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

Melting Insect Sensory Painting

Spring Sensory Play Series by All Things Kids Bloggers

All Thing Kids bloggers are teaming up this month to bring you an exciting series on Spring Sensory Play.  Sugar Aunts shares a wonderful introduction post to stay connected with this months series Spring Sensory Playdate Activities.  Also, follow along with our All Things Kids Pinterest Board for lots of creative and educational activities for kids! Don’t forget to link up your ideas too at the end of the post!

Melting Insect Sensory Painting by Crayon Box Chronicles

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Spring is a time for growth, renewal, and new life.  Temperatures rise, flowers begin to bud, and the scent of crisp, cool rain fills the air.  As winter passes and things being to melt, the insects come out.  In celebration of springtime, we’re exploring process-based art today with melting insect sensory painting. Continue reading

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

Snowman Craft for Fine Motor Play

I am so excited to have Colleen from Sugar Aunts guest posting on Crayon Box Chronicles today.  She’s sharing a fun and creative way to boost fine motor skills, along with sorting and color matching.  Her site is full of fantastic sensory and fine motor activities for children.  After reading her fun post, be sure to pop over and follow along with her wonderful blog!

Snowman Craft for Fine Motor Play

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Paper Mache Dinosaur Cave

Dinosaur Paper Mache Cave Small World Play by Crayon Box Chronicles

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Junior Paleontologists, let’s venture deep into the Mesozoic Era, the ‘Age of Reptiles,’ with ferocious dinosaurs and a rough, rock-like paper mache cave and tunnels. Our dinosaur diorama explores the wild, prehistoric terrain of sensory materials and homemade goopy glue. We’re building a dinosaur cave using recycled jars and lids, coffee cans, and our easy-to-make paper mache glue for kids.  Open your reptilian, ‘terrible lizard’ imaginations and join us for dino-mite discoveries. Continue reading

Root Beer Vanilla Float Play Dough

Root Beer Vanilla Float Scented Play Dough

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Grab a barrel full of old-fashioned pop with the frothy, full-bodied textures of root beer and vanilla play dough! Remember A&W root beer floats as a kid? Today’s invitation to create with homemade scented play dough explores creamy textures, classic sensory play, and rich scented sweetness. Continue reading

Alligator Affirmation Box – Showing Kids Love

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All Thing Kids bloggers are teaming up this month to bring you an exciting series on Showing Kids Love.  We’re each focusing on one of the 5 Love Languages – Acts of Service, Receiving Gifts, Quality Time, Physical Touch, and ours – Words of Affirmation.  All Done Monkey shares a wonderful introduction post for our series this month, Showing Kids Love.

Alligator Affirmation Box - Showing Kids Love with Words of Encouragement by Crayon Box Chronicles

Words of affirmations are a language of love.  These positive loving affirmations serve as visual reminders to help children (adults too) focus on a particular purpose.  Giving children these powerful tools helps them build self-confidence, inner strength, and positive attitudes.  As their language develops, they’ll learn to use these affirmations in everyday life. To explore our love language, we’re making an affirmation box. It makes a creative, fun valentine box too. Continue reading