Free Project: Write a Garden Journal from The Garden Classroom
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Free Project: Write a Garden Journal from The Garden Classroom

A garden journal is a great way to bring literacy outside into your garden and give children the opportunity to write with a practical purpose. See below for sample garden journal pages that you can use with your children. Download the project and the garden journal. from The Garden Classroom: Hands-On Activities in Math, Science, … Continue reading

Free Project: Mud Pie Tea Party from The Garden Classroom
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Free Project: Mud Pie Tea Party from The Garden Classroom

Glorious mud! It’s the essential fine-dining ingredient in a mud-pie kitchen. Hosting an afternoon tea party in your garden offers lots of opportunity for sensory play, teamwork, language development, reading, writing, counting, and wonderful imaginary play. Download the PDF. from The Garden Classroom: Hands-On Activities in Math, Science, Literacy, and Art by Cathy James Continue reading

Free Project: Creative Birthday Traditions from The Giant Book of Creativity for Kids
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Free Project: Creative Birthday Traditions from The Giant Book of Creativity for Kids

When a parent of child has a birthday, it’s a good time to introduce a creative activity that might become a family tradition. You have a chance to celebrate a birthday and each family member’s unique way of being creative too. You might expand this tradition to include extended family members too: cousins, grandparents, godparents, … Continue reading

Free Project: Embroidery Hoop Lanterns from Crafting a Colorful Home
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Free Project: Embroidery Hoop Lanterns from Crafting a Colorful Home

For many years, I had brightly colored Chinese paper lanterns hanging over the porch table to create a festive atmosphere. They finally shredded and disintegrated, so I replaced them with homemade “lanterns” made out of my cherished ethnic fabric remnants. These hanging lanterns would also make great outdoor decorations. Use little Christmas tree lights to … Continue reading

Free Project: Lighted Cardboard Dollhouse from The Artful Year
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Free Project: Lighted Cardboard Dollhouse from The Artful Year

Children love to fashion little houses out of cardboard, decorating them with fanciful papers and drawings and adding a string of lights for an extra dose of magic on winter evenings. Download the PDF. from The Artful Year: Celebrating the Seasons and Holidays with Crafts and Recipes by Jean Van’t Hul Continue reading