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Below I will share some of our recycled arts and crafts children did, using materials you probably have at home. There is nothing more exciting than turning "rubbish" into art while challenging creativity and inventiveness. 🍂Nature 🍃Inspired 🎨Art Inspired by Nature Anatomy book, today, children enjoyed "printing patterns" of different... Read more →

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Today, we will be creating a water lily pond (my children can never have enough sensory play) and we also will be conducting a kids science experiment called "Magic Flower." Drop an easy-to-make DIY paper lily bud in a bowl of water and watch it slowly bloom before your eyes!... Read more →

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In this technocratic world, what child would not like to have his/her own laptop to be just like Mommy and Daddy? You can make that wish came true with this super easy DIY from recycled cardboard and aluminum foil. What you will need: a rectangular piece of recycled cardboard, which... Read more →

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Today, we are exploring letter P. During our letter hunt, Adrian would walk around the house and collect all the objects that begin with the "p" sound. "P" is for popcorn, plate, plus (sign/addition), pop/soda can, Pocahontas, princesses, pumpkin, puzzle, picture, pond, park, piano, pregnant, penny, pencil/pen, pig, parrot, pit,... Read more →

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We see and hear birds everywhere! We also enjoy a sight of intricately build nests and occasional chicks. We actually raised two years in a row a family of house finches, each time hatching four baby chicks. So, inspired by all the sights of bird nests, today, we are learning... Read more →

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We are beginning our 🐝Bee Study to defy any misconceptions and fear of these amazing insects (closely related to wasps and ants). Bees are very important pollinators for flowers, fruits, and vegetables. They transfer pollen between the male and female parts of the same flower, thus allowing a plant to... Read more →

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This DIY Daffodils tissue paper💐bouquet can be a perfect Mother's Day gift! All you need to make these awesome 🌼flowers is tissue paper and pipe cleaners. To make this craft, we are referring to a Tissue Paper Flowers Craft book (buy here), which features incredibly simple-to-make tissue paper flowers that... Read more →

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As a tribute to National 🚀Space Day, which is held annually on the first Friday in May, we are making a DIY Solar System craft from homemade no-cook natural play dough. To explore our solar system and the planets, we read National Geographic Kids First Big Book of Space which... Read more →

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As a tribute to National 🚀Space Day, which is held annually on the first Friday in May, we are making a DIY Moon craft, but first, we learn about it. The Moon is about 4.5 billion years old. There are three theories as to how our planet's satellite could have... Read more →

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This is a super fun DIY: use recycled eggs (I am sure we all have tones of them after Easter) or use balls and let your kiddo have fun with this color recognition gross motor game. I did not have either black or red egg, so using Sharpies, I colored... Read more →

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This recycled DIY from cardboard will help your child learn the shape of the number by hands-on making numbers from pipe cleaners. Then, through the sense of touch, the child will reinforce numeral vs quantity association by counting pom poms, thus developing sensorially tactile understanding of quantitative measure of number,... Read more →

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This year, we decided not to buy Easter decorations, but to make them instead! If your kids are into messy not-so-messy 🎨 art fun, then crafting these marbled paper Easter Eggs which will make an awesome banner or Easter bunting is a perfect DIY for you! What you will need:... Read more →

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This is a fun Easter Inspired DIY 🐣Egg Alphabet Matching Activity, where your child will have to color coordinate, match upper to lower case letters and identify the first sound by matching language objects. If you have some recycled Easter eggs, first, find matching pairs, which have to be identical.... Read more →

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Montessori materials can be 💰costly, so I love finding an alternative. Below I will show you some of the DIYs I have created to substitute some of the materials you would generally purchase. DIY Color Matching + Fine Motor Pegging This DIY resembles matching Montessori Color Tablets ~ similar to... Read more →

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Happy ☘️St. Patrick's Day! Did any of your perfect traps work? Since children did not wish to catch a leprechaun, we decided to create a sensory Leprechaun Land. In preparing our 🎩 Leprechaun ☘️Land, we decided to use 🌀hydrogels~ 💦water-beads, since we have had the most amazing sensorial experience with... Read more →

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This is a super easy DIY math counting activity to teach your child simple addition, number recognition and numeral to quantity association. This is also an awesome fine and gross motor exercise as those little fingers would have to open and match the pegs to the craft sticks. What you... Read more →

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Children love water play. So, today, we are making a lake using a baking tray filled with water on which your child can sail small boats made from walnut-halves. What you will need: walnuts, colorful cardstock to make sails, toothpicks or thin straws with a tip cut to a point,... Read more →

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This is a very simple 🐣Easter inspired craft for children. All you need for this 🐣egg-ornament DIY is matching foam egg stickers and strings. During this activity, a child will promote his/her fine-motor skills as precision and patience are required to peel off the backing and attach strings. Also, a... Read more →

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Are you ready for 🐣Easter? Today, we will be making Easter Tree decorations. Pipe cleaner beading is one of the favorite crafts amongst my children. This activity is great for developing fine-motor movements as it requires precision while threading the beads on a pipe-cleaner. Beading also promotes concentration and patience... Read more →

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Vincent Van Gogh was born on March 30th, 1853 in Holland, and died in France in 1890. Van Gogh was one of the most tragic 🎨 artists who had ever lived. He was not very happy as evident by his never smiling self-portraits since nothing ever seemed to go right... Read more →

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