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Spooky Halloween Creature Votive Candles

Spooky Halloween Creature Votive Candles

I’m guest posting on Make and Takes today…come check out our spooky Halloween votive candles! Pin It … Read entire article »

Filed under: Fall, Featured, Home Arts

Spin a Spider Web

Spin a Spider Web

Pin It OK, I know that they are generally benign and quite important to our ecosystem but the eight-legged things just freak me out, okay? Still, I got over my fear so that we could study some spiders.  I didn’t even flinch earlier in the year when we visited Rosie the tarantula at our local nature center.  To her credit, neither did my daughter (who got a heck of a lot closer): Pin It Since it is nearing Halloween, … Read entire article »

Filed under: 0-3 (Babies and Toddlers), 3-5 (Preschool), 3-5 (Preschool), 3-5 (Preschool), 5-6 (Kindergarten), 5-6 (Kindergarten), 6-8 (Early Elementary), Ecology, Fall, Featured, Science

Gone Batty!

Gone Batty!

Pin It I found these toilet paper roll bats on Filth Wizardry (what a great blog name!), via The Crafty Crow. I recommend clicking over to Filth Wizardry because she has awesome pictures of the step-by-step and also because her husband added LED lights (!) to the bats’ eyes. Materials: Toilet paper tube Black paint Black construction paper Googly eyes Directions: 1. Fold in opposite sides of one end of the toilet paper tube to form the bat ears. Pin It 2. Cut a slit up … Read entire article »

Filed under: 3-5 (Preschool), 3-5 (Preschool), 3-5 (Preschool), 5-6 (Kindergarten), 5-6 (Kindergarten), 5-6 (Kindergartners), 6-8 (Early Elementary), 6-8 (Early Elementary), 6-8 (Early Elementary), Ecology, Fall, Featured, Science

Paper Pumpkin Craft

Paper Pumpkin Craft

Pin It Our home has been completely invaded by pumpkins–real, decorative, and crafted! Here’s my daughter’s latest pumpkin project–a toilet paper roll and construction paper pumpkin that is a great paper-cutting activity. Pin It Materials: toilet paper roll orange paint orange construction paper green chenille stem glue scissors pencil ruler Directions: 1. Paint the toilet paper roll orange and let dry. Pin It 2. Take a piece of construction paper that is approximately twice as long as the toilet paper roll. Fold the construction paper in half and mark off lines, … Read entire article »

Filed under: 3-5 (Preschool), 3-5 (Preschool), 3-5 (Preschool), 5-6 (Kindergarten), 5-6 (Kindergarten), 5-6 (Kindergartners), 6-8 (Early Elementary), 6-8 (Early Elementary), 6-8 (Early Elementary), Fall, Featured

Bats! Songs, Finger Plays, and Jokes

Bats! Songs, Finger Plays, and Jokes

Pin It We’ve been reading about and making our own bats. Here are our songs, finger plays, and jokes about bats for preschoolers and kindergartners. As always, I credit and link where I know the author. If you are the author and I haven’t credited you, please let me know! I’m a Bat by Mary Flynn (sung to: You are my Sunshine) I love the nighttime, The dark, black nighttime, And that is when I fly around. I am … Read entire article »

Filed under: 3-5 (Preschool), 5-6 (Kindergarten), 6-8 (Early Elementary), Fall, Science, Songs

Yarn Pumpkin

Yarn Pumpkin

Pin It We made a yarn pumpkin, similar to this yarn egg we made for Easter.  This requires some manual dexterity and patience but it is very simple and relaxing and I think it looks lovely hanging from our chandelier! Supplies: Balloon School Glue Orange Yarn Green Pipe Cleaner Directions: Pin It 1. Inflate a balloon of any color until it is round. 2. Tie four strings around the pumpkin, knotting at the top, to create eight “sections”.  Paint the yarn with glue. (Note: I … Read entire article »

Filed under: 3-5 (Preschool), 5-6 (Kindergarten), 5-6 (Kindergarten), 5-6 (Kindergartners), 6-8 (Early Elementary), 6-8 (Early Elementary), 9-11 (Elementary), Fall, Featured, Mathematics

Jack-o-Lantern Candle Craft

Jack-o-Lantern Candle Craft

Pin It October is my favorite month and it is not just because it is my birthday. I love the apple-picking, the leaves turning colors, butternut squash, and of course, Halloween. And nothing says Halloween quite like a glowing Jack-o-Lantern. My daughter made hers with some left-over tissue paper and a glass baby-food jar. We love crafts, especially ones made from natural or recycled materials but I’ll admit…we take shortcuts sometimes. Especially when I’m hosting … Read entire article »

Filed under: 3-5 (Preschool), 3-5 (Preschool), 5-6 (Kindergarten), 5-6 (Kindergarten), 6-8 (Early Elementary), Fall, Sight