Easy Easter Math for Kids

Here is a fun Easter math activity for kids and preschoolers! This math activity encourages the development of number recognition, 1:1 correspondence and subitizing. And best of all, you will only need to print out a copy of my FREE printable worksheet to learn and play.

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This is what you will need:

A copy of my FREE printable (scroll down for your copy)

Dice

Colored marker pens or pencils.

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This is what you will need to do:

1. Print out the FREE printable worksheet. You will find it here:

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2. Roll a dice, and then using a marker pen or pencil, outline the corresponding number of circles. Color in the area that you have outlined.

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3. Keep rolling the dice and coloring until you have colored your entire rabbit. You might also like to play this game with siblings or a friend, taking turns to roll and color the rabbit.

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Easy Space Scissor Skills For Kids

This rocket scissor skill activity is such a classic! It’s perfect for developing scissor skills, letter recognition and early literacy for preschoolers and toddlers. This activity is also super simple to set up and only requires easily accessible materials. The finished product also looks great as a piece of art to decorate your walls at home.

I first published this activity on my Instagram a couple of years ago. I actually like the original picture that I posted best. Here is the post.

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Scroll down to find some great FREE space scissor skill printable worksheets.

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This is what you will need:

Colored construction paper

Scissors

Black construction paper

Gluestick

Black marker pen

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This is what you will need to do:

1. Using your scissors, carefully cut square and triangle shapes from your construction paper.

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2. Paste the shapes onto a piece of black paper. Start by pasting a triangle shaped nose cone at the top of your page and then squares for each letter of your name.

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3. Use your scissors to cut some long strips of paper and paste these down as the rocket flames.

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4. Write the letters of your name on each square. You will need a square for each letter of your name.

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Thank you so much for reading. Scroll down for some fun FREE printable worksheets. Enjoy, Jacinta Xx

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The Best Process Art for Kids

I just love this super easy and simple process art project for kids. The resulting art piece is bright and colorful, and the process itself is virtually mess-free. Best of all, you will only need four simple materials, and you can use either paper or plastic drinking straws – whatever you might already have at home. This project is so much fun that adults will want to join in too!

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This is what you will need:

Recycled cardboard

Scissors

Clear sticky contact

Drinking straws

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This is what you will need to do:

1. Cut a frame shape from a piece of recycled cardboard. I painted my frame with black acrylic paint, but this is completely optional. Feel free to either paint yours or leave it plain.

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2. Stick a piece of clear contact to the frame, making sure that the sticky side is facing up.

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3. Using scissors, very carefully snip the straws into different lengths.

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4. Next is the fun part! Start pressing the straw pieces onto the clear contact. Press them down in all different directions and angles. Be as creative as you like!

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5. Keep pressing the pieces of straw down until you have filled your entire sticky contact canvas. You may have to trim down some small pieces to fit into the really tiny spaces.

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I really hope that you have fun with this amazing process art project! It is such fun for kids of all ages – and adults too! Enjoy. Jacinta Xx

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Easy spring flower craft and sensory play for kids

Sensory play and small world set-ups are super easy to create and are so much fun for toddlers and preschoolers to play and learn with! This Spring themed activity doubles as a fun craft – as you make the flowers from paper, and a hands on sensory play activity. You could also talk about some fun math concepts such as counting and volume too! You won’t need many items to create this set up, but children will have fun with it for hours!

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This is what you will need:

Colored construction paper

Scissors

Craft sticks

White school glue

Small pom poms

Shallow dish or container

Dried black beans

Small pots or containers

Spoon or scoop

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This is what you will need to do:

1. Start by making your flowers. To do this, take your construction paper and cut 4 heart shapes. Each heart shape should be the same size. Glue the hearts onto a craft stick as pictured and finish with a pom pom in the flowers center.

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2. Next, place your pots or small plastic containers into a shallow dish and then pour the dried beans around the pots.

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3. Take a spoon or scoop and transfer the beans into the pots.

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4. Plant your flowers into the pots.

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This is such a fun activity, I really hope that you enjoy playing. Jacinta Xx

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Here is a fun FREE coloring, number recognition and scissor skill activity.

