Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Blog on Hold

I know I was just getting back to normal here, but I am going to have to put it on hold for another few weeks. I got a new job and am getting my stuff in order to move this week, so I do not have time to post. I hope to start back by the middle of September.

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Sandcastle Craft

I found this interesting clay sandcastle craft. It looks like it would be fun to do when making a real one is not an option. It is also much cheaper than buying those indoor sand you have probably seen on television commercials.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Sandcastle Coloring Pages

Here are some fun sandcastle coloring pages. I will admit they are all pretty similar, however there are at least some differences. Perhaps maybe you could have your kids create some cool sandcastle coloring page of their own. Be sure to e-mail their creations to me at kjscrafts@gmail.com and I will share it on here.

Summer Fun Sandcastle
Another Sandcastle
Dog Building Sandcastle
Kid Building Sandcastle

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Seashell Crafts

Live too far away to go to the beach or is it a rainy day, then try out these crafts listed below. These require shells. You can use real ones if you have any or get some craft ones (some places do sell real ones) at a local craft store.

Seashell Painting
Seshell Magnets
Seashell Shadow Box

Monday, August 20, 2007

Seashell Coloring

When I go to the beach my one of my favorite things to do is collect seashells. I love to just pile them up and photograph them. I rarely take many home. I leave them for others to rediscover. Here are some links to some seashell coloring pages.

Scroll Down a Little for 2 Seashell PDF Pages
Color Seashells Online
Seashell Connect the Dots then Color

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Book Covers and Notebook Decorating

The below links are ideas to protect book and notebook covers or to make them look more appealing. With some luck your child may become more interested in opening their math book if they then got to decorate it and then because it is decorated.

How to Make a Book Cover
Decorate Your Notebook

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Recess Coloring Pages

For some kids recess is there favorite time at school. It is a great part that gets them a break between learning and if you ask me it is essential to them having a better ability to focus on learning. So today I decided to post some links to Recess coloring pages.

Swingset Coloring Page

Slide Coloring Page
Seesaw Coloring Page

Friday, August 17, 2007

Upcoming Themes

Week Starting August 20, 2007
Theme: Beach

Week Starting August 27, 2007
Theme: Occupations/Labor Day

Feel free to e-mail me at kjscrafts@gmail.com if you have any suggestions of crafts or coloring pages to include with the upcoming themes. Credit will be given to contributors with link to your blog or website if desired. Also, feel free to suggest themes for use later. Again credit will be given when your theme is used.

Back to School Coloring Pages

Here is a site with some fun Back to School coloring pages and patterns. It includes pencils, backpack, school bus, lunchbox, and more.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Back to School Crafts

I found a fun School Crafts site. Here is the link to the Back to School section. The back to school crafts include Name Art, Personality Strip, and Name Plates.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

School Bus Crafts

Is your kid riding the school bus for the first time this year? Perhaps doing some school bus themed crafts will help them get ready for riding the bus. Or perhaps they will enjoy these crafts because they do ride the bus and love it.

Egg Carton School Bus
School Bus Paper Craft
Milk Carton School Bus

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

School Coloring Pages

Here are some school themed coloring pages I found. Get the kids more in the mood to go back to school with some fun coloring and encouragement that school does have it fun aspects such as fun and recess and art time. These are all from www.coloring.ws's School page.

Fun Pencil Guy
Lunch Time
School Bus

Starting Back Up

I have been long absent from this blog, but as promised I am now back and plan to try to get back to regular posting. I did graduate in May. Over the summer I have been busy working close to full time at my babysitting job, working another part time job I got in April, and went on an extended vacation from Tucson to Chicago to North Dakota to Denver to Chicago to Michigan to Chicago and finally back home. Yes, I was all over the place on the plane, driving, and even a train ride. This week's content will by themed Back to School, as around where I live most of the kids are starting back yesterday or today.