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Thursday, April 17, 2014


Do you love peeps like I do?  We are going to my mom's for Easter this weekend and I'm planning on doing a few cute peeps projects to bring with.
Last year we dipped peeps in white chocolate and sprinkles.  So cute!

These little tags are made with my free printable found here... http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Peeps-bunnies-601153

Peeps in rice krispie nests!  

Rice krispie bars with peeps and jelly beans.  Wrapped in containers from Joann's.

Peeps projects from my tv appearance last year.

I love these peeps topiary trees.  Have a wonderful Easter!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Happy Spring

Hello again friends!  I had to share a few cute spring projects with you.
Last week we read a bunch of rain books.  The children made puddles with eye droppers and then glued raincoats, umbrellas and boots on them.  These were sooooo cute.

I printed out a little poem and used these little raindrops on the magnet board.

These flowers are from lakeshore... we painted them with eye droppers and paint.

The little chicks are made with dot art paints.  My preschoolers cut around the edges of yellow circles.

These bunnies were a hit last year too.  I bought marshmallows at the dollar store and we glued them to white paper plates.  Yes, they ate a lot of marshmallows.

Last of all these eggs were made with shaving cream with paint swirled in the top.  Run a squeegee over the top of the egg and the colors will swirl all over the egg.  Messy and fun!

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Preschool Nursery Rhyme book

Hi friends.  I hope you are having a great spring.  We finally had some warm weather last week which was enjoyed and appreciated by all.  I can't tell you how wonderful it is to have spring after a long Minnesota winter.  I saw pots of pansies yesterday and wanted to grab loads of them!
Today's project is my favorite thing we've done in preschool this year.  For a few weeks, we had the students make an art project to go with each rhyme.

My assistants and I glued them in each child's books.  It took time and organization, but the results were worth it.

The best part is watching the children "read" their little books.  They couldn't wait to bring them home!

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Preschool Collages

Hi friends!  Did you know that March is National Craft Month?  I have been a crafter my whole life.  One of my earliest memories is drawing a princess and coloring it in.  One of my favorite things about teaching preschool is seeing the creativity that comes naturally from 3 year olds.
Lakeshore Learning recently sent me these wonderful craft scissors... http://www.lakeshorelearning.com/product/productDet.jsp?productItemID=1%2C689%2C949%2C371%2C896%2C828&ASSORTMENT%3C%3East_id=1408474395181113&bmUID=1395232097670
They come in a storage container, perfect for clean up time.  I watched one of my students take all the scissors out, and then put them all back in.  Everything is a learning tool for preschoolers!

The wonderful thing about these scissors is that they cut different lines.  Magic!  They are the perfect size for small hands.  We painted white paper with Lakeshore paints and then cut our paper apart for collages.

 Next we glued the paper onto large sheets of construction paper.

Now is the really fun part... the preschoolers got to choose from the Decorate It! Craft Center http://www.lakeshorelearning.com/product/productDet.jsp?productItemID=1%2C689%2C949%2C371%2C928%2C767&ASSORTMENT%3C%3East_id=1408474395181113&bmUID=1395232609631  If I would have let them, these containers would already be empty.  They absolutely loved shaking them onto their collages.

Isn't this a work of art?  It's amazing what happens when you let kids create!

Happy Craft Month!

Friday, March 7, 2014

Five for Friday

Happy Friday!  I'm late getting this post up because I came home from school today and did this...
my husband thought he was really funny taking this picture.  I have to include it in this post because I know all teachers can relate... by Fridays, we are exhausted.  I can't even think straight by the time I leave school!

I'm linking up here today... http://doodlebugsteaching.blogspot.com/2014/03/five-for-friday-linky-party-march-7th.html
This week we have been having lots of fun with Dr. Seuss!  We've made colorful fish and the cat in the hat!

I absolutely love how these Thing 1 and Thing 2's turned out.  I drew the faces and copied them.  Their hair is made out of feathers!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Dr. Seuss activities

Hello friends!  Are you celebrating Dr. Seuss's birthday this week?  What kid doesn't love Dr. Seuss?  He's a favorite with my preschoolers.  Today's projects are favorites from last year, but I will have new ones for you on Friday.
A fun and easy snack is blue jello with swedish fish.  We ate this the day we read One fish, Two fish...

we made these cute painted fish too!

I made the pattern for this Horton last year.  The preschoolers loved the pink pompoms.

These Cat in the Hats require lots of cutting prep work but they are soooooo cute!  I came with a really cute Thing One and Thing Two this year.  I will share them later this week.

Last year Kohl's had these cute Cat in the Hat plushies for $5!  I just picked up a Go Dog Go plush this week.  We are planning a silent auction with a kid's book theme at my school.  I'm going to try to round up a bunch of stuffed book characters to use for decorating.  
Have a great day!

Friday, February 28, 2014

Five for Friday

Remember me?  Sorry I've been so neglectful.  But I'm back for Five for Friday tonight.  I can't say I've been doing anything very important.  It has been cold and snowy in Minnesota.  We've had lots of indoor recess days at preschool.  We braved the cold today and it was wonderful to get a little fresh air.  We will be enjoying spring before we know it I hope!
I have been spending the past 2 weeks on Nursery Rhymes with my 3 year olds.
We've made the three little kittens...

and the dish running away with the spoon!

This little piggy went to market...

and some adorable Humpty Dumpties.

 The faces!

We finished the unit up with itsy bitsy spiders.  The spiders are made with pompoms and pipe cleaners.

In other news, I've been knitting away.  A good friend is becoming a grandmother!  My knitting friends put together an adorable little box for her.

I had fun making a bunch of little tags for the gifts...

It is Dr. Seuss's birthday on March 2nd.  We will be doing all sorts of fun Dr. Seuss activities in preschool for the next 2 weeks.  I'll be back soon!