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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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Create Soapy Snowmen

August 14, 2016
Create Soapy Snowmen

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 Steps Mix Ivory soap flakes with a little water, you want to make it thick like a paste. It will stick to...
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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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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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Plotagon – Great new tool for encouraging writers!

February 21, 2016
Plotagon – Great new tool for encouraging writers!

Plotagon https://plotagon.com/ Looking for a new way to reinforce the concept of settings? How about dialogue? Quotation marks? Here is a simple, fun tool to use that your students will love! Some of my students struggle with the concept of setting. With this tool, they pick a setting from a backdrop of many: hospital,...
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Mapping Skills Used for the Oregon Trail Simulation

January 19, 2016
Mapping Skills Used for the Oregon Trail Simulation

This is the map I drew up for the Oregon Trail Simulation that I took my students on.  It lead them through the trails of a state park that I adapted to fit our needs and added the appropriate land marks along the way. It was a great adventure. Tweet
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Multiplication Facts Practice using a Dot to Dot Game

January 18, 2016
Multiplication Facts Practice using a Dot to Dot Game

Master Multiplication Facts I am always looking for new ways to have my students practice the math facts and came across doing them as a dot game. I used this cube template to create the dice for the games. My students would use different colored markers to claim their squares. They enjoyed playing it...
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