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I have just listed my Halloween Centers on the TpT site. Halloween Centers by Doodle Bugs Teaching The recording sheets are at the end of this post for you to download. I wanted to get these out this weekend so you could have them the whole month of October.
Wow, is it September already? Here in North Carolina, it still feels very much like summer ... but September signals the beginnings of Autumn and our beloved fall and winter holiday season. First up, of course, is Halloween, and this month's free stitch-along pattern should help get us all into the spooky spirit. September's pattern, Hallowe'en Trio , was designed by the talented Cathy Gaubert. Cathy is a mom, a stitcher, a quilter, and an all-around wonderful person, and she blogs about it all at handmade...cathygaubert . Cathy also designs some really great embroidery patterns (as evidenced below), and you can find more in her Etsy shop .
www.KINDERART.com Printer-Friendly Page Grade: K-6 • Age: 4-10 • Written by: Amanda Formaro [Amanda Formaro is the crafty, entrepreneurial mother of four children.] www.craftsbyamanda.com Isn’t he cute?
Last week, we had a mommy and me movie day where we watched the movie Casper and did ghosts crafts & snacks. As one of the crafts, we made our yearly Footprint Ghost Pictures . This year I decided to make it with a spooky scene.
The past few Halloweens, we’ve started some fun making traditions. Remember these and these? Well, we’ve also made these haunted houses, and I figured I should document it and let you in on some fun too! So far this month, we’ve made about a dozen of these…so many that they have even stapled them together and turned them into “Haunted House Book” collection.
i'm not really sure what to call this activity... it's a scavenger hunt of sorts... definitely a fine motor exercise... a tactile activity, as well... and one that kept leo engaged and interested for awhile.
I found a fun, cheap, and easy project in Family Fun magazine about making Lava Lamps with things you already have in your house. You will need 3 empty water bottles ( I don't normally buy this kind of water, but they make pretty lava lamps with the lids on), food coloring, vegetable oil, and alka seltzer. Fill each bottle a little more than half with oil: Then fill the rest of the way with water.
I was so pleased when I woke up today, and found that my Fishing Hole Roll Tutorial had been featured on Made . Wahoo. I've thoroughly enjoyed Celebrate the Boy, and have been inspired by so many of the fantastic projects. To have my project included in any sort of round up is thrilling.
I decided to include this fun activity with our St. Patrick's day stuff because we made the paints in rainbow colours. This activity is beyond easy and fun. I made one for each of the kids so they wouldn't have to share and there would be no fighting over who got what colour and so on. That was brilliant. It was beautiful, quiet play time.
Several days ago Deborah Stewart posted this incredible video of artists at work making "tall paintings" on her Teach Preschool Facebook page and challenged teachers to come up with a way to make it into a preschool art idea. My initial thoughts were, "Way cool" and "There is no way to make this into a manageable, affordable class room project." It was at about this time, however, that I received some shelving I'd ordered by phone, that came with far too much packaging. In fact I wound up with something like 40 pieces of perfectly good corrugated cardboard cut into nice 12" by 10" pieces that had been stuffed into the box to fill up the empty space.
digg Sharebar 69 Email Share digg Very frequently, I draw a path for kids to follow with their pencil. I often draw animals beside the path to make it fun and tell them they have to stay on the path so that the lion won’t get them. I have wanted to have some fun ready made ones, but they are hard to find.
I thought I would feature a few posts I’ve done in the past and a few I’ve found out in internet world of holiday craft and projects you can do with the kids. Some these projects your kids can do on their own while you finish those last minute holiday chores. A big plus in my book as I try to finish up my own last minute Christmas chores. Too much to do and too little time! Now let the fun begin!