Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Homeade Peppermint Bark

One word Yummy!

1. Melt dark chocolate and pour a thin layer into molds. Place in freezer for 5 minutes.
2. Melt white chocolate and pour thin layer over dark chocolate.Sprinkle crushed peppermint candy over white chocolate before it dries and place in freezer for 5 minutes.

Make sure you have a helper.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Peppermnt Candy Craft

Very simple craft,all you need is a paper plate ,red paint,saran wrap and red ribbon.
Just paint red stripes on paper plate,after it dries lay the plate on a long piece of saran wrap and lay another piece on top, twist on both sides of the plate and tie a bow with the ribbon.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Thanksgiving Story Bracelet

This is a great activity to teach to preschoolers about the first Thanksgiving.
Mason really enjoyed this and we even made bracelets for his class.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Styrofoam Turkey

What is needed;
1. Styrofoam Ball(Cut in half)
2. Brown Paint
3. Template for Turkey head
4. Template for I'm thankful for feathers
5. Googley eyes
6. Beak (foam)
7. Wattle (foam)
8. Different colored construction paper for the feathers.
9. Popsicle Sticks

First the children painted the ball brown,while drying the kids then added the eyes,beak, and wattle to the turkey head.I wrote down what the kids were thankful for on the feathers and then I cut out bigger leaves out of the construction paper and then glued the thankful for feathers onto the colored leaves. I laminated them and hot glued the popsicle sticks to the feathers.Then we added the feathers to the styrofoam ball(turkey's body).Then the kids glued the head to the body.Just make sure the paint is completely dry.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011


I found this fun and simple craft at Gummylump

1. Small plastic cup
2. Double sided sticky tape
3. Googley eyes
4. Toilet Tissue

1.Turn cup upside down and put tape from the bottom of one side over the closed end of cup and down to the bottom of the other side of the cup.
2.Wrap toilet tissue around entire cup beginning at the bottom.
3.Use double sided tape to add googley eyes.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Five Little Pumpkins

Five Little Pumpkins by Iris Van Rynbach is a fun ryhme book about how on Halloween night, five little
    jack-o'lanterns come alive and join the trick-or-treaters.

Thanks to I Heart Crafty Things for this fun craft.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Styrofoam Spiders

These Spiders are so cute and simple to make.

Here is what is needed:

1.First the kids painted their styrofoam ball a color of choice.
2.After they dried the kids then put 4 pipecleaners on each side for the legs.( I cut 4 pipecleaners in half to make 8 legs).
3.Then they glued the googley eyes on.
4.Then they glued on tiny pom poms for the mouth.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Mouse's First Fall

Mouse's First Fall by Lauren Thompson. One cool day Mouse and Minka venture out to play. From leaves of all colors — Red, Yellow, Orange, and Brown — to leaves of all shapes and sizes — from pointy to round — Mouse learns that fall is a season full of fun! And before the day is done he just might take the biggest "leap" of all.

After reading the book we made Handprint Fall Trees we found on Handprint and Footprint Art.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

I Like Myself

I Like Myself by Karen Beaumont is high on energy and imagination, this ode to self-esteem encourages kids to appreciate everything about themselves—inside and out.

After reading the book we talked about what we liked about ourselves and how everyone is different, then we made All About Me books.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Ten Apples Up On Top

Ten Apples Up On Top by Dr Suess,A hilarious story in rhyme about a number of animals who could carry 10 apples on their heads.

After reading the book we colored a tree with melted crayon wax,the kids were probably a little too young for this but I think they did a great job.

They were supposed to add ten apples but I think they got carried away as you can see.

Then they colored a color by number picture found at Make Learning Fun.

This is a great felt set that I ordered from Glitter Felt Stories.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Jules the Lighthouse Dog

Today we read "Jules the Lighthouse Dog" by P.T. Custard. Jules is a dog with simply nothing to do,he lives in a lighthouse but dreams of being some place else. Join Jules as he discovers that the excitement he was looking for was right in front of him all the time.

After reading the book the children colored a picture of a lighthouse.

Then we made Lighthouses

Supplies needed:
18 oz Red solo cup
10 oz Clear cup
White Tape
Battery operated tea lite
Tacky glue
Black foam (2small rectangle shapes for windows,1 larger rectangle shape for door,and 1 circle that fits on top of clear cup)

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Paper Plate Sunflower

Items Needed:

I cut petals around the paper plate and the kids glued the stem and leaf onto the back of paper plate and then they glued the lentils on the center of plate and then painted them brown.

Letter 'U' Umbrella

Wednesday, April 6, 2011