5 Ways to Make Handwriting Fun

5 Ways to Make Handwriting Practice Fun

  As a former first grade teacher, I understand and appreciate the importance of handwriting.  With recent changes to curriculum and an increased dependency on digital devices for learning, handwriting instruction seems to be going the way of the dinosaurs.   As hard as it might be to find time, handwriting instruction and practice is beneficial for […]

Apple Art with Washi Tape

Apple Art with Washi Tape

It’s back to school and nearly apple-picking time…the perfect time for some apple art with washi tape.  My favorite apple art project is a tad bit messier than this more simple and sophisticated project…but children can participate in creating both!   Here’s what you’ll need: Apple Printable 2 Pieces of Cardstock Paper Red Washi Tape […]

Minecraft Impressionist Paintings


Post by Contributing Writer Kim of Life Over C’s   Before I share this, you should know that I have no painting skills whatsoever. With the exception of painting every piece of furniture I can get my hands on, I do not have the skills to “teach” my kids painting. Digital design, interior design, “crafting, yes. […]

Ten Apples Up on Top Fine Motor Activity

Ten Apples Up on Top by Dr. Seuss Fine Motor Activity

  Our boys recently re-discovered the book Ten Apples Up on Top, as it had been misplaced for a couple years now!  While reading it to them, I was reminded of when we made our own Ten Apples Up on Top model using an oatmeal can and an egg carton several years ago.  It was one of Big Brother’s favorite […]

Rainbow Ice Tunnels

Rainbow Ice Tunnels- the perfect blend of science and art

  Creating these Rainbow Ice Tunnels has been one of the neatest projects we’ve done in a while.  It is the perfect blend of science and art…and it kept the boys occupied for well over an hour!   I first found this idea over at Art & Creativity in Early Childhood Education.  There is a […]