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Water cycle experiment for kids. Learn about the water cycle with a salt and water activity that shows kids the result of evaporation.

Learning about the Water Cycle with Salt

Water Cycle Salt Experiment Kids of all ages will enjoy learning about the water cycle with this simple salt and evaporation activity. During the water cycle evaporated water forms in the sky as clouds. The clouds expel the water as rain back down to the earth where it eventually evaporates into water vaper and rises […]

DIY gift that kids can make for mom, dad, grandparents or teachers! Painted rocks craft.

DIY Gift: Painted Rocks for Father’s Day

Free-Painted Rocks Father’s Day Gift Father’s Day is quickly approaching and we were searching for the perfect frugal/no-cost sweet gift idea for parents and grandparents. Life with kids can be chaotic, but this simple rock craft is one that even toddlers can do, and it is really not very time-consuming at all. We started it […]

May day crafts for kids. Flower crafts, spring crafts for kids. Make these pretty crafts to celebrate spring...

10 Fun May Day Crafts for Kids to make this Spring

10 Fun May Day Crafts for Kids Do you have family traditions to welcome spring? If not, now’s a great time to start! May Day is celebrated on the first day of May as a way to celebrate spring. Some parts of the world celebrate with festivals that include dancing and parades with floats covered in […]

Make your own plantable seed paper from recycled grocery store ads! DIY seed paper for party favors, gifts or plant them in your own garden...

Plantable Seed Paper from Recycled Grocery Store Ads

Plantable Seed Paper from Recycled Grocery Store Ads Does your mailbox fill up with newspaper ads from different grocery stores? Make them into plantable seed paper to give as gifts or plant in your own garden! Many grocery store ads are now compostable making them easy to break down with the seeds to grow pretty […]

10 Great Earth Day Activities for kids. Earth Day crafts for kids that will get them upcycling, recycling, and learning about the environment this earth month!

10 Great Earth Day Crafts and Activities for Kids

10 Great Earth Day Activities for Kids Celebrate Earth month all April long with these fun Earth Day themed crafts and activities for kids. I’ve rounded up some of our favorites here on the Green Kid Crafts blog and also a few from other great websites. Pick just one or do all ten to celebrate […]

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Get Outside with Kids this Spring! Spring Activities

Spring Books and Activities for Families Are you as excited as I am about spring activities?  Admittedly it’s been a warm winter this year so we haven’t suffered too much cabin fever, but nonetheless, I am ready to get outside with the kids this spring! I don’t know about you, but I love heading to […]

Upcycled egg carton bird feeder craft for spring!

Upcycled Egg Carton Bird Feeder Craft

Upcycled Egg Carton Bird Feeder Craft Keeping with our egg carton theme this week we’re upcycling egg cartons into bird feeders! Our heart shaped winter bird feeder made such a sweet treat for birds on those cold winter day and now we’re making a spring feeder to hang on the small branches of plants in […]

Fun family Easter activities roundup. How to natrually dye Easter aggs, make Italian Easter bread, kids Easter crafts and Easter treats for kids.

Fun Easter Activities for the Family

Fun Easter Activities for the Family Do you have a favorite Easter activity? We love just about every Easter craft we come across and today I’m going to share a few of our absolute favorite Easter activities for the family! Naturally Dyed Easter Eggs A great way to celebrate and enjoy nature this spring is […]

Learn geography with a diy playdough earth activity! Build a model of the earth.

Playdough Geography Model of the Earth

  Playdough Play and Geography Learning through play is a great way to introduce earth science concepts. Today we’re playing with homemade playdough and making a diy model earth. We’ll count the continents, name the oceans, and talk about landmarks on each continent. Making playdough at home is a fun early learning activity that introduces […]

DIY miniature garden. Make a home for a hobbit with this cute hobbit house fairy garden.

