Christmas Tree Paper Plate Craft

I saw this Christmas tree craft on Pinterest and thought my daycare children would love to make one.  Our youngest group member was super keen to make a tree so I modified the original craft by Rachel at I heart Crafty Things to make it easier for him. First each child painted a paper plate with green paint…
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Card Holder Holiday Wreath -Kids Make For Their Parents

I’ve had the same daycare group for a few years now and I needed a new gift idea for the holidays.  Finding new unique gift ideas that small children can make for their parents can be challenging. My criteria is something the children can be actively involved in making and something that is useful. Yes,…
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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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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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St.Patrick’s Day Green Food Taste Challenge

Do your daycare children enjoy eating green foods?  Are they willing to try new vegetables?  I have a few kids in my group who will try anything and others who are more on the reluctant side. I thought a green food taste challenge might be a great way to create enthusiasm towards some new foods…
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Christmas Tree Felt Board Poems – A Video

**The Letter of the Week Program is on ‘pause’ for the holidays.  We will continue with letter ‘N’ on Monday, January 6th, 2014. I’m guessing that you have a home daycare full of excited children these days! Here is a short video with a quick idea for circle time this week. There are two easy felt…
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Fun & Healthy Christmas Lunch for Kids

  The children enjoy having a special lunch on our last day together before the holidays.  I like making a little picture with their food on their plates or using cookie cutters to make their sandwich special.  This year I found the candy cane idea and the broccoli tree on Pinterest.  The kids liked the…
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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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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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Witch Felt Board Stories -2 Videos

Here are two of my favourite felt board stories to tell my daycare children as Halloween approaches.  Both of these stories have been told to me from other daycare providers.  I made the felt pieces at a caregiver workshop but when I looked back in my notes, I didn’t have the original authors of these…
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