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Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Fun Fireworks Crafts & Activities for Kids

Fireworks crafts are a great way to celebrate holidays like New Years Eve, 4th of July and even birthdays, without the noise and sensory overload of watching real fireworks. You also don't need to leave your house and the fireworks will last longer than a few seconds.
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Collage of fireworks crafts for kids.

Sunday, June 9, 2024

DIY Father's Day Gifts Kids Can Make

Looking for creative and heartfelt Father’s Day gifts that kids can make at home or in school? Whether you're a class teacher or parent, check out these 14 handmade Father's Day gift ideas that kids can make. They include personalised picture frames, custom mugs, golf balls, keyrings and more, each gift is a unique way for kids to show Dad some love.

Pair one of these handmade Father's Day gifts with a DIY Father's Day card and/or our free printable Father's Day questionnaire to make Father's Day really special for Dad.

Easy DIY Father's Day gifts kids can make for Dad.
Friday, May 31, 2024

June {Summer} Play Activity Ideas for Toddlers & Preschoolers + Free Play Calendar PDF

I'm putting together monthly play activity schedules to make it easy for you to create a month of fun for your kids at home or in the classroom, every month of the year. For the month of June I've actually created 2 monthly calendars, this Summer version and a Winter version, to cater for readers in different hemispheres. 

The June summer activity calendar focuses on ocean, Father's Day, ice cream and outdoor play themed ideas for toddlers, preschoolers and school kids. The activities include a mix of art and craft, sensory, science and play ideas as well as books to read aloud during the month.

Each activity is explained in detail below, including how you can extend or adjust the activity based on your child's age. You can also download our free interactive June Summer activity calendar pdf with links to instructions for every activity to save for future reference.

June 2024 monthly play calendar for kids.
Thursday, May 30, 2024

DIY Father's Day Cards Kids Can Make

Whether your Dad loves to play sports, is a keen fisherman, a corporate high flyer who works in an office or a Dad who gets on the tools and builds things for a living, you'll find the perfect Father's Day card for them in this post. The best part is these are all Father's Day cards that kids can make themselves with basic craft supplies.

Make one of these handmade Father's Day cards for Dad and pair it with a special homemade gift and our fun free printable Father's Day questionnaire to give Dad an awesome Father's Day. These cards are also great to make in the classroom as a take home gift for Dad's.

DIY Father's Day card crafts kids can make for Dad.
Wednesday, May 29, 2024

World's Best Dad Torn Paper Craft

Let Dad know he's the best Dad in the whole entire world with this torn paper World's Best Dad craft. This fun, hands-on craft is a great handmade gift for Dad for Father's Day.

Children of all ages will love being able to tear up paper and create their own masterpiece. I've also created a free printable world's best dad template you can download to make the craft even easier.

World's best Dad torn paper craft.
Monday, May 27, 2024

Father's Day Fishing Colouring Card {Free Printable}

If Dad loves to go fishing he'll love this fishing Father's Day card for reel cool Dad's. Whether Dad loves to throw a lure off the local pier, go out on his boat, or is a professional deep sea fisherman, he'll love this card hook, line and sinker!

The free printable colouring card template is also great to use in the classroom as a group craft activity, or get students to decorate their card and send them home to families as a Father's Day gift. Toddlers, preschoolers and older school children will be able to easily decorate the simplistic design.

Free printable Father's Day fishing card for Dad.
Thursday, May 23, 2024

Super Dad Father's Day Colouring Card {Free Printable}

This free printable Super Dad Father's Day card is a great way for children to get creative and make something special for Dad for Father's Day, no matter their age. It's also a great last minute gift if Father's Day sneaks up on you - simply print off the free template and let the kids decorate it and you'll have a special card to let Dad know he's your hero.

The colouring card template is also great to use in the classroom as a group craft activity, or get students to decorate their card and send them home to families as a Father's Day gift. Preschoolers and older school children will be able to easily decorate the simplistic design.

Super dad colouring in Father's Day card free printable.
Friday, May 17, 2024

f is for Flamingo: Letter F Craft

If you're a teacher, or parent, and want to make learning the letter f fun and hands-on then you have to try our simple lowercase f is for flamingo craft. After making our F is for feathers capital F craft I had a lightbulb moment and knew a flamingo would be perfect for a lowercase letter f craft.

I created a free printable flamingo letter f template you can download and use with a few simple craft items to create your own feathery flamingo's. Use both of our letter F/f crafts together as a tactile way to help children learn the letter formation for both the capital and lowercase version of the letter f. They're also really pretty to use as a wall display.

Lowercase letter f craft f is for flamingo.
Tuesday, May 7, 2024

F is for Feathers: Sensory Alphabet

If you're a teacher or parent looking for a fun and interesting way to teach your children the letter F, this sensory F is for feathers craft is perfect. Making a fabulous, fluffy, letter F is a great way to represent both the formation and sound of the letter F. 

Sensory letters {also known as tactile letters} are an engaging and effective way to teach children the letters of the alphabet. Follow our step by step instructions below to create your own sensory letter F, I've also included a free printable letter F template.

sensory letter F made with feathers.
Wednesday, May 1, 2024

May Play Ideas for Toddlers & Preschoolers {+ Free Play Calendar}

I'm putting together monthly play activity schedules to make it easy for you to create a month of fun for your kids at home or in the classroom, every month of the year. The May activity calendar focuses on flowers, Mother's Day, butterfly and bug themed ideas for toddlers, preschoolers and school kids. There's also a sneaky Stars Wars craft for May the 4th. The activities include a mix of art and craft, sensory, science and play ideas as well as books to read aloud during the month.

Each activity is explained in detail below, including how you can extend or adjust the activity based on your child's age. You can also download our free interactive May activity calendar pdf with links to instructions for every activity to save for future reference.

Finding Myself Young May play calendar.