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Plastic Bottle BUTTERFLIES. These butterflies can ‘perch’ just anywhere - they are so tender, delicate and light… A fun activity for kids You will need an empty plastic bottle that has smooth sides with no embossing – e.g. a Schwepps one.

Plastic Bottle BUTTERFLIES

Cut out a rectangle with scissors. Fold in two and cut out the butterfly shape. Decorate the wings with different shades of nail polish… Colored PASTA BEADS. I have already written how good it is for children’s fine motor skills to string different objects together.

Colored PASTA BEADS

I haven’t seen big boxes with large beads in Bulgaria. Here’s an idea that will show you how to make them yourself. You can use the same method to color cous-cous or other types of pasta for colorful collages. You will need penne pasta (thicker so they won’t break easily), spirit, egg dye and ziploc plastic bags. Put the dye in the bag and pour a little spirit to dissolve.

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“Cool Hands, Warm Heart” This idea comes from Monica in Portland, Oregon who added a wonderful twist (the center heart) to my “Warm Hands” template.

“Cool Hands, Warm Heart”

Monica works with patients at Legacy Emanuel Hospital and wrote “it’s a beautiful project to do – for obvious reasons – but also because ANYONE can do it no matter how young or old, sick or healthy.” I love it and all the Valentine possibilities. You can find more of Monica’s ideas at www.thecraftjunkieblog.com. You have read this article 2nd grade / 3rd grade / 4th grade / 5th grade / pencil crayon with the title “Cool Hands, Warm Heart”. Origami Boomerang that Comes Back. Our summer fun continues.

Origami Boomerang that Comes Back

Today we have an AMAZING Origami Boomerang that ACTUALLY comes back. You have to be a little neater when making these Origami Boomerangs, BUT the actually steps are easy to do, follow and remember. So soon, you will be making 100s of these boomerangs. The best bit??? They actually come back. Origami Boomerang – materials: Printable Mazes. Welcome to our free printable mazes page.

Printable Mazes

Maze addiction starts early! But it’s a healthy one for the brain! Here are some easy mazes, which are mildly challenging for the young ones. Each one has a little story around it and illustrations. They ask the kids to solve a simple task through helping somebody in a scenario, to make it engaging and rewarding. They are good for building problem solving skills at an early age. Easy Level Mazes. Instructions. Quia. FreeRice.com -- learn vocabulary and donate rice to the World Food Programme to help end hunger Books and more - True or False?

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Quia popup review Fiction OR nonfiction? Quia popup review Fiction OR NonFiction - Jeopardy type game Catalog - using the catalog How to search 1 - what button do you use when searching on the OPAC How to search 2 - what button do you use when searching on the OPAC How to search by author Fiction / NonFiction Parts of a book - Let's explore the parts of a book Parts of a book Quia matching cards, concentration game, wordsearch Parts of a book - balloons - Somerset Middle School Parts of a book - Quia hangman Parts of a book - harder - Quia hangman Parts of a book - hardest - Quia hangman Title Page - Quia hangman name the parts of a title page / bibliography Who am I?

Do you know the parts of a book? Latitude and Longitude game Test -- 6th grade. Flower Scavenger Hunt - Free Printable Game - Our Thrifty Ideas. Floating Ball Activity. 7 Cool Maker Camp Projects You Might Have Missed. Henrik Blennow, one of the initiators of the Children’s Park of the Future included a Maker Camp zone as part of a festival in Vindbacke, Sweden called Lights in Alingsås.

7 Cool Maker Camp Projects You Might Have Missed

This fall we introduced the Maker Camp After School program so that Maker Camp could continue its annual summer program and keep it running all year long. Our whole new lineup of projects — loosely themed around balls, falling objects, and autumnally appropriate activities — featured everything from booby traps to spinning lamps. All of our project ideas are launchpads into the creative universe inside each kid’s head. We hope that every camper finds ways to customize these project ideas and make these projects their own, or to veer off into some other galaxy of projects that inspires them. Whatever you make, we hope you share it on our Maker Camp Community or by adding the hashtag #makercamp to whatever you post to Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, etc.

Booby Traps. Vibrobots! Bill VanLoo used the Vibrobot project from MAKE, Volume 10 with his students at Honey Creek Community School.

Vibrobots!

The 4/5 technology classes built Vibrobots for one of their project this year. Vibrobots are small electric bug-like creatures that are built from a small metal or plastic enclosure (think mint tin), a motor, and some ingenuity.Essentially, this is a project that lets kids do some hands-on learning about electronics and electricity, and how to use the design process to create their own toy.This project came from the pages of MAKE magazine. Are you using MAKE as a teacher or student? Let us know about it! LED Throwies - 2. 14 Good, Old Fashioned, Outdoor Games for Kids.

As I write this it is a beautiful, sunny Winter’s afternoon.

14 Good, Old Fashioned, Outdoor Games for Kids

Through the open doors I can hear the sounds of children next door playing ouside – the loud, exaggerated counting and giggles associated with a good old fashioned game of hide and seek. It is the perfect sound to accompany this sunny day and brings to mind childhood memories of… Good, old fashioned, outdoor games like Which have these games have you shared with your children? What are others you would add to the list? Related Posts. Let the Children Make. World Maker Faire NY Video Highlights One of the most important things we can build as makers is… more makers!

Let the Children Make

Whether you work with children, are a parent yourself, or just have friends or family with children, you are in a unique position to be a positive influence in their lives. How do we encourage children to embrace the maker within themselves? For parents, it’s at once easier and more difficult than you might think. How To Make Cardboard Boomerang - PLAYTIVITIES. Flying Boomerangs is a fun activity for all ages.

