Here’s a quick, easy, simple Thanksgiving gift that even toddlers can make for parents, grandparents, family, friends, neighbors… whoever!
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Friday, November 22, 2013
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
This is one of the simplest art projects that has turned into a classic in my classroom. It is so easy, but each child’s always turns into a unique keepsake.
First, just prepare what you will need for one turkey. I cut out a pear-shaped body (kinda looks like Mr. Potato Head!), and each child also got 2 googly eyes, a triangular beak, a little red gobbler, 2 feet, and some colored feathers.
Friday, November 15, 2013
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
For the last several weeks, my 1½-2 year old students have enjoyed playing in our autumn sensory bin! This was super easy and cheap to throw together, and the children had so much fun – not to mention sneaking in some learning!
- packages of fake autumn leaves (I think about 7 packs of 50?) from Dollar Tree
- plastic leaf-shaped dishes from Dollar Tree
- assorted Styrofoam and plastic pumpkins and gourds from Dollar Tree (or real mini pumpkins & gourds!)
- large acorn bells from Michaels
- tongs and scoopers from Dollar Tree
Friday, November 8, 2013
“Shoofly pie and apple pan dowdy make your eyes light up and your tummy shout, ‘Howdy!’”
When our grandmother randomly sang us this 1946 song by Dinah Shore, we knew this pie was in our future! Click to play this song as you read the rest of this post. (And if you’re curious about apple pan-dowdy, 2:05 has a recipe for it!)