There's A Book for That!
During June we're talking about all the fun things we do during the summer and how we can read about all those fun things in a book. Going to the zoo? There's a book for that! Going swimming? There's a book for that! Going on a vacation? There's a book for that! It's great for these little guys to make these kind of meaningful connections between literature and real life. This week we read a book about camping and then went camping right in our classroom! We read this adorable book about…
Knock It Off Kim
These reefs are so colorful and creative! All they need is some light up blinkies, glow products and fiber optics to really take them to the next level. https://www.flashingblinkylights.com/light-up-products/craft-lights.html
Glow in the Dark Boredom Buster - Inner Child Fun
Simple Boredom Buster for Kids Do you know what I love?? Creating a SIMPLE (and cheap) boredom buster that keeps the kids happily entertained for a long time! This glow in the dark building activity is great if you need something to keep the kids busy on a rainy day, and it only uses a …
DIY Cardboard Space Shuttle - Fun Space Activities for Kids
There are so many fun space activities for kids! This DIY space shuttle is my personal favorite. The post is full of links to more activities.
A House for a Hermit Crab
"After reading A House For A Hermit Crab by Eric Carle students made themselves into Hermit Crabs, complete with light up lantern fish. Activity reinforced listening and reading comprehension, story sequencing, fine motor control, and following directions." I couldn't have said it better myself. This is so cute.
Upcycled Glow Stick Bracelets | Make and Takes
Guest post by Ana of Babble Dabble Do Every Halloween my kids bring home handfuls of glow stick bracelets from class parties and trick or treating, and every year I face the same dilemma, what do I do with them once they stop glowing? Glow sticks are not recyclable because of the chemical used in … Continued
In the Art Room: A Light Up Mural (Cassie Stephens)
Disclaimerness (please excuse me, but I have ness-disease. Meaning I must add a ness/ish/ify at the end of nearly every otherwise boring word or else I don't feel complete. Ish.): This here Light Up M
Color Mixing With Light
Color mixing with light is a fun activity for kids to learn about what happens when you mix different colors. The thing is, light does not always react the same way as mixing colored paints.
Northern Lights Winter Landscape Art Lesson
I would love to see the Aurora Borealis someday, but for now I'll settle for teaching it! I think the kids will really enjoy the freedom of this project, although we will learn about Aurora Borealis and look at photos, ultimately they will create their own colors in the sky. Materials: Black Paper Chalk Pastels Oil Pastels Pencils and erasers Paper towels I was inspired by these photos: I'll also show them this video: http://vimeo.com/21294655 Which is a gorgeous film of the Aurora Borealis…