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Hey guys! In case you don’t know by now, I’m Kimberly. I’m the mommy, brains, photographer, and designer behind LearnCreateLove. I’m a proud momma to my six-year-old, Lorelai. She’s a Kindergartener, a Crafter Extraordinaire, and an animal lover to the bone! I’m also married to an amazing guy, frequently referred to on here as ‘M’. We are currently living in Texas, but my roots (and my a big piece of my heart) are still on the East Coast in Southern Maryland. I am NOT a teacher; I’ve just taken the philosophy that I’m my daughters ‘first teacher’ to heart and have strived to teach her as much as possible in the funnest ways… and as you can see, we have LOTS of fun!

When I first started this blog, the sole purpose was for me to have a place to dump all of my “family” stuff. At the time, Lorelai was really getting into crafts and we were starting our homeschool preschool “program” at the time (hence the name). When I started making printable crafts (to make my own life a little easier!), friends starting asking for copies. I began sticking a download link at the end of the blog posts and it just grew from there. Every printable I make, I make for my daughter’s benefit, and I put them for download on my blog because I know someone else out there might be able to use them. I hope you are able to use them!

Anyway, I’ll stop rambling now. Enjoy your stay at LCL and please feel free to comment ~ I love reading them!!

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  1. Mandy says

    I just want to tell you that I am your new blog stalker. You are amazing!! These crafts are absolutely adorable! I teach Pre-K in Maryland, and one of my parents sent me a link to your site. I will be borrowing many ideas from your site on a pretty regular basis! You daughter is so cute and she is so lucky to have you doing such fun things with her! Keep up the good work- you’re an inspiration! :)

  2. Ashley says

    As a preschool teacher, I absolutely LOVE this site! Your ideas are extremely creative (a must for me)! The site itself is well organized and visually appealing. I also appreciated the pictures included with each idea.

  3. says

    Just wanted to say I just found your site thru Pinterest. I love it! I was looking for crafts to do with my 3 year old niece for our “playdates”! :-)

    So many great ideas! Thank you for sharing! I will definitely be sharing on my blog!

  4. says

    Hi! I found you through Pinterest (I think, I have had your page open all day, so I forget exactly). I am loving your blog! I am looking at everything, hence the open all day part. :-) My daughter is 3 and sadly they don’t offer preschool where we are living like I had hoped so I am taking things in hand.

  5. stella says

    I just wanted to drop you a line and let you know how grateful I am of all your printable crafts! I greatly appreciate all the hard work that you’ve put into making them, and of course, your generosity in sharing them with us. I have an almost-four-year-old girl that I’m home-preschooling; your blog has been a valuable resource! :-)

  6. Durrain says

    Hi Kim! I can’t thank u enough for this treasure that you have here! I have a 3 year old boy & I’m gonna begin doing all this you have here, with him :)

  7. says

    I love your site it is adorable. I found it on Pinterest searching for dinosaur crafts for my 3 year old son. I’ve already done 3 of them with him and now we are doing some of the turkeys. Thank you for sharing!

  8. says

    I stumbled upon your website today while I was searching for an airplane paper craft to do with my 4 year old daughter. We found your adorable airplane and did that one first, and then 2 other printables after that! I just love your website and your craft ideas. What an inspiration for us stay at home moms/designers! Thank you for your amazing work! :)

  9. Val says

    Love your stuff!!!! Keep up the fabulous work. Most importantly, THANK YOU for sharing and engaging ALL of us!

  10. Jane says

    Just found your website today, and love it. I will be using it a lot now.
    I just noticed your daughters name is the same as my daughters (1yr) it’s such a beautiful name, and you are the first person I have heard of with a little girl with this name.

  11. says

    Kim your website is amazing – so many beautiful activities and ideas. Thank you for sharing them. We have let our followers know about your gorgeous dragon today for St George’s Day! x

  12. Robyn Grabhorn says

    I love your website! You have created amazing things for you daughter to learn from. I love that you know you are her “First teacher”, as that is so true and yet lost among many. I cannot wait to share your ideas in my class when school resumes in September. I have the honor of teaching a child development class to high school students and we run a preschool for our community. I will be in the process of updating my preschool website in the coming weeks (seemed like a good summer activity) and I will add your blog to my links page. Thank you again for sharing!

  13. says

    Hi Kimberly~ My name is Dana and I teach parenting classes to hundreds of parents each school year. I work with all types of families, rich and poor, English and non-English speaking, and typical and special needs. I just wanted to let you know that your website is fantastic!! One of the best out there…I refer my parents to it constantly. Anyway, just wanted you to know that your hard work is appreciated! Have a GREAT summer…keep cool!

  14. Jana says

    Hi, I totally amazed by your website. You are sooooo creative. I enjoy creating with my kids and you are offering endless choice of super activities and ideas. What an inspiration! Thank you very much.

  15. says

    I absolutely LOVE your site and all your printables! What program do you use to design your printables? I really like all the fonts and graphics you use! Thanks for sharing. :)

  16. Sharon says

    Thanks for sharing all of your great activities and printables. My 2 and 5 year old girls both enjoy them. I am so appreciative of your efforts and creativity!

  17. Mel says

    Wow! Just found your site and had to tell you THANK YOU! Love, love, love what I’m finding here! Can’t wait to use your ideas with my little one. As a former elementary school teacher before becoming a sahm, find educational value in your work. Big bonus to me and others that you’re so organized and make everything so easy to access. Thanks!

