A Craft that helps you teach your children to tie their shoes

Help kids learn to tie their shoe laces by making your own DIY shoe lacing cards

Shoe-Tying-Template: I like tracing these to a cardboard sheet for each student. I then use a hole puncher (used for book binding) to punch the holes.

Here is the link to this GENIUS idea on teaching students to tie your shoes:  

“Whether we’re a preschooler or a young teen, a graduating college senior or a retired person, we human beings all want to know that we’re acceptable, that our being alive somehow makes a difference in the lives of others.”
-Mr. Rogers

What to do with a Cork? Patternmaking of Course

Activities to practice patterns in your kindergarten classroom 

How to have fun with a corkscrew

Take a piece of paper
Make a twirly line
Get a few paint colors
pour the paint in a cupcake liner
Take your corkscrew
stamp and press

 “Knowing that we can be loved exactly as we are gives us all the best opportunity for growing into the healthiest of people.”
- Mr. Rogers

Handprint Fish and a Puppet Show to Boot - a tiny love project for your toddlers

Handprint Fish Puppets - Kid Craft

Hello there!
Any excuse to create a memory by making cutie pie handprints is GO TIME in my book.

Gather your scrapbook paper, jewel stickers,  googly eyes, popsicle sticks construction paper for the lips.

I bet you too will become obsessed with making these lovely fish too.

 You know, you don’t have to look like everybody else to be acceptable and to feel acceptable.”
- Mr. Rogers

A Fun Little Octopus Project for you!

Hello there!
Another project for your littles.  What's not to love about an octupus?

cupcake liner
cherrios (snack and art? yes Please!)
construction paper and white crayon
googly eyes

Lots of learning going on here.  Lining up the cheerios just so.  Placement of the legs and googly eyes.

Have fun friends!

 "I think everybody longs to be loved, and longs to know that he or she is lovable. And, consequently, the greatest thing that we can do is to help somebody know that they’re loved and capable of loving.”
- Mr. Rogers

Toddlers Crafts for you - a Little Turtle

Kids will love making this cute turtle craft with upcycled CDs, buttons, and paper! This craft includes a free printable template. 
Hello there!  This summer I find myself working with the toddlers.  What I love about working with different age groups is that I can take up the challenge to build art lessons for the littles.
Here is one that is just about the cutest.  Buttons and googly and construction paper.  Simple and Sweet.
Try this out and have so much fun with your littles 
 When I say it’s you I like, I’m talking about that part of you that knows that life is far more than anything you can ever see or hear or touch. That deep part of you that allows you to stand for those things without which humankind cannot survive. Love that conquers hate, peace that rises triumphant over war, and justice that proves more powerful than greed.”
Mr. Rogers