Spring Kids Crafts & More ! { Link Your Post! }

rp_kids-crafts-preschool-blog-455x34711-455x34711.pngI had big plans to wake up early and write this morning but then remembered it was daylight savings time and chose to snooze with my 4 year old instead. So now as usual I am scrambling to get this linky up so I can run off to church and return to all your fantastic posts!

Spring is right around the corner and I can’t wait to see all your St.Patrick’s Day crafts, Spring activities, and outside ideas for those of us who aren’t still buried in snow ( or snow ideas for those who are) !  If you have a great post you are aching to share that doesn’t fit those themes can you link it? OF COURSE!  This is all about sharing whatever you love my suggestions are just a guide not a rule.

What I want to link today is this heart warming Facebook Post where I am many community members introduced themselves. If you haven’t already I would LOVE to hear more about you and what you do all day and who you do it with.  You can read and share here —> No Time For Flash Cards Facebook.
Have a RAD Sunday and thanks for being a part of this lovely community

Spring Crafts and Activities For Kids { Link up here!}

rp_kids-crafts-preschool-blog-455x34711-455x3471.png I know many of you are still under a blanket of snow but here Spring came early and I am aching to see all the adorable Spring ideas you have. As always feel free to link up anything ( spring or not) that you think my readers can benefit from.<

If you need more ideas check out Spring Activities on Pinterest as well as some of our best ideas on our No Time For Flash Cards on Pinterest board,  great reading ideas on my Early Literacy board and DO NOT miss my Easter board ( I know it’s early but a little planning will make Easter a breeze! ).

Dinosaur Plates – Make Snack Time Fun!

dinosaur snack plates This post is part of paid campaign with Yahoo! and Blueprint Social.

When I want my kids to take a big bite of food I say ” No not a little bite, take a DINO bite!” it started when my son was very little and it’s become one of those things that finds it’s way into our family lexicon. Well when I was asked to re-create a craft project from Yahoo! Makers I immediately found this Dinosaur Plate idea and fell in love.

It look complicated right? It’s not. For the full tutorial pop over to Yahoo! Makers and see but here is how I did it, and even though I may do a lot of kids crafts I have to be honest I am kind of a dud with adult ones ( patience is a problem for me). So you have to know that this was a cinch!dino plates 2

The hardest part was deciding on what color to make the plates. I decided on pink for my daughter because I have never met anyone who loves pink more than my youngest! I decided on bright green for my son and just because I usually put out three different kinds of foods for snack time I made a third and chose my favorite color aqua.dino plates 3

How awesome is plastic spray paint?dinosaur plates 5 Don’t forget to use it in a well ventilated area!  Our paint took a long time to dry because it was cold, this would be perfect for a spring break project when it’s a little warmer.

Ready for one more quick spray!dino plates 6

Ready for BIG dino bites!  The original tutorial also mentions using wax paper to line the plates for wet or oily foods. I think I will line them no matter what but that extra step is well worth the smiles after school at snack time.dino plates 8

Link & Learn – Crafts and Activities For Kids


Hello from Disneyland !

My family and I have been here all week and are heading home today. I know that if you follow my Instagram I have flooded you with pictures but those are just a FEW of the shots I took of my little ones enjoying the (mostly) happiest place on earth.  We are exhausted, but happily exhausted and I think I will be going to bed when the kids do for the rest of the week.  Don’t be surprised if there aren’t a long list of new posts until next week because I have  HUGE pile of laundry, and a to do list just as long waiting for me at home.

That doesn’t mean you won’t have great new ideas available. Our Pinterest is packed with good ideas especially our Early Literacy and Spring Activities For Kids and my favorite My Classroom boards.

Have a rad week and catch me up on everything you’ve been doing while I have been riding those teacups and meeting those Princesses!

12 Princess Activities For Preschool

princess crafts for kids I never liked princesses until I had a daughter who wore a crown on her head daily for 3 months. Even to bed. To say she is a fan of princesses is a major understatement. I like using her love of all things princess to spark interest in all kinds of activities. Check out all the fun we’ve had as well as a few ideas from her brother’s brief princess phase – these are not activities for girls, they are activities for any and all princess fans!

princess play doh activity

Princess Playdough

frreze and thaw anna frozen science experiment for preschool

Frozen Inspired Science Activity

princess wand craft

Princess Wand

shape castle craft

Shape Castle

frozen party game

Frozen Inspired Game 

phonics game for kids princess toys

Princess Phonics Activityshape princess craft for kids

Shape Princess

Princess Sensory Tub 5

Princess Sensory Bin

twig and bead fairy wand fine motor craft for kids

Twig Fairy Princess Wands

recycled crayon favors for frozen themed party

Frozen Inspired DIY Crayons

baby tutu

Easy  DIY Princess Tutu

spark al

Sparkly Princess Alphabet



Positive Princess Books For Kids

great princess picture books

Find wonderfully not stereotypical princesses in these 15 positive princess books for kids!