Posts by Rachel Riani

Monster Puppets

Bring the family together for everyone to make their own unique monster puppets! You’ll need: a paper bag, acrylic paint, colored paper, markers, scissors, glue, scrapbook scissors (optional) and circle punches (optional) Instructions: Choose one color to paint the front and bottom of your paper bag and let it dry completely. Construct your monster’s features…

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Build Your Own Dragonflies

This dragonfly activity is super easy to complete with materials you likely already have at home! You’ll need: a clothespin, 2 pipe cleaners, googly eyes, glue and paint Instructions: Start by choosing one or more colors to paint stripes on the clothespin. Once the paint is dry, place two dollops of glue onto the top…

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Bubble Paint

Bubble paint is a super fun activity for with materials you already have at home that leads to some beautiful creations! You’ll need: dish soap, washable paint, cups, straws and white construction paper or watercolor paper Instructions: First, mix half a cup of water with a squirt of dish soap and some paint with a…

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Winter Sensory Bin

This winter sensory bin is a great way for kids to work on hand eye coordination and improve their fine motor skills which is helpful for their STEM learning! You’ll need: a plastic bin, packing peanuts, blue pom poms, small snowflakes, silver ribbon, measuring cups and a clothespin Instructions: After gathering your materials, place them…

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Turtle Craft

This adorable turtle craft is a simple yet fun activity that can easily done at home! You’ll need: a paper plate, 1 inch squares of tissue paper, white school glue, googly eyes, scissors, a green marker, a black marker, double sided tape and a paint brush Instructions: On a piece of paper, draw and cut…

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Painting with Trains

Give ordinary painting a twist by using toy trains as your paint brush! You’ll need: paper, paint and toy trains! Instructions: Lay out a sheet of paper. Pour paint into a tray or bowl and dip the bottom of the train into the paint. Start rolling the train on the paper and make a super…

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White Snow Play Dough

Making your own play dough that’s as white as snow is a super fun activity to complete this winter! You’ll need: 1 cup cornstarch, 1/2 cup salt, 1 tbsp oil, 1 tbsp cream of tartar, 1 cup of boiling water and silver glitter (optional) Instructions: First, mix all of the dry ingredients together in a…

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Paper Pinwheel

Constructing paper pinwheels helps kids learn about the power of breath and air! You’ll need: scissors, a pencil, a ruler, one piece of square shaped paper, 1 straw, 1 pushpin and masking tape Instructions: With a ruler, mark the center of your paper with a pencil and then use your ruler to draw a diagonal…

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Button Art Tree

Designing a tree with buttons is sure to lead to some colorful and unique creations! You’ll need: a canvas or card stock, paint, a paintbrush, buttons and school glue Instructions: Start by painting your tree design onto a canvas or card stock and let it dry. Once the paint of the tree has dried, start…

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Tic Tac Toe

If you have some empty cardboard boxes at home from holiday package deliveries, then magnetic cardboard tic tac toe is a great activity for you and the kiddos this week! You’ll need: cardboard, magnets, a glue gun and a marker Instructions: Cut 10 circles out of cardboard. On 5 of the circles, draw an “X.”…

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