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Make Magic Ice

Preschoolers are fascinated by how colors can be mixed to form new ones. This activity combines color mixing with the concept of melting for extra science fun.

Mini Ice Sculptures!

Have your kid build an ice sculpture in this activity that's so fast, fun, and messy it's the perfect way to demonstrate how much fun experiments can be!

Make a Paper Chain Calendar

Make this paper chain calendar and give your child a visual reminder of the passing of time.

Homemade Candy Canes

Homemade candy canes are a sweet gift for your friends and family. Make homemade candy canes with your child this Christmas.

Make Scented Pumpkins

Your preschooler will engage his senses by making a scented pumpkin to decorate your house.

Sorting and Ordering: Collect Autumn Leaves!

Help your preschooler learn science and math skills like sorting, sequencing, and ordering while taking a nature walk and collecting and collaging leaves.

Make Gummy Worm Ice Cubes

This Halloween, try this kooky, spooky arts and crafts activity with your preschooler: make gummy worm ice cubes! A perfect addition to any Halloween party.

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Roasting pumpkin seeds makes for a great Halloween activity, and a healthy snack!

Color Bingo

Here's a learning game designed to give your first grader fun, colorful practice learning to recognize color words such as "red" and "purple."

What Was There? A Classic Memory Game

Play 'Memory' to help your child improve his memorization skills. All you need is some common household items and a timer to start!

Homemade Letter Bingo

How do you spell fun and learning? B-I-N-G-O! Children learn through play. And letter or number bingo is a great place to start.

Color Matching

This preschool activity uses paint chips to help your child learn about different shades of colors and how to find different colors in nature.

What's in the Bag? A Classification Game

This guessing game is a hoot. And it helps teach kids to categorize a set of objects-- a key skill for preschool.

Make a Paper Chain

Here's a fun activity that will help your child learn to cut on a line, practice fine motor control, and create a beautiful garland, too.

Make Leaf Rubbing Gift Cards

Combine science with reading and art to help your first grader create an attractive holiday gift for a beloved friend or relative.

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