Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Candy Cane Reindeer









You’ll need:


Hot glue the wiggle eyes on the candy cane.

Then hot glue the red pom pom to the tip of the curve of the candy cane.

Wrap a pipe cleaner around the top of the candy cane making sure the ends are even.

Wrap the pipe cleaner around your finger or a pencil to create an antler shape.

Finally, take the ribbon and tie a bow.

Monday, December 4, 2017

Snow Globe Christmas Ornaments












These adorable snow globe cup ornaments are the perfect thing to make for Christmas gifts!

Supplies Needed:


Directions:

Print the Childs picture and cut it out around the child's silhouette.

Fold the bottom of the photo and glue the folded part of the photo to the construction paper. This is used for the bottom to keep the fake snow in the cup.

Grab your Disposable Plastic cup and use a pipe cleaner for the top to use to hang on the tree. Poke it through the top and twist the ends together.

Add the fake snow and glitter into the cup.

Hot glue the construction paper to the bottom of the cup

And now you have a completed snow globe :)

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Preschool Thanksgiving Craf






Items needed:
·         Construction paper
·         Glue
·         Paint
·         Wiggle eyes
·         Scissors
Use an off-white or white piece of construction paper as the background for this craft. You don’t want to use too dark of a color or the paint colors will not show up as vibrant.
Next take a piece of brown construction paper and cut a medium sized circle. This is for the body of the turkey.
Then take an off white piece of construction paper and cut a smaller circle that will fit inside the larger circle. This will be the face of the turkey.
Using red construction paper cut out the turkey’s snood.
With orange construction paper cut a small triangle for the turkeys’ beak and a trident shape for the turkeys’ feet.
Trace around the large brown circle in the middle of the page.
Have the children paint their hands and stamp them around the circle that they have traced.
Then have the children glue the pieces of cut out shapes in order to create the turkey shown above.
Last step is to add the turkeys wiggle eyes.

That’s one cute little turkey!

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Fall Luminaries



These paper bag fall luminaries are a quick an easy way to add a little bit of autumn magic to your home or to a classroom.



What you will need:





Directions:

1.Carefully poke a hole in the front of your paper bag and cut a large rectangle out of it. Make sure to leave a little bit of an edge all around your rectangle.


2.Cut a piece of wax paper just a bit larger than the hole that you cut out of the paper bag. Draw a tree trunk with a Black Sharpie.

3. Flip the wax paper over once you have finished your drawing. Squeeze and spread school glue on the wax paper where leaves would be. Tear up pieces of fall colored tissue paper and press the pieces on the glue.






4.Use more glue if needed and overlap with more pieces of tissue.



5.Tear up different colored tissue for the backdrop. Spread out more glue around the tissue leaves and press the backdrop color around the leaves and fill up the rest of the wax paper. Let the tissue paper dry and then trim any excess tissue that is hanging over the edge of the square of wax paper.






6.Tape the wax paper over the hole in the paper bag




7.Cut long thin strips of black construction paper to form your window. Glue 4 strips around your picture to frame it and then glue 2 more strips in a cross through the middle.



8.Open up the bag and place a flameless tealight inside and watch it glow!










Monday, October 9, 2017

World Smile Day


In honor of World Smile Day, we have found our two favorite activities to help encourage the kids to smile, laugh and be active. The first activity is a fun way to get kids outdoors, take them for a nature walk around the school. Have them enjoy the beautiful October weather.



Nature Faces













Supplies for Nature Faces:
  • Various natural materials such as: Leaves, flowers, moss, grass, rocks, pine cones, acorns.
  • Sidewalk chalk
    Instructions for nature Faces:

  • Gather natural material , have the children choose all kinds of different items
  • On the nature walk have them draw circles and create funny faces with the natural materials they find.
     
     Our Second Activity is a fun one for kids to do indoors on those chillier days or rainy days. Smile Grams are a creative way to show some kindness around the classroom.




 
Smile Grams

 




Instructions on Creating Smile Grams:
 
  • Take a picture of each child with their biggest smile.
  • Enlarge the picture and cut out only the Childs smile.
  • Using red construction paper cut out red lips.
  • Glue the smiles to the red lips.
  • Have the children decorate the lips with stickers and glitter.
  • Have the children write a special note on the back of the lips but don’t have them sign their name. 
  • Put the smile, the smile gram and a couple of poems in an envelope and have the children turn their mail into you and you can disperse the envelopes around the classroom, in Friday folders or cubbies.
     
     
    Here is a poem to include:
     
    Smiling Is Infectious
    Author Unknown
     
    Smiling is infectious,
    you catch it like the flu,
    When someone smiled at me today,
    I started smiling too.
    I passed around the corner
    and someone saw my grin.
    When he smiled I realized
    I'd passed it on to him.
    I thought about that smile,
    then I realized its worth.
    A single smile, just like mine
    could travel round the earth.
    So, if you feel a smile begin,
    don't leave it undetected.
    Let's start an epidemic quick,
    and get the world infected!
                                    
    Special note:
    Please pass this along
    It’s the Random Act of Kindness way!
     





Monday, September 25, 2017

Balloons around the World day!




Need a fun project for kids to do? We have just the project for your classroom!!
They get to create their own globe! 



Items needed:
·         A round balloon
·         Recycled newspaper
·         Bowl of water-flour mixture (one part flour for two parts water) or use starch
·         Continent Outlines
·         Blue Liquid Tempera Paint
·         Paintbrush Assortment
·         Washable Fine-Tip Markers




Directions:
1.     Teacher preparations: Tear strips of newspaper about 1 inch wide, and blow up and tie a round balloon for each child.
2.     Have students apply paper-mâché to the balloon by dipping strips of newspaper into the water-flour mixture, make sure they wipe off the excess mixture, then continue wrapping the strips around the surface of the balloon.
3.     Have the students cover the surface completely at least three times. Let it dry overnight. The balloon can then be popped and will tear itself away from the inside of the dried globe.
4.     Have students paint the entire surface of their globes with a layer of blue paint.
5.     Print out the Continent Outlines and have students color and cut out each continent.
6.     Show students a globe of the Earth and help them glue their continents in the appropriate location on their balloon globes.
7.      Encourage students to mark an “X” on the location where they live!