Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Carrot prints

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What you will need:

Take the green paper and cut it into skinny slices this will represent the carrot stem

Grab a full size sheet of white paper. Paint the childs foot orange and stamp it on the paper, you should have enough room to get both feet on one piece of paper. If not use another piece of white paper to do this same step with the other foot.

Cut alongside the foot print leaving a slim edge outlining the foot print.

Next tape the green slices to the backside of the foot print

Now isn’t that one cute carrot any mom and dad would like to cherish !!

Monday, April 3, 2017

Easter Egg Word Work Center

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What you will need:

  • Plastic Easter eggs
  • Print out: work sheets and word photos along with their corresponding letters
  • Scissors
  • Colored pencils

Directions for teachers: Cut out all the letters and photos, put the corresponding letters to the photo word in the eggs and close them up for the children to use.

Directions for kids:

Before opening each egg, children can try to guess what word is inside the egg.

Once the contents spill out, have the children arrange the letter tiles to make the picture shown on the card.

Then write the words on the response sheet.

Once completed, have the children color the pictures.

Learning to spell out words has never been so much fun!

Click on the link below to download your complete, FREE copy of the activity!https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Easter-Egg-CVC-Literacy-Center-FREE-1767191

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Stain Glass Cross

 

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Items needed:

 

  • Old file folder (to create a cross template)

  • 1 sheet of construction paper in a bright color per student

  • 2 sheets of contact paper per student

  • Tissue paper squares in bright colors (1” to 2″ in size)

  • Scissors

  • Permanent marker

 

  1. Make a Template: use a file folder to create a cross template. Fold the folder in half, draw half of  a cross, cut out, leave a 3/4”wide border.

  2. Trace:  Folding the pieces of construction paper in half, Trace 1/2 the cross onto the paper. Make sure you are tracing along the fold so the cross will stay connected when it is cut out. You will need to keep the paper folded in half to cut out the cross.

  3. Frame: Peel the contact paper and place it sticky side up on the table. Center the cross on the contact paper for your students.
  4. Decorate: Let students fill in the cross with the tissue paper squares.
  5. Cover: Use the 2nd sheet of contact paper to seal the cross together. Place the new sheet of contact paper sticky side up, then flip the cross page onto it.

  6. Label: Use a sharpie to label the front side of the cross with the student’s name. (the back side has tissue paper overlapping the frame)
  7. Trim: Use scissors to cut excess contact paper from edges.

 

Enjoy your stain glass crosses!

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Easter Egg with Cross

 

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Items needed:

 

1. Cut a cross, heart, and circle out of colored paper and glue to a 9” paper plate.

2. Cut an egg shape out of pastel colored Construction paper.

3. Use Q-tips to paint rows of design onto the egg shape, or use small stamps.

4. Glue the egg to a second 9” paper plate.

5. Cut the paper plate with the egg shape in half.

6. Fasten the two halves to the cross plate with 2 brads.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Footprint Bunny

 

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What you will need:

  1. Paint 2 paper plates each: 1- 9” & 1- 6”
  2. Make 4 footprints per child and cut them out when they dry.
  3. On 2 footprints paint a odd-shaped oval. These will be the ears. On the remaining footprints, paint a white oval & 3 circles to resemble a bunny’s foot.
  4. Tape or glue 2 of the footprints as ears and 2 as feet.
  5. Make the facial features by painting or drawing on eyes, a nose, a mouth.
  6. Use pipe cleaners for the whiskers and glue them on next to the nose of the bunny

Friday, March 17, 2017

Classroom St. Patrick’s Day Scavenger Hunt

 

Whether you do it the first thing in the morning or while they are at lunch, it’s always a fun treat to do a scavenger hunt with the entire class. We have some clues to print off and hide around your classroom.

Don’t forget to fill your pot of gold at the end of the hunt with some great goodies! Here’s some tips on what loot the classroom leprechaun can leave behind: Get out of Homework passes (good for 1 homework assignment), Candy is always a favorite (gold coins, yellow starbursts, etc), Pencils with shamrocks on them, Shamrock stickers and the list can go on. Just make sure there is plenty to go around.

We hope your class has an amazing time searching for the pot of gold the Leprechaun left behind!

Happy Hunting!!

 

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Clues made by Landeelu.com

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Funny Face Grass Experiment

 

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This fun and engaging science experiment will help your kids learn about the needs of a plant and allow them to observe changes over time. Your kids will love growing grass in the classroom with only a few basic materials:

How to Grow Grass:

Have the children take a funny face picture to put on the outside of their cups. Print the photo off and have the children tape the photos onto the cup.

