Category: Crafts for Kids

Nature Book ideas for Homeschool

When it comes to homeschool, one of the more creative and interesting ways to learn about earth science and biology is by collecting specimens in nature and then drawing pictures of them in a journal. This way, you can identify them and eventually produce a book of nature finds by the end of the school year. I recommend that you (the mom/dad teacher) make one as well as your kids. Sometimes your kids may not be able to draw that well and they may be trying to compare their work to yours — that happened to my daughter and...

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Book of Mormon projects for kids

Here’s another Book of Mormon Gold Plates project for your kids. We did this one with our Primary class. But it would be a great project for celebrating the Feast of Trumpets. First we made some rice crispy treats in a large flat pan and cut them 6″ x 8″ and about an inch thick. Then we wrapped them in foil and stacked them up like the gold plates. Next they went into a plastic zip bag. The day before class my strong armed husband dug a hole and found a flat rock to cover it. Lucky for us the church is located near a nice rural area with trees. Just before class we put the pretend plates in the hole with a pretend sword of Laban and some glasses and Liahona. During our lesson, we had the kids “write” on the aluminum plates with a nail. Then we collected them and put them in a plastic bag. Next we took the kids outside and helped them locate the secret place, explaining how the gold plates had been hidden away. Once they had uncovered the hole in the ground, we exchanged the plates they had written on with the rice crispie treats. And everyone was happy. Materials: Aluminum Foil Pans Scissors Nails Rolling Pin For Rice Crispie part” Rice Crispie Treats that you make Aluminum Foil Plastic Bags  ...

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How to make the Golden Plates with kids

The Book of Mormon is a translation of ancient Gold Plates, which is not easily understood by our young kids. “Plates…the kind we eat from?” My husband wants to get some sheets of ore to help the kids understand this ancient way of writing. The metal would have to be soft enough to use a stylus so they can understand the difficult process of writing. We did one project with aluminum which worked well for showing the method. But they weren’t golden in color. I have used some simple materials for kids to make their own “Golden Plates.” We...

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Muffin tin crayons

Make these bright colored crayon pucks — muffin tin crayons, using all those broken crayons (or new ones if you want). Three year olds and older enjoy this activity, and it’s simple to make — no mess either. Take the time to tell your kids about Primary colors and complimentary colors. Here’s what you need: Crayons Muffin tin, spray with Pam or other spray oil Heat oven to 275 degrees F First, peel the wrapper off the crayons and break them up. Sort them into interesting color combinations. You can talk about Primary colors and complimentary colors, using a...

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Fairy Houses for kids to make

My grandkids love to make things. And whether you homeschool or not, it’s fun to make things with your kids. I’m fascintated with these fairy houses that my daughter made with her little girls. These are simple to make with your kids. You will see some extravagant fairy abodes on Pinterest, but these are easy to make with kids, ages 4 and 6. Even my mom, great granny, got involved and made a little walkway and stepping stones. I guess we never get too old for play and imagination. You might call these gnome homes! Take your kids for...

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