Showing posts with label Math. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Math. Show all posts

Sunday, August 18, 2019

50+ Super Cute and Easy Origami and Kirigami Projects for Kids

Looking for origami projects that are unique, cute, and easy-to-fold? Or, do you feel the need to grab a pair of scissors and cut some beautiful kirigami designs?  If you're on the hunt for kid-friendly paper folding projects for spring, summer, fall, and winter, then I've got the ultimate post for you. Here's a growing list of over 50 super cute origami and kirigami ideas for kids!

30+ Easy and Kid-Friendly Origami and Kirigami Projects

50+ cute and Easy Origami and Kirigami Projects for Kids for all seasons!

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Monday, July 8, 2019

Double-Doodle Drawing + The Artful Parent book!

Hi everyone! How is your summer going?  Feel like your days are just go-go-going by? That's how I've been feeling with traveling, weddings, summer camps, swim lessons... etc.  According to my eldest, so far, this summer is "almost as fun as school." (Should I take that as a good thing???) Anyway, amidst all of the hustle and bustle, this lady has been feeling burned out. (And it's only July! Oof.)

Today I just wanted to share this easy art activity that my eldest and I recently did while my youngest "napped." (Notice the quotation marks.  You can probably guess why I put those there...)

It's an activity called Double-Doodle Drawing and it's from the new  The Artful Parent book, written by Jean from The Artful Parent blog.

Double-Doodle Drawing with Kids

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Thursday, February 28, 2019

DIY Homemade Spirograph

Ever play with a spirograph toy?  We LOVE them and the other day I got to wondering.... could we make a DIY version using materials around our home?  Well, the answer is... YES!  Today I'm sharing this artsy- science craftIt got a big two-thumbs up from my eldest. He really loved trying it out with me.

Let's Make a DIY Homemade Spirograph Toy!

diy homemade spirograph toy- such a fun STEAM project for kids

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Thursday, May 17, 2018

STEAM Kids Kitchen- 70+ Activities and Recipes for Creative Kids

It's here! It's here!

If you have curious and creative kids who love to tinker and question and make... then you'll love our new STEAM Kids in the Kitchen book!

STEAM Kids in the Kitchen-  Awesome list of over 70+ science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics inspired ideas for kids to try... in the kitchen!

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Monday, February 26, 2018

Origami Friendship Math Quilt Craft

Brr, it's cold outside!  Lately I've been enamored with quilt designs and origami crafts Their bold colors and gorgeous geometric patterns really make me swoon!  Today's post combines my love for both crafts.  These origami paper quilts are really quite beautiful to look at.  Folding them can be a bit of challenge, because there are so many units to fold.  But, make them with some friends and you're sure to have some indoor fun during these cold winter nights.

Origami Friendship Quilts

How to make origami paper quilts- such a fun kids' math art and craft idea to do with friends

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Monday, February 19, 2018

Mystery Grid Art Challenge

Howdy! Today I'm sharing a STEAM activity that combines art and math.   Put on your creative hats and grab your favorite color pencils.  We're trying our hand at the Mystery Grid Art Challenge!

Think you can conquer the Mystery Grid Challenge?

(Well, read on and find out!)

Mystery Grid Art Challenge- In this fun STEAM activity, players use their art and math skills to recreate a mystery image bit-by-bit.

Friday, February 16, 2018

Let's Build Beautiful 3D Card Structures!

What happens when you have access to the internet, shortened daylight hours, a craft-and-math loving kid, and a deck of old playing cards?  Well,  if you're me... you rally everyone together to do a STEAM activityYeah!

Tired of bouncing off the walls one night, our family tried our hands at making these nifty 3D Card Sculptures.  They came out pretty cool and I thought I'd share them today with you!

Let's Make Beautiful 3D Card Sculptures

how to make cool card sculptures from playing cards- such a fun STEAM activity to try out with kids!

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Heart Tangram Challenge

Here's a fun Valentine's Day Activity that also includes a bit of math too- Heart Tangrams!

Heart Tangram- Such a fun way to celebrate Valentine's Day with math!

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Groovy Sticker Snowflakes Art (Printable included)

With the start of the new school year, our family is still trying to find its new normal.  Transitions from school to home can sometimes be rough.  So we've been trying to keep things easy with more downtime in the afternoon.  We play at the park, read books, or do simple open-ended crafts.   Today I wanted to share a really easy open-ended snowflake craft that my son and I really enjoyed.  We pulled out some old stickers and made ourselves some groovy sticker snowflakes! 

Groovy Sticker Snowflake Art- Fun Winter Art Project for Kids
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Tuesday, June 7, 2016

100 Color Challenge

Ever wonder just how big 100 really is?  Lately my son and I have been talking about numbers.  While small numbers are easy to imagine... large numbers always seem quite vague.  100?  1,000?  1,000,000?  10,000,000?  We just don't have much experience dealing with numbers larger than 20 in the real world.  So I came up with this really easy combination math activity and art activity.  We challenged ourselves to make 100 colors together!

100 Color Challenge!

100 Color Challenge- See what 100 looks like with this great math and art activity for preschoolers and kindergarters!
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Friday, April 15, 2016

Playful and Easy Mathematics with Building Toys (And our favorite math books!)

Wanna know a secret?  In college I majored in Engineering and minored in math.  Eek.  Surprised?'s true!   I'm a bit rusty now... but I will always have a soft spot for mathematics. There was something about solving a difficult problem that was so thrilling and satisfying.

