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25 Rain Themed Arts, Crafts & Activities

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Rain, rain, please don’t go away. We are ready for some rain themed crafts and play.

Not everybody likes rainy days. Once that first drop falls, many people run for cover, but not us. My daughter and I love the rain. It is beautiful. It is soothing and it makes things grow. What’s not to love? With spring approaching, we are ready to dive into some rain themed arts, crafts and play. If you are looking for some fun rainy ideas too, check out some of these fun and amazing ideas.
25 Rain themed arts, crafts and activities for the spring. Kids arts and crafts ideas. Painting, science Toddlers and preschoolers

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Paper Mosaic Owls

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Owls have been my favorite animal for as long as I can remember. My daughter loves them as well. Every day she snuggles up with her favorite owl blanket and her stuffed owls. We can’t leave the house without them.

Construction paper mosaic owl craft - easy arts and craft for kids and preschoolers. Great for cutting and scissor skills. Fine motor activities

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I had an idea for a simple owl craft for me and my owl lover, so when my daughter had a sleepover this weekend and the girls asked me to do a craft with them, I was over the moon.

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Great Lego Party Ideas for the Kids

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Time has flown by so quickly. My little girl turned 5 last week and I can hardly believe it. A few months ago, I asked my daughter what kind of party she wanted. She asked for a Lego party and an art party. I loved the idea of having both. Both would be wonderfully interactive for my daughter and all of her guests.Great Lego themed birthday party ideas for kids. decorations, food and activities. Kid's

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I have to admit, I love throwing parties, especially theme parties. I knew that my daughter and I would have fun with this one.

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40+ Gingerbread Crafts, Activities and Recipes

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Over 40 gingerbread inspired arts and crafts, activities, sensory and recipes. Gingerbread house and gingerbread men projects for kids for the winter & Christmas

I’m sure that I have mentioned it before, but I love gingerbread. It is one of my absolute favorite things about this time of year. I look forward to baking it, smelling it, eating it and my daughter and I have fun doing arts and crafts projects inspired by it.  Here are some wonderful gingerbread inspired ideas to welcome in the holiday season.

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Dry Erase Activity Inspired By ‘The Pigeon Needs a Bath’

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It seems like every week, my daughter finds a new favorite book. When she finds that book, she reads it over and over again and even has to sleep with it on her bed.

Dry erase cleaning activity for kids - inspired by the book 'The Pigeon Needs a Bath' -preschooler arts, crafts and activities

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She loves books that make her laugh. She is a big fan of the Mo Willems books.

That silly pigeon cracks her up, but her favorite of all of them is ‘ The Pigeon Needs a Bath’ She giggles all the way through.

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We wanted to do a fun little activity to go along with our favorite story of the moment.

Dry Erase Pigeon Cleaning Activity

The pigeon is a very simple character to make. It is just a few simple shapes to make it. You can choose to make your own pigeon or cut out a picture from a printout.

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We placed our shapes into place and then covered the figure in self-laminating sheets.

We used washable markers to dirty up our pigeon.

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I gave her a sponge, a little bit of water and a towel and let her wash and dry her pigeon. She must have done this about 5 or 6 times. She just kept getting the pigeon dirty and cleaning him back up again. It is easy to say that she had fun with this activity. It made the perfect companion to the book.

Dry erase cleaning activity for kids - inspired by the book 'The Pigeon Needs a Bath' -preschooler arts, crafts and activities

Dry erase cleaning activity for kids - inspired by the book 'The Pigeon Needs a Bath' -preschooler arts, crafts and activities

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Halloween Yarn Wrap Activity

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Yarn is a favorite craft & play material in our house.

Yarn wrapped Halloween activity for the kids. Great for fine motor skills. Pumpkin, bat, & mummy arts & crafts

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My daughter loves yarn. She will sometimes unravel it & drag it through our house and wrap it around chairs, tables and other furniture. She wraps it around sticks, markers & anything else that she can get her hands on, so it is probably no surprise that yarn wrapped crafts are a favorite activity of ours.

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Build A Necklace Activity

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Jewelry craft activity - Make a necklace & earrings out of craft gems . Kid's arts & crafts

It thrills me that my daughter did not fall very far from the ol’ tree. She is so much like me in her love for arts & crafts and it is wonderful that it is something that we are able to do together. I love her creativity. It is wonderful to watch her work. The other day she was crafting on her own & grabbed some glitter and gemstones. When she was done, she handed me her finished project and told her that she had made it for me. It was so pretty & sparkly.

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She explained that it was two dolphins in love under a sunset. Awwww. It was so sweet. I put it on my nightstand, but when I picked it up to look at it again in the morning, I held it in the other direction and it looked like something different to me.

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It gave me an idea for a quick activity that I thought she might like. I quickly cut out a paper bust and glued it to another piece of paper. I drew a ring around the neck with a magic marker & then some lines coming from the ears.

I gave my daughter the bag of gems and she placed the gems in place to form a necklace & earrings. You can choose to add hair and a face too, but for us, we just kept building jewelry.

Jewelry craft - make a necklace & earrings - kid's arts & craft activities

This was a quick and easy activity to set up and it was perfect for my little girly girl.

Jewelry craft - make a necklace & earrings - kid's arts & craft activities.

Jewelry craft - make a necklace & earrings - kid's arts & craft activities,

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Egg Carton Building Blocks

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Egg Carton building blocks for kids - Engineering & STEM activities - kid's arts, crafts, learning & activities with recyclables

In our last post, I told you about my daughter’s new-found love for the Pyramids. She recently saw a documentary on them & now wants to know everything about them. We went to the library & bought some books & over the weekend we made a pyramid craft. I thought it might be fun for us to stack a pyramid, so yesterday we painted some egg carton pieces & used them to build colorful pyramids.

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