Valentine’s Day Felt Heart Necklace

Learn how to make a simple felt heart necklace for Valentine’s Day. This sewing project is appropriate for a child around five or six years old. You could make this gift to give to a friend as a special Valentine or wear it yourself for a Valentine’s Day party. Materials: This post includes amazon affiliate…
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Six Toddler Valentine’s Day Crafts

Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching. My little ones love to do crafts and I like finding simple crafts that my toddlers can participate in enthusiastically. I have six simple crafts for you today that will have your toddler’s heart happy! 1. Toilet Paper Roll Heart Stamps Gently bend the end of a toilet paper roll…
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Advent Paper Chain

The snow has arrived early here and with it comes the excitement of Christmas. The passage of time is an abstract concept for young children to grasp. Advent activities are a wonderful way to explore colours and numbers in the month of December. One of my daycare two year olds is interested in colour words…
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Wet Felted Acorns -Tree Ornaments Made by Three Year Olds!

  It’s getting close to Christmas and my daycare children have been working like little elves making their gifts for their parents. This year we decided to make Christmas tree ornaments. Parents love to have keepsakes from their little ones and my daycare group love to craft! We will be making wet felted acorns today.…
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Natural Felted Soap -Easy DIY Gift

Looking for a gift idea to give your daycare parents? Parents enjoy receiving a beautiful gift their child made with their own hands. Here’s a gift that even a two year old can make with success. Hand Felted Soap can be useful for anyone, it’s an exfoliating wash cloth and bar of soap in one! Natural…
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Pumpkin Balloon Stamping

  Being a home daycare provider and a kindergarten teacher has given me lots of practice thinking of fun ways to encourage little ones to paint and experiment with colour. However, this is the first time I’ve tried doing balloon prints.  The children LOVED it. Make sure you blow up the balloon just a little…
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Ghost Fingerplay Songs – 3 Videos

My daycare children love to learn new songs and fingerplays as we prepare for a celebration. Halloween is approaching and the children are excited about the event. We have been reading stories about halloween and singing songs as we prepare for the big day. Here are three easy ghost fingerplay songs for you to do…
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Leaf Crowns

  Leaf Crowns are a great autumn activity to make with your children.  You can spend time talking about colours, sizes and patterns when the kids arrange the leaves on their crowns. My daycare group and I took a walk two weeks ago to collect fallen leaves.  I encouraged the children to collect different sizes,…
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Mother’s Day Gift- DIY Car Diffuser with Essential Oils

This year my daycare group made car diffusers for their Mother’s Day gifts.  I’m a big essential oil fan and I love how the scent of certain oils can clean the air, lift your mood and even prevent car sickness! (Stay tuned this month for my blog post on ‘Preventing Car Sickness’).  I came across…
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Mother’s Day Handprint Flowers

I have my daycare children make some sort of handprint Mother’s Day cards every year.  They are adorable, quick and it’s sweet to see how much their little hands have grown from the previous year.  The handprint flowers are very easy to do if you have young children in your care.  I’ll get my group…
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