Classroom fun with The Happy’s interactive pets

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Already loving Zhu Zhu Pets I was excited when I learned about The Happy's, the new interactive pets from the same toy manufacturer. My pre-k classroom full of four and five year olds were the perfect audience to try out the new toys. We spent hours this week playing and learning with our new classroom pets, The Happy's. Playing with the puppy and kitten along with their chase ball and treats was a very exciting experience and provided great learning opportunities. We received Read More... {Read More...}

Recycled milk jug valentines mailbox

recycled milk jug valentines mailbox

Classroom Valentine's Day parties usually result in your child coming home with a backpack stuffed full of cute cards and treats. Teachers might ask you to help your child make a mailbox for collecting their valentines in the classroom. Use the opportunity to recycle a milk jug and have some fun getting creative with your child. If you are a teacher looking for easy valentine mailbox ideas in your classroom, ask each student to bring an empty clean milk jug to class. The easy mailboxes can be Read More... {Read More...}

Valentine’s Day alien pops with outer space valentines

Valentine's Day alien pops

Earlier this week I shared classroom valentines ideas with unique valentines from Cardstore. I recently ordered Outer Space valentines and created an alien pop treat for my daughter to hand out with the cards at her preschool classroom party. The treats were fun to make and I loved not having to spend hours crafting our own valentines.  Ingredients: large marshmallows (I used Kraft vanilla & chocolate flavored swirled marshmallows) white chocolate melting Read More... {Read More...}

Campfire Snack for Fire Safety Week

Fire Safety Week Snack (5)

This week in my preschool classroom we are learning about fire safety and prevention. Today we made a fun campfire snack using pretzels and licorice.  Ingredients: Snyder's sourdough nibblers pretzels mini pretzels red licorice   Arrange nibblers in a circle to represent a safe fire pit.   Then break up mini pretzels to look like twigs, sticks, and large pieces of wood.   Add licorice for fire. While we were making the Read More... {Read More...}

Milk Crate Book Storage and Reading Bench

Milk Crate Book Storage and Bench (5)

We have a large collection of childrens books in our home.  My daughter's favorite books are constantly changing and it's challenging to find a place for them with out taking over our entire house. The milk crate book storage and reading bench has encouraged my daughter to sit down with books during the day and is also where we read a bedtime story each night.  I used milk crates to create a reading area with bench in my last preschool classroom and I'm excited to now have a Read More... {Read More...}

Pre-K Classroom Weather Display, Fellowes Saturn2 95 Laminator Classroom Ideas and Giveaway

Pre-k Classroom Weather Display, Fellowes Saturn2 95 Laminator Classroom Ideas & Giveaway

Being a preschool teacher, I'm constantly laminating for classroom projects and displays.  The school where I teach has a laminator for the teachers to share but it seems we are always needing to laminate at the same time.  Receiving a Fellowes Saturn2 95 Laminator last week was a dream come true! Having my very own laminator will enable me to complete so many more classroom projects at home and avoid having to spend extra time waiting in line to use the school laminator. Read More... {Read More...}