Kindergarten

Eric Carle Inspired Mixed Up Chameleon Art

Eric Carle Inspired Mixed Up Chameleon Art

I’m so in love with this Eric Carle inspired Mixed up Chameleon art.  Have you read The Mixed Up Chameleon?  It’s the latest highlighted book for the Preschool Book Club Series I’m a part of.  It’s such a nice story about a chameleon who doesn’t see his own strengths and tries to be like everyone(…)

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Make Your Own Sensory “Bean” Bags

Make Your Own Sensory “Bean” Bags

A few weeks ago, I made an alphabet bean bag toss game based on the book Chicka Chick Boom – Week 4 of the Preschool Book Club Series I’m a part of.  It was a really fun literacy extension of the book.  On the fly I made some sensory bean bags made from rice, a ziploc(…)

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Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Alphabet Bean Bag Toss

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Alphabet Bean Bag Toss

I am so excited to share the second installment of our Preschool Book Series.  Last week I joined a few fabulous bloggers to create literacy activities for Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons.  This week we are reading Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr.  I love this book! It’s so happy(…)

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Make Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons

Make Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons

I am so excited to be part of this super awesome Preschool Book Club with 6 other bloggers that care A LOT about reading and bringing fun and creativity into our children’s lives.  Each month we will share an activity related to a favorite children’s book.  What better book to kick off the series than(…)

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Reggio Inspired Butterfly Art for Kids

Reggio Inspired Butterfly Art for Kids

I love creating butterfly art this time of year.  This Reggio inspired butterfly art project for kids is great for ages 4 and up.  In case your unfamiliar with the Reggio approach to learning, here is a good Reggio starting point.  We used an old box frame found at a thrift store and paint markers to(…)

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How to Make a Seven Layer Cake from Sculpey

How to Make a Seven Layer Cake from Sculpey

I can’t say enough about how much I love sculpey.  It’s just the most awesome polymer clay for kids and adults. (Check out this collection of Alien Army figures I made one summer pre kids)  It’s one of my absolute favorite art materials and though on the pricey side, I find it to be well(…)

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School Wide Bottle Cap Mural Project

School Wide Bottle Cap Mural Project

I am so excited to share the culmination and process behind 5 months of hard work to create this Bottle Cap Mural!  This mural project is an amazing example of how capable children are given the opportunity to express themselves in new and innovative ways.  I am so proud of the 208 students who collected(…)

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Winter Wonderland Christmas Art – Tape Resist and Salt Painting

Winter Wonderland Christmas Art – Tape Resist and Salt Painting

Yay for my first Christmas craft! I hope you like it.  I combined a few of my favorite craft techniques; tape resist and salt painting, and it was so much fun.  First I taped on some Christmas trees with washi tape.  I got this tape as my weekly gift from Alt Summit.  Anyone else going?(…)

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Here Comes Hanukkah – Recycled Dreidel Garland and More Hanukkah Craft Ideas

Here Comes Hanukkah – Recycled Dreidel Garland and More Hanukkah Craft Ideas

With Hanukkah fast approaching, I busted out the Hanukkah Dreidel Garland I made with my kindergarten class a few years ago.  It’s a little banged up but still going strong.  I gave the kids templates of a dreidel and they traced them onto recycled shopping bags.  It fees so good to reuse these paper bags.  They(…)

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