Easy Felt Gnome Tutorial

The weather has turned colder and the days are getting shorter.  It’s time for the Autumn gnomes to appear on the Nature table with their lanterns.  These cute little guys are very easy to make.  This can be a satisfying first project for a child learning simple sewing (age five or six). All your daycare…
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How to needle felt a pumpkin for Halloween-October Nature Table

  We celebrate Halloween at my home daycare.  The nature table includes this seasonal holiday.  This is one of the few times in the year that the nature table reflects a night time scene.  We have been discussing the changes in the season and the leaves falling. The children learned how the decrease in daylight…
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A Nature Table – Bring a magical story into your daycare

  How do I help my daycare children become calmer. What can I do to help them stay focused on a task? They get frustrated so easily and often seem ‘out of sorts’, how can I teach them perseverance? Many of us spend a good part of our day involved with fast paced technology. The…
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Handmade Natural Wool Fiber Play Ball – A Craft Idea

Are you trying to think of a meaningful gift to give to your daycare children?  Do they have every plastic toy under the sun already? How about a beautiful soft wool ball that can be used for a variety of games or pretend play? It’’s great for small toddlers who love to toss a ball…
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