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Friday, August 31, 2012

30 Blogs for Preschool Activities

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Well, if you haven't found enough great ideas on this site, here are some more. I recently came across this article about preschool blogs at Babysitting Jobs.com. It breaks down preschool activities into different groups and links to a wealth ideas. I'm sure you'l find it useful and may already know some of the sites it recommends. Check it out today.


30 Blogs for Preschool Activity Ideas

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Fall Leaf Magnet Craft

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This fall leaf magnet craft is such a good idea. Use a real leaf as a template, crumpled up tissue paper, and strip magnets to make this pretty and useful craft. Follow the link for the full tutorial.

Crafts, Food, and Teaching Themes or Children

Thanksgiving Fall Leaves Turkey Craft

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Wow, this Thanksgiving Fall leaves turkey craft looks so good. Use cardboard circles and colorful leaves to make it. Follow the link below for the full tutorial on the leaf turkey and make a leaf pumpkin, too.

My Creative Stirrings

Thanksgiving Paper Plate Turkey Face Craft

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Here's a really fun Thanksgiving Paper Plate Turkey face craft inspired from the book, A Plump and Perky Turkey.

Materials:

  • paper plate
  • various colors of paint
  • red and yellow construction paper
  • card stock
  • scissors
  • glue
  • google eyes.

Directions:

  1. Cut a little triangle flap in the middle of the plate for the beak.
  2. Paint the whole center of the turkey brown and use bold, multi-colored strokes around the rim. Allow to dry.
  3. Cut a little yellow triangle for the beak and glue on the flap. Cut out and glue on a red waddle.
  4. Cut large circles from card stock and glue on the face.
  5. Glue google eyes in the circles.
I {Heart} Crafty Things

Thanksgiving Rainbow Handprint Turkey Craft

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These Thanksgiving Handprint Turkeys are so cute.  Use multi-colored hand prints for the tail feathers and a paper body. Follow the link below for this fun and creative craft.

Meet the Dubians

Thanksgiving Recycled Cork Turkeys Craft

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These Thanksgiving recycled cork turkeys are a cute and easy craft idea. These were originally made as place markers for the Thanksgiving dinner table. Use corks, toothpicks and a few other things to make these cute turkeys. Follow the link for the full tutorial and set of instructions.

Crafting with Freckles

Thanksgiving Teepee Cupcakes Recipe

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These Thanksgiving Teepee Cupcakes are a unique and tasty way to teach about the history of the Pilgrims and Indians for your Thanksgiving party. Use ice cream waffle cones dipped in chocolate and pretzel sticks to make the teepees. You could make a simpler cupcakeless version if you like. Follow the link below for the full recipe and tutorial. The only thing more fun than making them with your kids is eating them. Happy Thanksgiving!

Cupcakes and Swirls

Thanksgiving Nutter Butter Turkey Cookies Recipe

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These Thanksgiving Nutter Butter turkeys are a slightly simpler version than the traditional kind. Easy and fun to make for your Thanksgiving Party. Use Nutter Butters, Oreos, candy corn and a few other ingredients to create these cute turkey cookies. Follow the link for the full recipe and tutorial.

Craft Buds

Thanksgiving Nutter Butter Turkey Treats Recipe

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These Thanksgiving Nutter Butter Turkey treats from 7th House on the Left are now a Thanksgiving tradition. Use Nutter Butters, wafer cookies, candy corn, jelly beans and a few other candies to create these cute turkey treats. The most fun is making them with your kids. Follow the link for the full recipe and tutorial. They're almost too cute to eat, almost!.

7th House on the Left

Thanksgiving Cornucopia Party Favor Treat Craft

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I absolutely love this Thanksgiving Cornucopia party favor treat craft idea from The Craft Patch. Transform a regular ice cream waffle cone into a cornucopia, then fill with your favorite candy and tie up. Visit the site below on the secret to this wonderfully creative and simple craft. They'll be a hit at the party.

