Kindergarten

Kinetic Sand Self Portraits

Kinetic Sand Self Portraits

I’ve been looking at a lot of old videos and photos lately and came across these pics of a little family play session we had a while back.  I know kinetic sand has been around for a while now and lots of people have even figured out how to make it themselves, but we’re old fashioned(…)

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Paint Dot Mural

Paint Dot Mural

I’d like to go on record saying that paint dots might be one of the most underrated art supply for kids ever.  It’s true! I think the problem is that we all just assume they are for dot making and that’s it.  Check out this paint dot mural.  It’s made with paint dots and paint(…)

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Salt Painting Process Art for Kids

Salt Painting Process Art for Kids

Salt Painting!! It’s so much fun.  For real.  Kids seriously love salt painting.  It’s one of those process art activities that never fails and you can do it so many different ways.  Check it out in the vid and keep reading for the easy 3 step process.  Once you have the materials you can do this(…)

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No Sew Kid Made Vegetable Print Pillows

No Sew Kid Made Vegetable Print Pillows

We have been on a pillow making bender lately.  First we did these no sew vegetable print pillows at the preschool I work at and then we made sewn painted pillows at art class.  (post coming soon!) These pillows make the best gift for family members and friends and the best part is they are(…)

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15 Easy Activities You Can Do With an Egg Carton

15 Easy Activities You Can Do With an Egg Carton

I love egg cartons.  There are so many things you can do with them.  We’ve been painting the same ones for about two weeks in the art studio I work at and the kids still haven’t tired of them.  Here are 15 of my favorite art ideas for egg cartons.  Have fun! *This post contains(…)

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All About Tinker Trays + 10 Ways to Use Them

All About Tinker Trays + 10 Ways to Use Them

Over the past year I’ve become a huge fan of tinker trays.  I am a firm believer in open ended art for young children, older children too.  Tinker trays are the perfect jumping off point for limitless possibilities and creativity.  I know for a lot of moms, one look and you just think of a(…)

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Happy Cereal Box Art with Tinker Trays

Happy Cereal Box Art with Tinker Trays

Do your kids eat a lot of cereal?  Mine are semi obsessed.  I regretfully taught them what a buffet is and now they request a cereal buffet  almost every morning.  Oh well, at least I figured out that they can pour their own milk if I leave a small pitcher of milk on the table.(…)

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Spring Garden Glyph – Introducing Code to Young Children

Spring Garden Glyph – Introducing Code to Young Children

Have you ever made a glyph before?  It’s a great way to introduce young children to coding.  Basically, a glyph is a pictograph or symbol for something else.  We made Spring Garden Glyphs to share information about ourselves through a picture.  Keep reading to see what I mean. *This post contains affiliate links.  Thank you(…)

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Make Wall Hangings from Your Child’s Artwork

Make Wall Hangings from Your Child’s Artwork

Last week I shared our Collaborative Painting Mural and how we made it.  I asked the kids in art class what we should do with our big mural, since we all wanted to enjoy it.  “I know! We can cut it up and all share it,” said one very sweet little three year old.  And that’s just(…)

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Design Thinking and Building Empathy for Kids

Design Thinking and Building Empathy for Kids

Have you ever heard of Design Thinking?  It’s a creative way of solving problems in business and in the classroom.  I was lucky to learn about it last year along with some pretty fantastic 5 and 6 year olds.  We tasked the first graders with discovering a school wide problem from the perspective of the kindergarteners. Then(…)

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