Three Little Pigs: Shadow Puppet Play with Free Printables

Three Little Pigs: Shadow Puppet Play with Free Printables

Based on the famous fairy-tale, these printable shadow puppets will let your kids make their version of Three Little Pigs and stage a shadow play at home or in the classroom! The Three Little Pigs is one of my son’s favourite fairy-tales. There are these three...
How to Make Matryoshka Nesting Dolls

How to Make Matryoshka Nesting Dolls

Have you ever thought of painting your own matryoshka doll? Here are the basic materials and design elements for making a traditional Russian nesting doll. Educational Benefits of Matryoshkas Matryoshkas are wooden dolls that come in a set: they range in size and can...
How to Get Your Child Interested in Reading

How to Get Your Child Interested in Reading

How to raise a child who is interested in reading, or better yet, loves books? Here are some ideas for how to get started from an early age! As does every parent, I have certain hopes for my son, the biggest one being for his health and safety. There is also the hope...
How to Make a Puppet Theatre

How to Make a Puppet Theatre

Want to open a puppet theatre at home or in classroom? Here is our DIY tutorial on how to build a sturdy puppet theatre from wood! UPDATE: Four years later, our wooden puppet theatre is still with us, but we also made a printable version to share our enthusiasm for...
Little Red Riding Hood Puppet Show

Little Red Riding Hood Puppet Show

Based on the famous fairy-tale, these shadow puppets will let your kids make their version of Little Red Riding Hood and stage a shadow play at home or in the classroom! I think that once in a while we all want to try ourselves at a new creative enterprise. ...
Organizing an Art Corner for Toddlers

Organizing an Art Corner for Toddlers

I will start this post with a confession. Far too often for my liking I concentrate on where and how to create instead of simply sitting down and starting the creative process. I worry about how much time I have left before Budster wakes up from a nap, and whether I...
Books as a Tactile Experience for Babies and Toddlers

Books as a Tactile Experience for Babies and Toddlers

Adventure in a Box is happy to participate in the Sensory Play Challenge Week Blog Hop. Please, visit other participating bloggers for more ideas on sensory play. Each day will bring a new sense into focus. The first one is tactile. Nowadays it is well-known that...
How to Make Garden Markers Rocks

How to Make Garden Markers Rocks

Looking for a simple, cheap and cute solution for making vegetable markers? Try garden marker rocks! The post contains Amazon affiliate links for your convenience. Last week, as we were planting our garden, we once again faced the question of how to label our...
Spring Scavenger Hunt for Toddlers

Spring Scavenger Hunt for Toddlers

Adventurous spirits fly high in our family; we love treasure hunts. An Easter hunt is a must – last year I had to climb on the roof of our house to get my biggest egg. But other holidays are not a complete write-off for organizing a small treasure hunt with a...
Watercolour Painting with Toddlers

Watercolour Painting with Toddlers

When I was growing up, all I had for art supplies were a box of gouache paints and a scattering of pencils that broke whenever I tried to sharpen them . It was not because my mom did not care to develop my creativity – it was just life in a small city in early...
Painting a Cutting Board

Painting a Cutting Board

My one-year-old son and I were preparing to make his first gifts for Mother’s and Father’s Days. After browsing through my drawers of craft supplies, I came back with some paints and… a blank wooden cutting board. When I was a girl, I painted a lot...
How to Make a Viking Play Tent

How to Make a Viking Play Tent

Camping under the stars is still a distant prospect for our son, but for now a tent offers him infinite possibilities for adventure. It can become a traveller’s camp or a bear’s den, an Inuit’s igloo or a Viking’s tent. It can also provide...