Monday, August 22, 2011

Fun with Paper Mache!


Paper Mache projects are always fun and messy in a good way. You are probably familiar with putting paper mache on a balloon to make a globe, maybe a piƱata, or even an Easter egg. But did you know you can purchase a paper mache mask that is ready to decorate? The mask is 8” by 6”. Maybe you could decorate it and then put it on something like a free paint stirring stick from the hardware store. Be creative and let the children’s minds explore what they can do with this!

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Monday, August 15, 2011

Vocabulary Tools for Daycares, Schools & Child care centers

Start introducing vocabulary to your students at an early age. These fun and creative books offer a great way to teach your students beginning vocabulary all the way through advanced. Whether is it words for preschool or words for middle school offers many tools for your classrooms.

Are you looking into teaching your students beginning Spanish? We have many books that can help to build beginning Spanish vocabulary with your students.

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Did you know…



Metered Air Freshener refills from fit in most standard Metered Aerosol Dispensers? They also last up to a month and come in a variety of scents. Try one of our great scents for your daycare today! A fresh, cleaning smelling building is an important first impression on everyone who will visit your school.


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Friday, August 12, 2011

100% Daycare Juice


Have you been looking for a drink that is cost effective and nutritious for daily snacks in your daycare, preschool or childcare center? Get rid of that sugar filled Kool-Aid and try PureFUN! 100% Juice Concentrate today. We have formulated our juice with childcare and daycare facilities in mind. Each 4 ounce serving of PureFUN! Daycare juice provides 100% of children’s daily Vitamin C needs. On top of that there is no added sugars and our daycare juice is packed with many additional vitamins including Vitamin A,B6,B12,D and more! We have 27 FUN! flavors that will have your student’s enjoying every sip.

Make the change today for your daycare center! Try PureFUN! 100% Daycare juice and never look back.

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Did you know…

Mr. Clean Magic Eraser

Our customers and employees alike rave about Mr.Clean Magic Erasers! They can be used to clean things like crayon marks and fingerprints from the walls, floors and doors keeping your school looking clean and neat. Mr.Clean Magic Erasers can also be used in your daycare or  childcare center to clean plastic toys (rinse well after cleaning), as well as, remove stains from plastic waste cans.

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Choose the right trash can liner size



If you’re like many people, you often put a can liner in a trash can and have a lot more “bag” than you do trash can! And, the thin liner breaks as you empty the trash can. Or, you pull out the x-tra-heavy liner and it feels so lightweight – because the liner is too heavy for the light contents – it feels like the bag is full of air. Choosing the right liner isn’t difficult, it’s just something that we don’t take time to do. But, choosing the right liner could mean a large cost savings overall, less ‘waste’ (no pun intended!), and less frustration.

  • Ask:
    1. Where are you using it?
    2. What are you using it for? (what is going in it?)
    3. What are the dimensions of my trash can?
    4. What types and sizes of can liners are available for my situation?

Answer these questions and your on the way to choosing the right liners for all your containers!

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Thursday, August 11, 2011

PureFUN! Party Punch


How often does your childcare center have special parties and events? Do you ever try to think of creative ways to serve snack on those days? PureFUN! 100% juice is perfect for creating a special Party Punch. With our FUN! flavors, you can mix a few other ingredients in with our 100% juice to make the perfect party punch.

For your fall parties, try using our 100% Orange Pineapple juice mixed with Ginger Ale & 1 tub of Orange Sherbet. Your students will go crazy for the taste and color of the juice.

For Christmas try using our 100% Fruit Punch juice mixed with frozen cranberries and Ginger Ale.

Try using our 100% juice to make fun drinks at each of your school parties this year. You will have fun creating a great Party Punch using PureFUN! daycare juice!


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How do you find a compliant daycare crib?



How do you decide which Crib is the right crib for your child care center? Right now, if you are an owner of a childcare, daycare or preschool, you are having to change out your cribs to meet the new 2011 crib standards.

