Landforms: Cut-out Art for Kids

Collage cut-out landforms on the paper We started learning about the landform when my son was in 2nd grade, and it was not easy for us to understand. It might be easier to memorize them all. However, we have never been to most of them, and it was tough for us to picture them. So... Continue Reading →

Design Your Own Clothes with Paper

From casual clothes to superhero suits We enjoyed this activity for our art class. We used some origami papers and some buttons for decorations. I asked him, "If you were a fashion designer, and you can make your own clothes, what would you make?" He picked the color he likes to wear, made the shape,... Continue Reading →

Orchestra Conductor: Pretend Play Idea for Kids

What Does a Conductor Do? I am NOT familiar with orchestras, instruments, symphonies…anything about classical music. But! My son LOVED Beethoven's Symphony No.9. Notably, the second movement, "Molto vivace." He only wanted to listen to the Molto vivace part over and over again! https://youtu.be/w0QSeOrAvA8 Gustavo Dudamel - Beethoven's 9th Symphony Movement 2 with Simón Bolívar... Continue Reading →

Blow Art Paint Fun Art Activity for Kids

Blowing paint with a straw! I researched art activity for my son and found many people tried "Blow Art" with kids. We had all materials at home, and it was effortless and fun to follow the instructions. It gets messy, so if you don't want your kids' clothing to get a painting stain, I recommend... Continue Reading →

LEGO Activities: Balance Scale

LEGO Balance Scale STEM Project  When my son was 4 years old, it was a BIG Lego phase for him. He was so into looking at the Lego building app and followed the instruction to building what he wanted. We made a LEGO balance scale and weighed candies. It was fun, and it turned out... Continue Reading →

Color mixing Activity for Preschoolers

Mixing color water together! We had fun with color mixing with Play-Doh when my son was in preschool. We also enjoyed this activity by mixing color water. I made the primary color and some other color water for him. We had a "chemistry cocktail mixologist set" we have never used, so I put those color water in... Continue Reading →

Color mixing Activity for Kids

Primary colors, Black and White Paints We had fun with color mixing with Play-Doh when my son was in preschool. We enjoyed this activity by mixing paints. We used primary colors (red, yellow, and blue) and black and white paints to make grey or add some shades. What We Used Paint (We used tempera paints) Red, Blue,... Continue Reading →

Adjectives for Kids: Character Drawing

Adjectives and Noun Character Drawing When we were learning adjectives, we had so much fun with many activities. Here is project part 2! We made 20 adjective cards and 10 noun cards, put them in separate jars, and randomly picked them. (2 adjectives and 1 noun combo) Then, my son drew the "Adjectives and noun"... Continue Reading →

Art Activity with Kids: Button Tree

Button art and craft ideas for kids Here is a boredom buster idea for preschoolers. We had so many old buttons in a container, so we tried new art and craft activities. Decorate a bare tree with a bunch of buttons! What We Used *CAUTION: Buttons are choking hazards, so this activity is NOT for... Continue Reading →

Music with Kids Idea: Jal Tarang

Unique percussion instrument in India Have you ever heard of the instrument called Jal Tarang? I have never heard of them until we visited our local symphony orchestras' music event. They introduced them briefly as a part of the percussion family. There are many bowls tuned with water. It was an awe-inspiring, beautiful sound for... Continue Reading →

Art Activity with Kids: Head Collage & Drawing

What is inside your kids' head? I found a fun kids art activity called "Head Collage" from the website education.com. Their project uses cut-out pictures from magazines etc., but we didn't have any magazines or catalog at home. None! We modified the instruction, and we drew the items on the construction paper and cut them... Continue Reading →

Making Papel Picado with Kids

Learning About Cultures From Around The World! We watched the movie, 'Coco.' It was a lovely and heartwarming story with great songs. We got inspired by the film, and we picked Día de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) for the class we learn about cultures and traditions in the world. We enjoyed watching videos,... Continue Reading →

Pretend Play Idea: Inspired by Legend of Zelda

Mommy. Call me Link. Where is my bow? When my son turned 5, he became a massive fan of the video game "Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild." He loved the whole world of that game, and his real-world turned into the Zelda world. He started to call himself Link, and he couldn't stop... Continue Reading →

My Milk Toof and My Son’s Baby Tooth

Polymer clay ideas: Making your favorite characters When my son was 5 years old, his first baby tooth came out. As his parents, we felt so happy for him, and we told him about the Tooth Fairy. We told him to place it underneath their pillow, and the Tooth Fairy will visit while you sleep,... Continue Reading →

Pretend Play for Kids: Fashion Designer

Pick Colors, Paint, and Design One day, I was searching for a fitted indoor activity for my son on Pinterest. Then I ran into a great website called "Pickebums.com." Her blog has so many excellent ideas and fun free printable for kids' activities. We printed out one of her printable called "People Play Dough Mats."... Continue Reading →

