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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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Sorting and Counting with Valentine Conversation Hearts!

January 30, 2011
Sorting and Counting with Valentine Conversation Hearts!

Valentine Hearts have been around along time.  They started in 1866 as saying for weddings like, “Married in white, you have chosen right”.  In 1902 the heart shaped candy called Sweethearts were introduced and each year over 8 billion are sold. Amazing! This is a simple activity for young children.  It can be adapted...
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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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Holly, Jolly Christmas!

December 26, 2010
Holly, Jolly Christmas!

Holly, Jolly Christmas! Hope everyone has had a peaceful and merry holiday! This is a very short movie was created by my son.  Isn’t it great? Christmas Movie   Thanks James – it is beautiful! Tweet
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Stain Glass Candle Holders

December 23, 2010
Stain Glass Candle Holders

My son made these candle holders many years ago and the still look great!  They are easy for even the youngest children. Materials: clean glass container, empty jar or vase white glue and water mixed equally paint brush tissue paper wax paper Mod Podge (optional – but it gives a nice shine to the...
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Sock Elves!

December 12, 2010
Sock Elves!

The first time my son came home with a sock elf, it was so funny, we made one for the whole family that Christmas!  Sock elves are very easy to make and only require a few items. Materials: a sock in any color – if you use a child’s sock, it will be a...
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Turkey for Thanksgiving Day

November 27, 2010
Turkey for Thanksgiving Day

Turkey Masterpiece My niece gave me this cute picture on Thanksgiving!  I thought it was too cute not to share! Easy to do with any child. Trace their hand and let them add the beak, eye and waddle. Save Tweet
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Turkey in Disguise!

November 6, 2010
Turkey in Disguise!

Thanksgiving Turkey’s in Disguise With Thanksgiving not too far off, this is a great art project that really allows your child’s sense of humor to come through! Turkeys are usually the center of the holiday meal.  Your child is going to make a disguise for a turkey so perhaps they can miss being on...
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Weighing Halloween Pumpkins

October 24, 2010
Weighing Halloween Pumpkins

Weighing pumpkins is always a fun activity for kids!  They enjoy the challenge of balancing the scale and seeing for themselves how much each pumpkin weighs. These are worksheets I came up with for young students and older ones.  They used gram weights but you could do ounces or a combination. Pumpkin Patch Fun...
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