There were tons of great ideas linked up to our Discover and Explore linky last week! We had parents and teachers sharing everything from back to school sensory bins to kindergarten readiness articles to tips for getting Dad involved in homeschool. This week I wanted to be sure to give the crafty moms and teachers some love as well, because there were some downright adorable projects linked up that are sure to make any child feel extra special as they prepare to start a new school year. So, without further adieu, I present to you our first Discover and Explore features post:
5 Back-to-School Crafts for Kids and Parents
Featured Posts from the Discover and Explore Back to School Theme
First up are these hilarious and adorable Back to School Pencil Toppers from We Made That. Don’t they remind you of the troll dolls from the 80s and 90s?
I love these Decorated Notebooks from Gummylump (by Sippy Cup Mom). The open-ended nature of this activity means even preschoolers could join in on the fun!
This Back to School Countdown Calendar from Lalymom is a fun twist on the traditional Advent calendar and is a neat way to get your little ones excited for the first day of school. I love how she turned the creation of the calendar into a learning activity as well!
Speaking of that exciting first day, here is a fun way to commemorate that milestone and to record how much your child grows throughout the school year; a handmade First/Last Day of School Sign by We Made That.
And here is one more way to display those adorable (and sometimes goofy) school photos… a Craft Stick School Bus Frame and Back to School Books by Reading Confetti.
These posts and other highlights have been pinned to the Discover and Explore Pinterest Board.
More Back to School Posts from the Discover and Explore Co-hosts
350+ Ideas for a Creative & Fun School Year (KC Edventures)
Back to School Book List and Cloth Napkin Tutorial (Buggy and Buddy)
Home Preschool Schedule (Fantastic Fun and Learning)
Read-Aloud Rules for Classroom Centers (Teach Preschool)
Upcoming Discover and Explore Themes
- Open Now: ABCs and 123s
- August 28-Down on the Farm
- September 4- Forest
- September 11-Fall