  18. Ashley says

    I do in home care with an individual with cerebral palsy; she loves to do art. Your site has been such a huge help for me, and a great time for her! We use your site on a daily basis, and I can’t tell you how much I appreciate it that all of your crafts are cute, educational and free! Thank you so much, please keep ‘em coming!

  19. Rebecca says

    HI!

    I love your crafts.

    I am a teacher, and some of these printables are awesome – right now we’re doing a theme on the three little pigs with the puppet theatre in the class, and I’d love to use your craft for that. Can you give me information on your copyright policies – I know you say to not redistribute. Do you mind if I use your crafts for classroom activities?

  20. Angela says

    Hello Kimberly,
    I work for an elementary school after school program and I go to college before and after work (studying to be an elementary school teacher, actually). I just want to say THANK YOU for posting all of these crafts. Your crafts are such a gift, especially since I don’t have any experience working with kids before and having little training from the school district I work for. I have only been on your site for 10 minutes and have already found so many fun projects for my students to do that tie in with the lessons and topics we learn about during our activity time. So again, thank you so much. I know that your projects will continue to benefit not only me, but my students as well. :)
    Keep up the awesome work,
    -Angela

  21. Kimberly says

    Of course, go for it!

    I just ask that my printable PDFs are not shared online. If you’d like friends or fellow teachers to see or use them, please link back to the BLOG POST, not the printable itself. =) Thanks for asking!

  22. Sam says

    Hi Kimberly,

    Thanks a creating a wonderful resource center for so many people out there. The site and the ideas are amazing. I am a preschool teacher. Is it okay to take the printouts for kids at my school?

  23. says

    Hi Kimberly,

    I just wanted to say thank you sooooo much for this beautiful blog that you have created and for sharing these fun, awesome crafts. It has been a dream come true for me to create art with my daughter (20 months) but I didn’t know how to begin. So you have just made it so easy for me! I feel like a kid again myself getting to cut paper, paint, glue…create! Thanks for your generosity. I will definitely share your posts…Alex

  24. BLANCHE says

    DEAR KIM: YOUR BLOG IS AMAZING. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR SHARING ALL THIS WONDERFUL WORK!!! GOD BLESS YOU. BLANCHE FROM LEON GUANAJUATO MEXICO.

  25. Terry says

    Thanks Kimberly for sharing your artwork. Used it today to keep my 5 year old daughter occupied for hours – brilliant… Penguins, Walrus, Seals, Puffins the works!

  26. Carmen says

    Your website is an amazing resource! Thanks for sharing your printables and ideas. My 4 year old daughter, Priya, and I thank you.

  27. Helen says

    Hi there
    My boys absolutely love your website and all your lovely ideas and printables.
    I am not the most creative mum so really appreciate you sharing talents to let us have some creative fun we would otherwise miss out on!!!
    My eldest son has a particular love of sea creatures and would like to make a couple of suggestions? Blue whale (because it is the biggest animal in the world after all!!!) and the minke whale and also the whale shark because it’s the biggest fish in the sea!
    Thanks!!!!!!!!

  28. Allison says

    Hi Kimberly,

    I am a 2nd Grade teacher and every year we write research papers over an animal. I recently just found your website with your animal crafts. LOVE THEM! You have all of my students animals except for one. One of my students wanted to reseach Prairie Dogs, and I wasn’t goingt o get in his way! I know you mentioned letting you know if there was an animal you do not have! Is there any way that you could make a prairie dog? I would need it fairly quickly!

    Hope you are able to help!

    Thank you,

    Allison

  29. Dee says

    I love this place! I run a daycare and frequently run out of ideas for crafts that are new and fun! I am constantly scouring the internet for ideas. This place is great for having crafts kids love all in one place. Thank you!

  30. Cassy says

    THANK YOU!!!!! I can’t tell you how much I love this site. My children are craft-o-holics and beg for me to print stuff out from here. We probably visited frequently a year ago and I just started homeschooling and revisited and my kids are going crazy with all the new things since then! We just stumbled upon the ninja turtles. I’m the coolest mom ever now. Seriously, thank you so much for making these available for anyone to print. I literally love you. :)

  31. Sarah says

    Kimberly,
    This is just the site i’ve been looking for!! Thank you so much for all the effort you have put into these wonderful craft ideas!! And letting the rest of us enjoy as well!! For most moms it is sometimes challenging to find new and creative things to do with the little ones that don’t include the “on” button! I Plan on using ALL of these for my two little ones! I love to find crafts that coincide with great books we find at the library, these are just perfect for those!! Thank you again for making these available to ours and other families! You will be on our refrigerator in no time!!!

    Sarah (mom), Evan (2 years) and Žilina (almost 1!)

  32. Lily says

    I’m only nine,but I hope to become a teacher some day. So for now I teach my little sister and you are a big help! Your themed units ane like instant lesson planers! THANKS!

  33. Amy says

    Kimberly,
    Words can’t explain how grateful I am to have found your site! I have my own class of advanced two-year old’s and your templates make for FANTASTIC lesson plans!!! All of the templates make for such cute, fun, & simple painting crafts. :) Please keep adding more!! :) THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!

  34. Nana M says

    Thanks to Pinterest…I found your website!!! I am a grandmother and Sunday School teacher. This is great! Thank you for sharing your work!

  35. Anu says

    This is awesome! I have just started printing few of them. I’m excited to share it with my 3 year old. This is in my bookmark list already! Thank you so much for sharing it :)

  36. Gabriel Alvarez says

    My wife and I are both teachers. Just wanted to say we love your site. Thanks for sharing. Your children are truly blessed. Keep up the hard work.

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