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Crafts

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!

four purple tissue paper candles hang in classroom window "advent window decorations"

Stained Glass Window Craft for Christmas and Advent

The season of Advent is probably my favorite time of year in the classroom. I love slowing down with my students to talk about the birth of Jesus Christ and share the true meaning of Christmas. In my kindergarten classroom, we talk about Baby Jesus so much more than we share

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Stained Glass Cross Lenten Craft for Kindergarten

This simple stained glass cross window decoration is my favorite Lenten craft for kids to create in the classroom. By now, my students are stained glass experts (they require very few instructions from me) and these beautiful crosses look stunning when they hang in my classroom windows. I’m thrilled to share a tutorial for this simple craft with you today.

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Easy Lantern Craft for Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year is coming and I have the perfect, simple craft for your students to make in the classroom in celebration of this annual event: paper lanterns! When I taught first grade, we celebrated Chinese New Year in the classroom and this was one of my favorite crafts to

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Catching Snowflakes on your Tongue Winter Craft

My school has Open House on Sunday and I needed a seasonal project for my students that required minimal prep, yet would look fabulous on the walls outside my classroom. Since we’ve finally been getting a little snow in Michigan, my students created these adorable catching snowflake art collages. This post contains affiliate links.

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Christmas Parent Gift Idea for Kindergarten

For the past several years, I have done a directed drawing lesson with my students as their parent Christmas gifts. The children paint their drawings with watercolors and I frame the completed art projects in inexpensive frames from the dollar store before wrapping them up and sending them home. I have

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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.

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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! 

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