Pine-cone Christmas Trees – Mess Free Preschool Activity!

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Now that I'm a mom, I see everyday objects in a different light. My hubby likes to playfully accuse me of being a hoarder, but I like to save things that would otherwise be discarded to use in fun activities for my kiddos. Free activities are the best ones, right? I just finished up a … Continue reading Pine-cone Christmas Trees – Mess Free Preschool Activity!

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Three Wise Men’s Gifts: Gold, Frankincense & Myrrh *Sensory Activity*

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Most of us are familiar with the Christian Christmas story of the three wise men who presented the baby Jesus with Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh. Most pictorial depictions show these gifts in containers. Aside from gold which many of us are familiar with, what did these gifts really look like? So I ordered up some … Continue reading Three Wise Men’s Gifts: Gold, Frankincense & Myrrh *Sensory Activity*

Star of David – Popsicle Craft (Israel Unit)

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The Star of David is very important to the Jewish culture. As the most prominent religion in Israel, I found this fun craft that helps little ones recognize this symbol while providing hands on creative fun. First I glued popsicle sticks into two triangle shapes. I used the wider ones, but either will work. You … Continue reading Star of David – Popsicle Craft (Israel Unit)

Orange Clove Pomander – Fine Motor Skill Activity

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I love to find easy activities that promote hands-on learning. I also love the smells of the holidays and this activity combines fine motor skills and creativity as well as smells AMAZING! A pomander comes from the French words pomme d'ambre, meaning an apple of amber. It refers to a ball made for perfumes, and … Continue reading Orange Clove Pomander – Fine Motor Skill Activity

Reusable Advent Calendar – Dollar Tree Hack!

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Christmas is one of my favorite time of year - I think some of my best memories as a child are related to activities I did together with my mom. I wanted to continue this tradition with my daughters, and came up with this activity to make together. I love Advent Calendars, but they can … Continue reading Reusable Advent Calendar – Dollar Tree Hack!