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24 Preschool Caterpillar Crafts

Inside: You’re sure to find a new favorite among this roundup of preschool caterpillar crafts. I am so amazed with the wide variety of preschool caterpillar crafts out there. Whether you’re just wanting a cute spring craft, or something to go along with a life cycle of a butterfly unit, I’ve got you covered. You’ll…

The Mitten Activities and Crafts

The Mitten Activities and Crafts

Inside: The Mitten activities to go with the picture book by Jan Brett. Includes crafts, printable resources, games and more for preschool, kindergarten, and elementary students. Raise your hand if you love Jan Brett! Her now-classic version of The Mitten is a favorite classroom read aloud every winter. This cozy picture book is perfect for…

Apple Tree Craft

Apple Tree Craft

Inside: This apple tree craft is easy enough for preschoolers to do in the fall or when they’re learning about Johnny Appleseed. I’ve been posting seasonal crafts in this space for five years now, and somehow never created our own apple craft! I even wrote a huge roundup of apple crafts but didn’t have my…

Back to School Bulletin Boards: 10 New Ideas for Preschool to Elementary

Back to School Bulletin Boards: 10 New Ideas for Preschool to Elementary

Inside: 10 Back to School bulletin boards based on picture books, perfect for preschool, kindergarten, and primary grades. If you’re reading this in the middle of getting your classroom ready, and meet-the-teacher is two days away, and you’re already SO stressed out — stop and take a deep breath. I’ve got 10 different back to…

Easter Preschool Activity – Letter Recognition Egg Craft {Free Printable}

Easter Preschool Activity – Letter Recognition Egg Craft {Free Printable}

Inside: This Easter preschool activity includes a free printable that gives children a chance to practice letter recognition My whole classroom was quiet recently while my little preschool Sunday school class painted with watercolors. Each child created and investigated the colors with the utmost concentration at his or her own level of development. I had…

Popsicle Stick Unicorn Craft

Popsicle Stick Unicorn Craft

Inside: how to make a popsicle stick unicorn craft with kids (Disclosure: Books and Giggles is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com.) I’m super excited about this cute unicorn craft I…

Meet the North Pole Ninjas and Make a Paper Christmas Tree Craft

Meet the North Pole Ninjas and Make a Paper Christmas Tree Craft

Inside: a paper Christmas tree craft inspired by the story North Pole Ninjas. (Disclosure: Books and Giggles is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com.) I lay half awake Saturday morning, listening…

Easy Christmas Tree Craft for Kids

Easy Christmas Tree Craft for Kids

This easy Christmas tree craft for kids is perfect for class parties. It’s also a great choice for a simple craft station at a  children’s holiday event. (Disclosure: Books and Giggles is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by…

Turkey Puppet Craft & Story

Turkey Puppet Craft & Story

Inside: An easy turkey puppet craft for kids just right for inspiring Thanksgiving pretend play. (Disclosure: Books and Giggles is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com.) We created this cute little…

Earth Craft for Kids

Earth Craft for Kids

This beautiful Earth craft is a lot of fun to make! Use it for Earth Day, or change the paint colors to create a solar system craft. I love the swirly colors and magical process of making this paper plate earth craft. I love the smell of tempera paint too – which is a good…

Dot Dabber Butterfly Activity

Dot Dabber Butterfly Activity

Today I’m sharing a quick, no-prep butterfly activity for preschoolers. Just grab your dot markers and go! The azaleas are showing their colors here, and the spring sunshine is calling us outside. We’ve been seeing lots of butterflies around. Every year we do a few butterfly activities in the spring. A few years back, we…