Crafts

Pretend Play: Make a Microphone
03/24/2014

Pretending to be a teacher, newscaster or singing star is more than just fun for our kids.  Imaginative or pretend play is an important part of a child's educational development.  By trying on different roles, children can expand their vocabulary, practice language skills and build their self esteem. Just like…

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Halloween Bag Tutorial
10/25/2013

At Kiddie Academy, our teachers love creating Halloween-themed crafts with children.   At home, collaborating on a project with your children is a great way to share their excitement and create a special keepsake that they can use year after year.  Here's a fun project designed by Kiddie Academy that you…

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Thrift Store Shopping Tips for Families
04/26/2013

I have a confession to make - I am a thrift store addict.  I don't want help to overcome this addiction.  Actually, I'm recruiting others to this cause. Some of my friends don't understand my fascination with stopping at every thrift store I see.  And I can't comprehend their reluctance…

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10 Family-Friendly Earth Day Activities
04/11/2013

Looking for ideas for celebrating this year's Earth Day with your family? Here's a list of 10 eco-friendly family activities compiled by the Kiddie Academy education team: Involve your children in finding ways to repurpose things you already own before you purchase new items. Ask your children to help you…

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Rainy Day Craft Tutorial: Broken Umbrella to Indoor Parachute
03/28/2013

Looking for a fun rainy day activity? Here's an easy way to re-purpose a broken umbrella into a mini-parachute game. This fun, eco-friendly kids craft project also allows you to sneak in a little education. What better way to illustrate the laws of gravity? Follow these simple instructions, and you'll…

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