By Guest Blogger Bridget from the Blog Fathom Kid.
Bridget is a passionate early childhood education manager, teacher and advocate. She is the author of Road No Good runner up in the Finch Memoir Prize 2016 and available in bookstores from 1st February 2017. Bridget is a busy mother of two children, a one year old and a three year old. She shares easy ways to help young children develop critical social and emotional skills on her blog at www.fathomkid.com.
Like everybody, children worry. Sometimes having someone to listen is enough to help soothe a worried mind. Dealing with problems is a complex skill for children to learn, but it’s important to be able to put problems aside until a solution is found.
These magical little worry dolls will help children develop emotional resilience. They will learn to communicate, develop coping strategies and put their worries and concerns into perspective.
I always get so excited when I find a rainbow. There’s just something about all those pretty colors right after a downpour. Here are some fun ways for you and your kiddos to bring rainbows inside so you can enjoy them whenever you want!
This is one of those awesome crafts where you probably have all the supplies already at home! Fun, easy enough your your littlest ones, and even a chance to learn about mixing colors- this project has it all.
In just 21 years of life, I have managed to live in two of the rainiest places in the world: Portland, Oregon and Southern Ireland. And yes, I love it. 55 degrees and drizzly is my “sunny and 75”. So, whether your kiddos love cloudy skies and the sound of rain like myself, or they’re stir crazy and stuck inside because of it, I have some crafts for them!
Is there a sweeter sound than rain falling? Not likely. With this fun craft you can hear that pitter-patter whenever your heart desires, plus it doubles as an instrument for whenever your kiddos want to put on a concert!
My favorite crafts always have two things in common: 1.) they’re easy to add your own flair to, and 2.) they’re made up of items that are already in the house. This cute craft has both of those attributes, plus it’s super cute! What more could a girl want?
Growing up, my sister loved bugs. I once got swarmed by angry hornets and all she cared about was that one had gotten trapped in the window and she could dissect it. So, if you have some kiddos that are anything like my sister, I have some crafts for you today that don’t involve anything that will buzz, bite, or sting!
Few things are cuter than baby feet, and baby feet covered in paint and dressed up as a butterfly in one of them. The best thing about making this craft in the summer time? You can send the kids out to play in the sprinkler to wash up!
With summer upon us and warmer weather in our forecasts, why not get outside to collect some supplies for your crafting projects? Not only does this save you from your DIY being more expensive than the real thing (c’mon, we’ve all been there) but it gives your projects a super natural look and your munchkins a chance to be a scavenger outside. From your backyard to your local park to the walking trails down the road, there’s crafting inspiration everywhere!
We love making wreaths for all the seasons. You can get pretty creative when making wreaths with kids and use a variety of household and crafts materials to make some unique seasonal decor. Here are some of my favorites.
Dip Dyed Craft Sticks create a beautiful sunburst effect which is fun to make and guaranteed to brighten any door this season. This would also work well for making a sunburst mirror for the kids’ room.