSend the kids out to find flowers, leaves, etc. that match the colors of the rainbow. This page contains the PDF needed to make these fun activity sheets.
Nature Collection BraceletsMake a bracelet using masking tape with the sticky side out. Now your young children are ready to collect small flowers, leaves, etc. to make a unique nature collection bracelet.
Frog Play MatThe PDF for printing out this fun play mat can be found on this page. Your little ones will have great fun adding frogs, lily pads, and more to their frog pond.
Worm Play MatOn this fun play mat worms made from Play Doh, pipe cleaners, etc. move through the soil below a variety of veggies. The PDF is included on this page.
Trace, Cut, and Draw (Worm)The printout provided on this page, is a fun pre-school project that allows your little ones to practice their tracing, cutting, and drawing skills. The subject is an earthworm and the activity can be used as part of a teaching moment about the importance of worms in the environment.
Making a Marble Painted Paper Spider WebMost kids are fascinated by insects and enjoy learning about them. Some may be more reluctant to get close, while others can't wait to. Spiders are technically considered to be arachnids and not insects, and students love to learn that too. I still include spiders in my spring insect theme, as well as during Halloween. One of the easiest and most fun activities I have students do is this marble painted web. They get to use items to paint with that they have probably never used before. That's always exciting! The webs look pretty great hanging up too!