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It’s been a great week here playing vet clinic, making a huge messy fish and I can’t wait to post our special activity for Martin Luther King Day so please come back tomorrow to see it. Now I want to see what you did, what did your kids learn this week and what post are you most eager to show our readers?  Link it up and check out the other brilliant early learning and kids’ crafts ideas that are shared.

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9 Winter Crafts & Activities

Here are 9 great crafts and activities that celebrate the lovely things winter has to offer like building snowmen ( for ours you don’t even need snow), pretty snowflakes and what’s winter without mittens?

Snow Globe Snowman  -  Winter Sensory Tub Penguin Place Mat

Spice Jar Snowman Blocks Marshmallow Snowman

Magnetic  SnowmanMitten Match  -  Snow Science   -  Cotton Ball Snowflake

Cork Painted Wreath

I love it when I can do one craft with both my kids. With a 5 year old son and a 18 month old daughter it’s not as often as I wish. This super easy but completely festive Christmas craft fit the bill, they both happily painted and now my kitchen is merry and bright with one on the pantry and the other on the closet door.  Holiday crafts are my kids’ favorite and unlike many of our other creations these are kept, stored and brought out year after year.

  1. Gather your materials. You will need a paper plate per child, corks ( do you know how long it took us to save up these corks? Since 2006 I have been almost always pregnant or nursing. It took a long time… ), paint, a plate or two for the paint, some ribbon , scissors and hot glue.
  2. Start by cutting the middle out of the plate. If we were painting with brushes or something that offered more coverage I’d do the cutting after the paint dried but with corks you want to make sure they hit the wreath and not all in the middle of the plate.
  3. Add paint to a plate.  I put a different cork in each color to encourage my kids to try each color. Also the corks I used for my daughter who is presently trying to put all things not bolted down into her mouth , are the solid plastic? ones.  I did a bite test and they were solid. Still PLEASE watch vigilantly and make sure your children are ready and able to do the craft safely, you can always opt for finger painting .
  4. Paint!
  5. She was more interested in the feeling of the paint than banging the corks on her wreath. This is normal for toddlers, they are exploring and it doesn’t mean the craft failed.
  6. My son quite liked the marks the corks left and had a ball. 
  7. After they were dried I made bows and hot glued them on, then put them on my doors with painter’s tape.

Easy Peasy Wreath Cookies

Check out these cheater cookies we made when we needed something fast for a holiday pot luck, they were tasty and super easy for my son to help me make.

Link & Learn – Kids’Crafts and Early Learning Linky

The holiday season is such a fun time for creating memories and fun keepsakes. Kids are never not learning so sharing extra time doing “fun things” ( My son’s words, I think all learning is fun!) like making ornaments, having an indoor snowball fight or making wreath cookies is not just fun, they are learning. 

Link up anything fun , anything educational and anything holiday or not. Don’t forget to visit other blogs too.

Have a great week !