- Filed under: Colors and Shapes, Cooking in Class, Easter, Edible crafts, Featured, Holiday crafts, Mothers' Day, St. Patrick's Day, Teaching Ideas Rainbows in my Tummy! Yummy Rainbow Pancakes! by Cheryl Villareal on Mar 14th, 2012
When cooking, one of the things chefs/cooks need to give importance to is the ay the food will be presented. I am always amazed at how they're able to design and create food in the most unique and mouth-watering ways! Well, I'm no chef... but I AM a preschool teacher! We preschool teachers might not be able to prepare food in a classy and sophisticated way, but we can get as artistic as we can!... and in my case a little messy! haha
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- Filed under: Arts and Crafts, Family, Featured, Holiday crafts, Mothers' Day, Teaching Ideas, Valentines Day Holiday Gifts: Thumbprint Heart Rings by Cheryl Villareal on May 7th, 2011
I previously shared our activity on Thumbprinted Heart Pendants and Flower Pendants, this time, I want to share with you how we made a ring using the same procedure! Out of all the jewelry we made using plaster of paris, this has got to be my favorite!...well at least for now! :)
What you will need
1 cup Plaster of Paris
1/2 cup water
Old adjustable ring
Circle shaped cookie cutter (or any roun... Read More » Tags Share Comments (1 )
- Filed under: Family, Featured, Flowers and Plants, Holiday crafts, Mothers' Day, Teaching Ideas, Valentines Day Flower Pendants for Mom by Cheryl Villareal on May 7th, 2011
They say jewelry is a woman's best friend. To a mom, jewelry is great but not necessary. However, handmade and personalized jewelry from the kids... now that's a lifetime treasure!
Just moments ago, I shared a post on making THUMBPRINT HEART PENDANTS/NECKLACES. This is a perfect gift for mother's day or for any other occasion if you ask me! So, since we had so much fun making these, I decided to experiment a little. After our tutoria... Read More » Tags Share Comments (0 )
- Filed under: Arts and Crafts, Featured, Holiday crafts, Mothers' Day, Teaching Ideas, Valentines Day Thumbprint Heart Pendants by Cheryl Villareal on May 7th, 2011
Plaster of Paris has become my best friend! I just keep discovering things I can do with it! So since Mothers' Day is coming up, we decided to make some necklaces for mom! I'm sure there are a lot more easy ways to do this, but this was what we had, and I'm proud to say that it really worked out fine! Not only is this a unique activity for the kids, but it's something worth keeping forever! This makes me wish I had my own kid so he/she would make... Read More » Tags Share Comments (3 )
- 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: Inspirational Stories, Mothers' Day, Shared Blogs, Teaching Tales, Tips for Parents A Mother’s Tale of Child Birth by Evelyn Pabelico by Cheryl Villareal on Jan 1st, 2011
Happy New Year everyone! 2010 is over, so forget all the pains and misfortune that may have happened then... it's time to move on!
For the first blog of the year, I've decided to share a blog a friend of mine wrote. She wrote this note a few months after giving birth to her 3rd child. I loved how honest she was about the difficulty, pain and most importantly, the joy of child birth.
Here's to starting the year right! That we may all reme... Read More » Tags Share Comments (0 )
- 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: Colors and Shapes, Cooking in Class, Edible crafts, Featured, Halloween, Mothers' Day, St. Patrick's Day, Teaching Ideas Rainbow Bread by Cheryl Villareal on Nov 24th, 2010
Most kids enjoy painting and doing random art works. At most times, it is the only thing they want to do! Then again, a lot of kids also enjoy cooking. I think the fact that they are not yet allowed to do so on their own is what makes it more exciting for them. Painting and cooking; two great activities on their own. What more fun it would be if we could combine them. Well, who says we can't?
My co-teacher and I were trying to come u... Read More » Tags Share Comments (2 )
- Filed under: Arts and Crafts, Featured, Flowers and Plants, Holiday crafts, Mothers' Day, Nose can smell, Seasons, Senses and Body Parts, Spring, Teaching Ideas, Valentines Day Paper Flowers Smell Good too! by Cheryl Villareal on Nov 7th, 2010
It's always nice to stop and smell the flowers every now and then, but wouldn't it be great if we could decorate our own and make them smell the way we wanted them to as well? Well now you can!
What you need:
Step 1: For younger kids, you can hand them a pattern to color. While for older kids, you can let them draw it themselves and cut it... Read More » Tags Share Comments (4 )
- 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 )