Category «Crafts»

DIY Chore Chart

As part of our countdown to homeschooling – five more sleeps! Yikes! – I made a chore chart for each of the girls. The idea is that once they’ve completed a chore, they clip that chore’s peg onto their chore chart. Hopefully this will get them a little bit more excited about actually doing their …

DIY Calm Down Jar

I am a writer. My husband is an actor. Is it any surprise that our daughters tend to be dramatic? Just about everything has to be a performance – including tantrums. I’m talking mega drama meltdowns here. I’ve also discovered that the age four is quite an emotional age, so while it drives me nuts …

{Earth Day Activity} Creation Book

Last week I saw this post from the Happy Home Fairy and I knew I had to do it with the girls. We’ve been working on it for the last week and the girls have had a lot of fun learning the song for each day. (Now it’s all they sing – at full volume.) …

{Earth Day Activity} Recycling Fun

As I mentioned last week, we recycle as much as we can. We have bins for glass, plastic and tins and a box for waste paper. We also have a box to collect items that the girls’ preschool uses for crafts. The girls know which items are supposed to go in which bins, but I …

{Earth Day Activity} Earth Girl Shirts

Last year we made an Earth Girl out of paper, but this year I wanted the girls to really get the idea that they can be Earth Girls by taking care of our planet. I want them to recycle, and pick up litter and live as “green” as possible and I’ve been thinking of how …

{Earth Day Activity} The Lorax

One of the best things about having children is being able to rediscover all the great children’s classics. I don’t think I read Dr Seuss’ The Lorax when I was younger, but it has become one of my favourites. It is also a great way to teach children about the importance of taking care of …

{Earth Day Activity} Grass Crowns

If you follow me on Pinterest you can usually guess what kind of craft series I’m planning. For the last few days I’ve been pinning Earth Day ideas like crazy. I was only going to do a craft with the girls on Earth Day, but why do one when you can do seven or eight? …

Ten Days of Easter – Day Ten

I saw a picture of this on Pinterest, and thought it would be a fun craft to do with the girls today. I drew pictures of Jesus – not very well, because Angie asked, “Who’s this girl?” – and two clouds. While the girls were colouring, I read them the story of Jesus’ ascension into …

Ten Days of Easter – Day Nine

We’ve been having so much fun with these Easter activities; I’m a bit sad that our series of crafts ends tomorrow. After church, we read the story of the Resurrection. The girls were too excited about the craft to sit still for long. (Also, they may have been a bit sugared up.) It’s hard to …