Kindergarten

Invitation to Play – Poking and Balancing

Invitation to Play – Poking and Balancing

It feels good to put some of that excess styrofoam from toys and packages to good use.  This invitation to play is simple and effective.  Great for fine motor, color sorting, balancing, vocabulary building, so many things.  Plus it’s super fun and pretty.  You can add hammers and let the kids hammer in the golf(…)

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Little World Shadow Boxes

Little World Shadow Boxes

I love shadow boxes.  There are so many kinds and they have endless possibilities.  I introduced these little worlds to the campers on Friday to lots of “oohs and ahhhs.”  I’m excited to see what they come up with.  I gave them the option of using the top or bottom of these boxes I picked(…)

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Lottery Tickets for Kids

Lottery Tickets for Kids

This project was by far the biggest hit of Summer Art Camp 2013 Week 1.  The kids LOVED making these lottery tickets.  I had the older kids explain to the younger kids what a lottery is.  Then I showed some samples I had prepared of some possible kid questions.  My two sample tickets said “Can(…)

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DIY Bedroom Door Signs for Kids

DIY Bedroom Door Signs for Kids

Summer Art Camp is in full swing.  We finished up our door signs today and the kids took them home.  I like to picture the kids putting the signs on their bedroom doors, telling their parents not to come in all serious.  I was actually surprised more kids didn’t make Do Not Enter signs.  The(…)

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Sculpey Magnet Peeps

Sculpey Magnet Peeps

I was searching for projects for my sculpey class and I came across this link. I was inspired by the little guy’s face in the middle and thought he needed some buddies.  I made a sample and sure enough the kids in my class were inspired as well.  I love the babies they made.  On(…)

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Summer Reading All School Bulletin Board

Summer Reading All School Bulletin Board

For all my teacher friends out there, this turned out to be an awesome all school bulletin board.  We asked all the students to bring in one of their favorite books for our Havurot group on Friday.  Basically, our whole school separates into small groups of 6 or 7 once a month for the whole year to(…)

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Artist Laurel Burch – Inspiration for Kids

Artist Laurel Burch – Inspiration for Kids

Laurel Burch is a fantastic artist to inspire kids to create.  You can read all about her here.  I did three Laurel Burch inspired projects last summer and am just getting around to posting them now.  I started by showing the kids a video about Laurel and a few examples of her work, like this. The(…)

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