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Kids Birthday Party Ideas
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March 30, 2018September 2, 2020

Kids Birthday Party Ideas

I did this at home for my daughter before she started kindergarten.  However, if you need kids birthday party ideas, it would work really well.  With the help of a friend, we planned a small celebration for a group of girls about to start kindergarten.  We set up a tent in our living room and covered...

Table Manners
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March 30, 2018September 2, 2020

Table Manners

Sometimes the best adventures are ones that I didn’t plan for at all.  We had read a book about manners and later that day I see some little ones setting a ‘table’ for their stuffed animals and role playing how they need to behave to show proper table manners.  I guess they were listening! One...

Lady Bug Rock
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March 30, 2018September 2, 2020

Lady Bug Rock

I hope they brought good luck!  These little lady bug rock critters were so much fun to make!  Although I ended up with over 100 ladybugs, I am convinced each child could have quickly found the one that they made because they were all a little bit different.  Children went outside to collect a smooth stone that...

Worry Stones – Mental Health
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March 30, 2018September 2, 2020

Worry Stones – Mental Health

This post has been updated to include more information and details. To view the new post, click here or image below. This post has been updated to include more information and a free printable mindfulness choice board.  Click to view the updated post. When I teach health, the idea of emotions always comes up.  I...

Frog Craft
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March 30, 2018September 2, 2020

Frog Craft

I try to avoid activities/art that results in a lot of cookie cutter creations.  However, I think that there is a place for activities that challenge kids to follow step-by-step instructions especially when it fits with their current inquiry.   One of the classes have been learning about frogs, so we created a small frog craft that...

Kindergarten Art
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March 30, 2018September 2, 2020

Kindergarten Art

I enjoy every minute of teaching art.  In kindergarten, however, I prefer to just introduce the medium and let them experiment.  In one of the classes, children showed an interest in being able to draw frogs since they had been studying them.  Therefore I created this kindergarten art activity.  Students used a small thick board...