The Craft Patch

Thanksgiving Corn Cob Bottle Lantern Craft

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This Thanksgiving corn cob bottle lantern craft is such a bright idea! Use plastic bottles, tissue paper, and bubble wrap to create these cute original lanterns. Use them to line the driveway to your Thanksgiving party. The picture above was done for a Girl Scout camp. Follow the link for more details on this fun craft. This recycled craft is also great for Earth Day.

artsybe

Thanksgiving Printable Corn Treat Boxes Craft

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These Thanksgiving Corn party favor treat boxes are just about the cutest idea I've seen, and easy, too. The author of the site, Paper, Plate, and Plane created a printable template to make these tube shaped treat boxes. Just visit the site below and print the free template on card stock. Cut out, roll, and cover in tissue paper. What do you fill it with? Candy corn, of course. You'll be sure to get lots of compliments at your nest Thanksgiving party. Follow the link for the full tutorial and free template.

Paper, Plate, and Plane

Monday, August 27, 2012

Thanksgiving Cereal Box Turkey Puppet Craft

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These Thanksgiving cereal box turkey puppets are so colorful! I love them. Use different sized circles glued on a craft stick to make these bright turkey puppets. Follow the link below for the full tutorial on this fun craft idea. Gobble, gobble.
 

Plum Pudding

Thanksgiving Cereal Turkey Craft

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This Thanksgiving cereal turkey craft idea comes from a Japanese website. The idea is very simple. Find a funny turkey coloring page online. Color the turkey and then draw big turkey tail feathers behind it if they're not already there. One by one, cover each tail feather in glue and put on a different kind of kids' cereal, pasta, or seeds. The more colorful, the better. Allow to dry.

Peekaboo

Thanksgiving Pilgrim Hat Cups Craft

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I really love this Thanksgiving Pilgrim hats cups craft idea. Use black plastic cups for the Pilgim hats with black paper rims. Use them as place makers at the Thanksgiving dinner table. Guests can use them as real drink cups, or wear them and take them home. Follow the link for the full tutorial on this fun Thanksgiving craft.

Origami Owls

Thanksgiving Pilgrims and Indians Bag Puppet Craft

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Here are some cute Thanksgiving Pilgrims and Indians puppets made from paper lunch bags. Not only a craft, these can be used to do a role play and act out the Thanksgiving story. Follow the link below for the full tutorial on this puppet craft.

Origami Owls

Thanksgivig Tissue Paper Turkey Craft

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This Thanksgiving tissue paper turkey craft idea is from my new favorite website, Origami Owls. Use tissue squares and contact paper to make the tail feathers on a paper plate body. Follow the link for the full tutorial on this craft and lots of other great craft ideas.

Origami Owls

Thanksgiving Yarn Ball Turkey Craft

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This Thanksgiving yarn ball turkey centerpiece craft is a fabulous idea. Basically, you are wrapping 2 styrofoam balls in yarn and sticking in the tail feathers on craft sticks. Don't forget to write what you are thankful for. Visit the site below or the full tutorial on this cute and creative craft. Great for a family or a class activity.

Origami Owls

Thanksgiving Sparkly Turkey Paper Craft

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Here's a simple and cute Turkey craft from a Japanese website.

Materials:

  • construction paper
  • scissors
  • spangles and/or sequins
  • glue
  • glitter or glitter glue

Directions:

  1. Cut a rounded turkey body shape from brown paper like the one shown.
  2. Cut long, oval shaped tail feathers in various colors.
  3. Glue the tail feathers to the back of the turkey.
  4. Cut out and glue on pieces for the beak, waddle, eyes, and feet.
  5. Put a line of glitter around the edge of the turkey.
  6. Glue on spangles, sequins, or other sparkly decorations.

Peekaboo

Thanksgiving Turkey Cupcakes Recipe

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This cute Thanksgiving turkey cupcake recipe idea came from a Japanese website of someone living in America.

