Patriotic Crafts

Today we’re featuring posts from the Discover & Explore Red, White & Blue theme. These kid-friendly crafts are a great way to help young kids celebrate patriotic holidays like Fourth of July, Memorial Day, Labor Day, President’s Day, or Veteran’s Day. And they’re super cute, too!   Patriotic Spirit Wands (Buggy and Buddy) Banner (Imprints from Tricia) Rocket Craft–I love what they used these for! (SippyCupMom.com for Gummylump.com) Red, White & Blue Shakers (Rocks, No Salt Mommy) Noise Maker (School Time Snippets) American Flag Craft (Gift {Read More}

Easy Jar Candle Craft

The theme this week for Discover & Explore is 4th of July: Red, White & Blue. We are inviting you to share your favorite patriotic activities, crafts, tips, and resources for kids at the end of this post. This post contains affiliate links for your convenience. I’ve seen beautiful jar candles all over Pinterest, and I’ve always thought they were fabulous but not quite age appropriate for my preschooler and toddler just yet.   Then I read in The Garden Classroom just how super {Read More}

Soldier Craft for Veterans Day

To go along with all of our patriotic activities this week, we made a very simple Veterans Day craft. I love that the kids did almost all of it by themselves, and they had a lot of fun playing with their mini veterans when they were done. These cute soldiers were the inspiration for our craft. Beforehand I cut a 9 x 12 inch piece of brown construction paper in half. One half was enough paper for each child. I {Read More}

Teaching Kids About Veterans Day: Resources and Ideas

Veterans Day is an opportunity to honor and give thanks to those who have served or are serving in the military. Sandwiched between the excitement of Halloween and Thanksgiving, this day can sometimes go unnoticed by kids, but I am trying to help my girls understand its significance. There are some very simple and age-appropriate ways we can teach young kids to show respect and appreciation to veterans. Here are some ideas. Talk with Kids About Veterans Help kids understand {Read More}