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
Kids will love playing with their own broomsticks and parents will love that they are so easy to make! Details are at Made By Joel.
10/07/2014 in 3 - 5 years old, 6 - 12 years old, Building/3 Dimensional, Crafts, Family, Group, Halloween Crafts, Nature Crafts, Outside, Toys to Make | Permalink
This activity is as simple as a box of chalk and a paved area outside! Almost Unschoolers shares how they covered a backyard patio with beautiful chalk fall leaves.
09/17/2014 in 12+ years old, 3 - 5 years old, 6 - 12 years old, Activities, Art, Drawing & Illustration, Fall Crafts, Family, Free & Fun Crafts, Outside | Permalink
Check out this great post at Meri Cherry about temporary mosaic art. The materials are simple, all ages will enjoy it, plus you can do it outside - sounds like the beginnings of a great day with the kids!
08/13/2014 in 12+ years old, 3 - 5 years old, 6 - 12 years old, Activities, Art, Family, Free & Fun Crafts, Group, Mosaics, Outside | Permalink
glowing owl lanterns via Minidrops plastic egg fireflies via Matsutake pierced tin foil lanterns via The Tiny Funnel glow in the dark bowling with glow sticks via Sit A Spell paper lanterns via Willowday animal face lanterns via Bookhou Crafts campfire cupcakes via Willowday outdoor movie night via Chasing Fireflies glow-in-the-dark process art via Babble Dabble Do glowing water blob via Paging Fun Mums glow-in-the-dark sand via Growing A Jeweled Rose plastic bottle firefly via Crafts For All Seasons
08/01/2014 in 12+ years old, 18 mos to 2 years old, 3 - 5 years old, 6 - 12 years old, Activities, Animals & Bugs, Art, Building/3 Dimensional, Candles & Lanterns, Crafts, Family, Group, Outside, Paint, Party Ideas, Recycled Crafts, Themes | Permalink
10 photography activities for kids to do via Tots100Check out these posts from around the web on how children can start learning about digital photography. To be honest, these tips are perfect for all beginners to digital photography and would make fun projects for the whole family to do together. ways to engage the photographer in your child via Babble photography project ideas and things to do with the photos once you've taken them via Indirect Observations photo documentary of your neighborhood from a child's perspective via Tinkerlab kids will love this cute photography idea using plastic animalsvia New City Arts rainbow digital photography scavenger hunt idea for kids via Tinkerlab photography ideas for kids by age level via Click It Up A Notch great tips for teaching your child about digital photography (good for adults too!) via Digital Photography School
07/23/2014 in 12+ years old, 3 - 5 years old, 6 - 12 years old, Activities, Family, Free & Fun Crafts, Group, Outside, Photography, Themes | 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
This adorable upcycled play house is the stuff childhood dreams are made of! Visit Clean for inspiration and details on how to make your own from wood pallets and scrap wood.
07/07/2014 in 18 mos to 2 years old, 3 - 5 years old, 6 - 12 years old, Building/3 Dimensional, Crafts, Family, Outside, Parent Made | 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
Dabble Babble Do posts a tutorial on how to make these amazing chalk rocks. They'd be lots of fun to use but I think they're pretty just to look at too!
06/25/2014 in 12+ years old, 3 - 5 years old, 6 - 12 years old, Art, Crafts, Doughs, Paints, Mixes, and Concoctions, Drawing & Illustration, Family, Group, Outside, Summer Crafts | Permalink
Bring a little science to a hot day and have fun with this siphon water experiment at Babble Dabble Do!
06/05/2014 in 12+ years old, 3 - 5 years old, 6 - 12 years old, Activities, Building/3 Dimensional, Family, Group, Homeschooling, Outside, Science | Permalink
I'm sure kids would be so excited to experience painting on plexiglass as shared on Meri Cherry!
06/02/2014 in 18 mos to 2 years old, 3 - 5 years old, 6 - 12 years old, Art, Experiential, Family, Group, Outside, Paint | 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