Tag: Boredom Busters

Paper Crafts

Author: Erin Lempkowski May 30, 2021 In Blog Comments (0)
Let’s finish off this month’s batch of craft projects with some whimsical paper crafts! Paper Plate Dragons If you have a dragon lover at home, then you’ll love this craft. There is even a template to make sure your dragons […]

Earth Friendly Crafting

Author: Erin Lempkowski May 24, 2021 In Blog Comments (0)
From upcycling wine corks as paintbrushes, turning water bottles into art, and making your own eco-friendly paint, this week’s crafts are all creative ways to have some non-toxic crafting fun with items that might otherwise end up in a landfill. […]

Fabric Crafts

Author: Erin Lempkowski May 16, 2021 In Blog Comments (0)
Create something special from various textures and colors of fabric with these textile-based crafts. Homemade Paper Dolls Make a set of Homemade Paper Dolls out of a cereal box, fabric scraps, buttons and ribbons. They’re fun for preschoolers to decorate […]

Practical Crafting

Author: Erin Lempkowski May 10, 2021 In Blog Comments (1)
This week, let’s all make things we can use.  Popsicle Stick Coasters Super useful, super easy, these Popsicle Stick Coasters are both cute and practical. Cardboard Beads All you need to make your own beads is some corrugated paper. Don’t […]

Crafty May

Author: Erin Lempkowski May 8, 2021 In Blog Comments (1)
May is time to get crafty with Kaleidoscope! Let’s have some fun with paint-themed crafts. Story Stones Story stones can be used in a variety of ways to spark imagination–as storytelling prompts, sorting games, creative play, or anything your kids […]

April: Spring and Gardening

Author: Kaleidoscope Education April 4, 2021 In Blog Comments (1)
Let’s welcome April, warmer weather, and longer days with a new monthly blog theme– Spring and Gardening. This week let’s have some fun with spring crafts and a 100% edible vegetable garden recipe! Arty Crafty Kids Spring Crafts These spring […]

Free eBooks

Author: Kaleidoscope Education March 28, 2021 In Blog Comments (0)
As we wrap up our storytelling theme this month, peruse these sites for free books online. Who doesn’t love free books? Short Stories for Children For your youngest readers/listeners, enjoy these great stories, fairy-tales, fables, and nursery rhymes for children. […]

Storytelling Tools

Author: Kaleidoscope Education March 21, 2021 In Blog Comments (0)
Keep those stories coming with this week’s storytelling tools. Journey Sticks Have your child make a journey stick on their next adventure. Making a journey stick requires paying attention to surroundings and helps the maker remember their adventure. This adds […]

When Books Come to Life

Author: Kaleidoscope Education March 14, 2021 In Blog Comments (0)
This week, we continue our storytelling theme with book activities and resources. Keweenaw Land Trust: A Day So Gray Story Trail Follow A Day so Gray, by Marie Lamba, along the south side of Lovell Creek at Steve’s Farm Nature […]


Author: Kaleidoscope Education February 28, 2021 In Blog Comments (0)
Oh the weather outside is still frightful, so why not get cozy and indulge in some delightful storytelling activities this month? Fairy Tales at Storyberries Listen along with your little ones to these classic fairy tales. Here’s a link to […]