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Uppercase Lowercase Letter Matching Printable

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If you enjoyed our Alphabet Tulips Match and Color Printable, you'll want to download and print our latest Letter Matching Raindrops activity.

Hopefully those spring showers have brought your garden plenty of summer blooms!  In this fun alphabet printable your preschool and/or Kindergarten kiddo will work on matching uppercase and lowercase letters.

uppercase lowercase alphabet matching printable


Alphabet Matching Printable


We are sharing today's alphabet printable over at 123Homeschool4Me, so head on over there to download and print your letter matching freebie!

This alphabet printable is very versatile-- laminate for durability and to be used over again, or make it a one-time and done activity by using markers and/or crayons or do a dot markers.   Color in the raindrops blue or add some color!

You can also set up this activity to be more independent or to be used for some one-on-one learning with your little one-- just depends on how you want to use the printable!

For more fun alphabet practice, you might like:


Enjoy this printable freebie at 123Homeschool4Me!!


Easy Tissue Paper Watermelon Craft

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Summer has me thinking of s'mores, lots of outdoor play, fireworks, and juicy watermelon!  This watermelon craft might have you longing for a piece of the juicy summer fruit, too!  Until then, this craft will have to suffice.

watermelon tissue craft for kids

Once finished add it to a small frame and use as part of your summertime decorations, use it as a card and send it to someone special, or just use this craft as a great way to sneak in fine motor skills!
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Watermelon Craft for Kids


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I set this easy watermelon craft up when Big Sis had a friend over.  It was the perfect play-date craft- no mess and simple!  And it's easy enough for preschoolers to do, but fun enough for the older ones, too.

Begin the craft by drawing an outline of a watermelon in pencil; I drew a semi-circle with little dip at the top to make it look like a bite was taken from the watermelon.  We chose to use black construction paper as the background to make the green and red tissue paper- "POP!"  However, any color will do!

Next encourage the kids to scrunch the tissue paper into 'ball-like' shapes and glue them onto the paper.

tissue paper watermelon kid craft

The girls chose to use green tissue paper for the rind and red tissue paper for the watermelon; there are a few black tissue paper seeds, too.  

I love the scrunched tissue paper effect-- it gives the craft a little dimension.  And is also great for fine motor skills!!  However, Big Sister's friend decided to glue the tissue paper squares as is onto the watermelon template.

Both turned out super cute!

While making the craft, read these fun watermelon themed books!


Have fun crafting!

tissue paper watermelon craft for kids

For more fruity craft and activities inspiration, check out these 15 fun ideas!!  Or make these fruity red, white, and blue fruit kabobs!


More Seasonal Tissue Paper Crafts to Love:

Mix and Match Princess Printable {Busy Bag Idea}

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There are a lot of superhero fans out there!!  Like my 3rd child, who doesn't love Spiderman, Batman, Hulk and the like?!  That is why I think our Free Printable Superhero Puzzles are so popular!

I had a reader many months ago ask if it would be possible to make a set of mix and match princess puzzles, and finally here they are!!

toddler princess puzzles free printable
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Whipping up these Mix and Match Princess Puzzles had me reminiscing about the days when Big Sis was ALL ABOUT her princesses!  A few seconds after getting dressed in "normal" clothes, she was back in her room putting on one of her princess outfits! 

Princess "stuff" everywhere!  

Sadly she has moved on from her princess phase, but if you have a princess fan-- she'll love love this printable!!

How to use the princess puzzles:

There are a couple ways to use this printable.

  • Laminate each page for durability & cut them apart.  Simply use it as a Mix and Match busy bag.
  • Laminate, but add magnets to the back of each piece which allows play on the refrigerator or baking sheet.

  • Print out each page and adhere the printables like a booklet and take this activity when you are on the go.  Have fun mixing up the princesses!
  • Use as a fine motor skills activity by encouraging your child to cut/ paste each puzzle together.


printable busy bag puzzles

These printable Mix and Match Princess Puzzles include 10 popular princesses your daughter will easily recognize! 

Princess clipart by Empty Jar Illustrations

Please do not alter, sell, mass distribute, or claim this free printable as your own.  Please do share this blog post on Pinterest or with anyone you think would love this activity!



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15 Fruity Kid Crafts and Activities

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Here in the Midwest, strawberry season has come to an end, raspberry picking is just starting, and come August we'll be able to pick some blueberries.  Since we are full swing into summer, and munching on all kinds of summer fruits I've collected 15 fruity learn and play activities.

fruit kid crafts and activities


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Will you be berry picking this summer?

P.s. Don't forget to check out the bottom of the post for some more fun round-ups you can find our site!

8 Summer Fruits Crafts for Kids


Paper Plate Watermelon Suncatchers

Perler Bead Fruit Magnets

Bubble Wrap Printed Fruit

Fingerprint Blueberry Craft

Pineapple Thumbprint Art

Fruit Stamped Lunch Bag

Watermelon Slime Recipe

Orange and Lemon play dough recipe


7 Summer Fruits Hands-on Learning Activities


Fruit Clip Cards

I SPY Fruit Printable Game

Fruit and Veggie Bingo Game

Strawberry Tot School Activities & Craft

3 Blueberry Math Activities

Watermelon Tracing Lines Printable

P is for Pineapple Letter Craft


Fruity books to read


Jamberry

The Little Mouse, the Red Ripe Strawberry, and the Big Hungry Bear

The Watermelon Seed

Blueberries for Sal

Eating the Alphabet A-Z

Go, Go Grapes: A Fruit Chant

The Fruits We Eat


More fun round-ups you'll love:


DIY 4th of July Hand Print T-Shirt Tutorial

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The Fourth of July is the perfect time to make some DIY t-shirts.

Prior to my blogging days, Big Brother (who was my one and only at the time) and I sponge painted red, white, and blue stars on our shirts.

Another year, Big Brother created a really cool Fourth of July tie dye shirt.

When Little Sis came along, we made this adorable and easy DIY Hand Print T-Shirt which was perfectly fitting for the holiday.

DIY 4th of July Hand Print T-Shirt Tutorial
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Do you and your kiddos make shirts to proudly wear on the Fourth of July and all summer long?  I think decorating t-shirts is a must-do to add to your summer bucket list, along with:

  • pick berries
  • make s'mores
  • swim at the lake
  • see fireworks
  • etc!


Easy DIY Fourth of July T-Shirt


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I promise this'll be one of the cutest and easiest DIY shirts you will make!  Actually, the "hardest" part was probably making sure I got a nice hand print from Little Sis.  I love hand print art, but that is WORK all in itself!

How to make this adorable DIY Hand Print T-Shirt:

1. Place parchment paper or a piece of cardboard inside the shirt to protect the paint from going through to the other side.

2.  Next, paint your little ones hand blue and have her press her hand print in the upper right corner of the t-shirt.  Wash off and the little one is all done.

3.  While the blue hand print is drying, cut your rosette ribbon various lengths to represent the flag's stripes.

4.  Apply the fabric glue to the ribbon and press the ribbon onto the shirt.  Allow to dry according to the glue's instructions.

5.  Proudly wear this adorable Fourth of July keepsake shirt!


The 4th of July holiday is coming up fast; here's a few more festive activities  you'll love: