Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Valentine's Day Play-Doh

Check out my Valentine's Day play-doh mats in action!
Sara from Teaching Munchkins made pink sparkly play-doh to use with the mats, click the link to visit her blog!  Love the pink play-doh!

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!

Who'se getting ready for Dr. Seuss's birthday on March 2nd?
If you're looking for new ideas and activities for your class, check out my Pinterest board dedicated to all things Seuss related!
Click HERE to go to my Pinterest page!
If you added any new Dr. Seuss related activities to your blog, please leave a link in my comments so we can check it out!
Friday, February 22nd - Sunday, February 24th
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Sunday, February 17, 2013

Whimsical Trees

I found the cutest "Whimsy Tufts and Trunks" graphics on Teachers Pay Teachers by Krista Walden. They are super adorable and the best part, they are a FREEBIE!

Click HERE to check them out!

I'm so inspired by these graphics and can think of a hundred different activities to make using them! I added the first 3 to my Teacher's Notebook and Teachers Pay Teachers stores.

Click the links above (or the large pictures below) to check them out! 

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Friday, February 8, 2013

Love Bugs!

Last year my little friends created the cutest "Love bugs"
 for our Valentine's Day I mean "Friendship Day" celebration!
Each student chose either a pink or white heart to cut out.  After their heart was cut, my teaching team and I painted both of their hands in a shade of pink and pressed them onto the paper heart to form a hand print heart. 
After the paint dried, we mounted them onto either pink or red construction paper and cut around the heart with scrapbook scissors to create a border.  This was the then mounted onto white paper which was mounted onto black construction paper.  ( I know this seems like a lot of wasted paper, but I just love the way they turned out!)
They students then glued on a heart shaped "head" and added eyes (if you look close, you can see that several creations have more than 2 eyes, LOL!). 
They then used valentine's day theme & heart shape foam stickers to decorate their bugs anyway they liked. Foam stickers are great for developing fine motor skills, the students really have to focus on using their fingers to remove the paper backing.
 I love how some students chose to place the hearts all the way around the paper hearts and how others just randomly placed them.  It gives the "love bugs" some personality, which my kiddo's definitely had!

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Valentine's Day Play-Doh Mats

Check out my new Valentine's Day Heart Play-Doh Counting Mats! 
 So cute to use with heart shape cookie cutters, pink, purple or red play-doh, pompoms, gems, or conversation hearts!
I'm in love with these heart shape gems from Oriental Trading!
Use the set with hearts for students who need extra support with counting, number recognition, or 1-1 correspondence and the set without the hearts for more of a challenge.
Available now in my Teacher's Notebook and Teachers Pay Teachers Stores!