Category Archives: Arts and Crafts

Multiply by 5’s with Apple Blossoms

Flowers are great for teaching mathematics. Depending on the type of flower, you can talk about symmetry or sums. All apple blossoms have 5 petals, which make them great for talking about multiplication by 5’s.

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Super Hero Crafts

Our local homeschool group has a monthly gathering during the autumn/winter/spring months which we refer to as “gym day.” The primary purpose of these gym days are social, though we try to provide the children with many gross motor activities and a few crafts. Here are some of the crafts that we planned for our most recent super hero themed gym day.

Super Hero Crafts for Homeschool Gym Day

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Make Your Own Action Figure

Our local homeschool group has a monthly gathering during the autumn/winter/spring months which we refer to as “gym day.” The primary purpose of these gym days are social, though we try to provide the children with many gross motor activities and a few crafts. One such craft for our most recent super hero themed gym day was to create our own action figures.

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All About Super Me Book

 

Our local homeschool group has a monthly gathering during the autumn/winter/spring months which we refer to as “gym day.” The primary purpose of these gym days are social, though we try to provide the children with many gross motor activities and a few crafts. One such craft for our most recent super hero themed gym day was to write and illustrate an All About Super Me book.

Super Hero Crafts Free Printable All About Super Me Book

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The Ultimate Star Wars Linky Party

May 4th is coming up soon and I know many of us Star Wars fanatics are hunting down the perfect cosplays, crafts, snack foods, and lesson plans to “wow” our kids with.

To make it easier to find exactly what you are looking for, I and my co-hosts bring you The Ultimate Star Wars Linky Party. All things Star Wars separated by category for ease of searching.

But first a quick tutorial on how to make some super awesome Star Wars footprint (and paw print) art.

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Duct Tape Rainbow Pinwheels

Pinwheels, besides being colorful and fun, can also be a great way to draw young children’s attention to things like weather, wind, and air.
Making pinwheels out of duct tape is super easy. Older children might enjoy making a few for themselves and their siblings.

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Outdoor Music Station

Kids are noisy. Kids love being noisy. And outside is a great place for them to be as noisy as they want.

Which is why, for three years now, I have dedicated a portion of our outdoor area to having a music station.
It started off as a miniature music wall on our apartment patio, then a larger music wall in our backyard. Now we have expanded it even further.

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On Beyond Zombie, How-To Geekify Any Picture Book

When I first hosted the ABCs of Raising Well-Rounded Geeklings in March of 2014, I felt saddened at the end of the series. I had written about 26 different topics of geeky interest but that was barely even the tip of the iceburg! I knew I wanted to continue to talk about geeky parenting and so I created the On Beyond Zombie series, a weekly linky party dedicated to all things geek-parenting related.

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Wonder Woman

One of the easiest and most fun children’s cosplays has got to be Wonder Woman. If you’ve got a bit of washable paint and some clothes line, you’re basically set.
Besides being super fun, face painting is also an awesome sensory  experience.

W is for Wonder Woman

Here’s the step-by-step on how SunnyGirl likes to dress up as DC’s most famous female character. (more…)