Fingerprint Christmas Cards Fingerprint Christmas Cards It’s time to start thinking about Christmas and what a fantastic way to get started is with some handmade Christmas cards for your family and friends. Use the little people in your house (and their fingers) to make the cutest cards to hand out this Christmas. And… as with all the craft I do, it won’t cost much at all! I love this as a gorgeous craft idea for my kids to do for their teachers as an end of year thank you gift or just to give something a little more personalised to their special friends.
Flannel Stories www.chalkpreschoolonline.com Flannel Stories Print using "Landscape" Orientation" unless noted Having difficulties printing? Please let us know!! 4 Ways to Make Stickers Steps Method 1 of 4: Making Glue Stickers Stickers Step 1.360p.mp4- Watch a 10 second video1Design the stickers. Bears Printables for the book Brown Bear, Brown Bear by Eric Carle Printables for the book We're Going on a Bear Hunt Activities Printables for Polar Bear, Polar Bear by Eric Carle Goldilocks and the Three Bears Penniless Parenting: Homemade Glue Most people know that a flour and water mixture is used to make paper mache, but are completely unaware that you can make even regular "Elmer's" glue using three everyday kitchen ingredients. I discovered this recipe on a solar cooking site, used it successfully in my new and improved solar cooker (plans and pictures coming very soon!) and also in place of regular school glue for crafts and projects.
Book to Boogie: “Up, Down, and Around” Book to Boogie is a monthly series that pairs picture books with dance and movement activities for preschool story time. The series is curated by Kerry Aradhya of Picture Books & Pirouettes and written by a different guest writer each month. We hope that children’s librarians, as well as classroom teachers and dance educators, will find these activities useful and fun! by Jill Homan Randall
Jennifer's Little World blog - Parenting, craft and travel: Realistic play food for the toy kitchen While I lust after a full size wooden toy kitchen, complete with not only pots and pans but also the full range of play food, space and finances dictate that we have to make do with something a bit smaller. We have the Mini Sizzlin' Kitchen from Early Learning Centre, which actually is ideal as it doesn't take up too much space and everything fits neatly inside. I've already livened it up by adding generous amounts of dried pasta, and now I've increased the range of dishes that can be cooked with some simple play food inserts for the saucepans. All you have to do is search Google images for some close up pictures of different types of food.
Powell County Schools Easy Fiction Shelf Order Spine Labels - A book's address - Locating books on the shelves in the E section Students will: listen attentively and respond to a story. State in their own words how fiction picture books are arranged on the library shelves. 8 Easy Busy Bags Last week, my friend hosted a really fun busy bag exchange! Have you ever gone to one before? It’s really simple to do. There were 8 moms and we each brought a set of busy bags to share. We then left with 8 different busy bags. 10 Tips for Adding STEM Concepts to Storytime Library programs about STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) are being developed for all ages, including preschoolers. Those of us who hold early literacy enhanced storytimes by modeling intentional activities and explaining to parents and caregivers why early literacy is important are well-positioned to give ongoing attention to both STEM thinking and early literacy. When we were writing our book Storytimes for Everyone: Developing Young Children’s Language and Literacy (ALA, 2013), we turned their attention toward ways to incorporate science and math concepts into traditional storytimes. Here are some of the things we learned and have implemented. The STEM concepts Science and math concepts can each be broken down into two areas: content (facts and information) and process (ways of thinking).