Tiny Red Cup Ornaments for Our Starbucks Team

Teaching kids to give back looks a lot of different ways.  While feeding the poor and collecting items for the needy is all super, sometimes the biggest differences we can teach them to make is much closer to home.  We were in Starbucks two days ago with the kiddos (yes, they all have their own rewards accounts – even Zoe) and noticed that they had employee stockings.  We decided that …

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DIY Snowman Magnets and a Jar of Notes

DIY Snowman Magnets These hand sculpted snowman magnets and a jar of notes are so easy to make with Sculpey’s Bake Shop. I am pretty sure it is the kiddo version of the clay but to be totally honest, I LOVE it for me! I made these five little guys to update my mini magnet board that was still sporting Halloween magnets.  This Weck jar is from World Market and …

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Create a Hand Lettered Christmas Tree

Six day to go…and then it is CHRISTMAS!  Here is a fabulous last minute gift that you can create for your family or friends.  This hand lettered family Christmas tree can be done with print, cursive or even digitally then colored with whatever you love most.  I love this because it is a creation that expresses the love we have in our blended family!  Here are the directions to create …

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Free Christmas Preschool Printables

Free Christmas Preschool Printables These How Many?Free Christmas Preschool Printables are great for using in the classroom and at home.  They can be used in a variety of ways to teach academic skills.  The How Many? free holiday printables are also great for crafting and creating. I am excited to share them with you and can’t wait to see what you create using them. Ways to use the Free Christmas …

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Elmers Glue Turkey Decoration

Glue art is always a hit with kids.  This Elmers Glue turkey decoration is super fun and festive. You will need: Elmers Glue Watercolor Paper Watercolor Paints Brushes The trick is to doodle your turkey with glue several hours before painting.  If you are in need of doodle support, you can trace your hand.  The glue has to be dry for it to work. Watercolors work the best for filling …

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Homemade Butterbeer Recipe

Homemade Butterbeer Recipe

Homemade Butterbeer Recipe This crazy delicious homemade butterbeer recipe is the perfect drink for all of your Harry Potter celebrations and events! Whether you are gathering to watch the movies, make crafts or doing anything else magical, this recipe is sure to be a hiy. We did it!  We whipped up (literally) some homemade butterbeer!  The girls wanted to try it before we get to The Wizarding World of Harry …

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Classrooms With Felt

I love it so much when my worlds collide in a bright and cheerful way that has a positive effect on education.  The Classrooms With Felt collection of projects does just this.  I am a member of the Kunin Group Dream Team and decided to take that role a step outside the box by creating a campaign that demonstrates how fabulous felt is as a material/tool in the primary classroom. …

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