These days you would have a difficult time finding someone without a smart phone or device in their hands most of the time. This is not limited to adults and teenagers. Kids as young as 2 are now using smart devices such as the iPad several hours per day. To celebrate the National Day of Unplugging – sundown March 7th, 2014 to sundown March 8th, 2014, we are sharing with you ten things to do with your kids. You could do 1 or you could do 3 or 4 of the ideas we have below. The idea is to reconnect with real life and do something hands on!
Pledge to put down the technology ( iPhone, iPod, iPad, Android device, laptop,computer,even the TV, etc.) and unplug for just 24 hours. See what a huge difference it makes when you are not interrupted by technology. After this, maybe you will be more likely to “unplug” once a month for your family. I think we will!
We love The Lorax (Classic Seuss) We have a ton of Dr. Seuss books but unfortunately The Lorax is missing from our little library. Luckily, we do have the movie, and it’s one of those fun inspiring movies you can watch over and over with your kids.
Today in honor of Dr. Seuss week/his birthday, we decided to create a cute Truffula tree scene craft on a paper plate. This is also a great Earth Day craft idea to do with your kids. Below you will find all the supplies you will need and some simple instructions on how to create your craft. I have also included photos of our craft for reference.
Since all things love is in the air and Valentine’s Day is only a couple of days away we created yet another cute little Valentine-themed craft during our homeschool craft time yesterday. This one is really easy to create. It’s easy enough for preschoolers up to school age. It’s our little valentine paper bag “love” cow! Craft directions and a list of all supplies you will need are posted below! Happy crafting!
Last year we made these Lips & Flowers blow pop valentine cards so this year we decided to try out another homemade idea. We decided on a glittery heart-shaped butterfly card. Below you will find photos and all the supplies you will need to make this craft. These double as homemade Valentine’s Day cards that your kids can give to their friends, classmates, and family. Furthermore, you can personalize each one with different greetings and different colors. You probably already have all the supplies you need lying around your home. The only thing you will need to purchase are Blowpops or actually any type of sucker will work. We just love Blowpop lollipops so we tend to use them more.
My youngest child is fascinated with all things moons, stars, and planets these days so we made a simple crescent moon & stars hanging craft. Help your child make a Moon & Stars hanging craft for their bedroom. This craft is fun and oh so easy to make. You can also incorporate bedtime storybooks into your craft like we did. Below you will find all the things you need to get started with your craft and we will also share with you the books we chose to read with our craft. We like easy stuff so you should have all the supplies already in your home. Have fun!
I love creating new things with my kids especially during the winter holidays. My son and I made some Ice Cream Valentine’s cards out of construction paper this time last year and I am just now getting around to posting them. These were very very easy to make. Not only were they easy but they are super cheap and you can customize the text to the person you are giving them to. Below you will see photos of what we created, supplies necessary for this craft, and a quick how to on creating your very own ice cream cards! We will be posting new Valentine’s crafts soon. All of our other Valentine’s Day Ideas for Moms and Kids are Here