March 29, 2018

This project is great for kids of all ages. While learning about lighting and composition, they are also going on an imagainary jungle or forest adventure!

Make beautiful, natural leaf prints using the chlorophyll found in plants.

Make a fun dinosaur craft with early learners that teaches them about camouflage and can be used for a hide-and-seek game.

Skills:  Small motor skills.  Painting.  

Letters/Sounds: (heart). R (red), P (pink)


  • Black card stock or construction paper, cut to 10"x6".

  • Red and pink finger paint or other wahable paint.

  • 3 sticky notes.

  • Scissors.

Step 1)

Fold the 3 sticky notes in half so that the sticky part is at the top and...

Skills:  Small motor skills.  Painting.  Pinch-hold. Hammering.


Letters/Sounds:  S (string), H (heart).





  • Drywall, cut to a square 8"x8" size with a hand saw or utility knife (you can get small pieces of drywall for repairing walls at a hardware store).

  • Small nails (3/4" or 5/8" works well).

  • Color...

Skills: How to use a small whisk. Helps develop fine-motor skills.

Letters/Sounds: B (boil), F (flour), G (glue), R (rice), S (stirring), W (whisk)


¼ cup rice flour (or use white rice—not instant rice—that has been ground into powder in a blender)

¼ cup cold water

1 ¾ cup boiling water (heat in a glass measuring pitcher or bow...

Skills:  How to get youself ready for working with food.  Use of imagination to understand cause & effect relationships. Keeping food clean when working in the kitchen. Use of imagination to identify solutions.  Figuring out good “standard operating procedures.” 

Let's Think About It/ Talk About It: 


Skills:  Small motor skills. Cutting. Mixing. Coloring. 

Letters/Sounds:  B (bee, blossom), F (flower), N (nectar), Y (yellow)


  • 2  pieces of paper for printing the coloring pages

  • Printed coloring pages (CLICK ON THE IMAGES BELOW TO PRINT)

  • 1 straw

  • tape 

  • stapler

  • pencil

  • scissors

  • ...

Skills:  Large and small motor skills.  Use of non-toxic glue.​

Letters/Sounds:  A (admire), B (blossom, branch, bucket), “Ch” (cherry), F (floral foam), G (glue), M (moss), P (paper), T (tissue, tree).


  • 1  Small tree-shaped branch (about 12 to 18 inches tall, depending on the size of your container)

  • 1  small bucket, ti...