Kindergarten

Simple Fall Activity – Make Bead Sculptures

Simple Fall Activity – Make Bead Sculptures

Ahhhh… This fall activity was so simple and so much fun! I just love when something totally unplanned comes together in such a beautiful way.  Keep reading to see how you can create something beautiful while doing art, math and imaginative play with easy  bead sculptures. *This post contains affiliate links. You need two things(…)

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Make Robots with Tinker Trays

Make Robots with Tinker Trays

Last week in art class one of the kids requested to make robots.  I had made robots years ago using duct tape and recycled boxes.  They came out really great but I felt like I needed something new.  These tinker tray robots did just the trick.  They were so much fun to make! So much so(…)

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Halloween Art Project – Decorate Pumpkins with Tinker Trays

Halloween Art Project – Decorate Pumpkins with Tinker Trays

This Halloween art project is AMAZING.   Let me preface with I don’t even like Halloween.  Before kids I was game to turn out all the lights and pretend I wasn’t home during trick or treat hours.  Shameful but true.  Now with two little ones totally obsessed with bones, princess costumes and monsters, it’s time(…)

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Recycled Shape Art – Easy Art Projects for Kids

Recycled Shape Art – Easy Art Projects for Kids

Have you heard of London based artist, Marcus Oakley?  I was recently introduced to him by my friend Ana from BabbleDabbleDo via this gorgeous pinterest board.  He often uses simple shapes and color in his work that I thought would really speak to children.  These shape collages, in particular, really inspired me, so I decided to give them a try(…)

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Make Washi Tape Rainsticks

Make Washi Tape Rainsticks

It’s no secret that California is suffering one of the worst droughts in it’s history.  We really need some rain yo!  In an effort to combine art, education and some good ol’ fashioned spiritual magic, we made rain sticks in art class last week.  We even did a rain dance at the end of class(…)

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Collage Process Art for Kids

Collage Process Art for Kids

Oh, collage, how I love thee?  Let me count the ways.  I love you because you are totally open-ended, and great for any age, including adults.  I love collage for so many reasons, but mostly because the process is so therapeutic.  You can do layer after layer and it never gets old.  A few days(…)

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Paint Your Own Wood Beads

Paint Your Own Wood Beads

Wood wood wood. I just can’t get enough of this inspiring natural material lately.  I’ve been teaching a few after school art classes and each week we are exploring a new way to create simple art projects from wood, in all it’s forms. Most of the projects I do focus on the process over the outcome, but(…)

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8 Art and Literacy Projects for Preschoolers

8 Art and Literacy Projects for Preschoolers

It’s Back to School time, which means a lot of cheers from parents everywhere and a lot of excitement from teachers and students.  I’ve been part of an amazing series called Preschool Book Club for the past few months.  Being part of this fantastic group of women who truly care about literacy has given me the(…)

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Pom Pom Wooden Peg Dolls

Pom Pom Wooden Peg Dolls

Hey guys.  I’m over at MollyMoo today sharing how to make these super cute pom pom peg dolls.  Aren’t they the cutest?  Check out the full tutorial here and then pop on over here to see how we used them in our amazing wood structures.

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Reggio Inspired Splatter Paint Self Portraits with 3-5 Year Olds

Reggio Inspired Splatter Paint Self Portraits with 3-5 Year Olds

Last week was the first Meri Cherry Art Class for 3-5 years olds of the summer.  We made Reggio Inspired Splatter Paint Self-Portraits and it was so much fun! These are 100% kid made from paint to beaded wire.  I love working with this age group.  Exposing young children to the process of art is(…)

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