100th Day of School Class Treat

10 Feb

I wanted to make something fun for the class. So I found this idea on Pinterest.


Here is what I came up with.

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The supplies I used. Wafer cookies, round sandwich cream cookies, snack size baggies, and a print out I made.

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Place the cookies in the bag to look like “100” add the paper topper and that’s it. Simple and cheap!

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100th Day of School Project

6 Feb

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This year has flown bye, I can’t believe it’s already the 100th day of school! The Kindergartners were assigned to make a 100 day project containing 100 items. We wanted to make sure ours was different and fun (and most important CHEAP)! So we found the colored Pom Pom’s, 80 in a pack for $1.00, perfect! We left them sitting out for a few days to get the creative brain juices flowing. Someone mentioned clown hair and that was it, she had her mind set. I really think she had fun counting those Pom Pom’s, she got very excited when she realized 10 groups of 10 made 100.

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DIY Campfire Starters

3 Feb

So I saw this cool idea on Pinterest, from this blog:


and saved it to my Neat 4 Camping board.

I have been saving our dryer lint and decided to give it a try.  Here’s what I used, TP rolls and other paper tubes. junk mail and twine. I don’t know why, since you catch them on fire and they are gone forever… but I wanted them to be cute! So I stuffed the rolls, cut small squares from the junk mail, placed the paper over the both ends of the tubes and tied them off with twine.

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That’s it quick, easy and effective. I took one straight outback to the fire pit and sure enough it worked great. I’m going to put some in our camping totes and maybe even use them for stocking stuffers at Christmas!


Outer Space Crafts

2 Feb

Outer Space Crafts

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Kindergarten was learning about Outer Space this month, I try to incorporate what they are learning in class to the projects we do for art.

For the first craft I wanted to do bubble wrap painting and decided to give it a try. I love letting the kids use different types of mediums in projects, so I added the paper tube painting, star stickers and an interactive space ship. It swings from the string to look like its flying in space across the planet.

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First I started with plain white construction paper and traced a bowl for the planet. This is what the kids will bubble wrap and paper tube paint.

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I then found a space ship online and printed it out, the kids can color it anyhow they would like. My local Walmart had the star stickers for $1 a package. Used kite string I had on hand and black construction paper. The tape is to tape the string to the colored and cut out space ship and the back of the black paper.

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I was running low on TP rolls so I just cut some extras from wrapping paper rolls and other paper tubes I found. This way they could chose different sizes to use. I picked a few colored paints, and bubble wrap from packing supplies.

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The kids painted a color in the middle of pre-cut bubble sheets, stamped them onto the traced circles. They had to paint and stamp a few times to cover the entire planet. Then they choose the tube they wanted and stamped that over the bubble paint, let dry a little while, then cut out their planets. Each kid put star stickers all over the black paper and then I attached the space ship with tape and kite string. They loved how the space ship moved across the page, lots of smiles and count downs when the project was finished.

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For the planet with flying astronaut, I used 2 thin uncoated paper plates, 1 large foam plate, shaving cream, food coloring, pipe cleaner, an astronaut printable, popsicle stick, ribbon and lots and lots of paper towels!

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First we covered the foam plate in shaving cream added a few dots of food color and then the kids swirled it around with a popsicle stick until the pattern looked nice.

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Then the child placed the uncoated paper plate on top of the shaving cream, pushed down just a little. Then pull straight off it will be coated and a big mess. We did this twice so when the planet is hanging it has two colorful sides.

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Next, and this part I did, you use the popsicle stick to scrap off the remaining shaving cream. The designs on the plates looked so bright and colorful.

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The kids colored the astronaut I attached it to a pipe cleaner, and then between the 2 plates. Just add your string hand it up and enjoy! The kids loved these we added small pictures of their faces onto the helmets.

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Spring Bulletin Board

4 Mar

I know it is early but I had to get the new Spring Bulletin Board up this week. I wanted to go with the “BEE” theme. Found the word Un “BEE” lievable, online and went with it. Of course I went searching on Pinterest for some cute bees found this scrapbook kit.

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So Here is how my board turned out. 

Leap Year Day 2012

4 Mar

Leap Day was a lot of fun for us at Preschool, we celebrated all day with fun frog activities. For PE class I came up with a few games.

I blew up green balloons and the kids used the large parachute to keep them hopping (which they love).


Kids love tossing and knocking things down so I created some frog pins that they knocked down with stuffed frogs. I used empty Pringles cans wrapped them in green colored paper printed a frog image from online and glued one to each can. Simple, cute and the children really have fun doing these type of games.



I used scrap felt to make lilly pads, I just cut a circle shape with a notch to resemble a lilly pad. I put hot glue on one side to make them non-slip, which worked very well. 


Then I made a frog Bean bag toss game with a box I found in my junk closet, a piece of green cardboard and some construction paper. I just free handed everything, kept it super simple. Cut a large opening for his mouth to toss a bean bag in. For the bean bag I thought a fly would be perfect. So I used felt, cut 2 black oval shapes, 2 eyes and a set of wings. I just hot glued everything together, left a small hole placed beans in a baggie then inserted them in the hole hot glued shut and I had a little fly to feed the frog.




I set up the lilly pads, a balance beam and the frog toss game as an obstacle course it made for a very “HOPPY” Leap Day in PE!




Valentine Party Treat 2

19 Feb

For the next treat I used a Pinterest idea. This was my inspiration.


Cupcakes: brownie mix, strawberry cake mix, and vanilla icing! super cute and I bet yummy!

I wanted to use the heart shaped foil containers I have had for 2 years now. I had all the ingredients so I went to baking. These actually turned out really well. They tasted so good. Kids and adults both had high reviews. I will be making these again! So here are the pictures of how I made mine and how they turned out. I tried to decorate each one different just for fun!











Here it is all put together on the food table at the Preschool party! The kids ooooed and ahhhhed thats all I needed!