•      This Earth Day craft for kids helps illustrate that the effect doing something to or for the Earth in a big or small can spread quickly. One small drop of consideration will bleed into the lives of others and our planet. Okay maybe this is giving a simple Earth Day craft too much… [Continue Reading]

    Earth Day Craft for Kids- Coffee Filter Earths
  • This is the time of year for fun activities that feature chicks and eggs. Easter is part of the reason, but it is also the season that bird births are focused on.  (We can hear the baby birds chirping outside our front windows.) A number of big and little chicks along with their eggs have… [Continue Reading]

    Fun Activities with Chicks and Eggs
  •   You just never know what you are going to find when you open up a plastic egg. You might even find a  Dolch sight words game. That is exactly what my son found when he opened the plastic eggs in this brown basket. While not the jelly beans he might have hoped to find… [Continue Reading]

    {Dolch Sight Words} Unscrambling Egg Letters
  • Easter coloring pages can be more than just filling in various objects with color. They can as you will see in this post be Easter coloring pages with learning skills. Combining both coloring and learning engages children and sneaks in concept learning and review. I created two Easter coloring pages that review skill that my… [Continue Reading]

    Easter Coloring Pages with Math and Reading Skills
  •   Beyond Easter baskets filled with treats and egg hunt what is Easter? Let’s look at Easter ideas and crafts that focus on true meaning of Easter. There are so many wonderful ways to share the true meaning of Easter. I am going to share some Easter ideas we have done along with several really… [Continue Reading]

    {What is Easter?} Easter Ideas and Craft for Kids

Earth Day Craft for Kids- Coffee Filter Earths

Earth Day Craft

     This Earth Day craft for kids helps illustrate that the effect doing something to or for the Earth in a big or small can spread quickly. One small drop of consideration will bleed into the lives of others and our planet. Okay maybe this is giving a simple Earth Day craft too much power. Maybe not. Children  seem understand on the need to Continue Reading

Fun Activities with Chicks and Eggs

Fun Activities with Chicks and Eggs

This is the time of year for fun activities that feature chicks and eggs. Easter is part of the reason, but it is also the season that bird births are focused on.  (We can hear the baby birds chirping outside our front windows.) A number of big and little chicks along with their eggs have been featured in posts on this blog. Let me share twenty of Continue Reading

{Dolch Sight Words} Unscrambling Egg Letters

Dolch sight words unscrambled egg letters forming the word come.

  You just never know what you are going to find when you open up a plastic egg. You might even find a  Dolch sight words game. That is exactly what my son found when he opened the plastic eggs in this brown basket. While not the jelly beans he might have hoped to find in the plastic eggs, the letter cards that built sight words were Continue Reading

Easter Coloring Pages with Math and Reading Skills

Easter Coloring Page with Math and Reading Skills

Easter coloring pages can be more than just filling in various objects with color. They can as you will see in this post be Easter coloring pages with learning skills. Combining both coloring and learning engages children and sneaks in concept learning and review. I created two Easter coloring pages that review skill that my son and I have been Continue Reading

{What is Easter?} Easter Ideas and Craft for Kids

What is Easter? Easter Ideas for Kids

  Beyond Easter baskets filled with treats and egg hunt what is Easter? Let's look at Easter ideas and crafts that focus on true meaning of Easter. There are so many wonderful ways to share the true meaning of Easter. I am going to share some Easter ideas we have done along with several really wonderful ideas from other blogs. Each of Continue Reading

Fun Craft For Kids- Torn Paper Easter Chick

Fun Craft- Torn Paper Easter Chick

Easter crafts are fun to make and send to friend and family. We recently sat down at the kitchen table and created this fun craft creates a fun torn paper Easter chick. One of the best things about torn paper crafts is that there isn’t a wrong way to tear paper. There are times when you try to tear the paper in a shape as we did for the chicks Continue Reading

Three Drop Everything & Read Facebook Flash Giveaways

Three Drop Everything and Read Flash Giveaways

  I thought it would be a great time to share with you three new books from Tiger Tales that you may want to Drop Everything and Read. I will be giving one of them away a day for the next three days in FLASH giveaways on the JDaniel4’s Facebook page to celebrate Drop Everything and Read Day. Did you know that DEAR (Drop Everything and Read) Continue Reading

Update Letter on My Family

Update Letter on Family

      Dear Readers, Almost every Wednesday since I started this blog, I have written an essay about something JDaniel or I has learned, an activity we have done or what is currently going on at our house. Recently I haven’t been posting those essays. I plan for them, sit down to write them, and they just don’t come. It isn’t that things Continue Reading

Easter Craft for Kids- Bunny Themed Treat Bags

Easter Craft- Bunny Themed Treat Bags

      Bunny bags are a fun Easter craft! We created bunny bags to contain some special treats for JDaniel’s teachers at school. They are really wonderful and we decide to send some yummy treasures their way. This fun Easter craft was super easy to create using materials we had at home. JDaniel’s fun facial features made his teachers super Continue Reading

Cool Math for Kids- Easter Egg Learning

Cool Math for Kids- Easter Egg Learning

      Simply adding shapes to a  paper egg  can open the door for exploring several math concepts. That is why this post is called Cool Math for Kids- Easter Egg Learning. We actually covered several math skills in this crafty math activity. It all started with a cutting a simple egg shape from construction paper. I selected a bold blue color Continue Reading