I’ve always wanted to celebrate the seasons with my kids – to connect with nature, do special little crafts together that make cozy family memories. With the need to write blog posts as motivation, I usually manage to do at least ONE seasonal activity, but I tend to get busy between care-taking and work and sometimes I wish we did more.
Looking for simple, low-prep activities
My kids love it when we “make treasures” or read together and I want them to have lots of those memories – I’m worried they’ll instead have lots of mom-is-busy memories. I can’t just ditch cleaning and computer work (I AM working on getting better at time management, but that’s for other posts…), so I’m happy when I find help with the preparation and planning needed in order to do activities with my kids. This is why I share mostly low-prep simple activities- they’re the ones I like best!
I often use meal times as a read aloud opportunity.
In Crafting Connections I’ve found a unique package of seasonal poetry, activities and photography “for little ones and their grown-ups.” We had a cuddly afternoon the day the magazine arrived because all three kids crowded around me on the couch to hear the poems and look at the pictures.
Crafting Connections is a quarterly publication that gives parents and kids seasonal activities and connection ideas.
The activities presented are simple, but engaging. The lush photographs include conversational prompts and within the content the authors present many interesting questions to spark conversation between you and your child.
I posted this on the Crafting Connections facebook page after we got the magazine:
We’ve been using your Spring issue as our poetry lessons for homeschool – the boys have illustrated a picture of the raindrops going on their journey. We also have enjoyed the question prompts. I had never thought to ask my kids about the art in our house and both boys had a different take on which art they liked as well as why we do art.
Get a Free Mini Magazine from Crafting Connections:
To give you a taste of what Crafting Connections is all about, Danielle and Andrea have created this Mini Magazine for free download. It follows the same format as the print issue. You can read it on your tablet or computer or you could print it out.
If you’d like to learn more about the two moms who write Crafting Connections and to see a sample of their magazine you can head over to their site to download a free mini mag!
I am grateful to be sponsored by Crafting Connections. We share similar missions – to help connect little ones and their grown-ups through creativity and play.