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Kid Crafts & Activities: Share your ideas and tips here!

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Crafts and activities are a great way to bring fun into the lives of toddlers and preschoolers. This post is the place for us to share our craft and activity ideas! 

Here are some of the top tips from moms in the group:

1. Keep it fun and simple.

2. Draw or print things for your child to color.

2. Simple crafts can be made out of household things like paper plates, egg cartons, and cotton balls.

3. Play doh is a fun and inexpensive way to let your child express creativity.

4. Seasonal or themed crafts are a great way to help your child learn.

5. An indoor picnic, a dance party, or playing dress up are great ways to break the boredom of a rainy day.

6. Playing outside can be a blast with scavenger hunts, water play, and nature exploration.

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For more tips:

Please share your tips and advice here!

by on Dec. 22, 2011 at 4:08 PM
Replies (41-46):
TigerofMu
by on Mar. 18, 2013 at 10:01 AM

Absolutely.  Young ones just care that they get to do something fun and they are with you, not necessarily in that order.  You don't have to go buy a $20 craft kid, when you can just use simple things around your house! :)  If you want printable templates or ideas, first-school.ws and DLTK have some fun ones.

mariesmama
by on Mar. 18, 2013 at 10:11 AM

my 3 yr old likes to glue stuff on construction paper

aneela
by on Mar. 18, 2013 at 10:48 AM

we like scavenger hunts and making cards

Cafe Kelly
by Head Admin on Mar. 25, 2013 at 2:17 PM

My 4 year old LOVES scavenger hunts :)


Quoting aneela:

we like scavenger hunts and making cards



aneela
by on Mar. 25, 2013 at 2:34 PM

it's great...can make it into anything...find hidden things related to Space...find hidden food prducts LOL.......we love it...

Quoting Cafe Kelly:

My 4 year old LOVES scavenger hunts :)


Quoting aneela:

we like scavenger hunts and making cards




SalBurrows
by on Nov. 7, 2013 at 2:39 PM
My 19 month old son seems to have no interest in arts and crafts. Been trying to get him into it but with a second newborn child its hard to devote all attention to help him with it. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated. He also seems to get bored with other activities after a while and wants my constant attention. Is all this normal?


Quoting Cafe Kelly:

Crafts and activities are a great way to bring fun into the lives of toddlers and preschoolers. This post is the place for us to share our craft and activity ideas! 


Here are some of the top tips from moms in the group:


1. Keep it fun and simple.


2. Draw or print things for your child to color.


2. Simple crafts can be made out of household things like paper plates, egg cartons, and cotton balls.


3. Play doh is a fun and inexpensive way to let your child express creativity.


4. Seasonal or themed crafts are a great way to help your child learn.


5. An indoor picnic, a dance party, or playing dress up are great ways to break the boredom of a rainy day.


6. Playing outside can be a blast with scavenger hunts, water play, and nature exploration.


scrapbooking


For more tips:



Please share your tips and advice here!


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