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St. Patrick’s Day Coloring Sheet

March 14, 2012
St. Patrick’s Day Coloring Sheet

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Powerful Segregation Simulation

January 12, 2012
Powerful Segregation Simulation

I’ve done this activity to help my students get a better understanding to intolerance. It is a powerful activity that effects everyone involved. It is based on a similar activity done in 1968, the day after Martin Luther King Jr. was shot. This is a video taken 2 years later of the teacher, called...
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Celebrate Mardi Gras by Making a Mask

January 8, 2012
Celebrate Mardi Gras by Making a Mask

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 a Mardi Gras...
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Christmas Maze – Fun for the Young Kids

December 24, 2011
Christmas Maze – Fun for the Young Kids

  Christmas Maze I made this maze for my nephew one Christmas. It kept him engaged and he enjoyed completing this simple maze! Then have them make their own maze! Save Tweet
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Elf to Hang Around

December 24, 2011
Elf to Hang Around

Elf 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!

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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Snowmen in Honor of Bill Watterson

December 24, 2011
Snowmen in Honor of Bill Watterson

  Watterson-Style Snowmen My son showed me this great tribute to Calvin and  Hobbes creator Bill Watterson.  What’s not to love? Looking for new ideas for your own snow men?  Take a look at these.  Inspiring and funny and super nerdy! Save Save Tweet
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The Magic Pumpkin Arrives!

October 30, 2011
The Magic Pumpkin Arrives!

            The Magic Pumpkin Every year the Magic Pumpkin comes to my classroom and each year my students start eagerly waiting for their arrival.  This year they were getting a little anxious when they hadn’t arrived on Monday but then we received this Western Union telegram that put all...
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Celebrating Kids’ Favorite Holiday – Their Birthday!

September 13, 2011

Whenever you ask children about their favorite holidays, they always include their birthdays as a holiday!  I have to agree!  Celebrating a birthday is a time to reflect on what they have accomplished, new things they have learned and how they have grown.  This year in class we plan on celebrating their day with...
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The Irish Rovers Song – The Unicorn

March 13, 2011
The Irish Rovers Song – The Unicorn

Unicorns The Unicorn Song on video complete with the movements performed by 3 year olds. Classic Irish Rovers performance. Although I found more examples of the movements with this song by adults in a bar setting, it is a fun song to do with kids.  You can ask them what they think the movements...
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