A Pre-Christmas Miracle: Altered Upcycling’s Holiday Giveaway!

I couldn’t wait to share the news with all of you! The very talented Mahe Zehra Husain (MZ) from Altered Upcycling fame is at it again!  This year she is organizing the biggest holiday giveaway EVER! From the 15th of November to the 25th of December.  Altered Upcycling is giving away different e-books and products weekly.  All you have to do is visit: http://www.alteredupcycling.com/christmas-giveaway join Altered Upcycling’s Facebook Page and sign up on the right to have the links sent to your inbox.  It’s that simple!


The Green Craft Lifestyle Christmas Addition available November 15th through the 21st of November features an “On The Upcycle” Project Pickled Lamp: “On The Upcycle” Christmas Craft


Other Freebies include:


Be sure and check it out!  I can’t think of a better way to treat yourself for the holidays!


“On The Upcycle” Top 5 Free Kids Craft and Educational Websites

Recently, I find myself  seeking out new ideas and activities for my two year-old that are both educational and fun.  My daughter loves to draw, play on the computer and sing along to music, Old McDonald Had A Farm, Elmo’s Song and Twinkle Twinkle Little Star just to name a few!  Incorporating the activities she loves and enjoys with learning has proved to be a very effective.  There are many sites on the web dedicated to educating through various activities and games.  Some websites require fees while others are totally free!

Today, I share with you my top five favorite kids websites in no particular order, but equally wonderful!

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Leading to Reading: is a child education site for children from 0-5 that offers games, online activities and resources for grown-ups.  They encourage language developement and learning through reading.


ABCya.com: is a free educational site for kids ages 5 and up.  This free site features computer games and educational activities. All of the activities on the site were created or approved by school teachers!


Hands On As We Grow: This blog style site is packed with kids craft ideas and activities.  What better way to explore a child’s imagination than by making crafts together? This site promotes sensory, and creative development through fun family arts and crafts.


Sesame Street.Org: Monsters, Muppets and Friends Oh My!  The gang from Sesame Street, (my personal favorite) promote learning through free games and activities, such as word and number games, and online coloring and painting.


Super Simple Learning and Songs: A wonderful website featuring both free and paid content, my favorite part of this site is their You Tube channel, packed with simple songs for you and your toddler to sing along with together that promote learning and language skills.

My daughter’s personal favorite? Twinkle Twinkle Little Star