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Lamb of God – Sheep Craft for Preschoolers and Older Kids

Lamb of God - Sheep craft for preschoolers and older kids

The next day John [the Baptist] saw Jesus coming toward him and said, – Look! The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!” – John 1:29 NLT I like sheep and lambs. I think they’re cute, and they’re synonymous with spring, which has been sorely lacking in my part of the world this year (until this week, that is). Having seen lots of cute lamb and sheep crafts on Pinterest recently, I came up with a little lamb project for my girls to do. I had intended to write Lamb of God on their pink hearts and … Read more

Painting with Cookie Cutters

Painting with Cookie Cutters - This is so simple and easy! Plus, it uses barely any paint so there's no mess.

Allie loves to paint, and I do like to help her paint, but at 4, her paintings are all the same sort of globby mess. It frustrates me that she soaks her brush full of paint and slops it around the paper (though I never let on), and I think it frustrates her that she’s not able to make things look the way her sister does (like actual things instead of abstract art). I came up with a way to paint that uses minimal paint (no big globs) and lets her find success in creating just the shapes she wants. It … Read more

20 Ways to Get Preschoolers Excited About Math

20 ways to get preschoolers excited about math

I have mentioned before (many times) that Grace resists “school time” every day. Because my earliest homeschool lessons were boring and repetitive (because I was strictly following the Calvert curriculum that was at least a year behind her ability), she associates school time with boring and repetitive. It’s hugely unfortunate, and I haven’t been able to break that association in the three years since. At the same time, Grace wallows in informal learning like an elated pig in a big mud hole. She can’t get enough of her lapbooks and nature walks and science experiments and mazes and brain teasers … Read more

Button-Covered Christmas Ornament to Make with a Preschooler

button covered Christmas ornament

I love this ornament. Like the jingly pom pom ball (that is my first favorite), this one came out really nicely. They were really similar ornaments, starting with a styrofoam ball and a lot of glue. We also worked on this one in short stages, and Grace was really involved. That probably contributes to how much I enjoyed it. Button Ornaments Materials Lots of buttons – We have a fabric outlet in the Harrisburg area that sells buttons by the pound. Over the years, I’ve amassed a several pound collection that I store in a big jar in our craft … Read more

Making Ornaments with a Preschooler – A Painting Success

painted ornaments

This project didn’t make my Ornaments to Make With a Preschooler post. In fact, I almost didn’t write about it at all. Because it’s embarassingly simple. Really. Embarrassing. It’s a three minute project. I decided to post it anyway because sometimes we need three minute projects. For our sanity. Or to satisfy the I want to make a prooooooojeeeeeeeeeect whining. Wait, that’s still for our sanity. That kind of whining never happens at my house. {ahem} Here’s how this one came to pass. Last weekend, I noticed a ribbon organizer in the Joanne Fabric ad that was on sale for … Read more