- Filed under: Family, Fathers' Day, Featured, Holiday crafts, Mothers' Day, Personalize, Senses and Body Parts, Teaching Ideas, Valentines Day A Mother’s Day “HUG” card by Cheryl Villareal on May 6th, 2011
There's no better gift to give our moms than a hug and kiss, so why not make this moment last a little longer with a HUG card? Of course, this hug may not give the warmth that a real hug could give, still, it's a great gift to give!
What you will need
Print out of child's picture
Crayons or other coloring materials
Step 1: Decorate the card by pasting or drawing. We decided ... Read More » Tags Share Comments (4 )
- Filed under: Arts and Crafts, Colors and Shapes, Family, Fathers' Day, Featured, Holiday crafts, Teaching Ideas Daddy and Me Shape Collage by Cheryl Villareal on Feb 18th, 2011
It's always fun to play with shapes! You can always come up with a random things just by putting them all together. For our theme on family, we decided to play with some shapes and make a picture with daddy!
This activity not only puts the children's imagination to a test, but it also gives us teachers the opportunity to start a small conversation with our students about their relationships with either their mom or dad. For older kids, yo... Read More » Tags Share Comments (1 )
- Filed under: Arts and Crafts, Christmas, Edible crafts, Fathers' Day, Featured, Holiday crafts, Mothers' Day, Teaching Ideas Popcorn Picture Frame by Cheryl Villareal on Dec 1st, 2010
Who knew there was so much you could do with popcorn? Just a few days ago, I shared our taste activity using popcorn. Today, let me share with you another awesome activity that you may even give as gifts for the coming holidays!
I used to make picture frames using uncooked pasta, but it was always difficult to get the pasta to stick with plain glue. I usually used a glue gun. So we thought of using an alternative. Since we had so much leftov... Read More » Tags Share Comments (0 )
- Filed under: Arts and Crafts, Christmas, Colors and Shapes, Fathers' Day, Featured, Holiday crafts, Mothers' Day, Personalize, Sand and Sea, Senses and Body Parts, Teaching Ideas, Valentines Day Handprint Paperweight by Cheryl Villareal on Sep 20th, 2010
What can your hands do? My hands can clap! My hands can roll! My hands can shake! My hands can tap! This was basically how we started our topic on hands! There were even kids who started saying that their hands can WALK. This led us to start trying a variety of nonsense things. We tried walking with our hands; we tried feeding our hands; we tried looking with our hands and more! The kids had so much fun acting silly, trying to let their hands do ... Read More » Tags Share Comments (0 )
- Filed under: Colors and Shapes, Edible crafts, Fathers' Day, Featured, Holiday crafts, Mothers' Day, Patterns, Skill development, Teaching Ideas, Valentines Day Fruit Loop Bracelets by Cheryl Villareal on Jul 31st, 2010
Children.. and even adults love eating fruit loops! So why not use this to further strengthen the lesson? This specific activity is actually a lacing activity that helps develop fine motor skills. It would also be easier for older kids to do since young children’s fine motor skills are not yet fully developed. Still, the end product works for all ages. The teachers simply need to assist the young children more in doing this activity.
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