Educational Crafts

10 unique art & craft kits for kids

Children love creating something with their own hands. Creative art & crafts kits from toy retailers offer great crafting ideas. Just one problem. There are so many various craft kits on the toy market, that it’s getting harder and harder for parents and gift givers to find the unique ones. We tried to compile a [...]

Sizzling hearts. Valentine’s Day art and science project.

What project could combine art, science and… Valentine’s Day? This one can. All three of my young artistic scientists (or scientific artists if you please) enjoyed every step of the way and surprised me how we’ll they understood the science behind it in the end. Supplies: baking soda Citric acid (we had quite a lot [...]

FUNgestive digestive system. Teaching kids about human body.

“After you bite that apple, the saliva starts… and the stomach… what do you mean what is a “stomach”?  Hey, why aren’t you listening again?!”  Because this is boooring!  And I was determined to learn the digestive system in a fun way.  So, we’ve got some strings, crayons, scissors and created a life-size digestive system. [...]

Inspiring creativity in your child

One of the best ways to help the development of a young mind is to encourage creative thought. It is important to realize that creativity is more than just arts and crafts – it is a process of thought. Helping your children to express themselves through different mediums helps develop different aspects of thinking. The [...]

Continent Boxes: coins activity

Coins are some of the most popular items to include into the continent boxes: they are small, take little space, easy to ask a friend to bring back from a trip, very distinctive in every country. Getting our European coins ready for the European Box of a Montessori Continent Box Swap, we came up with [...]

Continent Swap: Asia

A few months ago Honey, the amazing Mondorfment Mom, started a Montessori Continent Box Swap (click on a link for more information).  While I am still waiting for all the items to arrive, some moms were very kind to share what they included in a swap. I’d like to post a summary of those items [...]