At, we make it easy for you to find the perfect certified crib for your school or daycare center. We offer 2011 certified cribs in both compact and full size. We also offer cribs in natural wood and white wood, as well as, in many styles and looks.

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Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Changing Table Sheets: Superhero Breastplate Daycare Craft!

Changing Table Sheets: Superhero Breastplate Craft!

What child doesn’t want to be a superhero? This new craft uses a changing table sheet to make a superhero breastplate. The craft can be as simple or as elaborate as you would like. It is fun for preschoolers through 1st graders and can be used in a child care center, home school, or elementary school. You can use small, deli style, 10” x 15” size changing table ½ sheets for 2 and 3 year olds and I might suggest using full size 16” x 24” changing table sheets for 4 to 6 year olds.

Superhero Breastplate

Materials Needed:

1 – Changing table sheet

1 – Hole puncher

4 – Paper hole reinforcers

1 – 2’ length of thick yarn

Various colors of crayons and/or markers


Step 1: Using the hole puncher, make a hole 1” down from the top and 2” from the left side of the changing table sheet. Make a hole 1” down from the top and 2” from the right side.

Step 2: Place a paper hole reinforcer on each hole, front and back.

Step 3: Gently tie the ends of the yarn in each hole.

Step 4: Use the crayons and/or markers to create a one-of-a-kind breastplate.


1) Instead of using yarn to put the breastplate on, use two clothes pins.

2) Use glue and fabric scraps to decorate the breastplate – allow to dry overnight.

3) Use glitter glue for a fancy breastplate.

4) If you want the children to have a more unified look, pre-cut the design or symbol you want with construction paper. Have the children glue it on.

5) Make it a CAPE! Use 1 to 2 inch ribbon instead yarn and turn the breastplate around to be a cape.

Have a superhero day; check out my craft on superhero masks using 6” paper plates. You can also consider decorating disposable shoe covers to put over the children’s shoes as superhero boots. Use spray paint to make them the color you want, let dry completely, and then use permanent markers to make them unique.

Complete your Superhero day with a reading of a Superhero book. Here are some to review:

Superhero Squad: Meet the Superhero Squad! By Lucy Rosen

Superhero ABC by Bob McLeod

Superhero School by Aaron Reynolds and Randy Rash

Joseph – God’s Superhero: Genesis 37-50 (Discover 4 Yourself Inductive Bible Studies for Kids) by Kay Arthur and Janet Arndt

d/Deaf and d/Dumb: A Portrait of a Deaf Kid as a Young Superhero (Disability Studies in Education) by Joseph Michael Valente

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Friday, August 5, 2011

Ready your classroom this school year!


Make your classroom fresh and ready for your students by sanitizing with the Disinfectant Deodorant Total Release Fogger. It’s so easy to use! At the end of the day, simply place the total release fogger can on some paper towels or newspaper on a table in the middle of the room. Open all the cabinet doors and drawer for maximum coverage. Make sure there is absolutely no one left in the room. Activate, leave the room, and close the door behind you. The fogger will sanitize everything! Every surface, crack, and crevice will be sanitized when the fogger is done. Easy cleaning! This product is great for preventing illness outbreaks in your school. You will want to make this a monthly cleaning routine.

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Monday, August 1, 2011

One Pull! – A Sanitizing Wipe!


Lysol Disinfectant Citrus Scent Wipes

For those quick clean-ups when you really don’t want to get out the spray bottle and towel how about a wipe? The familiar Lysol Wipes come in a fresh citrus scent. Lysol wipes kill 99.9% of germs on hard, non-porous surfaces within 30 seconds. They disinfect and deodorize in one easy wipe. Sani-Wipes are a less familiar brand that costs less money! Sani-Wipes, disinfectant wipes for surfaces, kill 99.999% of staph E-coli and shigelia boydii on hard, non-porous food contact surfaces in 60 seconds. Take your pick – either way they are great to have on hand!


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