Patriotic Kids Activities and Printables

Patriotic Kids Activities and Printables - So many 4th of July ideas!

Patriotic Kids Activities and Printables - So many 4th of July ideas!

To kick off our Patriotic Themed Week, we’ve got a great round up for you!  Printables, activities, games and more!

Activities

Patriotic Kids Activities and Printables - So many 4th of July ideas!

Cupcake Liner Fireworks from A Little Pinch of Perfect

Patriotic Kids Activities and Printables - So many 4th of July ideas!

Statue of Liberty Crown and Torch from KIX

Patriotic Kids Activities and Printables - So many 4th of July ideas!

Rocket Garland from Alpha Mom

Patriotic Kids Activities and Printables - So many 4th of July ideas!

Fireworks in a Jar from I Can Teach My Child

Patriotic Kids Activities and Printables - So many 4th of July ideas!

Mosaic Flag from Cutting Tiny Bites

Patriotic Kids Activities and Printables - So many 4th of July ideas!

Patriotic Bike Flags from The Crafting Chicks

Patriotic Kids Activities and Printables - So many 4th of July ideas!

Paper Lanterns from The Crafting Chicks

Patriotic Kids Activities and Printables - So many 4th of July ideas!

Tips for fireworks photography from The Crafting Chicks

Patriotic Kids Activities and Printables - So many 4th of July ideas!

Printables

Patriotic Kids Activities and Printables - So many 4th of July ideas!

Don’t Eat My Star from The Crafting Chicks

Patriotic Kids Activities and Printables - So many 4th of July ideas!

Coloring Pages from Kids Activities Blog

Patriotic Kids Activities and Printables - So many 4th of July ideas!

USA Map and Bingo from 30 Handmade Days

Patriotic Kids Activities and Printables - So many 4th of July ideas!

Color by Number from Itsy Bitsy Fun

Patriotic Kids Activities and Printables - So many 4th of July ideas!

God Bless the USA from Kiki and Company

Patriotic Kids Activities and Printables - So many 4th of July ideas!

Happy Birthday America from Best Activities for Kids

Patriotic Kids Activities and Printables - So many 4th of July ideas!

Subway Art from The Crafting Chicks

Patriotic Kids Activities and Printables - So many 4th of July ideas!

USA Flag printable from Ink Happi

Patriotic Kids Activities and Printables - So many 4th of July ideas!

Don’t miss the rest of our Mother Hen’s Summer Survival Guides!  Please join us for this summer of fun & learning!  We will give you all of the ideas, supply lists, book ideas and more to make this a smooth summer program to enjoy at home.  Sign up for our newsletter HERE.  Each Friday we will be sending links to the weekly theme and posts so that you can get started!

Mondays: We will be sharing the best learning ideas, crafts and more from our favorite sites that tie into our weekly theme.

Tuesday:  We will be sharing the best Children’s Books!  And a literature activity that coincides with both the Chicks’ Pick book and weekly theme.

Wednesday, Thursday & Friday:  We will be sharing posts from our favorite bloggers!  They have the best ideas and are excited to be a part of this series!  All of these posts will tie into the theme:)

Fridays: Make sure you join each Friday to see what activities, supplies & other things you will need to plan your themed week at home.  We also will be having really cool giveaways each and every friday of this series.

Fancy Lemonade Stand

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Sharing inspiration for a fancy summertime lemonade stand.  Each summer…my kids love to set up a lemonade stand.  This year my girls want to donate to a local children’s hospital…and that makes my heart happy.  So in preparation for the big day…we made the cutest, fanciest lemonade stand decor, with the help from Heidi Swapp’s Minc machine.  The gold, teal, and pink foil make it pop, and so pretty! Below are details of how we decorated our stand! I used these Letters from Heidi Swapp.   They are ready to go…just add the foil.  Here is a tutorial on how you use the machine that we posted last month.  I ran the letters through the machine with teal, pink and gold foil.  I taped each letter to a string of yellow and white twine to make the word “LEMONADE.” I printed (on a laser printer), two signs…one for the treats, and one for the lemonade.  I added gold and teal [Read More…]

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Patriotic Popcorn Favors

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Patriotic Popcorn Favors – homemade popcorn recipe served in red, white and blue containers.  Great for parties or just a movie night with the family. Hello there!  It’s Katie from The Casual Craftlete.  I can’t believe we are already in the swing of summer!  Today I am sharing these adorable Patriotic Popcorn Favors.  I just love making my own popcorn at home.  The flavors are amazing and it is super simple to make.  Plus, homemade popcorn is much better for you.  Store bought popcorn often use unhealthy fat and is loaded with sodium.  This homemade popcorn has just three ingredients and you know exactly what is in the popcorn.  I thought it would be fun to put homemade popcorn into cute red, white and blue patriotic favors.  It’s a fun surprise for family and friends when they come over to celebrate the holidays and summertime. Let’s make the favors first. What you’ll need to make the favors: Fry box Washi tape Star cork [Read More…]

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Rainforest Week Giveaway

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We’re wrapping up Rainforest Week with a giveaway. Since we can’t send you to the Amazon (but how cool would that be!) we’re bringing the rainforest to your backyard! The Banzai Rainforest Adventure Pool has built in sprinklers and a ring toss game to keep your little adventurers busy. Big thanks to craftaholicsanonymous.net and occasionallycrafty.com for joining us this week. Here are all of our rainforest posts, in case you missed any: Rainforest Chalk Pastel Art Rainforest in a Jar Rainforest Activities & Printables Rainforest Books Monkey Banana Muffins     BONZAI RAIN FOREST ADVENTURE POOL Pin It