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The Easiest Kids Crafts Ever!

I am so excited to let you all know that my very first kids craft book is available for preorder! I am so proud of this book. It is bright and colorful, is filled with super fun crafts (with step-by-step instructions) and only requires easily accessible supplies. The colorful crafts are as cute as they are playful. And, while the kids enjoy making these delightful crafts, they will also be developing their fine motor skills, critical thinking, creativity and even STEAM understanding. This book compiles 60 new projects with step-by-step photos for hours of fun. I would LOVE to know what you think about it!

Here is the blurb:

Transform Everyday Materials into Effortless, Cute Crafts!

Turn your bin of ordinary crafting supplies into a day of happy, colorful fun! Jacinta Sagona’s 60 charming crafts use simple materials you already have at home in new ways to captivate your little ones’ imaginations for hours. These craft ideas will help children of all ages tap into their creative tendencies by encouraging experimentation, spontaneity and mindfulness.

Your kids will love the helpful step-by-step photos and variety of projects, ranging from sweet animals and decorative wall hangings to handmade toys and games, and you will love how easy the projects are to set up (with minimal cleanup!). Let them put recycled cardboard and common craft paper to good use with unique crafts like a Paper Lantern Garden and a Pom-Pom Blowing Unicorn. Watch them delight in toys and painting activities like Stained-Glass Windows and a Musical Guitar. Introduce them to the practice of mindfulness with calming projects like Gratitude Mini-Piñatas, Guatemalan Worry Dolls and Yarn Hearts.

Perfect for parents, grandparents, teachers and babysitters, this book is a treasure trove of super simple ideas you can dive into anytime you are looking for an art project for the kids. You’ll love bonding with them and witnessing their budding imaginations!

And you can pre-order it here!

Amazon US

Amazon Canada

Barnes and Noble

https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-easiest-kids-crafts-ever-jacinta-sagona/1137455955?ean=9781645672906

Indie Bound

https://www.indiebound.org/book/9781645672906

Book Depository

https://www.bookdepository.com/The-Easiest-Kids-Crafts-Ever-Jacinta-Sagona/9781645672906

Books A Million

https://www.booksamillion.com/p/Easiest-Kids-Crafts-Ever/Jacinta-Sagona/9781645672906?id=8127934435629

Bookshop

https://bookshop.org/books/the-easiest-kids-crafts-ever-cute-colorful-quick-prep-projects-for-busy-families/9781645672906

Amazon Australia

Booktopia

https://www.booktopia.com.au/the-easiest-kids-crafts-ever-jacinta-sagona/book/9781645672906.html

Here are reviews from some of my most favorite crafters!

“If you are looking for some fun, quirky and colorful craft inspiration, this is the book for you. Fabulous for any budding crafter!” – Maggy Woodley, @redtedart

“I love how this book allows children to learn playfully while creating projects they can enjoy for years to come! – Michelle Nash, @7daysofplay

“Who can resist a cute and colorful kids’ craft book? The best part is the super easy set-up so kids can help themselves to creating on a whim. I love that behind each cute craft there are lesson on learning and STEM.” -Agnes Hsu, @hellowonderful

“A wonderful book full of colorful ideas for all your little crafters!” -Jess Chu, @learnandbloom

“Jacinta’s easy to follow instructions and use of simple materials make it effortless to get creative with my kids. It’s a wonderful way to connect as a family while teaching practical life skills.”- Myriam Sandler, @mothercould

DIY Easter Erasable Coloring Board for Kids

Even though it is still over a month to Easter, I thought it would be fun to share a really super easy Easter egg craft with you. This one is a DIY erasable coloring board. These boards require minimal materials, are really easy to make and once made, can be used over and over again!

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This is what you will need:

A copy of my FREE Easter egg coloring printable

A piece of recycled cardboard

Washi tape (optional)

Scissors

Glue stick

Clear sticky contact

Washable markers

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This is what you will need to do:

1. Print a copy of my FREE Easter egg coloring page.

You will find the FREE printable here:

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2. Using scissors carefully cut around the outline of each Easter egg.