It’s a great active outdoor game that families can play together. How about instead of going to the store and buying a boomerang, you can offer your children to make one. This way they will have a chance to see and understand how boomerangs work. Boomerangs are made from different materials and are sold everywhere. But the one we made from cardboard is pretty fast and flying super high. Ice Color Mixing - The Stem Laboratory. This simple science experiment is a hands-on way to learn about melting and color mixing! Kids will love experimenting to see what new colors they can create as they melt two colored ice cubes together and magically make a third.

Getting Started One of the best features of this science activity was that it was so simple to set up! We just needed to gather a few things: One ice cube trayFood coloringWaterToothpicks Our ice cube tray had 16 compartments. We put about five drops of food coloring in each compartment of the ice cube tray and filled them carefully with water.

Walking Water Rainbow - The Stem Laboratory. Ready to make water walk to form a rainbow?! There’s no better way for little scientists to learn about capillary action and color mixing than by making a walking water rainbow. This science activity is so easy to set up and the results are almost immediate, which makes it a favorite among my kiddos. Getting Ready To prep, I gathered our supplies: 6 wide mouth glasses or jarsPaper towels {use the kind where you can select a size}Food dye or liquid water colors {red, yellow, and blue} I grabbed the six small glasses first. I ripped off six sheets of paper towel and folded each sheet in thirds lengthwise. 15+ Tricks for Kids to Learn. Halloween Glitter Slime Monsters - The 36th AVENUE.

Awesome Halloween Craft for kids. These Halloween Monsters and Glitter Slime Recipe is always a Halloween Party favorite! Hello! My Glitter Slime Monsters and I want to welcome you to The 36th AVENUE today! I had so much fun making these little guys and sharing them with my girls over at Eighteen 25 during their Spooktacular Series. Recycling Christmas Lights.

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How to Make Paper. I’ve been doing a stack of ‘Slow Communication’ workshops these school holidays at Brisbane City Council Libraries, based on the book ‘Snail Mail’. You can read about my slow communication station in my school library here. Peer to Peer University. 3 Things to Help Kids Read. Reading is an important life skill, and young children need a lot of practice in and out of the classroom. Color Alive Barbie. Transform Coloring into Interactive Play:Revolutionising the world of coloring, Color Alive brings children's coloring to life. BookplateDownload. Hide and Find Books with Book Scavenger! 4 Kits from New York Toy Fair Perfect for Young Tinkerers. In many schools and families, just letting kids make a mess is considered risky.

That’s why a good kit can be the stepping stone to trying something outside your comfort zone. All the parts and all the directions are there for you, plus (hopefully) background information that will teach you something about what you’ve made. Ultimate Collection of 45+ Scissor Skills Activities. Free Puzzlemaker.

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Happy Coloring Book Day! Fantastic & Floral Free Printables. Trend Spotting: Typography. Paper Weaving Patterns. Busy Bags Large Wooden Nuts and Bolts by CuriousMindsBusyBags. A Short History of the Index Card. The French libraries initially used playing cards. How Sensory Play Benefits Motor Development. Top 10 Sensory Toys for 1 Year Olds - Best Toys 4 Toddlers. How to Build an Art Bot. LitClubs & LitCamps — LitWorld. LitWorld's revolutionary LitClubs and LitCamps cultivate social-emotional development by building resilience and literacy skills together. Make Paper Lanterns Inspired by Dandelions- A Piece Of Rainbow. DIY: Dimensional Paper Lantern #2. Apieceofrainbowdotcom birch shadow box. DIY: Printable Birch Shadow Box. Fab@School Maker Studio - FableVision Learning. Griddly Games: Just Add Milk: Science + Art Kit, Show Me The Kwan, Wise Alec & Oversight on Strikingly.

Tinkerbots I Robotic building sets for kids I remote control robot car – Tinkerbots Shop. MakerBloks - Powered by imagination! STEAM Activity: Dancing Balloons.

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Scribbling machines. Welcome to StoryPlace! Untitled. Storytime Online. The Big Little Book Corner. Сутрешното кафе на КРОКОТАК – с чашки от празни ролки. Stems, Stem Activities and Engineering. Fruit and Food Bags. A Week of STEM activities!  De tout et de rien: Activités pour le Préscolaire: How to make a 3D book or how does 3D work? Comment fonctionne le tridimensionnel ou comment créer un livre 3D! Teachers Are Terrific!: Multiple Classes- What To Do? Library Patch: Reading Passports: Where Can Reading Take You? Beth Newingham: Movie-Making in the Classroom. Beth Newingham: Class Book Awards: Bring the Red Carpet to Your Classroom! Children's Storybooks Online - Stories for Kids of All Ages. Aesop's Fables - Online Collection - 656+ fables -

Publish, Convert, Store, and Download free children's ebooks online for the iPad and nook color! More Stories at Smories.com: Homepage. Home. Storynory - Free Audio Stories for Kids. LivingWaxMuseum kitactivities 16. 5 Easy Ways to Make a Paper Tree for Kids.

Homespun with Heart: Crepe paper roses... Drawdio Fun Pack. DoodlrBot Kit. Textured Lines. Texture Painting. Mehndi Hands. Chemical9: Neddy the Yeti - Paper toy with printable template. Put your favorite children’s book in a discovery bottle! Borax Crystal Flowers - Go Science Girls. MaKey MaKey Standard Kit. Critter Wind Up. Wire Tree with Seed Beads.

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Creative commons. Make a Gingerbread Man Christmas Ornament. Benjaminoftomes. Woodworking. Australian Chess Enterprises. Inanimate Alice. Birds. Books coming soon - YA. 700 Free Movies Online: Great Classics, Indies, Noir, Westerns. Book lists.