Category: School Age

  • DIY Valentine’s Day Cards

    Nate and I decided we would make Valentine’s Day cards for the cousins this year. I wanted to keep them simple, mainly because my access to crafting supplies here in Germany is very limited. Nathan is also, at three years young, limited in his crafting abilities. We began by listing out how many cards we […]

  • An Easy, DIY Valentine’s Day Mailbox

    Now that Nathan is three years old, he loves the idea of getting mail. So, in preparation of Valentine’s Day, we had to create a Valentine’s Day mailbox. When I started to gather supplies for this mailbox, I was surprised that I didn’t have any boxes on hand. I can’t stand clutter, but I do hoard […]

  • Leaf Printing Craft

    Fall Activities for Kids

    “Art takes nature as its model.” – Aristotle Our fall would not have been complete without some leaf printing. A pile of leaves, a few paints, and a Saturday afternoon was all we needed for a relaxing, yet engaging fall craft. I could not have picked a better fall activity for me and my preschooler. […]

  • Autumn Is…Fall Activity for Kids

    As the fall season comes to an end, so does our need for fall crafts and activities. I came up with this simple fall activity as a way to solidify concepts about the season for my preschooler. All the details for implementation are on my sister site, Lesson Plan Source. Enjoy!

  • We’re Going on a Leaf Hunt Activities

    One of my favorite fall books for kids is We’re Going on a Leaf Hunt by Steve Metzger. I love the book for many reasons–its simplistic storyline about three friends enjoying nature together, the variety of leaves it introduces children to, and its use of prepositions (yeah, really). It is also a book that lends […]