Have the kids fill their cups 3/4 of the way to the top with potting soil. Use a small toy shovel or measuring cup.

Next, have the children sprinkle grass seed on top of the dirt. Planting grass seed is not an exact science; there are no specific measurements . The more seeds that are sprinkled on top of the dirt, the more grass will grow.

After the seeds have been sprinkled on top of the dirt, have the children water the soil. We suggest to use spray bottles, kids are less likely to over water their plants with the spray bottle.

Then, place the cups in a sunny location such as on a windowsill or near a window where they will receive sunlight. Remind your kids to water their plants each day to keep the potting soil moist.

 

Watching Grass Grow :


If cared for properly, your grass seeds may begin to grow in about one to two weeks depending on where you live. Continue to water the cups daily, even after the seeds begin to sprout.

Ask children to observe their cups daily and record their observations in a journal, so they can track growth over time.

When the grass is tall enough, have the children give their grass a crazy hair cut with scissors.

Monday, March 13, 2017

Lucky Crafts for the Month of March!

 

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Items Needed:

Follow instructions on the clay/mold of your choice. Roll out a decent amount to do both: a Childs hand print and the shamrock.

Press the Childs hand on the clay/mold and make a handprint. On the opposite side of the handprint, use the cookie cutter and cut the mold/clay. Use a toothpick to engrave the year into the clay/mold.

Once dry, have the children paint the fingers of their hand print in rainbow colors and the palm of their hand black to represent the pot of gold and add a gold line at the top of the palm to represent gold coins. Outline the shamrock in green paint.

Take a photo of the child and tape it to the back of the shamrock.

 

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Lucky the Leprechaun

Items needed:

Glue 8 popsicle sticks onto a piece of green or orange construction paper(touching one another).

Trim the paper to where you can’t see the construction paper around the edges.

Once that dries, glue the 9th stick horizontally to the front of the Leprechaun.

Paint the top part green along with the horizontal stick.

Using the orange paint: paint a beard leaving enough space for his facial features (use photo for reference)!

Glue the wiggle eyes on.

With the black paint: paint a thick line above the horizontal popsicle stick.

Use the orange paint to paint eyebrows above the wiggle eyes.

With a small brush or black pen draw the mouth and nose of the leprechaun.

Once the black line has dried, paint a yellow square for the buckle of the hat.

Let it all dry and you have a popsicle stick leprechaun!

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Lucky Leprechaun Snacks for the Classroom

 

 

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How to create these magically delicious marshmallow treat:

Ingredients:

  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 package of marshmallows 10.5oz plus 2 cups more
  • 5 cups lucky charms cereal
  • Rainbow sprinkles

Instructions:

  1. Butter a 9x13 pan
  2. Get a large non stick saucepan and melt the butter on low heat
  3. Add 1 package of marshmallows and stir keeping it on low heat until they are melted into the butter. then add the additional 2 cups of marshmallows and let them melt partially
  4. Add in the lucky charms cereal and stir until it is fully coated in the melted marshmallow
  5. Pour mixture into a prepared pan and spread evenly
  6. Once evenly spread on pan press down evenly on the mixture (don’t over press or they will be too compacted and hard)
  7. Let the treats sit for 2 hours and cut into squares

Goes Best with PureFUN! Juice!!

 

 

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Delicious Gold Coins:

Ingredients needed: Oreos, Gold Spray Color Mist, Milk

This is just a fun tasty treat the kids will be sure to love!

Just spray your Oreos front and back. let them dry for a few seconds before you flip them over.

Once they are dry its time to dunk them into some Milk!

 

We hope you enjoy these tasty treats!!!

Friday, March 3, 2017

Rainy Day Experiment

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Every kid loves their time outside to run around. Sometimes it’s hard for them to understand how rain works and why it is important. All they know is that if it is raining outside, they can’t go play. Here is a fun way to teach children about the process of rain and the importance of it.

Items needed:

Step 1: Add 1 ounce of water to each of your small containers. Add different colors of food coloring to the small containers (1 color per container). It is recommended that you use 10 drops of each color, and when using purple use only 5 drops.

Step 2: Fill a clear glass with water about 2/3 full, then top it off with a decent amount of shave cream.

Step 3: Using the eyedropper, drop the different colors of water onto the shave cream cloud. Keep in mind the closer you drop to the edge, the faster it will appear as rain from the cloud.

Tip: This is the perfect time to teach your class that the water is like the air and the shaving cream is like the clouds. As the clouds get saturated with water they produce rain.

