Gumdrop Engineering

Providing engaging and exploratory learning opportunities allow curious children to develop their creative and analytical skills.  This simple building activity promotes creative thinking and innovative problem solving for children of various ages and interests. Using colorful gumdrop candies (or marshmallows) and … Continue reading

Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge

If you are over the age of five, you probably know how to play tic-tac-toe.  If you are over the age of eight, chances are you’ve learned the tricks and may have already mastered it.  If you are over the … Continue reading

Montessori-Inspired & Holiday-Themed Learning Trays

  Montessori is a method of education that seeks to develop a child’s natural curiosity and interests.  For young children, Learning Trays are one of the many tools that are used to encourage and promote this approach to a child-centered education. … Continue reading

Zentangle Turkeys

Have you experienced the art of zentangle?  Well, have you zentangled a turkey? Zentangle is a form of art therapy practice that develops creativity, focus and problem solving skills while also enhancing relaxation and mindfulness.  This method of creating structured designs is enjoyed across a wide range of skills, interests … Continue reading

Watercolor Leaves – Observation, Line Drawing and Color Mixing

Fall is the perfect time to make watercolor leaves using liquid watercolors, droppers, and color diffusing paper.  This project combines nature observation, line drawing, color mixing and paper cutting skills.  For younger children, trace leaves and allow the little artist to … Continue reading

Holiday Gifts That Inspire Innovation & Creativity – Part 4: Little Explorers & Scientists

As you begin your holiday shopping for your Little Explorers & Scientists this year, consider these gift suggestions that make learning fun while inspiring innovation and creativity! Exploring World Geography: An inviting and accessible atlas is a must-have reference book in every little … Continue reading

Holiday Gifts That Inspire Innovation & Creativity – Part 3: Exploring Art & Design

As you begin your holiday shopping for your Little Artists this year, consider these gift suggestions that make learning fun while inspiring innovation and creativity! Exploring Art & Design: A fun way for little ones to begin to art exploration is with Ed Emberley’s Complete Funprint … Continue reading

Holiday Gifts That Inspire Innovation & Creativity – Part 2: Fun with Mathematics

As you begin your holiday shopping for your Little Mathematicians this year, consider these gift suggestions that make learning fun while inspiring innovation and creativity! Fun with Mathematics: Pattern Play provides an engaging (and beautiful!) way to introduce young children to patterns and geometric concepts … Continue reading

Holiday Gifts That Inspire Innovation & Creativity – Part 1: Build & Tinker

As you begin your holiday shopping for your Little Builders and Tinkerers this year, consider these gift suggestions that make learning fun while inspiring innovation and creativity! For toddler through preschool age, a basic Wood Block Set is a must-have for any play space.  This is an … Continue reading

Metallic Leaf Relief

Making “Foil Leaves” is a fun, multi-step, mixed-media art project that young art students really enjoy. Due to use of spray paint and adhesive, this project requires a bit of adult set-up and assistance. Supplies: Various leaves Aluminum foil (cheaper the better in … Continue reading