!WARNING! Please remember that scissors are sharp. Always supervise children very carefully when they are using scissors.

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3. Glue each egg onto a piece of recycled cardboard. Next, carefully stick down a layer of clear contact onto your cardboard. To finish, I decorated the edge of my cardboard with a strip of washi tape. This is totally optional though, you don’t have to add this tape.

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4. Finally, take your washable colored marker pens and color the eggs!

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5. When you have finished your coloring and want to pack up, simply take a wet wipe or a piece of paper towel and wipe your coloring away. Then you can color again and again.

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Thank you so much for reading! I would love to see what you do with my printables, please tag me and let me know! Enjoy. Jacinta Xx

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Easy Science for Kids

I really love this magic milk science experiment for kids. It only requires easy to source ingredients, it works every time and it’s always fun! We have put a simple Valentine’s Day spin on it today to make it extra fun and topical!

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This is what you will need:

A shallow bowl or dish

Full cream milk

Cookie cutters (optional)

Food coloring

Dish washing liquid

Q-tips

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This is what you will need to do:

1. Carefully pour a thin layer of milk into your dish. Place the cookie cutters into the milk.

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2. Gently drop colored food dye into the milk. You can use any colors that you like. We added red, pink and purple to fit in with our Valentine’s Day theme. Remember to drop the food dye inside the cookie cutters too.

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3. Next, take a Q-tip and dip it into the dishwashing liquid. You won’t need a big scoop, just dip the Q-tip in the dishwashing liquid, leave it for a second or two and then remove. Once you’ve removed the Q-tip from the dishwashing liquid, place it into the milk. Watch the milk dance!

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Why does the milk dance, what is the Science behind it:

  • Milk is not just white water. It is full of MOLECULES called proteins, minerals and fats.
  • When you add the detergent to the milk, the detergent chases the fats in the milk.
  • Because we added the food colour we can see this game of chase in the dish.
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Thank you for reading! Here is a fun and FREE Valentine’s Day number match game for you! I hope that you enjoy!

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Easy Valentine’s Scissor Skills for Kids

I think that it’s super important for kids to learn how to use scissors confidently, safely and accurately. Here is a fun activity that you can set up for your little ones this Valentine’s Day to get those snipping and cutting skills developing. This activity is quick and inexpensive to set up, and the addition of the hearts to the top of the strips of paper extends the activity by giving it direction.

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This is what you will need:

Colored construction paper

Black marker pen

Scissors

Glue stick

Sticky-tac

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This is what you will need to do:

1. Start by cutting your strips of paper. These strips can be any size that you like. As a guide, the strips that I cut were 5cm wide and 21 cm long. Next, take your marker pen and draw dashed lines along the length of the paper. You can make straight lines if your children are just starting to learn how to cut, or more challenging curved and zig zag lines if your children are more experienced with scissors. I then used a glue stick to paste the heart to the top of the line. The positioning of this heart gives the strip of paper direction. That is, you cut towards the heart and away from your body.

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2. Next, simply use a small amount of sticky-tac to attach your strips of paper to the wall. Ensure that they are attached at a good height for your child. Avoid attaching them too high or too low, as this may make the activity dangerous for your child.

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3. The final step is to simply start cutting. Remember that scissors are sharp and that you should ALWAYS closely supervise your children and students when they are using scissors. By encouraging your children to cut towards the heart, you are teaching them to cut away from their bodies – a really safe scissor practice.

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!WARNING! Please remember that scissors are sharp and that you should ALWAYS closely supervise your children when they are using scissors!

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If you would like more information on teaching your children how to use scissors you may like to have a look at my Scissor Skills Ebook here:

https://payhip.com/b/yBe4
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And please download this FREE printable Valentine’s Day scissor skills worksheet here:

Thank you for reading! Jacinta Xx

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My Top 5 Easy Valentine’s Day Crafts for Kids

I really love Valentine’s Day activities! They’re super easy to put together, often require inexpensive materials and always look lovely when finished! I have published many Valentine’s Day crafts over the years, if you scan through my Instagram you will definitely find some cute and colorful inspiration.

