Easy Memory Matching Game for Kids

Easy Memory Matching Game For Kids by Crayon Box Chronicles

Memory matching flash games help kids improve their short-term memory and speed recognition skills.  After making our shamrock foam dough sensory tray, I wanted to reuse our play materials. What to do with those left over St. Patrick’s Day play coins, hmm? Let’s create a fun and easy memory matching game for kids. Continue reading

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Shamrock Foam Dough Hidden Shapes Tray

Shamrock Foam Dough Hidden Shapes Tray by Crayon Box Chronicles

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Today’s invitation to create and play explores loose materials, hidden shapes and tracing, and classic foam dough.  Our shamrock foam dough is soft, fragrant, and uses just 3 simple ingredients – cornstarch, shaving cream, and green food coloring.  We added shimmering gold glitter and shamrock goodies to complete our easy-to set-up St. Patrick’s Day activity. Continue reading

Sticky Scented Rice Christmas Tree – Winter Sensory Play

Sensational Winter Sensory Play Series by Crayon Box Chronicles

Welcome to our last post in our Sensational Winter Sensory Play Series! I’m teaming up with the wonderful and super-talented Frogs Snails and Puppy Dog Tails to bring you fun, sensory-related winter activities in November.  So far we’ve explored the Antarctic Sensory Iceberg with small world play and Build-A-Snowman Foam Dough play! Today, we’ll be making Scented Rice Sticky Christmas Tree.  We will be linking to each others posts, so please stop by Jaime’s page too! Links will be at the bottom of each post.  Now, let’s dive into our scented rice activity!

Sticky Scented Rice Christmas Tree Art by Crayon Box Chronicles

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Build A Snowman Foam Dough

Sensational WInter Sensory Play Series by Crayon Box Chronicles

Welcome to the second post in our Sensational Winter Sensory Play Series! I’m teaming up with the wonderful and super-talented Frogs Snails and Puppy Dog Tails to bring you fun, sensory-related winter activities in November.  Last Sunday we explored small world play, Antarctic Sensory Iceberg with DIY slides and edible sensory materials.  We’ll be linking to each others posts, so please stop by Jaime’s page too! Links will be at the bottom of each post.

Build-A-Snowman Foam Dough by Crayon Box Chronicles

With winter quickly approaching, let’s celebrate with a little Build A Snowman foam dough play! Continue reading

Turkey Coffee Can Painting

Turkey Coffee Can Painting by Crayon Box Chronicles

[Contributor post at Allfortheboys.com]

Happy November! It’s gobble, gobble craft time! Last week we celebrated Fall at All For The Boys blog with our whimsical glitter leaf mobile.  Today’s turkey coffee can painting is simple, encourages movement, and lots of giggles! Marble painting is one of our favorite activities! Get ready to shake, rattle, and roll!

For the full activity, see turkey coffee can painting at All For The Boys blog.

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Turkey Tissue Paper by Number

Turkey Tissue Paper by Number by Crayon Box Chronicles

Gobble! Gobble! With Thanksgiving right around the corner, it’s a wonderful time to dig into our festive crafts. Today’s turkey tissue paper by number craft is simple, fun, and educational. All it takes is a few materials you probably have lying around your house and some holiday spirit. Remember color by numbers as a kid? Instead of painting, let’s add a fun twist – tissue paper and glue. From number recognition, to color sequencing, to all-around “glue-and-stick” fun – as my son calls it – it’s sure to be a memorable one. We love paper by number so much, we made a heart tissue paper by number craft too. Continue reading

Origami Halloween Puppet Theatre

Origami Halloween Puppet Theatre by Crayon Box Chronicles

Welcome! It’s showtime! Today’s not-so haunted house is full of imaginative play, origami characters, and spooktacular fun! Mr. Ghost, Miss Bat, and Mr. Pumpkin are gearing up for their first production of Spooktacular Halloween Puppet Theatre! You don’t want to miss the show! It’s sure to amaze! Before we start the show, let’s go behind the scenes to the making-of Spooktacular Halloween Puppet Theatre and see how’s it’s all done! We’ll visit the cardboard stage construction, creaky webbed door, and glittery roof-top! Continue reading

Halloween Cookie Cutter Painting

Halloween Cookie Cutter Painting by Crayon Box Chronicles

[Contributor Post at Allfortheboys.com]

Bats and pumpkins, and ghosts that BOO, grab your cookie cutters and have fun too! Today’s were sharing our spooktacular Halloween activity at All For The Boys! It’s simple, budget-friendly, and takes less than 5 minutes to set-up — boo-riffic! Last week we experimented with pumpkin ice painting, learning the science behind freezing and melting.  It was messy science fun!

To see all the photos and spooktacular fun, see Halloween cookie cutter painting at All For The Boys blog.