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Elf to Hang Around

December 24, 2011
Elf to Hang Around

  The little guy is fun and simple to make. Copy the pattern on heavy paper or construction paper. If the paper is plain, your child can color it then cut it out. Then attach the limbs with brads, so the parts and be positioned. It can be  hung in a window or door...
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Santa with Fluttery Beard!

December 24, 2011
Santa with Fluttery Beard!

This Santa is sure to bring a smile to anyone’s face. Copy the pattern onto heavy paper or white and red construction paper or white paper and color in the areas that are red. Cut out the shapes and attach the red triangle for the hat, the “C” shape for the mouth and the...
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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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4th of July Celebrations!

June 28, 2011
4th of July Celebrations!

  The 4th of July is coming and there are lots of fun things you can do with children. Family Fun has recipes and crafts you can easily do.  Parent Magazine has the classic decorating kids bikes with streamers for a neighborhood kid-style parade. I have great memories of my son decorating his bike...
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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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