St. Patrick's Day: Shamrock Necklace

Have the luck of Irish with you all day long with these fun, easy shamrock necklaces!

What You’ll Need:
*Shamrock template (one per child)
*Yarn
*Scissors
*Crayons/markers -- green
*Hole punch or sharp pencil
*Ziti-type pasta (7 per child)

Preparation:
Print out one template (either MS Word or PDF) per child. We recommend cutting out the shamrocks first. This makes it easier to color both sides.

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Name Games, Part 2

March 8 is "Fun Facts About Names Day" so we are reposting two great name activities for you to do with your preschooler!

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Name Games, Part 1

March 8 is "Fun Facts About Names Day" so we are reposting two great name activities for you to do with your preschooler!

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The Cat in the Hat's Hat


March 2 is Read Across America Day and Dr. Seuss’ birthday! Celebrate both by reading your favorite Dr. Seuss book and making our Cat in the Hat hat!

What You’ll Need:
*Paper Plate
*Scissors
*Red paint
*Clear tape
*Stapler/glue
*Construction paper – 4 sheets white, 2 sheets red

Preparation:
*Cut out the center of the paper plate. You will only need the rim.

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The Twilight Saga: Activities & Games for Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse, & Breaking Dawn

**NEW!!** Twilight Saga: 5 NEW Party Games

Twilight Saga: Dice Game: Great party game to test your knowledge of everything Twilight! Perfect for Twi-hards, as well as those just starting out.

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The Twilight Saga: Recipes & Food Ideas for Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse, and Breaking Dawn

*An Empty Plate: Since vampires don’t eat, be sure to include one empty plate for them.

*Bella’s Birthday Cake: Perfect for those guests who love to bake or for those who just don’t have the time. Make your own birthday cake for Bella or pick one up at your local grocery store! Red velvet cake or cupcakes are an especially appropriate choice!

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The Twilight Saga: Decorations for Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse, and Breaking Dawn


*Get posters of Edward, Jacob, Bella and the rest of the Twilight gang and hang them up all over. Available at Wal-mart, Dollar Store, Five Below, among other places.

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Andrew's Loose Tooth Story & Craft for Tooth Fairy Day (2/28/10)


Andrew has a loose tooth, but no matter what he does he can’t seem to get it out. Read the hilarious story Andrew’s Loose Tooth by Robert Munsch to find out what crazy tricks Andrew’s family and friends have him try to get that loose tooth! Then do our fun mouth craft for Tooth Fairy Day on February 28.

What You’ll Need:
*Andrew’s Loose Tooth by Robert Munsch
*White paper
*Red or pink yarn
*Cotton balls
*Glue

Preparation:

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Olympic Torch


Can’t get enough of the Olympics? Create your very own torch for the Olympic flame, hold an opening ceremony, then participate in your own Olympic games!

What You’ll Need:
*Paper towel cardboard roll
*Aluminum foil
*Olympic decorations such as stickers, or markers for decorating
*Orange construction paper or tissue paper
*Tape

Preparation:
*Decide ahead of time which “sports” you want to have in your Olympics. Some suggestions below.

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Mardi Gras Masks


Make these Mardi Gras masks using whatever craft materials you have around. Don’t forget to send us pictures of your little ones wearing their masks and we may post it to our site!

What You’ll Need:
*Mask template, see below
*Crayons, markers, etc.
*Craft supplies – feathers, pipe cleaners, cotton balls, etc.
*Cereal box, oaktag, or other lightweight cardboard
*Scissors
*Glue
*Hole punch or sharp pencil
*Yarn

Preparation:

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