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
This easy idea at Fun At Home With Kids shows you how to add seasonal spices to watercolors for some to create wonderfully scented artwork!
10/17/2014 in 12+ years old, 3 - 5 years old, 6 - 12 years old, Art, Experiential, Fall Crafts, Family, Group, Inside, Paint | Permalink
Happy Hooligans shares a great fall project for preschoolers that works well for an apple theme too - make apple prints in autumn colors.
09/30/2014 in 3 - 5 years old, 6 - 12 years old, Art, Crafts, Experiential, Fall Crafts, Family, Group, Paint, Printmaking | Permalink
Picklebums shares another great free printable playdough mat, this time with a garden theme!
09/26/2014 in 12+ years old, 18 mos to 2 years old, 3 - 5 years old, 6 - 12 years old, All Ages, Crafts, Doughs, Paints, Mixes, and Concoctions, Experiential, Family, Free & Fun Crafts, Group, Inside, Printables & Downloads, Quiet Time Ideas, Toys to Make | Permalink
Pink Stripey Socks shares an interesting way to explore art materials that can be put together at the last minute with items from around the house. Kids will learn from doing and the results may surprise them!
09/04/2014 in 12+ years old, 3 - 5 years old, 6 - 12 years old, Art, Experiential, Family, Free & Fun Crafts, Group | Permalink
Two-daloo shares a rainbow slime recipe that's okay to taste but doesn't taste good so even if little ones taste it they won't be encouraged to eat it. Plus, it's gorgeous to look at and a wonderful sensory experience.
08/11/2014 in 18 mos to 2 years old, 3 - 5 years old, Art, Experiential, Family, Group | Permalink
Meri Cherry shares a wonderful post about process art and the beautiful and creative results that can be achieved when the kids take charge of their own artistic experience.
07/30/2014 in 12+ years old, 18 mos to 2 years old, 3 - 5 years old, 6 - 12 years old, All Ages, Art, Experiential, Family, Group, Homeschooling | Permalink
paint filled eggs via Growing A Jeweled RoseSummer is a great time to do those messy arts and crafts outside where the clean up is easy and half the fun! Get started with one of these fun ideas today! painting with ice - giant process art via Two-Daloo painting a sheet outside on the grass via The Pleasantest Thing painting with trucks (any wheeled object would be fun!) via Learn~Play~Imagine powdered paint and a water-filled spray bottle painting activity via Familylicious evolving process art via Meri Cherry painting on glass (Tip-add dishsoap to the paint for easy cleaning!) via Mess For Less balloon pop painting via Growing A Jeweled Rose painting with water balloons via Lasso The Moon squirt gun painting via Relentlessly Fun, Deceptively Educational
07/21/2014 in 12+ years old, 18 mos to 2 years old, 3 - 5 years old, 6 - 12 years old, All Ages, Art, Experiential, Family, Group, Outside, Paint, Summer Crafts, Themes | Permalink
make pebble flowers as an introduction to land art via Land Art For Kids make a backyard bird guide from recycled cardboard via Alina's Adventures make these journey sticks to help learn about our five senses on a nature walk via C & NN Connect make land art using mud for printmakingvia Land Art for Kids make one of a kind wood rings via Alisa Burke print out this scavenger hunt list and go on a nature walk via kokokoKids make pressed seaweed art via Gardenista make land art that incorporates shadows via Kedublock (inspiration only) make a sundial via Learn Play Imagine make pine cone bumblebees via Kleas make a nature collage weaving with sticks via Rhythm of the Home make a golden nature mobile via El Hada de Papel make a snail habitat via scrumdilly-do! print out this nature journal and record your adventure in the great outdoors via Artchoo!
07/10/2014 in 12+ years old, 3 - 5 years old, 6 - 12 years old, Activities, Animals & Bugs, Art, Building/3 Dimensional, Crafts, Experiential, Family, Group, Nature Crafts, Outside, Science, Wood Crafts | Permalink
Fakin' It shares a lovely way to spend some quiet time outdoors by exploring the colors of nature and it's easy too!
07/07/2014 in 12+ years old, 3 - 5 years old, 6 - 12 years old, Activities, Camping, Experiential, Family, Free & Fun Crafts, Group, Nature Crafts, Outside, Summer Crafts | Permalink
What kid, or adult, wouldn't want to play with one of these huge bubbles made from a variation of a slime recipe. Twodaloo has the details and more amazing photos!
06/30/2014 in 12+ years old, 3 - 5 years old, 6 - 12 years old, Activities, Crafts, Doughs, Paints, Mixes, and Concoctions, Experiential, Family, Group | Permalink
These beautiful rainbow clouds are made with Ivory soap! Get the directions for this interesting sensory experience at Two-daloo.
06/23/2014 in 18 mos to 2 years old, 3 - 5 years old, 6 - 12 years old, Activities, Experiential, Family, Group, Process Art, Quiet Time Ideas | Permalink
Learn Play Imagine shares a way to make your own experimental paint brushes with yarn. Kids will love mixing colors and seeing the different effects created from various lengths of yarn.
06/18/2014 in 12+ years old, 18 mos to 2 years old, 3 - 5 years old, 6 - 12 years old, Art, Experiential, Family, Group, Paint, Yarn Crafts | 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