This week we didn’t do a lot of actual crafts as just learned. I found some really neat activities so I thought I would share them with you.
If you are new to A Craft a Day
A Craft a Day gives you five activities that you can enjoy with your kids, one for each day of the week. Most of these activities work well for preschoolers, but you may be able to adapt them for your toddler.
I will post the crafts on Saturdays so you can use the weekend to get any supplies that you may need. We are making our way through the alphabet this year so if you missed a letter you can find it here.
Skeletons Snacks - I saw these and thought they were great! I didn’t put them on cupcakes, we just put them on plates.
My Body Felt Board - If your little one is good at cutting you can have them cut the pieces out on this project, but with Zane I just cut them and showed them how they worked. He loved learning about bones in his body.
Layers of the Body -I was planning on making these layers with elmer’s glue and tissue paper, but again I wasn’t supermom so we didn’t make it to this project.
With & Without Bones - Since Zane was so intrigued by having bones I thought this would be a great activity to explore it more. Especially since he asked “Why do we have bones?”
Homemade_Food_Pyramid - This was a great activity and I was surprised at how quickly Zane picked up that we eat sweets very rarely and we should eat lots of fruits and veggies. This was also great to work on his cutting skills. You can find an example of the new food pyramid here.
Supplies: marshmallow, food pens or food color and toothpick, white chocolate covered pretzels, toothpick or lollipop stick, felt and/or cardboard and/or craft foam, scissors, glue, tissue paper, saran wrap, large precut triangle marked like the food pyramid, magazine and/or shopping ads, scissors, glue, gloves, flour, popsicle sticks
Are you Supermom?
Now I’m not supermom and I don’t expect you to be either. We don’t always get to each activity, sometimes life is just too busy. Hopefully you may try one or two of these activities with me and my kids! You don’t have to do every single one. You don’t have to be doing preschool with your child. I just hope to give you a resource for some great fun with your kids!
If you do any of these crafts and happen to take a picture or write a blog post about it please make sure and share your link in the comments. Also don’t forget to link the original crafter! I may feature you and your blog on the following weeks post!
Healthy Mom = Healthy Family - That is my life motto and I hope to encourage it to be yours too. January 2011 I made the decision to lose weight and lost 80+ pounds. I saw my boys start getting active with me and I realized I wasn't only changing my life but also my boys.