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Celebrate Mardi Gras

December 30, 2016
Celebrate Mardi Gras

Celebrate Mardi Gras Mardi Gras is traditionally celebrated on the Tuesday prior to the beginning of Lent. Mardi Gras translated means Fat Tuesday. Many people also enjoy the Polish sweet pastry, paczki on Fat Tuesday (in English, the common pronunciation is ponch-kee). Get in the celebration by making masks and downing festive attire. Make...
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Fun Activities for Thanksgiving with Turkey Math!

November 20, 2016
Fun Activities for Thanksgiving with Turkey Math!

Turkey Math If you are looking for some fun activities for kids over Thanksgiving, I’ve got just want you are looking for! I was looking for some activities incorporating turkey and math and found: Little Giraffe and A to Z Teacher Stuff They had directions for a glyph, stories, math games, activities for school...
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Pine Cone Bird Feeder

August 14, 2016
Pine Cone Bird Feeder

Pine Cone Bird Feeder Help our feathered friends brave the cold by making a simple bird feeder for them. Materials: pine cones string or pipe cleaner peanut butter plastic knife or spoon bird seed Take a pine cone and attach a piece of string to the top. Have your child cover it with peanut...
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Snowflakes

August 14, 2016
Snowflakes

Making Snowflakes Cut snowflakes out of paper! It’s always amazing the designs that can be made with a few snips. Materials: white paper scissors Use a piece of square white paper. Fold a square piece of paper into a triangle. Fold it over into another smaller triangle. Fold it once more. Now have your...
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Baby Snowman

August 14, 2016
Baby Snowman

Baby Snowman Materials: white sock beans or rice white string pipe cleaners yarn or ribbon assorted decorations (buttons, beads, googly eyes, etc) fabric Using a white sock (baby socks work well) to make a charming little snowman that won’t melt on the table. Fill the toe with a handful of beans or rice (or...
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Soapy Snowmen

August 14, 2016
Soapy Snowmen

Your child can make snow man, animals or whatever strikes their fancy using this simple ingredient – soap flakes. Materials: Ivory soap flakes water yarn or ribbon cloves licorice sprinkles Mix Ivory soap flakes with a little water, you want to make it thick like a paste. It will stick to their fingers but...
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Never-melting Snowman

August 14, 2016
Never-melting Snowman

Snowman in From the Cold Materials: 2 small white shopping bags tissue paper or cotton batting white string 2 small sticks construction paper fabric assorted decorations (buttons, beads, googly eyes, etc) Using 2 small white shopping bags your child can make their own snowman. Insert some tissue paper or cotton batting in the bottom...
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Minecraft, Star Wars-style

August 14, 2016
Minecraft, Star Wars-style

    This summer I put together a fun science camp that combines Minecraft, Star Wars and space. It turned out to be a great unit! The kids did an incredible job! Day One: The kids worked together to make the planets in a much smaller scale. Using an exercise ball as the sun and...
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A Labyrinth – Another kind of Marble Maze!

August 14, 2016
A Labyrinth – Another kind of Marble Maze!

Labyrinth This summer I taught a summer camp where we made marble mazes. I didn’t have enough large boxes for everyone but it worked out perfectly! Some creative children made their mazes like a labyrinth for the marble to work through! They used straws, index cards, bottle caps to construct the walls and paths...
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Building Marble Mazes

August 14, 2016
Building Marble Mazes

Marble Mazes I have never met a child that their eyes didn’t light up when they were given an opportunity to make anything to their hearts desire. On a day that it’s too cold to play outside, watch your child stay busy and happy for hours! Materials: gather interesting and clean containers from everyday...
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