Recipe:

  • 1 big cupcake(this one's pumpkin)
  • 1 small cupcake
  • 1 cookie(this one's gingerbread)
  • icing
  • candy corn
  • sprinkles
  • M&M's or marble chocolates
  • marshmallow

Directions:

  1. Decorate the small cupcake with chocolate frosting for the head. Use a little white frosting with a M&M in the middle for the eyes. Use a candy corn for the beak. I'm not sure what they used here for the waddle, maybe a piece of fruit leather. Please experiment.
  2. Use icing to adhere candy corn on the cookie in a fan shape for the tail feathers.
  3. Decorate the big cupcake with light brown frosting and sprinkles around the edge.
  4. Cut a marshmallow in half at an angle to create a wedge and prop up the cookie tail feathers as shown above.
  5. Place the small cupcake head in front of the cookie.
  6. Ta da! Turkey cupcakes, Gobble gobble.

Chanoma

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Thanksgiving Indian Headband Craft

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This great Thanksgiving Indian headband craft comes from a Japanese website. Follow the link below for a step by step picture tutorial, sorry only Japanese.

Materials:
  • construction paper
  • scissors
  • tape
  • rubber band
  • stapler

Directions:
  1. Cut a sheet of construction paper in half lengthwise.
  2. Fold both halves into thirds lengthwise to make 2 long thin strips Leave one fold on the outside to make a little pocket. Later, you'll insert the feathers into it..
  3. Insert the ends and tape together.
  4. Wrap around child's head and check. Trim the strip so it's a little smaller than child's head.
  5. Fold the ends down about an inch, insert the rubber band and staple the ends shut to make your headband.
  6. Cut a few feathers from construction paper and insert into the strip pocket. Staple in place. Staple them so, the staples aren't on the inside of the headband and don't touch the child's head.
Pigeon Hearts

Thanksgiving Handprint Turkey Collage Craft

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This great looking Thanksgiving Handprint Turkey Collage craft idea comes from a Japanese blog.

Materials:
  • various colored construction paper
  • scissors
  • pencil

Directions:

  1. Trace and cut out child's hands on brown paper.
  2. Glue handprints onto a sheet of construction paper.
  3. Cut and glue on a piece for the waddle and draw details of eyes and wavy lines for wings.
  4. Tear colorful strips of paper and glue on for the tail feathers.



Pigeon Hearts

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Thanksgiving Pilgrim Hat Flower Pot Craft

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Here's a great Thanksgiving Pilgrim hat craft idea made from a clay flower pot. Use this Pilgrim hat as a centerpiece on the Thanksgiving dinner table. Follow the link for a step by step photo tutorial of this great craft idea.

About.com

Thanksgiving Thankful Paper Chains Craft

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This Thanksgiving thankful paper chains craft is a fabulous idea. Write what you are thankful for on colorful paper strips. Glue together and make long chains. Use them as garland or even wear them. Follow the link for this and other great Thanksgiving craft ideas.

Fun Times Guide

Thanksgiving Thankful Tree Craft

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I think this Thanksgiving Thankful Tree craft from Makes and Takes is a great idea. It helps teach about the true meaning of Thanksgiving. Use a branch and paper leaves to show everything you are thankful for. Great idea for a family or class craft. Follow the link for he full details and tutorial for this craft.

Makes and Takes

Thanksgiving Thankful Tree Craft

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This Thanksgiving Thankful Tree craft is a great idea to teach the real meaning of Thanksgiving. Use a branch in a jar as a base. Tie on paper leaves with all the things you and your family are thankful for. Follow the link below for more photos and details.

A Mommy's Blessings

Thanksgiving Thankful Toilet Roll Turkey Craft

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Here's a really colorful Thankful Thanksgiving paper bowl turkey craft. Use paper bowls, a toilet paper roll and colorful paper. Make a handprint for the base. Follow the link for the full, step by step tutorial on this great Thanksgiving craft.

