Building with Little Ones

Building with Little Ones

As an alternate to woodworking construction projects, for little children you can pull out a bucket of legos, wooden blocks, K’nex, or any other type of building toy.  You can teach them about how to keep balance so their projects stay up longer, about how to...
Learn Shop Safety

Learn Shop Safety

Teach the kids about shop safety before starting any woodworking or other construction projects. Remind them of the use of appropriate personal protective gear such as goggles, ear plugs, face mask, gloves, etc.  It is also important to teach them how to properly use...
Build a Model Airplane or Car

Build a Model Airplane or Car

You can find a variety of types, styles, and skill levels of models.  Some have less than 10 parts and just need to be put together with glue and painted.  Some are very complex and require carefully following detailed instructions. You can find metal and wood...
Candles & Soaps

Candles & Soaps

We did it! Making candles can be fun for any age, but adults should help out with pouring the hot wax.  Children can help pick out the color, shape, scent, and any additional decorations used either in the candle, or to decorate the outside once it’s cooled. Wax...
Crochet & Knitting

Crochet & Knitting

We did it! Loom Knitting A good way to start teaching kids about knitting is to use a round knitting loom (found at most craft stores). Kids as young as 7 or 8 can learn to use a crochet hook to create simple projects like a square hotpad or scarf. Crochet Lion Brand...
Scrapbooking

Scrapbooking

We did it! Organize It There are numerous ways to organize a scrapbook, whether chronological, by child, by event, etc.  Just be sure to organize your photos before you begin. School Photos Kids love to look back at old school photos from throughout the years and see...
Construction Projects

Construction Projects

We did it! Has Dad been looking for a good excuse to pull out the old tools? Well, if Mom’s been nagging for a project to get done for months, maybe you should start there. But if you want a fun project to start and don’t mind putting in a little elbow grease, check...
Drama

Drama

We did it! If your kids, or maybe the whole family, love to be silly and show off, try a fun night of drama! Whether you want to do a family talent night, skits, or a full-on Broadway Production, a night of laughs and fun can be a great way to bring the family...
Finger Painting

Finger Painting

We did it! Finger painting is fun and easy for people of all ages and the results can be hung up on the fridge, given as gifts to family or friends, or used for other craft projects (such as decoupage onto a plain wooden hat box like you can find at craft stores) It’s...
Visual Arts

Visual Arts

We did it! You don’t have to be an “artist” to create art and it is a great activity for children.  They build on their planning and creative skills as well as increase hand-eye coordination.  Plus it’s just fun. Art projects should be done with care and adult...
Crafts

Crafts

We did it! Maybe you’d like a quiet evening at home or you want to get a little messy. Have fun with a craft project you can do together! You can even do it as a service project for grandparents or another loved one. Beads For younger kids, you might want to start out...
Family Home Evening

Family Home Evening

We did it! Start it off Right Well, this whole site is full of ideas you can use for Family Home Evening, so here’s just a few tips to get started on the right foot. Try to start each family home evening with a prayer, scripture, song, and lesson, and maybe some...