Pom Pom Bird Craft

Pom Pom BirdsPom Pom Bird Craft

Spring is the perfect time to teach children about new life! In our preschool class, we discuss how many birds fly back North in the spring and how baby birds are born at this time of year. This adorable bird craft is fun to make in conjunction with this theme. Children glue shredded paper onto a paper plate to create a nest and googly eyes and foam pieces onto pom poms to make baby birds.

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Peanut Butter Hot Dogs

Peanut Butter Hotdogs

Peanut Butter Hot dogs

Peanut Butter Hot Dogs

For those children out there who can eat peanut butter, now you can imitate Elvis with his famous peanut butter and banana sandwich, but this is called peanut butter hot dogs. Say the word “hot dog” and most kids are in!

Peanut Butter Hot Dogs are a super easy after-school snack or for the lunch box.

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Make Crafts from Tin Cans

Make Crafts from Tin Cans

Did you think you could put to use and make crafts from tin cans? Recycled craft ideas are a great and inexpensive way to make use of items commonly found in your home.

Tins and cans come in a variety of shapes and sizes, and with a variety of contents – but don’t throw them out once you’ve used up the contents! Continue reading

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Inexpensive Spring Crafts

Inexpensive Spring Crafts

Those who enjoy making crafts often like the craft making process so much because they have the satisfaction of being able to make something unique without having to spend a lot of money. Most, if not all crafts, can be made less expensively than if you were to buy a similar craft that was manufactured by some business. Many avid crafters find enjoyment in all of the money that they save by collecting raw materials and creating crafts themselves. There are millions and millions of inexpensive spring craft ideas and chances are that you have a few of those ideas in your head right now. Put that imagination of yours to good use and start thinking of an inexpensive spring craft that you can make today! Continue reading

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Sensory Play for Kids

ButtonsSensoryPlaySensory Play for Kids

What is sensory play? It is allowing children to explore all types of materials to stimulate their senses such as feeling different textures or temperatures (that are safe) or smelling various items.

Why is it important? The way we acquire information is through our five senses (sight, smell, touch, taste, hear).  Our brain processes these different types of information and is then able to identify it. For example, through touch we learn what rough or squishy is. Through smell we learn pungent or faint or floral or stinky etc. Continue reading

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Paper Plate Shamrock

Paper plate shamrockPaper Plate Shamrock

Help kids learn to celebrate St Patrick’s Day by making this paper plate shamrock. Even though there is painting, cutting and sticking involved, this paper plate shamrock is easy to make.

Read on for how to make this easy, yet cute paper plate shamrock.
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EQ Kids Club

EQ Kids Club

EQ Kids Club

EQ Kids Club

Friends, there is a new fun place in town! Adventure, giggles and igniting the senses can all be found at EQ Kids Club in Frisco.

 Read on why this mom likes the newest, most fun place in town…EQ Kids Club.

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Activities for Sick Kids

atk13Activities for Sick Kids

Children tend to get mighty cranky and clingy, and for most part of the time, get highly irritable when they are smitten by the flu or by any sort of sickness. What they crave for, at such times is, undivided attention from their parents and family members. As a parent, you have to be ready to take on all the duties of caring and fending for the child as well as provide means to keep your child’s mind engaged, so that it takes their mind off the sickness. Continue reading

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Good Habits for Kids

Good Habits for Kids

atk8Raising kids can be a fulfilling experience, but it also comes with a lot of responsibility. Aristotle has rightly said, “Good habits formed at youth make all the difference.” So, only if they have been brought up well, will they grow up to be happy and mature adults.
Many parents feel that a strict hand will ensure that the child is well-behaved. This is far from the truth, as this approach can have loads of drawbacks. The child may grow up to be meek, or resentful. On the other hand, an extremely lenient approach, in some cases, can cloud the child’s judgment. Continue reading

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Enchanted Rock

Enchanted RockEnchanted Rock 

If you are going on a road trip this spring break, you might consider Enchanted Rock in Fredericksburg in the Hill Country. Not only is it beautiful and mystical, it will allow the kids to burn off a lot of energy by climbing the rock or hiking the trails. And because it’s located in a state park, the admission fees are only $7/adults with kids 12 and under free! If you’re into camping and want to make your stay inexpensive, there is camping allowed at the site.

Kids love nature and can run around uninhibited. Nature is relaxing and grounding for all of us so take advantage of visiting this beautiful rock in our own state, the largest of its kind in the US! Continue reading

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