Crafts for all Seasons

Thanksgiving Indian Corn Toilet Roll Craft

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Here's a great idea to make a Thanksgiving Indian corn from a toilet paper roll. Use markers to dot and raffia for the husk part. Follow the link for the full tutorial for this craft.


Because I said so...

Thanksgiving Paper Plate Turkey Craft

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Here's a really cute Thanksgiving paper plate turkey craft from Schlepper Chick. Great idea for a preschool class.

Materials:

  • paper plate
  • toilet paper roll
  • colorful construction paper
  • google eyes
  • glue
  • stapler

Directions:
  1. Cut the paper plate in half.
  2. Staple a toilet paper roll to the front of the paper plate.
  3. Cut out colorful, leaf shaped tail feathers. Also cut out beak, waddle, feet, and Pilgrim hat pieces.
  4. Glue all the pieces onto your turkey.
  5. Gobble gobble.

Schlepper Chic

Thanksgiving Pumpkin Turkey Centerpiece Craft

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This Thanksgiving pumpkin turkey craft is a fabulous idea. Use a "sugar pie" pumpkin and some construction paper to create this unique Thanksgiving centerpiece craft. Follow the link below for the full tutorial including a downloadable turkey template. Gobble gobble.

Marin Mommies

Father's Day Bookmark craft

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Here's a practical Father's Day bookmark craft gift idea for the bookworm dad. He'll think of you every time he uses it.

Materials:

  • construction paper
  • scissors
  • old magazines and catalogs
  • glue
  • hole punch
  • ribbon
  • laminator(optional)

Directions:

  1. Cut a rectangular strip from colorful construction paper. The one pictures is 8x3 inches, that's pretty big.
  2. Cut colorful pictures of food or other fun things from old magazines and catalogs and glue them onto the strip how you like.
  3. Laminate the strip for durability.
  4. Punch 1 or 2 holes in the top.
  5. Tie colorful ribbon in the holes. Remember to pinch the ribbon and cut at an angle to make a nice, "V" shaped end.

Friday, August 24, 2012

Thanksgiving Pilgrim Hat Pot Centerpiece Craft

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Use a clay flower pot, some black felt and a few other things to create his Thanksgiving Day Pilgrim hat centrepiece craft. Fill it with seasonal flowers and set o the Thanksgiving dinner table. Follow the link below for the tutorial with diagrams. You have to scroll halfway down the page to find it. Good luck and Happy Thanksgiving.

A Crochet Pattern a Week Place

Thanksgiving Pilgrim Hat Centerpiece Craft

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Here's a great idea to create a Thanksgiving Pilgrim Hat Centerpiece craft from a clay flower pot, some felt, and a few other seasonal items. It will really set the scene on the Thanksgiving Day dinner table. Follow the link for this and other great Thanksgiving craft ideas.

ehow Mom

Thanksgiving Pumpkin Centerpiece Craft

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This Thanksgiving pumpkin centerpiece idea is so beautifully simple. Fill a glass bowl with real and/or faux miniature pumpkins and squashes to create this decorative, season setting table centerpiece. It will really set the mood and impress guests at your Thanksgiving Day party. Follow the link for this and other great Thanksgiving craft ideas.

Fun times Guide

Thanksgiving Handprint Turkey Placemats Craft

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These Thanksgiving handprint turkey placemats are a practical craft gift that keep on giving. Use a handprint design for the turkeys and personalize with the child's name. This can be a party guest activity too and kids can take them home afterward. Laminate with contact paper for durability. Follow the link for this and other great Thanksgiving craft ideas.

Fun Times Guide

Thanksgiving Turkey Placemats Craft

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You can make you very own Thanksgiving turkey placemats with this craft. This is a beautiful as well as practical craft idea for the season. Use handprints and/or construction paper turkeys and add a little message. Use contact paper to laminate. Follow the link for the full details on this unique Thanksgiving craft idea.

