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Horse Themed Birthday Party

My little girl turned six this weekend. I can’t believe it is possible. She was very excited about her birthday this year, more so than ever before. This is her first year of school and she really wanted to invite her school friends to her birthday this year. So… her whole class was invited and just about her whole class accepted. So what is a mom to do when she has a guest list of close to 30 kids? She better make sure she has plenty of activities. Horse themed party ideas for a kid's birthday party. Decorations and activities for a fun party. Spirit Riding Free

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25 Snowflake Arts and Crafts for Kids

I am kind of addicted to snowflake crafts. I love the symmetry and since no two snowflakes are the same, think of all of the design possibilities. I could make snowflakes all day and with all of these wonderful snowflake craft ideas, I really could. There are snowflakes made with paper, snowflakes sewn with yarn, snowflakes made out of hand prints and even snowflakes painted on rocks. Which is your favorite?25 snowflake arts and crafts ideas. Winter & Christmas arts and crafts projects for kids.

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40 Fun Fantastic Yarn Crafts

We love yarn. Sure, it is great for knitting and crocheting, but it can be used for so much more. There are many wonderful arts, crafts and activities that you can make using yarn. It is perfect for teaching sewing to beginners, for working on fine motor skills, for creating fun and unique craft projects and even making lovely pieces of process art. Here are just a few of our favorite yarn crafts and activities.

40 Fun and fantastic yarn arts, crafts and activities for kids. Process art, sewing, craft ideas and activities to build fine motor skills. Great for preschoolers to big kids

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25 Rain Themed Arts, Crafts & Activities

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

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

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

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’

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

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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