Now Featuring: Make “Valentine’s Day Pouches” to Hold Cards & Treats



Christi at The Frugal Novice developed a simple craft for her young children.   Check out her easy directions for making homemade Valentine’s Day pouches that are adorable!   By the way, the cute little boy in the picture just happens to be our grandson!

Need more Valentine’s Day ideas?  Check out these:

Valentine’s Day: Origin, Activities & Books for Children


Now Featuring: Make a Candy Corn Wreath

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Christi at Frugal Novice made the cutest Candy Corn Wreath with her two little boys.  She found this project  from Women’s Day.  This is an excellent craft project for a family or for a class. If this is done with a class, two or three students could come up at a time and glue on their candy corn. Be sure and have extra candy corn for nibbling!

(By the way, Christi just happens to be our daughter, and the two little boys just happen to be our adorable grandsons!)

Now Featuring: Homemade “Book of Colors”

Jami, the writer at Ain’t She Crazy, made a great homemade book about colors for their young son.  She used puff paint to write the names of the colors which is a great tactile sensation for little hands.  There are no pictures of objects with a particular color, just simply the colors hidden under flaps. It is well-made and invites children to discover each hidden color and then trace the name of the color with their fingers. Good job, Jami!

Welcome to How to Teach Kids!

Welcome!   I plan to share experiences, tips and techniques that I have gathered in my 19 years of teaching in the public school system and in 30+ years of teaching children’s Bible classes.  I have also done private tutoring throughout the years and have tutored approximately 50 students.

By sharing my experiences, I hope you can find something helpful to use in your teaching experience.