Best Reading Websites for Kids

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, our local libraries have been closed for a long time. Since we do homeschool at home, books are an essential learning resource. Suppose you are currently looking for excellent reading materials for kids like me. In that case, I want to share some websites that offer a great reading selection... Continue Reading →

Introducing Perler Beads for Little Kids

Start with 2 Color Design When my son was 3 years old, he regularly requested me to make Super Mario Bros characters with Perler beads (Iron Beads). So many days, he watched me while I was working on them. One day, right before he turned 4 years old, I asked him, "Would you like to... Continue Reading →

Instruments of the Orchestra for Kids

Instrument Families - Strings, Woodwinds, Brass and Percussion I am NOT familiar with orchestras, instruments, symphonies…anything about classical music. But! My son LOVED Beethoven's Symphony No.9. Notably, the second movement, "Molto vivace." He only wanted to listen to the Molto vivace part over and over again! I guess he really liked the very intense moment of... Continue Reading →

LEGO Wall-E and Eve Photo Shoot with Kids

Lego activity idea inspired by Wall-E movie After we watched the Pixar movie "WALL-E," my son loved it, and he made his Lego version of WALL-E and EVE. That was the time when our snap peas were growing in our back yard, so we did the photoshoot! Video I am not sure how my son... Continue Reading →

LEGO Math Activities for Kids: Number Cars

Counting Numbers 1 to 10 with Cars!  I was making numbers from 1 to 10 with Legos (I don't remember why. Just bored?). Then, my son - who was very into the Pixar movie "Cars" and anything cars related - gave me a fun idea, "Let's turn them into cars!". This was a great way... Continue Reading →

DIY Foam Stamps for Kids

How to make foam stamps We enjoyed this foam stamp activity with upcycling materials no longer we need at home. Using foam, we drew (carved) into it with a ballpoint pen, then glued plastic bottle caps (lid from a water bottle, a milk jar, etc.) onto the back as a stamp handle. You might be... Continue Reading →

Pretend Play Ideas: Cooking Show

Kids can enjoy cooking without using a stove My son loved to watch kids cooking show. One day he told me, "I wish I can cook what they cook." I thought he was too little to use a big knife and gas stoves back then, so I made ingredients with pipe cleaners, leftover felts, construction... Continue Reading →

Perler Beads Pac-Man Ghost Pendant

The DIY Iron Beads Idea Here is a pendant I made for fun (My son didn't make it). Classic arcade game Pac-Man has a character called Blinky, and it's super cute to me, so I made with iron beads (Perler beads), and added a jump ring and gold chain. Blinky-Bling necklace! What We Used Iron... Continue Reading →

LEGO Activities: The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Making a favorite picture book character with LEGO We decided to make Lego art with our favorite picture book. We picked many people's classics, "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" (Eric Carle).  We gathered the Lego we have at home and made it on the Lego baseplate. What We Used "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" (Eric Carle) /... Continue Reading →

Color Mixing with Play doh: Secondary Colors

Fun & Easy Way to Teach Kids Colors It's like a magic for little kids to see the color change after some kneading play doh. This is an easy and fun activity to identify colors! We played a secondary color project. What We Used Play doh (Red, Blue, Yellow) Photo by andrew jay on Unsplash Step by Step... Continue Reading →

Pretend Play for Kids: Fashion Show with Felt

Runway Fashion Show with Colorful felt We found out the felt can stick to our clothes easily. We layered colorful felts top on our sweaters and had a fashion show at home! Pick your favorite colors, and design your clothes! You can check some fashion shows on youtube to get some inspirations. Kids can see... Continue Reading →

Pretend Play for Kids: Pizza Shop

Play doh pizza with many toppings We played the play doh ice cream shop and that was so much fun, so we used the leftover toppings for pizza shop play! Fun innovative customize toppings and super quick delivery service! What you need Play doh (Any color)Any small stuff (For example small Lego, buttons, beads, googly... Continue Reading →

Pretend Play for Kids: Ice Cream Shop

Play Doh Ice Cream with Fun Toppings! When we went to the ice cream shop, my son was always amazed by their topping options. I gathered small stuff from our home as ice cream toppings, and we made an ice cream shop for pretend play. What We Used Play doh (Any color)Construction paper or any... Continue Reading →

EASY Pipe Cleaner Crafts for Kids: Cat Tails

Easy Craft Ideas for Preschoolers He grew up with two cats since he was born, so everything he wants to read was picture books with cat characters. The cat in the hat, Pete the Cat, Splat the Cat, Have You Seen My Cat? Harry Cat and Tucker Mouse, and so on! He LOVES cats! We... Continue Reading →

Making LEGO foods with Kids

Everything is awesome! Build your favorite dish! Make our favorite food with Lego was so much fun! We searched our favorite food images (on the internet or books) as our reference. It was kind of hard to pick which food we will work on since there are not many color options in Lego, but it... Continue Reading →

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