Kindergarten

Cardboard Cutout Animal Magnets and DIY Magnet Wall

Cardboard Cutout Animal Magnets and DIY Magnet Wall

Last week I introduced you to a new fantastic company I’m working with called Animal Jam.  We made medals to honor all the great things are friends and family members do everyday.  This week I was so inspired by Animal Jam’s fantastic free animal games for kids that we decided to make our own little animals(…)

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Who Deserves a Medal in Your Life?

Who Deserves a Medal in Your Life?

I have been waiting and waiting to launch this post introducing you to a new fantastic company I am working with called Animal Jam by National Geographic Kids.  In their own words, “Animal Jam is a safe and exciting online playground for kids who love animals and the outdoors.”  In my words, Animal Jam is(…)

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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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