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"We're Going On A Bear Hunt"

Posted on June 29, 2017 at 8:20 PM Comments comments (0)

We like using our favorite books as themes for arts & crafts that then help the stories come alive. When you are going on a bear hunt, you're going to need binoculars...

We're going on a bear hunt. We're not scared!!!

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V for Volcano!

Posted on April 25, 2017 at 5:20 PM Comments comments (0)

One day, during Circle Time, a child asked how volcanoes work, so we made volcanoes the topic of our themed activities that week.

We explored the letter 'V' and the sound it makes. We sang our Alpha Friend's song 'Vinny Volcano'. We made a letter jumble and challenged to children to find the 'V's hiding on the board. We drew volcanoes with markers, and cut volcanoes out of construction paper. We even made a larger tent size volcano where the childre...

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Do-A-Dots

Posted on February 9, 2017 at 5:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Sometimes crafts are really simple and still loads of fun. During the holidays, the children got a big kick out of decorating their own Christmas trees using the Do-A-Dot markers. With a simple stamping motion, even the youngest children are able to add loads of color with ease.  And voila...a new masterpiece for the home art gallery!

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Lots of Leaves

Posted on January 25, 2017 at 4:55 PM Comments comments (0)

When the leaves changed colors last Fall, we took the children on a leaf hunt outdoors. We made stencils of the more distinct leaves and asked the kids if they wanted to get their hands dirty...they said 'yes!' 

We started with the colors they found on the leaves and added in a couple extra for good measure. In the end, each child took home a fun rememberance of their time at The Sprout House.

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All About Apples

Posted on January 16, 2017 at 2:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Growing up in New Jersey, Laura loved to go apple picking in the Fall. We recently talked to The Sprout House kids about apples and all the yummy things we make with them. The kids worked on an art project, decorating their own apples, and then tasted real homemade applesauce. Yummy!

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Crazy Colors

Posted on December 28, 2016 at 10:15 PM Comments comments (0)

When 'G' joined us earlier this year we wanted to think of fun ways to get the kids working with colors. We placed two contrasting paints in a ziploc bag and taped it to our sliding glass door. It was all we needed to unlock their inner artists!

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