Guest Blogger – Stephanie Hiday

Preschoolers and Scissors By: Stephanie Hiday   One of the first skills I introduce my preschoolers to is scissor cutting. You should see the excitement and sheer amazement on my littles faces when I hand them a pair of scissors. For many, it is the first time they have been entrusted with this tool. It’s … [Read more…]

Plastic Egg Snake

Materials Needed: Nylon Cord Plastic Easter Eggs (the ones with pre-drilled holes in the ends) Googly Eyes If you are not able to find plastic eggs with pre-drilled holes or you want to use plastic eggs you already have, you will need to drill holes into the plastic eggs.   Start by knotting the end … [Read more…]

Plastic Egg Stamps

Supplies: Plastic eggs Paper Paint*   *Here is a simple and easy recipe for edible finger paint that can be used with this activity. All you need is any brand of vanilla yogurt and food coloring. Dish out the yogurt into small dishes and add a drop of food coloring. Mix well.   Start by … [Read more…]

Yarn Hearts

  Supplies: Heavy paper Hole punch Cookie cutter Pencil Yarn Tape Trace the cookie cutter on the paper. Use the tracing as a guide to punch holes around the shape, equal distances apart. Tape the end of a piece of yarn to make a child-friendly needle. Next tape the other end of the yarn to … [Read more…]

Ice Cube Painting

Supplies: Ice tray Food Coloring Heavy paper Gallon sized baggie   Make colorful ice cubes by adding a few drops of food coloring in each section of your ice trays when making ice. Once frozen, put a sheet of heavy paper into the gallon baggie along with several of the ice cubes. Close the baggie. … [Read more…]

Clyde and I

Click here to listen to Blossom read Clyde and I by Russ Towne. Clyde is a big green giraffe who eats blue bananas and is a rhyming story sure to delight children.  

Paper Plate Snowman

Materials: 2 Paper Plates Colored Paper Glue/Tape Scissors   Start by attaching the two plates. Next help your child cut out eyes, a nose, mouth, buttons, and what whatever else your child wants on his/her snowman. Glue or tape the pieces onto the snowman. Hang Mr. or Mrs. Snowman in a place where your child … [Read more…]

Fluffy Snowflakes

Materials: Cotton Balls Glue Dish Paint Brush Construction Paper   First, poor some glue in a dish. Use the paint brush to paint the glue onto the paper in the shape of a snowflake. Give your child a pile of cotton balls and have them place them on the glue. As your child creates the … [Read more…]

Christmas Tree Project

Torn Paper Christmas Tree   Supplies: Colored Paper Glue   Help your child tear long strips of green paper. Shorten the length of the strips so you have a progression of strips from long to short. Help your child glue the strips on a sheet of paper, with the longest on bottom and the shortest … [Read more…]

Christmas Tree Activity

Christmas Tree   Supplies: Green Paper Bingo Dauber   To start this project, cut out a Christmas tree shape out of the green paper. Set the tree in front of your child and give them a bingo dauber (you may want to put your child in a high chair to ensure your child doesn’t get … [Read more…]