DIY Sprouted Hobbit House Miniature Garden

  Sprouted Hobbit House Growing seeds with kiddos can be so much fun. In this activity, the chia seeds grow so quickly that children stay involved in the process and don’t lose interest. Adding a little magic and whimsy by making it into a hobbit hole ignites the imaginations of tiny gardeners. Supplies Large Planter […]

Free weather printables for kids. Check the weather each day and set your weather spinner to todays weather, match terms and pictures with weather vocabulary, and draw weather with weather with these weather activities for kids.

Weather Tracking Activity with Weather Printables

  Weather Tracking Activity with Weather Printables Spring is our favorite time to track weather because each day can be different from the weather the day before. In some areas winter weather is still hanging on through the first couple weeks of spring, while in other areas rain or sunshine are in the forcast. These […]

Seed lifecycle activity with printable.

Seed Lifecycle Science Activity

Seed Science Lifecycle of a Seed We’ve started growing a bean seed in our little bean house and now it’s time to observe the seed lifecycle. This is a great nature science project that involves observation and data collection for kids. Expand on this activity by including artistic drawings of the bean lifecycle, disecting plant parts […]

Seed sprouting activity for kids. Grow a seed in a bean house with this free printable science activity.

Printable Bean House Seed Sprouting Activity

Bean House Seed Sprouting Activity We’re ready for spring here at Green Kid Crafts! Now is a great time to start thinking about your spring garden, what you’ll be planting, and learning about seeds. I’m sharing this fun seed sprouting activity that includes a printable bean house for your little sprout. The best part of […]

Specimen tube rain gauge experiment. Collect, predict and measure rainfall with this specimen tube science experiment for kids.

Specimen Tube DIY Rain Gauge Activity

DIY Rain Gauge for Kids Science experiments and specimen tubes seem to go hand in hand so when I was thinking up this diy rain gauge weather activity for kids I decided they’d be a perfect fit. We used plastic tubes that have cork stoppers but any specimen tubes will do for this activity. This […]

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Popsicle Stick Fall Bat Craft for Kids

Bats are such interesting animals! Being nocturnal we often associate them with spooky fall nights but are bats really that scary? Bats are actually pretty fascinating. Quick Bat Facts: Bats help control the insect population and some even work as pollinators There are over 1000 species of bats and only 3 of them live off […]

Apple tasting sensory activity with a free printable! Apple activity for fall.

Apple Tasting Activity for Kids with Printable

Apple Tasting Activity for Kids + Printable Kids are heading back to school soon which means fall is quickly approaching. We homeschool part time and I love incorporating apple activities into our curriculum. Basically, I love everything fall! I’m sharing an apple themed printable that will get your kids trying healthy foods while doing an […]

Cute craft using recycled egg cartons. Recycled egg carton bugs for kids.

Recycled Egg Carton Bugs

Recycled Egg Carton Bugs for Kids I love this craft making egg carton bugs with recycled egg cartons! My 2 year old daughter had a blast painting the “bug” bodies! This is a great activity for ages toddler and older, and would make a fun addition to a Very Hungry Caterpillar preschool unit. There are so […]

Cute bell pepper shamrock painting for St. Patricks day or color green unit stusy for kids.

Bell Pepper Shamrock Art Activity

Bell Pepper Painting Activity Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with this adorable bell pepper art activity. Peppers and shamrocks make for the perfect stamping project! Supplies: Bell Peppers Green Paint Paper How to make Bell Pepper Shamrock Art Step 1: Cut the bell peppers in half. See if you can find one with three AND four chambers.   Step […]

Firefly jar craft

Firefly Jar Craft

Everyone knows how fireflies got their name, but many people don’t know how the insects produce their signature glow. Fireflies have dedicated light organs that are located under their abdomens. The insects take in oxygen and, inside special cells, combine it with a substance called luciferin to produce light with almost no heat. Firefly light […]

Glow in the dark firefly craft

Glow in the Dark Firefly

Everyone knows how fireflies got their name, but many people don’t know how the insects produce their signature glow. Fireflies have dedicated light organs that are located under their abdomens. The insects take in oxygen and, inside special cells, combine it with a substance called luciferin to produce light with almost no heat. Firefly light is usually intermittent, and […]