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KINDERWORLD: Educational YOUTUBE Videos. Letter Factory Alphabet Sounds Song. KINDERWORLD: Educational YOUTUBE Videos. Live, Love, Laugh Everyday. Blogs and LInks. The Daily Cupcake. Bucket Fillers. 22 Things to Make with Cardboard Tubes. I admit it.

22 Things to Make with Cardboard Tubes

I’m a bit of a hoarder when it comes to cardboard tubes. I just can’t bring myself to part with them. I have a huge stash in storage room. Toilet rolls, paper towel rolls, wrapping paper tubes, food-wrap rolls, poster tubes, mailing tubes… My family thinks I’m nuts, but when you think of all the things you can make with a cardboard tube, how COULD you possibly throw them away? There are literally hundreds of ways to re-use your cardboard tubes. 22 Things to Make with Cardboard Tubes: Click on the highlighted descriptions to see a full tutorial for each craft or activity. Fall Decorations with Cardboard Tubes: Use a cool paint process to make some fall napkin rings. Make a turkey table topper for your Thanksgiving table.

Round up some fabric scraps and a few crafty odds and ends for some adorable toilet roll owls. Crafts for kids and their parents 5min craft: Toilet Roll Bat Buddies. This halloween craft for kids couldn’t be any easier and Molly and I had so much fun messing around with them at the weekend – where could she hang them upside from next?!! Our toilet roll bat buddies can be re-created in three simple steps Fold in the top of the toilet roll to create the bat ears, glue the fold into position (use kitchen paper tubes if you prefer)Cut the wings out of black craft paper and glue to the sides of the TP rollDraw on the goofy facial faetures That’s it!! Goofy or spooky the kids can let their marker filled hands decide.. The steps again: Cut out the wings (print this pic and use to trace if you like) Glue to the sides of the toilet roll and get busy with the markers, colouring pencils or crayons. Creative Drawing Ideas for Kids. As one way to encourage creative drawing and the continued use of our chalkboard, I occasionally add a drawing prompt and wait for the kids to find it.

Creative Drawing Ideas for Kids

(And by kids, I mean Maia and possibly any friend she has over. Daphne is yet oblivious to such suggestion.) It almost always results in a thoughtful and unique drawing that veers from the usual drawings that I see them make. Drawing prompts are one of many creative drawing ideas for kids that get them thinking and creating differently. The drawing prompts idea is something I’ve borrowed from Susan Striker’s Anti-Coloring Book series —I had one as a child!

(By the way, you can find several printable pages from the Anti-Coloring Books as well as examples of what children have drawn on her website.) What I do is begin a simple drawing on the chalkboard, and add an invitation —in this case, the question, “What is inside this house?” For example, Maia has drawn lots of houses, but always the exterior. Maybe. iPad Apps -      Learn.  Explore.  Wonder.  Create.  Play.  Grow. A Kindergarten Blog: daily math routines. I recently read an article about calendar time for young children.

A Kindergarten Blog: daily math routines

It was first published in the May 2008 issue of Young Child (an NAEYC publication). You can read the article in its entirety here. The article made me think of my own calendar experiences and how maybe it was time to rethink some of the calendar routines that I had used for so many years. Calendar time/math circle time on the carpet can be a very important part of your day or it can be a dreary and difficult time to manage. It all depends on what you do and how you do it. Keep it short and keep children moving. Research According to Friedman (2000), when looking at the development of young children there is little evidence that calendar activities which mark extended periods of time (for example: a month or a week) are meaningful for children below first grade.

What Should we Teach Using the Calendar? So then... with this information in mind what concepts should we teach using the calendar. Math Concepts Picture Schedules. Rainbow Play Dough. Today I’m sharing what is easily the BEST playdough recipe ever.

Rainbow Play Dough

My plan was to make a simple batch of play dough to replace the sparkly dried out purple stuff that happily met our cookie-making, glitter infusing, practice cutting, snowman-making needs over the past two months. I asked my daughter what color she would like this time around, and she answered with… ALL of them. Ahem. Right. The way I have always made playdough requires that I add the color to the whole batch while it’s cooking, making it difficult to make multiple colors.

The Best Playdough Recipe Supplies 2.5 cups water 1 1/4 c. salt 1 1/2 tbsp. cream of tartar 5 tbsp. vegetable oil 2.5 cups flour Food coloring or liquid watercolors. Mix everything but the food coloring together in a large pot until somewhat smooth. The Wonderful World of Kindergarten. PUMPKIN SPICE PLAYDOUGH.