Today we got a surprise half day because of the heat – well, the students did. What I got was two extra hours to get things ready for the end of the year and luckily next school year also! I created two bulletin boards for September. One for classroom rules that I plan on keeping up all year and one to jumpstart the school year. Check them out!!
On Friday I decided last minute that I would do a Memorial Day craft with my older toddlers. I didn’t have anything planned because I never know what group I’ll be working with each day. I did a quick google search and I saw a picture of little hands painted as american flags, and had the idea to do something similar. Using red, white, and blue paint, I painted their hands to look like our country’s flag. After they were dry, I cut them out and attached them to popsicle sticks to make them into their own little flags! Super easy and cute on the whim. It’s a nice gift for parents als0 – they’ll always remember their little one’s tiny hands.
Sorry for the lack of posts – I’ve been super busy finishing up my seminar papers and tons of other assignments. It’s that time of the semester! As I type this I should be finishing my final draft or taking notes on a book for another class – whatever. It’s Earth Day! Today is a great day to get outside with your students and explore what our beautiful planet has to offer. Going on a nature walk is a great way to get outside and get involved with nature. Have students do a scavenger hunt – finding trees, certain plants or flowers, sticks, rocks, butterflies, etc. Do anything you can to get outside and breathe in the fresh air and enjoy our Earth.
Earth Day fun does not have to end at the end of today – it can extend into an entire Earth Week!
Here are some crafts I found via Pinterest – Click the image to link to the Pin
The preschoolers at my school I work at made this absolutely adorable St. Patrick’s Day craft this past week. Their afternoon teacher, Amanda, painted their little hands to create the most perfect little leprechaun! I seriously died when I saw the finished product on Friday. Such an easy and fun holiday craft that parents will love.
One of the teachers that I work with at the day care started the cutest valentine’s day project with the kids this afternoon. These love bugs are adorable and simple to make!
– red/pink (or purple) construction paper
– googley eyes
Simply just cut a bunch of hearts out of the construction paper (about six hearts will be used for each love bug). Fold the hearts in half to create more texture and a 3-d aspect. Glue each heart together, add googley eyes, some legs if you want.. And you’re done!
I take absolutely no credit for this idea.. It was all Kristin! Thanks for the idea!
I’m posting from my iPad so I can’t link this back to Pinterest right now because it simply won’t work. Therefore, if this is your pin and I stole it I am sorry! I’ll link ya later.
Anyway, I’m ready to just die in class so I’ve been perusing Pinterest to pass the time. I stumbled upon this too cute and super simple valentine’s day craft!!
Literally all you do is shape an empty toilet paper or paper towel roll into a heart, dip it into some paint, and stamp it on some paper.
I have visions of these hearts being stamped on white paper and then framed as artwork for mom (or dad)! Or stamping a large piece of paper and using it as wrapping paper for your v-day gifts. I think I might just do that!!
I love Valentine’s Day! It’s not even about having a significant other – I’ve just always liked making valentine’s for my friends and family. I think it’s so important to spread love to all those who are close to you. Gosh, I just love love. I know, I’m so lame.
Here are a few v-day crafts I found on Pinterest. Follow me here!
Happy pinning.. and crafting!