Kindergarten

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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Hanukkah Dreidel Necklaces and the Top 5 Reasons Why Sculpey Makes the Best Holiday Gift for Kids

Hanukkah Dreidel Necklaces and the Top 5 Reasons Why Sculpey Makes the Best Holiday Gift for Kids

I know I’ve mentioned my sculpey art enrichment class before and how awesome it is, but I don’t think I’ve explained why I think the kids in my class love it so much.  With the holidays coming up, I thought it would be a good time for an Ode to Sculpey post.  Here are the(…)

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Art Adventures – Reggio Inspired Self Portrait Shadow Boxes

Art Adventures – Reggio Inspired Self Portrait Shadow Boxes

There are so many things I love about this project I’m not sure where to begin.  I just love it! I really wanted to do a self-portrait for my art enrichment class called Art Adventures.  When I researched ideas, so much of what I saw didn’t quite capture the essence of the child or it(…)

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Homemade Rainbow Play Dough – Play Group Party

Homemade Rainbow Play Dough – Play Group Party

The color and feel of homemade play dough is intoxicating.  This stuff is so much fun and so easy to make I can’t believe I wasted so much time with store bought play dough.  You can find recipes all over the internet, especially pinterest.   Follow me HERE.  I used 1 cup of flour,  1/3(…)

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The Magic of Clay – Inspired Play for Little Ones

The Magic of Clay – Inspired Play for Little Ones

These girls had the best time creating with clay .  When I put out the materials I had no expectations.  I just knew the group couldn’t resist the wet clay squishing through their fingers.  I got the clay, tools and mats from Discount School Supply, my go to spot for pretty much all art supplies(…)

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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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What to do with Collage? Pencil Toppers, Garlands and Story Sticks

What to do with Collage?  Pencil Toppers, Garlands and Story Sticks

The kids from art camp made these incredible collages the other day from magazine cut outs and tape.  Their original work was so inspiring I thought we had to do more with them.  I asked the kids if they had any ideas and one girl said “We can make pencil toppers!” Ha! Genius. So, I(…)

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