 

 

Friday, February 24, 2017

We Love Our Community Helpers!

 

DIY Arts and Craft Ideas:

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Follow this link to get all of your arts and craft materials to create these DIY Crafts: https://www.purefunsupply.com/Arts-and-Crafts

Playtime Activities:
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These dress-ups have exclusive designs and open in front all the way down with Velcro on top.  They are machine washable! Our Price $52.55/ea*

 

 

 

 

 

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Community Helper Puppets, Our Price: $10.77 / EA*

Multicultural Community Helper Puppets. These soft and cuddly hand puppets help kids learn about their community. A great way to introduce health, safety, nutrition and communication topics, and just plain fun for little and big hands. Approximately 12  tall

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Melissa and Doug Community Helper Puppets, Our Price: $19.57 / EA*

Melissa and Doug’s Puppets are a great addition to any classroom’s pretend play collection. Use one hand to manipulate the puppet's mouth and facial expressions while your other hand gestures with the removable wooden stick. The detachable rod accommodates lefties and righties.

Educational Tools:

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Our Community Helper books

Children can learn what each helper does through these easy to read 24 page books. You can get each book separately or in a set of 10. Our Price $5.95/ea*, Set of all 10 Books $59.50*

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Community Helpers Chart

This chart is 17 x 22 classroom size, An amazing tool to hang in the classroom for students to look at and learn the uniforms of their community Helpers.

Our Price: $2.25 / EA*

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Community Helpers Flannelboard Set

Includes 3 men and 3 women representing 4 ethnic groups, 22 careers, plus a uniform and lesson guide. Figures stand 10 inch tall. 45 pieces. Our Price $22.95*

* Prices subject to change

Friday, February 17, 2017

Presidents’ Day Penny

 
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Use this as your penny template:

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MATERIALS NEEDED:

DIRECTIONS:
PREP WORK: Flatten white coffee filters with a steam iron. Tape filter on top of a Penny Template. The missing side lines need to be added by the student.

1. Have the students trace the penny template onto the filter with the sharpie marker.
2. Now paint the filter with one layer of brown watercolor paint. Let dry about 10 minutes and then paint the shadow areas with another layer.
3. When the filter is dry, carefully remove the tape and the penny template. Lightly press with a steam iron to make them nice and crisp.

 

Turn Presidents’ day into a fun Math activity for your students! Below are some great money tools to use!

Double-Sided Magnetic Money $29.45/ea kit*

Big money! Detailed money magnets feature updated designs on both front and back. Stick to any magnetic surface for engaging money lessons targeting coin identification and counting, and making change. Includes 36 coins (pennies, nickels, dimes, quarters) at 4x actual size; 9 bills (1-, 5-, 10- and 20-dollar bills) at 1.5x actual size (approximately 9 1/2 L x 4 H); and Activity Guide. Grades K+  LER 5080 Set of 45

Giant Classroom Money Kit $49.09/ea kit*

Jumbo money tray is filled with 100 plastic pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters; 50 half-dollars; 100 each of 1, 5, 10 and 20; and 50 each of 50 and 100 play money bills.  Includes 64-page Money Activity Book.  Tray measures 10.2  x 18.6 .  

 

*prices subject to change

For more money math options follow this link: www.Purefunsupply.com/PretendMoneyandMathKits

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Healthy Habits

Here are some great tools to use in the classroom to teach your class about a balanced diet. These activity plates help teach kids what they should and should not have on their plates. Make it a classroom event with the book set and the hands on Activity sets!

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A friendly reminder from Myplate.gov:

MyPlate is a reminder to find your healthy eating style and build it throughout your lifetime. Everything you eat and drink matters. The right mix can help you be healthier now and in the future. This means:

  • Focus on variety, amount, and nutrition.
  • Choose foods and beverages with less saturated fat, sodium, and added sugars.
  • Start with small changes to build healthier eating styles.
  • Support healthy eating for everyone.

Eating healthy is a journey shaped by many factors, including our stage of life, situations, preferences, access to food, culture, traditions, and the personal decisions we make over time. All your food and beverage choices count. MyPlate offers ideas and tips to help you create a healthier eating style that meets your individual needs and improves your health.

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DIY:

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What you will need: scissors, glue, construction paper, 3 compartment foam plate, a cup, utensils and a bowl.

You can have children cut fruits and vegetables out of newspapers, grocery store ads or print them out.

Set up a place mat for each kid (a piece of construction paper… any color will do),Write on the plates, bowls and cup the different food groups: grains, fruits, vegetables, dairy, protein

Have the child glue the appropriate food to the plate in their food group.