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!

Mother’s Day Forever Handprint Bouquet

This week we are working to learn a very sweet poem that we will recite for the Moms at our very special Mother’s Day Tea Party. It’s a poem about giving Mom a “forever bouquet” so the students are creating a flower project that will last forever. A few months

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Personalized Paint Smocks

Every year my teaching partner and I put “paint smocks” on the Kindergarten supply list. We explain that it doesn’t have to be anything fancy (Dad’s old work shirt will do.) I’m sure you’re not surprised to hear that every year I have a few students that do not bring

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Lenten Crosses for Kinders

Today my students made “stained glass” crosses to display in the windows. The crosses are perfect for Lent and the bright colors are perfect for SPRING! I have lots of bright colors in my classroom and these crosses were the perfect addition. The best thing about this project is that

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Matchstick Cross Project

As a Religion teacher I am always looking for high-quality projects that are a nice supplement to the  textbook (which, let’s face it – can sometimes be a little dull and not exactly inspiring). A perfect Lenten project is this beautiful cross made from pre-burned matchsticks. This is not a

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Very Hungry Caterpillar Door Decoration

A few years ago my school held a door decorating contest in celebration of reading month. I had to dive into my photo archives for this one, but since we are currently in the midst of reading month once again, it seemed like a perfect time to share. I love

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Rainbow Painting Windsock Art for St. Patrick’s Day

I have been LOVING the beautiful weather that has finally come our way. Last week I finally removed the last of my classroom’s snowflake decorations and was desperate for something bright and cheery I could use as a replacement.  So, I got creative and a little bit crafty. Low and

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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!