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Monkey Banana Muffins

Monkey Banana Muffins

Hi! I’m Linda from Craftaholics Anonymous® and I’m happy to be here to share a quick easy food craft with you today as part of the Chicks’ fun Summer Series! {love those girls!!} The theme is Rainforest and every time I think of a rain forest, I think of Monkeys! So I made these easy Monkey Banana Muffins as a fun treat for your littles. These delicious little monkeys not only look cute, but they’re fun to eat! My 2 boys {ages 4 and 6} were my taste testers and they loved them! So these muffins are kid-approved. Notice: I gave them all hair-do’s! 😉 How to Make Monkey Banana Muffins Ingredients: Banana Break Mix {yes, I went the easy route!} Cupcake liners Vanilla wafers {2 per monkey} Black Gel Icing Chocolate Frosting Small Black Candies {2 per monkey} Yep, I used a banana bread mix! Don’t shoot me! But you can use your favorite banana bread recipe and cook [Read More…]

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Rainforest Animals with Chalk Pastel Drawings

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Hi- I’m Valerie from Occasionally Crafty, and I’m thrilled to be here today for Rainforest Week! Your kids will love the art activity I’m sharing today: Rainforest Animals with Chalk Pastel Drawings. I’m all about finding fun and inexpensive ideas to keep my kids entertained in the summer.  When they learn something along the way, it’s even better. You will need the following: Chalk Pastels (buy on Amazon or at an arts/craft store) Black oil pastel (optional) Construction paper- school/heavy grade Pictures for inspiration Newspaper to cover your surface Soap and water for cleanup Older children may be able to create their own by looking at pictures of animals or using their imagination.  For younger children, you will probably want to draw the animal for them to color.   1.  Set out newspaper to cover your work surface.  Begin by very lightly using a black chalk pastel to sketch your animal.  You can fix lines and shapes as you go [Read More…]

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Rainforest in a Jar Kid Craft

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So excited to be sharing a Rainforest Themed kid craft today with you!  This is a fun week!  My kids have loved reading about the rainforest.  One of my favorite books on this subject is Jan Brett’s The Umbrella. After reading this, I let me kids make mini Rainforest terrariums in a jar.  They were so easy and  simple…and my kids think they are so cool! What you will need to make a Rainforest in a Jar: –Mason Jars –mini rainforest figurines –artificial succulents –mini rocks –moss –styrofoam –a hot glue gun/hot glue Start by gluing the can lid together.  Glue inside a circle of styrofoam…about a 1/2 thick.  I just bought the small styrofoam balls and cut them into strips. Let your little ones place their trees (succulents), moss, rocks and animals where they would like them.  You will have to help younger children with the hot glue. Then…easy peasy…just slowly place the animal scene inside the jar, and [Read More…]

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Rainforest Books for Kids

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It’s Rain Forest Week and we are kicking things off with some of our favorite Rainforest Books for Kids. If I Ran the Rainforest by Bonnie Worth A is for Anaconda-A Rainforest Alphabet by Anthony D. Fredericks   A Walk in the Rainforest by Kristin Joy Pratt The Rainforest Grew All Around by Susan K. Mitchell In the Rainforest by Kate Duke Nature’s Green Umbrella Over in the Jungle…A Rainforest Rhyme by Marianne Berkes Rumble in the Jungle by Giles Andreae and David Wojtowyez The Umbrella by Jan Brett   We’re Roaming in the Rainforest by Laurie Krebs & Anne Wilson Pin It

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Summer Fruit Garland {free printable}

Summer Fruit Garland. Cute!

Hi everyone! Kiki from Kiki and Company here to wish you a happy summer! I love so many things about summer, but one of my favorites is the fresh fruit you can get everywhere. I wanted to come up with a cute garland to decorate a small space to help ring in the summer! You can use the fruit only or add the word SUMMER in there as well.   To make this Summer Fruit Garland: SUPPLIES: Free Printable at the end of the post scissors twine or ribbon glue or hole punch DIRECTIONS: Download and print out the freebie at the end of this post. Cut out all the fruit and the letters If you are going to glue the letters to the twine (I used hot glue), simply lay out the twine as long as you need it. Tie a loop at the ends and just glue the fruit/letters to the twine. If you are going to hole [Read More…]

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Rainforest Activities and Printables

Rainforest Activities and Printables - My kids are going to love these crafts!

To kick off our Rainforest Themed Week, we’ve got a great round up for you!  Printables, activities, games and more! Rainforest Week DIY Binoculars from Surviving a Teacher’s Salary Snake Finger Puppets from Mr. Printables Origami Frogs from Itsy Bitsy Fun DIY Rainstick from JDaniel4’s Mom Printable Elephant Mask from Itsy Bitsy Fun Twisty Snake Sculpture from Pink Stripey Socks Rainforest in a Jar from Hike.Blog.Love. Rainforest Diorama Printables from Exploring Nature Don’t miss the rest of our Mother Hen’s Summer Survival Guides!  Please join us for this summer of fun & learning!  We will give you all of the ideas, supply lists, book ideas and more to make this a smooth summer program to enjoy at home.  Sign up for our newsletter HERE.  Each Friday we will be sending links to the weekly theme and posts so that you can get started! Mondays: We will be sharing the best learning ideas, crafts and more from our favorite sites that [Read More…]

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