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All this month I’m going to be sharing with you crafts and activities that I’ve made with some custom Gallifreyan writing which I got from Applique Geek. Applique Geek has something for every fandom so be sure to check them out and let them know Suzy Homeschooler sent you.
Last week we shared an idea to create Gallifreyan writing ornaments for your tree, the week before that we shared some free printable Gallifreyan Writing Activity Mats, this week we’ll be sharing another free printable of Gallifreyan writing which promotes fine motor skills and can also be used to decorate your home and tree for Christmas.
For this project you’ll need our free printable (download below), a printer with black ink, some cardstock or other thick printing paper, scissors, and a stapler.
One of my favorite Christmas crafts when I was a child was making pomanders. Now as a mother, I still love them! Pomanders smell great, they are an excellent way to sneak in some fine motor practice, and they are no-prep, low-clean up activity for children of all ages.
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Something about Christmas time always seems to bring the geeks out of the woodwork (or away from their game consoles, which ever the case may be). Perhaps it is the Doctor Who Christmas special we wait [im]patiently for, or perhaps it is the stack of brand new fantasy books we know we’ll find under the tree on Christmas morn. In any case there is no shortage of geeks catching the Christmas spirit and finding unique ways to make their holidays reflect who they are. (more…)
Winter is upon us. LittleMan and SunnyGirl have been enjoying sledding down the small hill in our backyard and there is talk of putting up the Christmas tree soon.
One of my favorite classic winter decorations is the humble paper snowflake. A great exercise in creativity, an excellent way to study symmetry and early multiplication, as well as being fun fine motor practice. For the little ones, a simple circle with some triangles and diamonds cut out is wonderful, but the older we get the more complex our designs tend to become. This year I decided to take a little extra time and design our snowflakes after some of the symbols we find in the Harry Potter universe. It took a bit of time but I’ve made my designs into a simple template so that all you Potterheads can recreate these snowflakes to decorate your own windows at home with.
LittleMan used to have a large sight word tree made from a cut branch in our old apartment, but the homeschool room in our new house is mostly windows so there just isn’t the wall space for that again. I got around the lack of wall space by using a display board to create this sight word tree craft.
There were a couple aspects of LittleMan’s first day of Kindergarten last year which were so successful, we decided to do them again this year for his first day of first grade.
My children, like many children, enjoy art. More specifically, they enjoy creating and crafting art with their own two hands. When I first started to supply my children with art supplies, I stuck with items from the children’s aisle of the hobby shop. It seemed natural to me, since those were the items that were specifically advertised for children. As time went on though, I began to realize that I wasn’t doing them any favors by limiting them to cheap craft kits and low quality supplies.
Welcome back to the next installment of our toddler series, a collaborative series between myself and the ever-creative Kristan of Munchkin and Bean. This week we are talking about nature. Making art from nature, crafting with natural objects, sensory exploration in nature, etc..
SunnyGirl is a pretty big fan of oil pastels for coloring. We put a fun twist on this simple activity by having leaves handy. She outlined the leaves on the paper and even colored directly on the leaves.
I recently purchased my first paper punches and I’ve been going a little punch-crazy around here ever since. For this craft I used a leaf-shaped paper punch, blank index cards, green crayons, a Sharpie marker, a glass bottle from the recycling bin, a small branch from outside, and some glue.
If you happen to be lucky enough to have snow outside, you might consider bringing some of it in to play with. (more…)