If you're a parent, grandparent, aunt, or pretty much any person with ears - you've heard a nursery rhyme a time or two. They seem so simple, but do you know the importance of nursery rhymes for young children? You'd be surprised just how much brain development is happening as we repeat these repetitive rhymes. I'm going to break this down with not only the benefits of nursery rhymes, but also a list of nursery rhymes, how to make nursery rhymes more fun, and even some nursery rhymes activities to enjoy. Keep reading!

importance of nursery rhymes for babies, toddlers and preschoolers


Get ready for Thanksgiving with this fun Thankful Turkey Craft! Not only can you make the most adorable paper turkey craft, you can also use the I am thankful for printable to get kids thinking about what they are thankful for. This is the perfect writing activity and craft in one! 

Thankful turkey

Are you ready for some awesome Christmas sensory play? Let's start with this easy and kid-friendly gingerbread cloud dough recipe that young kids will love! This gingerbread cloud dough is easy to make, great for sensory play and you only needs 2 main ingredients. What is there not to love!


Gingerbread cloud dough recipe

The Christmas season seems to sneak up on us every year. This year, we decided to use our Snow Globe Template to try this fun Photo Snow Globe Craft to turn into a card to gift to friends and family. Toddlers and preschoolers will love to help make this Christmas card idea and loved ones will love being gifted this cute card. I've included our free printable snow globe template to make it super easy, too! Follow the step by step directions below to get started with your very own Photo Snow Globe Craft!

Snow globe template craft

 
Print out our Turkey Template, put your little one's crafty hands to work, and get ready to hear some loud giggles! This Mix And Match Turkey Craft is a super fun craft project you can put together in a flash, and your kids are bound to love it. Scroll down to grab your turkey craft template and let the fun begin!

Mix and match turkey craft with turkey template

Salt dough handprints make such adorable keepsakes! You've probably heard the expression, "The days are long, but the years are short," when it comes to raising children. It couldn't be more accurate, though. In the blink of an eye, another year has passed, and your kids look so much bigger. Remember them just as they are right now by making some fun salt dough handprint crafts to capture everyday moments or holidays and seasons. 

salt dough handprints

If you've been following us for a while, you might notice quite a few process art activities that we regularly engage the kids in. But what is process art for kids? More importantly, why should YOU seek out process based art activities for your children? Well, I think it's time we talk about just that! I'll explain not only what process art is and why you should care... but also how it differs from other art projects, how to get started, and I'll even share some of our favourite process art ideas for preschoolers, toddlers and older kids!

What is process art?


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