Monday, March 25, 2013

Egg Shells Craft

If you and your family love to eat eggs for breakfast, don't throw away the shells. Now is the best time as any to start saving those shells. This egg shell craft is cute and a great way to keep your little one preoccupied. Another added bonus: This craft is great for enhancing your little one(s) fine motor skills.

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If you not sure how to dye egg shells, check out this tutorial
 from Powerful Mothering. Just click on the link below!!

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Sunday, March 24, 2013

Easter Baskets Good Enough To Eat!!

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Can someone please tell me what's Easter without the infamous Easter basket? When I was little, my mom would buy me an Easter basket as tall as me. It was full of lots of goodies and lots of toys. Nowadays, Easter baskets are good enough to eat....literally.

 Have you ever heard of that cliche'...."You can't have your cake and eat it too." Well, in this case, you can have your Easter basket and you can eat it, too!! It doesn't get any better than this!! If you don't believe me, try these recipes on for size!!

Check out this Easter basket cupcake!! This is definitely a sweet treat.
 This is great for your child to share with his/her class.

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Below, we have an Easter basket cake. I can imagine how
delicious and chocolatety this basket may taste. I think this would
go great with some vanilla ice cream. Mmmmm.....mmmm....mmmmm....good!!
 If eating cake like this is wrong, then I don't wanna be right!! :)

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One thing I know for sure that there is no limit to what you can do with creating the perfect Easter basket for your family. When it comes to Easter there is nothing wrong with putting all your eggs in one basket and eating it, too!! Enjoy!!!

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Saturday, March 23, 2013

DIY - Resurrection Eggs

Resurrection Eggs are a great tool to use to teach young people about the true meaning of Easter. It's a creative way to make the Easter bible story interesting and not boring for your younger audience. I was looking up something else and came across this cool do-it-yourself project via Pinterest for Resurrection Eggs. Check it out!!

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What's even more awesome is......if you go to Totally Tots Blog, you will find the lesson plans and how she describes each item in each egg. Just click on the link under the picture. Resurrection Eggs can be great for Sunday School, preschool, and even at home.


Friday, March 22, 2013

Reading is Egg-cellent!!

For about 10 years, I taught preschool, ages (1-3). I would prepare lesson plans based on themes. One of the requirements for our lesson plans is to list books you plan to read during story time. They had to go along with the theme we were teaching for that week. Having said that, my students and I loved story time. I came across a website that suggested some great books to read to your little one for Easter. Preschool books are some of my favorite books to read because they are fun, colorful, and well illustrated. Check out some of these suggestions.

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(Click on the link for a larger image of the books).

If you have a favorite book to read to your little one for Easter, please share. Reading is not only FUN!! But, it's an Egg-cellent idea!!! Happy Easter Reading!!


Thursday, March 21, 2013

Bunny Candy Jar

Easter most likely probably won't exactly be Easter without the candy. But what if you want to go beyond the norm and wanted a creative way to say, "Happy Easter" with candy, then this cute little project is for you. This bunny candy jar is so adorable. I think the bunny ears are the right touch for some bunny flair.

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It even has a bunny tail. :) This is a great gift for teachers and/or friends.

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Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Almost Happy, Hoppy Easter Time!!!

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Now that St. Patrick's Day is over, there is another holiday that is approaching us in less than two weeks. You guessed it.....Easter! There are so many cute crafts, colorful food, and d├ęcor that you can make so that your Easter may be fun and special for your family, especially your children. 

What's so amazing is that you would never be without fresh and absolutlely, cute, mind-blowing ideas. With that being said, during my search for some great things to make for Easter, I will share with you different ideas as I go along. Sometimes the simplest, yet cute, ideas are the best. For example, take this cute little paper plate bunny.

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Isn't so cute and adorable? This craft would be great for preschool aged children.  For instructions, go to


Friday, November 9, 2012

Celebrating Thanksgiving Edition #5 ~ Fun Thanksgiving Crafts for Kids

When I used to teach preschool, my little tiny tots (students) would be so excited about Thanksgiving crafts. We would make crafts that would be so cute for decoration. They were fun, quick, and very easy to make. Handmade decor has a special way of adding sentimental flair to the holidays.  Here are a few of my favorites I saw on Pinterest.

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Do you have any thanksgiving crafts that you love to do with your children?  Have come across any crafts that are great for children? 

Happy Crafting for Thanksgiving!!