Author: sandboxacademy

Olympic Torch Craft

The Winter Olympics are starting February 9th in South Korea, but we will be celebrating all month long! Like true Olympians, we will start the celebrations off with the Olympic Torch. Engage your Lil’s creative and design skills by teaching them about the Olympics and the torch as you create this craft. Lil’ Explorers Focus Skills Visual Arts Use a variety of visual art materials (paint, markers, crayons, clay) with minimal adult assistance Use visual arts to represent people, places, and things, using spatial awareness to coordinate the features of the representation Explore the use of materials in a...

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Olympic Flag Painting

I know I have mentioned on more than one occasion that I LOVE handprint art. Our Lil’s are only little for so long and I want all the memories and crafts that remind me of just how little they are. This handprint art activity is in honor of the Winter Olympics in South Korea. We will be making the Olympic Flag with our handprint art. Did you know: The Olympic flag has 5 rings to represent the 5 continents and the 6 colors (blue, black, red, yellow, green, and white) are the colors on all the national flags at...

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Winter Games Calendar & Supplies – February 2018

Y’all the 2018 Winter Olympics are upon us! The winter games start February 9th and I am beyond excited.  I love watching the games and I can’t wait to watch them with my Lil’s. The Winter Games have inspired this month’s theme as our Lil’s will learn about letters, numbers, shapes, and more through activities inspired by the olympics. Grab your February Calendar below! Lil’ Explorers Calendar Lil’ Creators Calendar Lil’ Explorers Supplies List February Supplies Paper Plate *Toilet Paper Tubes *Clothespins Stapler/Tape *Craft Sticks Baking Soda Vinegar *Roll of Paper *Yarn *Straws Paper Towel Roll Tissue Paper Cupcake...

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Winter Games – 5 Books We Love

Do you follow us on Instagram? Did you see our story where I was going through book after book about the Winter Olympics? There were so many good books to choose from. I have narrowed it down to 5 and I am super excited to share them with you! Tacky and the Winter Games Tacky and the Winter Games by Helen Lester Have you read Tacky the Penguin? It is an instant classic about accepting people for their differences. Well Tacky is at it again, but this time he is going to the Winter Games. And in true Tacky...

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Washing Fruits and Veggies

Do your Lil’s love water play? Do they mimic everything you do? Want to kill 30 minutes? Check out our latest sensory bin! World’s easiest sensory bin alert! Water + Dish Soap + Fruits & Veggies = Water Sensory Bin MAGIC! So simple. So fun. And your Lil’ is learning to wash their fruits and veggies before eating. *Bonus – your pretend food is getting cleaned! Lil’ Explorers Focus Skills Drama Engage in pretend play Utilize familiar props for their intended purpose (use a phone to call someone) and invent new purposes for them Science Understand 3 of the...

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