Kindergarten

Halloween Art Project – Pumpkin Party

Halloween Art Project – Pumpkin Party

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 Back to School Literacy Activities for Preschoolers

8 Back to School Literacy Activities 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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Cardboard Cutout Animal Magnets and DIY Magnet Wall

Cardboard Cutout Animal Magnets and DIY Magnet Wall

Last week I introduced you to a new fantastic company I’m working with called Animal Jam.  We made medals to honor all the great things are friends and family members do everyday.  This week I was so inspired by Animal Jam’s fantastic free animal games for kids that we decided to make our own little animals(…)

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Who Deserves a Medal in Your Life?

Who Deserves a Medal in Your Life?

I have been waiting and waiting to launch this post introducing you to a new fantastic company I am working with called Animal Jam by National Geographic Kids.  In their own words, “Animal Jam is a safe and exciting online playground for kids who love animals and the outdoors.”  In my words, Animal Jam is(…)

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