Now that my son is older, my husband (who is also a math lover) and I have been trying to help him to love math too.  With a new baby at home, I just haven't had time lately to plan math crafts and activities.  (Mucho props to all you homeschooling mamas out there... don't know how you do it!)   But, I've been giving myself a bit of slack and telling myself that it's ok.  We've still been learning math together... just in a more open-ended and playful way.  

Playful Math Learning with Kids

Playful and Easy Mathematics with Building Toys- Math fun for kids!

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Thursday, March 3, 2016

Free Printable Ninja Color-by-Number Sheet

If you're looking for an easy superhero activity, boy do I have one for you!  Our love for all things ninja continues with this free printable ninja color-by-number sheet!

Free Ninja Color-by-Number Sheet

Free Printable Ninja Coloring Sheet!

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Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Pi Day Inspired String Art Activity

Ah, good old Pi Day.  That special holiday only celebrated by geeky math and pizza lovers.  It's definitely my kind of holiday!  Today I'm adding to our list of easy, low-prep Pi Day Activities with this neat one that combines art and math.  Tada!  We're making some Pi Day inspired String Art!

Pi Day String Art Actvitiy

Pi Day String Art- Simple and beautiful art and math activity to celebrate Pi Day Holiday
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Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Candy Maze (Design your game... from candy!)

Ooh la la! Today I'm going to share a fun, tasty, and creative CANDY CRAFT!   Do you have a stash of candy lying around?  I'm not a big candy addict... but I've been known to chow down on a few chocolates and gummy candies this time of year.  Yurp.   But can you blame me?  Chocolates are delicious and gummy candies are uber fun.  (Who doesn't dig their bright, happy colors?)  Well, if you have a stash of gummy candies lying around, here's a fun (and tasty) kids STEAM activity!    

Let's Design a Candy Maze!

Easy Kids STEAM Activity- Design a tasty Candy maze with kids!  Super fun activity provides opportunities to be creative!
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Friday, February 5, 2016

When I grow up... Fortune Teller Fun with Preschoolers! (And a book list)

Did you ever fold fortune tellers as a kid?  With no set nap times and a new baby, I've been trying to find easy ways to have fun with my older son.  Recently I introduced him to fortune tellers and he totally dug them!  We made them to predict what he would be when he grew up.   He doodled the different jobs that he'd like to do and then we colored and folded the fortune tellers together!

When I Grow Up... Fortune Teller Fun with Preschoolers!   

"When I Grow Up" Activity- Make Fortune tellers with preschoolers- Easy activity with printable too!
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Wednesday, January 13, 2016

FREE Color By Number Pirate Printables (And book list!)

We recently visited a friend's house and my son was enamored with these color-by-number sheets that his friends were working on. I'm not sure why, but he got a real kick out of finding numbers and coloring the design accordingly.  After we went home, we ended up designing two pirate color-by-number sheet together.  He really enjoyed coloring them in, so I'm sharing them in case you have a pirate and number loving child too!

FREE Pirate Color By Number Sheets!

free printable boy and girl pirate color by number sheets
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Friday, October 2, 2015

6 Fun Fall Preschool Corn Activities

We love fall crafts!  Pumpkins, corn, Halloween, apples, lovely leaves, cooler weather- ahhh I love it all.   If you're looking for a simple way to incorporate some fall vibes into your preschoolers' life, check out this awesome collection of 6 fun fall corn activities!

There are science ideas, artsy ideas, mathy ideas, and even free printables too!

6 easy and fun preschool corn activities:  Artsy ones, STEM ones, and free printables too!  Great ideas for fall!

Have a great weekend, friends!

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Father's Day Super Secret Message Card

Father's Day is right around the corner!  And surprise, surprise... Chuck and I have yet to make hubby a gift or a card.  (I've been pretty sick lately, so I've totally been off the ball with crafts. Ack.)  Last year we made these super cute Father's Day Cards.  This year... well... it might just be a chocolate bar and a doodle.  (Sorry hubby!)

But I still have a cute Father's Day card to share.  This super secret spy card would be great for older kids to make for dad.  Kids create their own ciphers and codes.  Then, dad decodes the message on Father's Day.  Neat, right?  You even turn the dials to find out the code.  So.  Cool!

You can find my tutorial for this Super Secret Father's Day Message Card  on PBS today!

Father's Day Secret Spy Card!

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Happy making, friends!

Friday, June 5, 2015

Make Fun and Colorful Number Chart Sticker Math Art

When I was a kid, I loved learning about patterns.  There was something super thrilling about being able to predict what came next.  Today I'm sharing a colorful STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics) Activity that combines my love of patterns, color, and math!  We're making some groovy Number Chart Art!  This activity is the perfect way for kids to practice number recognition, pattern-making, multiplication, addition, and subtraction... while making some beautiful artwork too!

Let's make Number Chart Art! 

Number Chart Art- Practice number recognition, patterns, addition, subtraction, and multiplication all while making beautiful works of art!
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Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Fire Truck Number Hunt Game

Lately Chuck's been enjoying playing number games with me.   One of our favorite ways to learn math together is playing this Fire Truck Number Game. 

Easy kids math activity- find numbers... using fire trucks and emergency vehicles!

To find out how we play this game, check out PBS Adventures in Learning  today!


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