Jacqueline Briggs Martin: Snowflake Bentley
Robert Sabuda: Winter's Tale
Roger Duvoisin: Petunia's Christmas
Patricia Polacco: The Trees of the Dancing Goats
Al Dempster: Santa's Toy Shop
Aaron Shepard: The Baker's Dozen: A Saint Nicholas Tale
Sue Stainton: Santa's Snow Cat
Dr. Seuss: How the Grinch Stole Christmas!
Eve Bunting: Night Tree
Michael Brown: Santa Mouse
Lois Lenski: I Like Winter
Walter Rollins: Frosty the Snowman
Heather Conrad: Lights of Winter: Winter Celebrations Around the World
Jim Aylesworth: The Gingerbread Man
Robert Barry: Mr. Willowby's Christmas Tree
Margaret Wise Brown: A Pussycat's Christmas
A. J. Wood: The Christmas Hat
Chris Van Allsburg: The Polar Express
Colleen Monroe: The Christmas Humbugs
Alexandra Day: Carl's Christmas
Elsa Maartman Beskow: Ollie's Ski Trip
Wendy Pfeffer: The Shortest Day: Celebrating the Winter Solstice
Nankichi Niimi: Buying Mittens
Clement C. Moore: The Night Before Christmas
Astrid Lindgren: The Tomten
Chara M. Curtis: All I See Is Part of Me
Miriam Young: Miss Suzy
Robert Frost: Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening
Mary Lyn Ray: Christmas Farm
Rumer Godden: The Story of Holly and Ivy
Sibylle Von Olfers: The Story of the Snow Children
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Nature art and crafts are my favorite so I'm in love with this activity at Picnic! It's a free and fun project thatwill inspire your child's imagination and yours!
05/29/2014 in 12+ years old, 3 - 5 years old, 6 - 12 years old, Art, Collage, Drawing & Illustration, Family, Free & Fun Crafts, Group, Nature Crafts, Outside | Permalink
Jacks and Kate made this sweet tree doll with her daughter so you can get inspired to make your own!
05/29/2014 in 12+ years old, 3 - 5 years old, 6 - 12 years old, Crafts, Family, Gifts to Make, Nature Crafts, Sewing & Stitchery, Textiles | Permalink
Red Bird Crafts shares about the mental benefits of drawing with your non-dominant hand. This is something for kids and adults to try!
05/29/2014 in 12+ years old, 6 - 12 years old, Art, Drawing & Illustration, Family, Group, Nature Crafts | Permalink
Fun At Home With Kids blogs about this crystallizing watercolor paint that looks amazing! Can't wait to give it a try!
05/28/2014 in 12+ years old, 18 mos to 2 years old, 3 - 5 years old, 6 - 12 years old, Art, Doughs, Paints, Mixes, and Concoctions, Family, Group, Paint | Permalink
scrumdilly-do! uses the book We're Going on a Bear Hunt to introduce landscape painting to preschoolers and the results are gorgeous!
05/28/2014 in 3 - 5 years old, Art, Family, Group, Homeschooling, Literature Based Projects, Paint | Permalink
I'm so glad to see that the wonderful book, Little Blue and Little Yellow, is still being read and enjoyed as much as I loved it when I taught preschool! Meri Cherry uses it as a jumping off place to introduce color mixing with toddlers. Definitely give this a try and bring a little magic to your young child's day!
05/28/2014 in 18 mos to 2 years old, 3 - 5 years old, Art, Family, Group, Literature Based Projects, Paint | Permalink
These paper bowls are a fun project to make with items found during a spring nature walk. Find the details on how to make them at Schaeresteipapier.
05/27/2014 in 12+ years old, 3 - 5 years old, 6 - 12 years old, Crafts, Family, Group, Nature Crafts, Paper Crafts, Papier Mache, Spring Crafts | Permalink
Make It Your Own shares this spring nature craft that makes lovely wall art. Create nests from twigs, feathers, and pretty paper eggs!
05/27/2014 in 12+ years old, 3 - 5 years old, 6 - 12 years old, Collage, Crafts, Family, Group, Nature Crafts, Spring Crafts | Permalink
On the blog of artist and author, Carla Sonheim, you'll find this interesting art lesson that uses a variety of tape. Not just for kids, this would make a fun family or group activity.
05/27/2014 in 12+ years old, 3 - 5 years old, 6 - 12 years old, Art, Family, Group, Quiet Time Ideas | Permalink
After seeing the work of Javier Pérez on Instagram, Playtivities adapted his ideas as an art lesson for kids. Look for interesting objects around your house and use them to inspire some imaginative drawings. Click over to Playtivities for more details.
05/26/2014 in 12+ years old, 3 - 5 years old, 6 - 12 years old, Art, Drawing & Illustration, Family, Free & Fun Crafts, Group, Homeschooling, Quiet Time Ideas | Permalink
Made By Joel shares this fun building activity that just uses nuts and bolts and other random pieces from the hardware store or your junk drawer.
05/26/2014 in 12+ years old, 3 - 5 years old, 6 - 12 years old, Activities, Building/3 Dimensional, Crafts, Family, Free & Fun Crafts, Group | Permalink
Learn how to make a simple fabric puppet (a great way to use your child's artwork!) at Recyveci.
05/26/2014 in 12+ years old, 6 - 12 years old, Art, Crafts, Family, Puppets, Textiles, Toys to Make | Permalink
Martha Stewart Living (COR): Martha Stewart's Favorite Crafts for Kids: 175 Projects for Kids of All Ages to Create, Build, Design, Explore, and Share
Margaret Bloom: Making Peg Dolls and More: Toys That Spin, Fly and Bring Sweet Dreams (Crafts and Family Activities)
Jean Van't Hul: The Artful Parent: Simple Ways to Fill Your Family's Life with Art and Creativity--Includes over 60 Art Projects for Children Ages 1 to 8
Susan Schwake: Art Lab for Kids: 52 Creative Adventures in Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Paper, and Mixed Media-For Budding Artists of All Ages
Amie Plumley: Sewing School: 21 Sewing Projects Kids Will Love to Make
Marie Hablitzel: Draw Write Now, Book 1: On the Farm-Kids and Critters-Storybook Characters
Mona Brookes: Drawing with Children
Ed Emberley: Ed Emberley's Fingerprint Drawing Book
MaryAnn F. Kohl: Discovering Great Artists
Deanna F. Cook (editor): FamilyFun Crafts
Petra Berger: Feltcraft: Making Dolls, Gifts and Toys