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Get ideas for crafts and activities that you can do with the children and adults in your care!

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Activity Inspiration: Dicey Weather!

May 20, 2022

This fun activity is the perfect game to create in advance and store away for a day that the weather keeps your group inside!

Activity Inspiration: Tightrope Walkers

May 11, 2022

Imagination rules the day in this circus-inspired activity. Keep this fun activity handy in your idea box. It can be played inside or outside, with or without additional materials.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Dream Clouds

January 18, 2021

Celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day by making some “I Have a Dream” clouds! Draw the shape of a cloud on some colorful construction paper and cut it out for those in your care to write what their dream is and decorate their cloud. Hang the clouds up to share everyone’s dreams!

Cow Cup

January 11, 2021

January 11 is National Milk Day, so make serving milk in the CACFP fun with a hand-decorated cow cup!

Sock Snowman

December 14, 2020

Got any socks lying around that are missing their mates? Make this super easy and cute sock snowman! All you need is a sock, some string, rice or a stuffing material of your choice, a child-safe marker, and some fabric or a ribbon.

Nature Creatures

September 15, 2020

On your next nature walk, collect leaves, twigs, pine cones, etc. During craft time, provide construction paper, markers and glue and let the kids create fun creatures with their finds.

Ring Toss

September 8, 2020

Kids can make their own by cutting out the center circle of a paper plate and decorating the ring. See if they can catch them in the air with their hands or with empty paper towel rolls.

Hula Hoop-lah!

August 14, 2020

Get kids moving indoors and out by spinning the hoop around their waist, using it to crawl through, jumping into the middle and back out, skipping rope or as a base in a game of tag.

Start Planting!

August 5, 2020

Broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, brussels sprouts, lettuce, spinach, beets and turnips are all full of healthy vitamins, and seedlings can be planted now for a late fall harvest. Plant kale in August and it will grow throughout the winter.