Dec 22

Toddler problem solving

Even young preschool students and toddlers can problem solve. Students learn at very young ages how to do things and figure out things on their own. They think about it. They work at it. They get frustrated. They succeed.

This young 2 year old student worked for awhile with these big waffle blocks and a crate. She saw that these blocks might just fit inside the crate. She placed one block in the crate. Then she tried putting another block in the crate. She saw that it was not going to work just as she had planned so she removed the blocks and tried it a different way.

After several attempts she was able to get 3 blocks inside that crate. She persevered though until she was able to get the blocks how she wanted them. waffleblocks

 

Then she laid the blocks out on the ground as a sidewalk pattern to enjoy walking on them.

wafflesidewalk

Dec 21

Candy cane sleigh

This candy cane sleigh makes a great gift for young preschool students or it is a nice art project for older students to make on their own.

This project will work best and hold together much better if constructed with hot glue. *Use caution when using hot glue.

Stand up two candy canes so each one loops upwards. Glue 3-4 mini chocolate bars stacked about mid-way across the candy canes. Glue a chocolate kiss on top of the stack of chocolate bars.

candysleigh

Dec 21

Handprint and Footprint Reindeer

There are many art projects teachers can do with handprints and footprints. Here is one footprint project to make a reindeer.

Paint the bottom of the preschool student’s foot with brown paint. Have him step on a white sheet of paper to make his footprint. Paint the palms of his hands with brown paint and print the handprints on top of the footprint to represent the antlers of the reindeer.

Finally, draw black dots or circles for the eyes and use a red pom pom for the nose.

reindeerfootprint

Dec 21

Footprint Christmas Tree

To make an easy preschool art project for Christmas, make a Christmas tree shape with the preschool student’s footprint.

Paint the bottom of the preschool student with green paint. Have him step on a sheet of white paper. Next have him make different colored fingerprints for lights on the tree shape.

Then draw a squiggly design across the tree shape to represent the string of lights wrapping the tree. And finally, draw a big yellow star at the top of the tree. The heal is the top of the tree and the toes are the bottom.

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Dec 18

Sandy Hook Blogger Day of Silence

From the request of Breanna at Consider Me Inspired blog:

On this day, December 18, 2012, I am joining other bloggers in a Day of Silence in honor and memory of those victims involved in the Sandy Hook Elementary (Connecticut) tragedy.

Dear God,

Please protect these families. Comfort these families. Place your healing hand on these people in the town and surrounding areas. May You speak to their hearts like You’ve never spoken before. May they all feel Your warmth and glory.

In the precious name of Jesus, Amen.

sandyhooksupport

Dec 15

Scrambled Christmas songs

How many of the following Christmas songs can you identify by the initials of the first line of the song?

Example: OCAYF = O Come, All Ye Faithful

Read all the way to the bottom of the list. You could be a winner!

1. HYAMLC

2. TFNTADS

3. ICUAMC

4. SNHNAICAIB

5. OTFDOCMTLGTM

6. DTHWBOHFLLLLLLLL

7. JTTWTLHC

8. YBWOYBNC

9. ISMKSCUTMLN

10. HTHASGTTNK

11. AIWFCIMTFT

12. DTTSIAOHOS

13. WTKOOA

14. OLTOBHSWSTL

15. SBRAYLITLSIG

16. FTSWAJHS

17. CTTMPRPPP

18. HCSCHCSCRDSCL

19. OTWOIFBTFISD

20. OCTOCTHLATB

21. UOTHRPOJGOSC

22. IDOAWCJLTOIUTK

23. WWYAMCWWYAMC

24. IBHFC

25. YKDADAPAVCACADAB

26.OHNTSABS

27. WCITWLTROMLIS

28. CROAOFJFNAYN

29. OCOCE

30. JHTSBRAJJJT

 

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