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Friday, November 24, 2017

50 EPIC Christmas Crafts, Activities & Snacks

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Can you believe that Christmas is around the corner? Be prepared this year and start the festive activities early with all of these great ideas- from tree ornaments, Christmas crafts, cards, learning activities to snacks!
LOTS of fun, easy, and creative Christmas Crafts for Kids to Make along with fun Christmas activities, and more for toddlers, for preschoolers, preschool, kindergarten and for children

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Snowman Homemade Ornament

Your kids are going to love making these  Snowman Homemade Ornaments that they can make by themself. They make a great diy christmas decorations.
Plastic Cup Snowman - this is such a cute, easy to make, DIY, snowman ornament for kids to make. It is such a cute homemade craft that makes a great homemade gift, handmade ornament and Christmas craft


One of my favorite holiday traditions is making homemade ornaments with my children every year. Our Christmas tree is completely full of precious salt dough hand print ornaments and colorful bulbs with their names written in glitter.


However, my favorite ones are the one that my children thought of from start to finish like this Plastic Cup Snowman Ornament. This adorable snowman is so easy for young children to make and will cute on your Christmas tree this year.

Snowman Homemade Ornament

plastic cup, red and orange pom pom, red string, clear glue

Supplies:

  • Plastic Cup
  • Black Pom Poms
  • Orange Pom Pom
  • Glue
  • Ribbon
  • Scissors
This simple Christmas ornament and inexpensive to make. You can usually find all of the supplies at a dollar store. It's the perfect craft to make with a large group of children like at a holiday party or dinner.
snowman craft for kids

To begin making this ornament, glue two black pom poms on a plastic cup for the snowman's eyes. If you don't have pom poms, you can use buttons, craft foam, or even thick paper like card stock.

christmas craft


Next, glue an orange pom pom under the black ones for the snowman's carrot nose. Instead of using a pom pom, you can also cut a triangle out of orange craft foam.

snowman ornament


Then, glue black pom poms in a curved line under the snowman's nose to create a smile.

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After the glue dries, cut a piece of ribbon that is about five inches long. Next, fold the ribbon in half to form a loop and glue the ends to the top of the cup. Then, let the glue dry completely.

Finally, hand your adorable snowman ornament on your Christmas tree. I love how the lights shine through and reflect off the plastic cup. This winter craft is so inexpensive to make that you can also hang them on a tree or porch outside. We hung our snowman on a pine tree in our front yard and they look so festive.
Homemade Ornament


This Plastic Cup Snowman Ornament is a simple and cute Christmas decoration for your tree. Your children are sure to have fun creating this holiday craft and making memories.

More Snowman Fun






Karen taught preschool through 2nd grade before becoming a stay-at-home mom to two adventurous little boys.  She loves to share literacy activities on her blog, ABC’s of Literacy and simple crafts, play ideas, and much more on her blog, Raising Little Superheroes.  You can follow her on FacebookPinterestInstagram, and Twitter.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

NEW! Around the World Count to 100 Puzzles

Kids will have fun counting to 100 and practicing skip counting with these fun around the world themed math puzzles.
FREE Around the World Count to 100 Puzzles - this is such a fun kindergarten math activity for math centers, extra practice, homeschool to not only learn to count to 100, but also to learn abou The Philippines, Switzerland, Vietnam, New Zealand, china, and more!

Christmas Counting Activity

With the festive season coming up, it is a good idea to include manipulatives that fit the theme. It just adds a bit of excitement to an ordinary lesson. These tiny gifts were once ornaments on a string, now repurposed as manipulatives for counting activities!

This fun Christmas Counting Activity lets kids practice counting to 20, counting to 100 or us it as an addition game to help preschool, kindergarten, first grade, and 2nd grade practice math with a fun twist. Great math center for December!

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Exciting and Educational Candy Cane Activities

Candy canes are a hallmark of the Christmas season. If you love the pepperminty taste of candy canes, you'll love these educational and fun candy cane activities. Use these activities in your homeschool to learn more about candy canes and to learn math, patterns, reading, name recognition, and more!
FUN Candy Cane Activities - so many different candy cane crafts for kids. These are perfect for toddlers, preschool, kindergarten, and elementary age kids for Christmas.

Monday, November 20, 2017

FREE Christmas Phonics Puzzles

Identifying beginning sounds in words takes a lot of practice for preschoolers and kindergarteners. Our free printable initial sound letter matching Christmas puzzles are the perfect addition to learning centers or homeschool table work during December!
FREE Christmas Phonics Puzzles - this is a fun, easy to prepare Christmas learning activities perfect for kids and children in preschool, kindergarten,and first grade to practice alphabet letters, phonics, and beginning sounds

Sunday, November 19, 2017

BEST Gingerbread Cookies

You are going to love our families gingerbread cookies that actually stay soft, have an amazing flavor, and smell wonderful while they bake.
Best Gingerbread Cookies! This gingerbread recipe is easy and gives you nice and soft, delicious gingerbread man cookies every single time!  This recipe is naturally low in sugar, high in taste plus they look amazing decorate. This is our families best Christmas cookies

Friday, November 17, 2017

Weather Unit Study

Learn all about weather with this fun week-long Weather unit study! Your kids will study weather through language arts, math, science, and art!
Weather Unit - Lots of fun, hands on educational weather activities for toddlers, preschool, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 4th, and 5th.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Tips for Doing Disney World in the Rain

Be prepared for the daily rainstorm you are likely to encounter on your next Disney World vacation with these fantastic Disney World Tips!
Tips for Doing Disney World in the Rain - GREAT Disney World tips and tricks for making the most of regular Florida rains to get shorter lines, amazing character interactions, and more! So many great secrets for planning your next vacation.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017