Memorial Day is one of the US's most solemn holidays. Here are simple ways to teach preschoolers the importance of Memorial Day.

Simple Ways to Teach Preschoolers the Importance of Memorial Day

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Memorial Day – the official start of summer. The weekend we all barbeque, go out to the lake, or otherwise enjoy ourselves, right? There’s more to the story. Here is a short history about Memorial Day and some simple ways to teach preschoolers the importance of Memorial Day. Memorial Day is a US federal holiday that celebrates all those who have died …

Service is one way to show Mom how much we love her. This seven days of service for Mother's Day challenges helps children do just that.

 Seven Days of Service for Mother’s Day Challenge

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It can be difficult to think of a thoughtful gift children can give to their mother for Mother’s Day. The usual cards, coupon books, and handprints are nice, and sweet, but sometimes it is nice to give something different and a bit unexpected.  This year instead of promising to do things for Mom – just do the things, one act …

We sat down on Saturday and made these fantastic, whimsical, and easy Easter necklaces in just a few moments. The kids enjoyed themselves immensely and created something fun to wear for the Easter egg hunts. As an added bonus, they all practiced their fine motor skills threading the eggs.

Easy Easter Necklaces

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Sometimes the simplest crafts are the most fun to do as a family. We sat down on Saturday and made these fantastic, whimsical, and easy Easter necklaces in just a few moments. The kids enjoyed themselves immensely and created something fun to wear for the Easter egg hunts. As an added bonus, they all practiced their fine motor skills threading the eggs.

This is a craft the whole family can help with and is a lot of fun to do. The finished eggs look like they’re made from painted antiqued wood, and are a fantastic addition to any Easter décor. Happy crafting!

Textured Easter Eggs

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Here’s a fun Easter craft that the whole family can do!  The results are fabulous Textured Easter Eggs!  These will be a wonderful addition to your Easter decor for years to come.  This is a wonderful family activity.  It needs to be done in stages, so you can schedule several crafting sessions with this great activity. This post contains affiliate …

This is a fun and practically mess-free St. Patricks Day craft/activity that my preschooler and I did -- with the added bonus of developing fine motor skills.

Stained Glass Tissue Paper Shamrocks

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It’s almost St. Patrick’s Day, so it’s time to celebrate the Irish in everyone. My preschooler and her friends got together and made stained glass tissue paper shamrocks to celebrate. I learned about this craft from my son’s art teacher last year. This was a fun preschool craft that helps develop the fine motor skills in little hands. The activity …