Easy No Bake Alligator Cookies

Crocodile Alligator Cookies with Nutter Butters

These adorable and delicious cookies are perfect for all things themed with gators and crocodiles from zoos and wildlife to pirate party snacks. Nutter Butters are such fun cookies, shaped like nuts. With a little imagination and creativity, that shape easily translates to a gator! Whether you choose to use green frosting or candy melts, these are sure to be a welcomed snack at your next party. NOTE that these …

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Air Dry Clay Monster Kid Craft

The Color Monster Craft Air Dry Clay

Create a monster from air-dry clay as a wonderful kid craft idea. Monsters are a great tool for kids to learn about so many things including emotions, facing fears and story telling. One of my favorite books for kids is The Color Monster. I used the monster in the book for inspiration while making this project. Sculpey air dry clay is so easy to work with, it dries without an …

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Quilt Craft for Kids Including a Paper Quilt Art Lesson

Quilt Craft for Kids including Paper Quilt Art Lesson #kidcraft #quiltproject #paperquilt #coloring

Quilt Craft for Kids Including a Paper Quilt Art Lesson This is the most adorable project to do as a literary connection to Grandma’s Purse.  Grandma’s Purse is a picture book that tells the beautiful story about the connection between a little girl and her Grandma through the items in her purse. I found the book on Instagram when the author, Vanessa Brantley-Newton, shared that it was being recognized by …

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Dr. Seuss Craft For My Many Colored Days

Learn about colors and feelings with this great literature based art idea for kids. I love ALL of his books but this one is super special.  I have a deep love for colors and creativity and this book inspires me.  Through the use of bouncing rhymes with many colors and animals, this book offers an opportunity for children to start understanding feelings and moods and how to express themselves. So …

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Best Activities to Do with SLIME Including Free Printables

Best Activities to Do With Slime Including Free Printables Kids love slime. It is so fun and educationally sound at the same time. The fact that the end result of the science project of making it become a tool for relaxation is spectacular. My kids have made a bazillion different kinds of slime and I am exited to share a favorite. SLIME Lovers UNITE!  I decided to take the slime …

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar Art Project

Today is March 20th and the day to celebrate The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle.  It has been may years since this book was published on March 20th, 1969 and has brought joy and learning to many.  Eric Carle’s use of bright colors and collage makes his artwork and illustration unique.  He is one of my favorites. To get started, I suggest you have the book.  You can grab …

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Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Fun with Literature

Bill Martin Jr. is the author of so many fabulous books for kids.  I am in love with his witty rhyming method of teaching basic skills and Chicka Chicka Boom Boom is one of his best.  It is about the letters of the alphabet.  I created this fun little activity to simply get young children familiar with how letter work together in the alphabet.  By creating trees with the letters …

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The Paper Bag Princess Literary Connection

Not all princesses have happy endings with the marrying of a prince.  Some princesses create their own happy endings by taking a stand for what is right.  I feel that in today’s world it is more important than ever before to teach girls that they are valuable, beautiful and matter…regardless of how they look or feel.  All girls are princesses and get to respect themselves.  The book The Paper Bag …

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