In this blog article, I outline my top 5 most easy Valentine’s Day crafts for kids. You will find all the FREE worksheets required below!

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1. Color Match Hearts

I first published this activity on my Instagram about 5 years ago! I think that it might have been my first post that received a significant number of likes! To put this activity together, simply draw some hearts using different colored markers onto a piece of paper and then ask your child or students to color the hearts with a corresponding colored marker, pencil or crayon. We actually like to paint our hearts with water color paints. You can draw your own hearts or download the FREE workbook below for the worksheet that I have presented here.

The worksheet will look like this when printed.

Simply, color the hearts with crayons, pencils, marker pens or even paints! It’s fun!

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2. Geometric Hearts

I first posted this activity on my Instagram in September last year. For the posted activity, I cut a heart shape from a piece of recycled cardboard. We then added strips of washi tape and painted in between with colorful poster paint.

For this activity, just print the second page of my FREE workbook that you will find below. The worksheet will look like this when printed.

Then take a black marker pen and a ruler, and rule lines between the numbers. Start by ruling a line between the numbers 1 and 2, then 2 and 3, and so on.

Once you have ruled all your lines, grab some colored marker pens and color between the lines. You can make your heart as colorful as you like.

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3. Heart Puzzles

Heart shapes can be cut in half to make great puzzles! In this activity, I have made a simple color match puzzle. Simply print out the worksheet, it will look like this.

When you have your worksheet, carefully cut the hearts out with scissors.

Next, cut along the center line to make two puzzle pieces. Then match the pieces back together to make a full heart shape.

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4. Loose Parts Heart

These loose part hearts are great for developing creativity and fine motor control. Simply print out the 4th page of the FREE workbook and collect all your loose parts. We used pom poms, stickers, small springs, colored match sticks and stickers – but you can use what ever loose parts you have on hand at home. Then simply match these parts to the lines.

The printed heart worksheet looks like this.

Next, match your loose parts to the lines on the heart.

Another fun way to develop fine motor skills is to paint along the lines. Q-tips make perfect little paint brushes to trace the lines.

5. Stacks of Hearts

You would know by now that I really love working on and developing scissor skills with my kids. In this activity, kids can practice cutting around the heart shapes and then order them from smallest to largest in size to make this fun “stacked” rainbow heart. Learning about object size and working out how to put them in order is a great early numeracy skill too!

The printed worksheet looks like this.

Start by carefully cutting the hearts from the worksheet.

!Remember that scissors are sharp. Adults should ALWAYS closely supervise children when the are using scissors!

Then stack the hearts, starting with the largest size heart and finishing with the smallest. You may like to glue the hearts together.

As an optional extension, you might like to glue your stack of hearts onto a card and gift your lovely artwork to a friend or family member.

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Here is the FREE workbook with all the worksheets you will need to complete these activities!

Thanks so much for reading! I hope that you enjoy the worksheets. Jacinta Xx

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The Easiest Valentine’s Collage Craft for Kids

We first put this activity together a couple of years ago using stickers. We had so much fun with it that we decided to recreate it again this year using paper collage. It’s a fun activity that inspires creativity and develops hand eye co-ordination, color recognition and size order. And, if you do not have the collage materials on hand at home, scroll down and download the FREE printable worksheet version.

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This is what you will need:

White sheet of printer paper

Colored construction paper

Scissors

Heart shape hole punch (optional)

Ruler

Black marker pen

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This is what you will need to do:

1. Prepare your worksheet. For this, I simply drew colored hearts down the left hand side of the white piece of printer paper. Then I ruled lines across the page with the black marker pen. Alternatively, you could print out the FREE template file below.

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2. Then using your heart shaped hole punch, make a whole bunch of colored hearts. You can make as many as you like, but try and make at least 5-6 of each color. Any excess hearts that you make can easily be used in another craft project!

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3. Next, simply color match your paper hearts to their correct line. You could paste the hearts down with some glue, or you can simply match the hearts in place along the line, and then once you are finished, move them away so that you can play over and over again.

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Thank you so much for reading. Please find the free printable worksheets below. Enjoy ! Jacinta Xx.

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