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Santa with Fluttery Beard!

December 24, 2011
Santa with Fluttery Beard!

Santa Pattern This Santa is sure to bring a smile to anyone’s face. This is an easy pattern for your child to add their own flair. Copy the pattern onto white and red construction paper or you could use white paper and have your child color in the areas that are red. Cut out...
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Creating Weird Robots

October 31, 2011
Creating Weird Robots

Creating Weird Robots As a beginning writing project for all of our students, we had them design, build then write a manual for that robot.  As unique as all of students are, so were the robots.  The manuals had to include: a labeled diagram, a section to tell what the robot can do and...
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Make an Apple Book Mark

September 30, 2011
Make an Apple Book Mark

Using Cut Apples to Make Book Marks Cut apples into a variety of  cuts; cut in half horizontally, cut vertically and quarter slice. Prepare a flat surface with paint on a folded piece of paper towel (it makes it like an ink pad).  Using green, red, yellow and orange play up the fall colors...
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Colonial America – Dipping Candles

August 6, 2011
Colonial America – Dipping Candles

The finished product – creative candles. Dipping Candles Dipping candles would have been a chore colonial children would be responsible for doing.  We incorporated it in our simulation day and it was a huge success. Making candles by dipping string into hot melted wax is easy for children to do but requires adult supervising...
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A Wee Bit of Leprechaun Shenanigans!

March 12, 2011
A Wee Bit of Leprechaun Shenanigans!

  A few years ago I had a silly notion, “Why not make the room look as if leprechauns had visited for St. Patrick’s Day?”  So what I did as a lark has turned into a much enjoyed and anticipated tradition!  While my students are outside for recess, I, with the help of any...
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Color Their World with Crayon Hearts!

January 30, 2011
Color Their World with Crayon Hearts!

Every year I try to come up with a Valentine gift for my students that they enjoy but not just throw away. Oriental Trading always has great mazes, puzzles and other simple games to give out but this is something I have done before and it’s easy and my students really appreciated the hearts...
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Crayon Stained-glass Hearts for Valentine’s Craft!

January 30, 2011
Crayon Stained-glass Hearts for Valentine’s Craft!

This requires some help from an adult but kids really enjoy seeing their melted designs and making something unique! Materials: crayons (light colors look the best) hand held pencil sharpened waxed paper paper grocery bags or other heavy paper to iron on iron (if ironing on a table, cover it with a heavy towel...
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Icicles as Art!

January 23, 2011
Icicles as Art!

Materials: icicles squirt guns or recycled bottles (from empty ketchup or salad dressing) makes creating lines of color on the icicles and the bottles are easy to hold with mittens on food coloring – approximately 6 drops per gallon of water – or more! Steps: Carefully remove icicles from the edge of the house...
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Inuit Carving

January 6, 2011
Inuit Carving

              Your child can carve snowmen, penguins, igloos or whatever they would like into a bar of soap. You can use those bars of soap from your last hotel stay! Materials: bar of soap plastic knife Steps: Let your child decide on the design. To make it easier...
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Explore Chinese New Year by making Fortune Cookies and a Lantern

January 4, 2011
Explore Chinese New Year by making Fortune Cookies and a Lantern

Chinese New Year is an important Chinese holiday. A few interesting details: It’s believed that it is important to start the New Year off on the right foot, so eating something sweet for breakfast symbolizes a sweet and pleasant beginning. Having new clothes for the New Year is important. It is considered unlucky to...
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