Tag: Crafts

Fun Ways To Use Toothpicks As A Learning Tool

Use toothpicks to form the letters of the alphabet and words. Dip a toothpick in ink or paint and draw or write with it. Make toothpick pictures. Glue colored or plain toothpicks to a piece of paper. Glue toothpicks together to form a solid structure such as a […]

Shamrocks

Cultural & Botanical Information Irish Culture and Customs: Emblems of Ireland: The Shamrock – Learn how the shamrock became an emblem of Ireland. Fine Gardening: The History of the Shamrock: Full of symbolism, this plant has mystical roots – ArticleSFGate: Botany Difference Between Clover and Shamrock Plants – Read about the […]

Funschooling With Hearts!

When my kids were little I would offer them quick and easy craft projects to do and we’d do them as a family. Over the years, we expanded this tradition by challenging ourselves to be more creative with the activities we did. The more we challenged ourselves, the […]

Gingerbread Activities

Picture by Becka Hons History Wikipedia: Gingerbread House  – Gingerbread house history, modern times, Guinness World records, and Gingerbread houses.PBS: History Gingerbread – Article talks a bit about the history of ginger, and where the first gingerbread recipe came from and the inspiration to decorate gingerbread. Fun Activities DLTK Site:Kidzone: Gingerbread […]

Father’s Day Resources

DLTK: Dad – Gift and card ideas, printable certificates, songs and more.The Holiday Spot: Father’s Day – Learn the history of father’s day, get gift ideas and more.Enchanted Learning: Father’s Day – Craft and homemade gift ideas.Parent: Activities to make Father’s Day more special – Eleven activities to do with kids on Father’s Day.Reader’s Digest: 17 […]

Mother’s Day Resources

Dltk: Mom – Poems, crafts, printables and more.Enchanted Learning: Mother’s Day – Cards, crafts, picture frames, and puzzles.Danielles Place: Mother’s Day – Mother’s Day craft ideas.Better Homes and Garden: Mother’s Day Crafts – Crafts kids can make.Country Living: 55 Easy Mother’s Day Crafts That She’ll Treasure – Craft ideas all ages can make […]

Ukulele

UkuTabs.com – 99 Most Popular UkuTabs of All Time – Find the chords and tabs for your favorite songs. Free!UkuTuner.com – Tune your ukulele with the help of this site. Free of charge.Wikipedia: Ukulele – History, construction, types & sizes, tuning and more.YouTube: Ukulele Playlist – You will find a collection of videos […]

Gardening With Recycled Materials

There are quite few containers that can be used as inexpensive gardening tools such as seedling starters, planters, and tools.Here are a few of the things you can save:Food grade plastic containers in all sizes: Yogurt and sour cream containers, soda/water bottles, fruit cups, milk/water/juice/vinegar jugs, salad, cake/cupcake, […]

Christmas Stockings

Smithsonian: The Legend of the Christmas Stocking – The history behind the tradition of hanging stockings.Wikipedia: Christmas Stockings – The history of stockings and information about the world’s biggest Christmas stocking.Altogether Christmas: Christmas Stockings – An article about the legends behind Christmas stockings.First Palette: Paper Christmas Stocking – […]

Shadow Puppets

Visual News: Vintage Instructions On How To Make Shadow PuppetsBlifaloo: Shadow Puppets – How to make shadow puppets with your hands. Printable Paradise: Printable Animal SilhouettesKidspot: Make a Shadow Puppet Theatre – Instructions and a video. Plus how make your own puppets.wikiHow: How to Make Shadow Puppets – Three methods are offered along […]