See What I did Today

Thanksgiving Fall Leaves Place mats Craft

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This Thanksgiving fall leaves place mats craft is a unique and also useful Thanksgiving idea. Use colorful fall leaves and contact paper to create these practical works of art. Use them at the dinner table to really set the mood for the season. Follow the link below for more details.

love2learn2day

Thanksgiviving Paper Plate Math Craft

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Here's another great idea from one of the best blogs on the web, Almost Unschoolers. This Thanksgiving pumpkin pie paper plate craft is also a great math lesson. After decorating your paper plate to look like a pumpkin pie, cut it into pieces to teach the concept of fractions. Follow the link for the full tutorial and explanation on this great idea.

Almost Unschoolers

Thanksgiving Handprint Pilgrims Mural Craft

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This Thanksgiving Handprint Pilgrims mural craft is a very creative way to teach the history of the Pilgrims. The homeschooling mom who did this had her kids make the same number of hand print Pilgrims as the survived the first winter in America. It really puts history in perspective. The men are made with peach palms and black fingers and the women all in peach. They drew the details later. Visit the link below for the full details on this historical Thanksgiving craft. Great idea!

Almost Unschoolers

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Thanksgiving Pilgrim Hat Cookies Craft

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Make these easy Thanksgiving Pilgrim hat cookies for your Thanksgiving Day party. Follow the link for the full recipe. Simple and Easy. Happy baking!

Girls and their Meals

Thanksgiving turkey cookie treats

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Make these great Thanksgiving cookie treats for your next Thanksgiving Day party. They'll be a huge hit. Use Oreo cookies, peanut butter cups, candy corn and a few other things. Follow the link below for the full recipe and instructions. They're so sweet.

Thanksgiving Cookie Turkeys Food Craft

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Here's a great Thanksgiving cookie turkeys food craft idea. Use cookies, candy corn, peanut butter cups, icing and a few touches to make these cute, edible turkeys. The kids in class or at home will love them. Gobble gobble.
Cactus Needle

Thanksgiving Turkey Sugar Cookies Recipe

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Make these adorable little Thanksgiving Turkey sugar cookies for your family, this year. Use candy corn and a little creativity. Follow the link for the full recipe and instructions. Happy baking. Gobble gobble.

Floral Showers

Thanksgiving Tukey Snack Food Craft

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Use some cookies, peanut butter and a few other things to make this cute Thanksgiving turkey snack craft. Follow the link for the template and recipe.  Yum! Gobble gobble.

Practical Cook

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Candy Tree Craft

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This candy treat tree craft is another great idea from Play with me. Use pretzel sticks, peanut butter, marshmallows, and M&M's among other things to make this cute edible tree craft. Follow the link below for the full recipe and tutorial.


Play with me

Owl S'mores treats Craft

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Here's a cute little recipe to make owl s'mores. Use marshmallows and candy corn and a few other things to decorate like little owls. Great for a Halloween party or anytime. Follow the link for the full recipe and how to.

Play with me

"Five Little Squirrels" Tree activity Craft

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This tree craft was created as an activity to act out the "Five Little Squirrels" rhyme. Such a great idea. After reading each line of the rhyme, the kids gt to open a door to see the squirrel inside.
Follow the link below to the great site Play with Me for the rhyme as well as details on how to make this tree activity.

Play with me

Football Treats Sports Craft

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These football treats are so cute and yummy. They're chocolate Rice Crispies treats shaped like footballs with icing laces. Make them for the big game. They'll leave a lasting impression. Get the full recipe below.

Play with me

Paper Plate Football Craft

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Another great idea from Play with Me. This paper plate football craft is not only a sports and fall craft, but a motor skills lesson in lacing and tieing. Lace 2 paper plate halves with ribbon to make the football. Follow the link for the full tutorial. Great idea!

Play with Me
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