Toddler Approved Mummy Craft

A caregiver friend sent me this craft that she found on Pinterest.  It’s originally from Allison at No Time for Flash Cards.  I decided to try it out on my daycare group because I have a few little ones who LOVE tape and post-it notes.  Green painter’s tape is a staple at my house! You…
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Easy Pumpkin Crafts

We have been talking about pumpkins around here this month and reading many Halloween books.  “Winnie’s Amazing Pumpkin” is the children’s favourite book this week.  The illustrations are very amusing and the text has a cute “Abracadabra” part that the children can join in on as you read. If you happen upon it at the…
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Pumpkin Bowling

I bought these cute little mini pumpkins to decorate our daycare table this month and thought of a fun way to use them in a counting game. I have one little one who is learning to count to five and another child who is working on remembering the sequence 11, 12, 13. The first step…
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DIY Felt Birthday Crowns

I have two children in my home daycare, a brother and a sister, whose birthdays are only two days apart.  It’s very important to the two-year old that he gets exactly what his big sister receives, therefore I needed a good gift idea that would work for both ages.  I wanted to give them a handmade…
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Making Dandelion Chain Crowns

My daycare children love to pick flowers and one flower that I let them pick is the dandelion! One morning we came upon a soccer field full of dandelions on our walk.  The children delighted in picking fistfuls of dandelions.  Once they had collected a bunch I made them some dandelion crowns to wear.  Dandelions…
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Father’s Day Gifts -Trail Mix Poem and Daddy Questionnaire

Need an easy Father’s Day gift idea for your daycare children to make this week? Here is what my group is doing this year for their fathers.  First, I found this adorable Daddy Questionnaire on Pinterest.  I printed a copy off for each child. You can find other great Father’s Day gift ideas by checking out my…
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Father’s Day Gift Idea

  Here’s a quick Father’s Day gift idea for you today.  Last year I took a picture of each of my daycare children wearing men’s shoes. In the photo they held up a sign saying, “I love you Daddy.”  The preschoolers and school age kids drew their own signs but I made a simple one…
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Salt Dough Tree Ornaments

I’ve never tried making salt dough ornaments before but my daycare children love making cookies with cookie cutter shapes.  They were excited to give this craft project a try.  I searched the internet for a recipe and found a dozen different ones. I started with 1 cup of flour and mixed in 1 cup of…
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Sparkly Painted Pinecone Ornament

 My daycare children love to collect sticks, rocks and objects from nature.  They collected a bucket full of pinecones in the fall that I saved in our craft supply bin. We are making handmade ornaments for our parents for Christmas this year so I thought now would be a good time to use the pinecones…
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Easy Handmade Sewing Gift -Toy Candy Shop

  In our fast paced world it’s touching to receive a handmade gift for our child.  Maybe you would like to make a gift for your daycare children for the upcoming holiday season. You could make just one lollipop or a whole basket of candy. Making a gift for a child is rewarding for us…
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