Crafts are so much more than just cute art projects!  Use crafts to teach following directions, sequencing, and work on important fine motor skills.  These fun and cute craft ideas will keep you crafting all year long!

Preschool-Friendly Paper Plate Christmas Wreath Craft

Creating crafts at Christmastime will always be one of my favorite ways to celebrate the holidays with children. I loved incorporating crafts and art projects into our holiday fun when I taught kindergarten, and now that my daughter Dessa is old enough for preschool, the crafts keep rolling. We recently created a

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Easy 4th of July Hat Craft for Kids

How is it possible that the 4th of July is just around the corner? If you’re scrambling like me to add a quick and easy kid’s craft to your family celebration with minimal prep and materials that you probably already have in the house, you’re in luck! This simple patriotic

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Dot Marker Rainbow Name Tracing

As a busy mom of two young children, I know the value of simple activities that are quick to set up and keep children engaged. Even better is when an activity helps reinforce an academic skill like letter recognition. My daughter Dessa is now three years old and technically “preschool” age

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Easy and Fun Thanksgiving Turkey Dot Marker Art

Thanksgiving is just a few days away and I think we all can agree that this one feels different from any Thanksgiving that any of us can remember. My husband and I are planning to stay home and prepare an intimate family dinner for ourselves and the kids. The stakes

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Easy Preschool Fall Tree Art Project

Fall has arrived in Michigan! The days are getting shorter, temperatures are dropping, and the leaves are changing color. Peak color in our area has recently passed, but I am clinging to every beautiful moment of this season. Right now is the perfect time to be out for a walk

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Easy Pattern Bracelet Toddler Craft

This post contains affiliate links. I earn a small commission each time someone makes a purchase through one of my links, which helps to support the blog.I can’t believe that it has been two years since I decided to step out of the classroom and stay home to be a full-time mommy

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Free Patriotic Headband Craft for Kids

Download a FREE copy of this “Patriotic Headband Craft” and add some patriotic fun to your classroom or home.

Hi, I'm Maria.

After years of teaching kindergarten, I now focus on helping teachers and I’m here to make your job easier.  When I’m not doing that you will find me playing with my kids, hanging with the hubby, or occasionally enjoying a little “me” time with an at-home manicure and a vanilla latte. Want to learn more? Check out my story below.  I’m sure we have a lot in common!