Memorial Day

We spent an afternoon with paper and red, white, and blue paint,  inspired by the upcoming patriotic holiday to make some firework paintings.  We first started  out with a classic pipe cleaner print seen here.  Then we moved on to finding other ways to try and create firework paintings.

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  Forth of  July is less than a week away.  We are planning ahead this year for the holiday parade and making paper plate fans. We did this last year but only a few hours before we left.  They came in handy to help beat the heat while watching

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The kids love to make crafts for upcoming holiday’s.  We have 4th of July coming up here in the US.  The kids wanted to make a craft to go along with the occasion.  So why not a fun handprint flag craft?  The kids love print art and it is

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This year I have been so unorganized when it comes to holidays and crafts/activities.  I once preplanned everything out and then just added things  as they came, but now, almost every thing is as it comes with really little preplanning.  And that is how the Patriotic Torn Paper Stars

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My oldest son was walking around a little bored, so I decided to try and create something for him to do.  Daddy was home so I set them up with a Jello Sensory Play Activity.  With the up coming 4th of July celebration a red, white, and blue theme was

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I saw these fun Firework Paintings on Juggling With Kids a few years ago and have been wanting to try them with my kids.  With Memorial Day and then 4th of July coming up I thought it would be a fun themed craft for us to try.  Easy to

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We love finding fun ways to add holiday themed ideas to playtime and craft time.   With Memorial Day and Fourth Of July coming up, I wanted to put together a list of Patriotic Activities and Crafts for the Kids.  Now I will have one place to come for

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What better way to celebrate our patriotic holiday then to play with red, white, and blue playdough.   The great thing is you don’t need a holiday to play with playdough. This simple activity is great for pretend play, color recognition, and fine motor skills. 

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  What a fun challenge to make a chicken craft.  And to make it represent you or your country…  We took this challenge from MollyMoo.  Here is what we came up with.   I have been trying to think of what the kids and I could make for our

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When I saw this wand idea for star wands made of paper from Freekidscrafts .com I thought I could make something like this and put in a flower pot and use as a center piece decoration.  So with my gears rolling here is what we came up with.

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I love to hang banners up during holiday times.  I want my kids to know what holiday is next when they look at the house.  Memorial day is the next holiday coming up for us to remember all our military men and women who have died while serving our

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http://www.enchantedlearning.com/crafts/memorialday/ – crafts and color pageshttp://www.apples4theteacher.com/holidays/memorial-day/kids-crafts/- craftshttp://www.dltk-kids.com/usa/ – crafts & coloring pageshttp://www.freekidscrafts.com/patriotic_crafts_%7C_patriotic_crafts_for_kids-t70.html -craftshttp://www.favecrafts.com/Holiday-Craft/Memorial-Day-Crafts-and-a-Short-History#  -crafts I am a little behind on get a link list together for memorial day it is right around the corner.  Hope you can find a fun craft here for you and your family.  I saw

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