DIY FROZEN shirt kids craft

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This summer my daughter has watched FROZEN well over a hundred times at home. While the DVD is getting played a lot in our home, the fun doesn't stop there. My daughter loves twirling around pretending to be Anna or Elsa, playing with homemade Olaf play dough, and singing her favorite songs from the movie. With a few upcoming visits to Disneyland planned, we had some fun making a DIY FROZEN shirt kids craft this week. My daughter is very proud of the shirt she made and is very excited to wear it Read More... {Read More...}

Party in a Jar book, recycle jars into fun kids crafts

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My love for kids crafts has me frequently browsing online looking for new classroom craft ideas. My daughter and I make projects together at home daily and we are always surrounded in a fun mess of paint, glitter, and other crafting supplies. The value of teaching to express their creativity goes far beyond simply making something pretty. My friend Vanessa Rodriguez Coppola from See Vanessa Craft has a background in clinicial social work and is passionate about the therapeutic value in Read More... {Read More...}

Preschool science moon craft

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This week in my preschool classroom our learning theme is space. We are having so much fun learning about the solar system and making space projects together. A moon craft was perfect for a classroom preschool science project during space week. Preschool science moon craft tutorial Supplies: white paint all purpose flour black construction paper yellow crayon paintbrush small round containers or lids to make craters in surface of moon optional: grey paint (black and white Read More... {Read More...}

Polar Bear kids craft to celebrate International Polar Bear Day

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To celebrate International Polar Bear Day February 27, 2014 in my preschool classroom we are reading books about polar bears, sharing a marshmallow bear snack, and making a polar bear craft. The day is a great opportunity to teach about the fascinating bear.  We have visited polar bears at many different zoos and see the resident bear at SeaWorld San Diego frequently. My daughter has learned so much about the bears and loves getting to climb through the polar bear cave at the Read More... {Read More...}

Building confidence and growing creativity with Crayola colors

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  When a young child creates a masterpiece, a work of art they are proud of, their self esteem soars. As a preschool teacher I know how fine motor skills are developed through art and the use of different materials. Most of my favorite classroom projects are centered around open ended art to give each child the feeling of accomplishment. With out any specific outcome desired, children are able to explore their own creativity. They are able to build confidence and be comfortable with 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...}