Thursday, June 27, 2013

Happy Birthday America Craft for Kids

Our nation will be celebrating another birthday soon! Here's a fun inexpensive craft for the kids to make.

Get out some red, white, and blue craft supplies and make some fun wind socks with the kids.

(Wind Socks are weather instruments, so this is also a fun science activity! )

  • cardboard or heavy paper
  • crayons, markers, stickers, etc.
  • glue or stapler 
  • string
  • crepe paper streamers
  • paper punch

  • Decorate a rectangular piece of cardboard or heavy paper on one side. Use crayons, markers, stickers, etc.
  • Roll the rectangular piece of cardboard into a tube shape and glue or staple.
  • On one end of the tube punch 2 or 3 holes.
  • Loop a piece of string or yarn through the holes.
  • Tie the piece(s) of string to the cardboard.
  • On the other end of the tube glue approx. 5 streamers.
These wind socks will look great hanging on a porch, fence, etc.

Have fun celebrating our nation's independence and enjoy observing the wind with wind socks!

Happy Independence Day! Enjoy America's birthday with family and friends.  :)


Monday, June 17, 2013

W!N Amazing (K-12) Teacher Resources at Middle Grades Maven

Kathleen at Middle Grades Maven is having a wonderful GIVEAWAY of Teacher Resources!


This giveaway runs from June 17th to June 20th.... so head over to Kathleen's blog very soon!  It is an absolutely fabulous giveaway! :)

It is broken down into 3 events (3 bundles):

Grades K-2
Grades 3-6
Grades 7-12

My donation to the giveaway is in the K-2 Bundle. It is my Summer Numbers 0-10 Coloring Book with Ten-Frames ...  a fun coloring book that sneaks in some summer math for young kids! :) .. and helps prevent that awful summer brain drain!

Summer Numbers Coloring Book

To learn more about my product or a similar product with numbers 10-20, just click on the picture directly above.

To learn more about the giveaway and to enter the giveaway, just click on the top picture.

Best of Luck. I hope you win lots of great resources that you can use this summer and next year with your kiddos! :)

Stay cool!


Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Butterflies for Kids

I hope you had a chance to read my previous post about INSECTS! Today I want to give you links to some of my past posts about BUTTERFLIES.

Kids are usually very excited to learn about these delicate creatures. I hope you will find some of these posts useful in your teaching.

Included are posts on symmetry, life cycles, camouflage, a Venn Diagram and caterpillar and butterfly crafts.

Just click on the links below to go directly to the blog post.

~ Butterfly Symmetry

~ Butterfly Life Cycle

~ Butterfly Camouflage Activity

~Venn Diagram (Butterflies and Moths)

~ Glitter Glue Butterfly Craft

~ Caterpillar Stencil Craft

~ Butterfly Visor

Have fun with butterflies!


Monday, June 3, 2013

Insects for Kids

With summer almost here, this would be a good time for the kids to learn about Insects! Plus it does seem to be a popular topic with kids! :)

I've put together some of my previous posts about insects. They include an introduction (What are insects?), a word search, a paper plate craft, a link to a video by Bill Nye, and a how to draw insects web page.  Just click on one or all of the links below to go directly to the posts.

~ What are insects?

~ Insects Word Search

~ Ladybug Paper Plate Craft Activity

~ Insects Video by Bill Nye

~ How to Draw 5 Insects


My next post will have lots of ideas for learning about butterflies.




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