Tot School: Space - Mrs. Plemons' Kindergarten
When planning out our Tot School calendar I have to tell you that I was not really as excited for some themes as others… I mean pumpkins, apples and Valentines, YES! Bring it on! But space, cars and dinosaurs aren’t exactly my jam. I’m a girl mom to 2 little pink tutu wearing cutie pies. […]
Ideas for Using Left Over Textured Paper
In my family, I am notorious for my thriftiness. This of course carries over into my art projects. I hate to throw anything away! So I have boxes of scrap paper from the Eric Carle inspired collages I have done with my classes. I love to think of new ways to use these. Here are just 2 ideas. This piece was inspired by a children's book from my childhood called, "Attic of the Wind". It's a beautiful lyrical book illustrating all the things that are taken away to "the attic of the wind." I…
12 Star Crafts and Activities - In The Playroom
12 beautiful star crafts and activities for kids including starry night playdough, galaxy slime, star themed paint activities, printables and more
Colorful Stained Glass Kites Window Display | Make and Takes
Cute colorful tissue paper stained glass kites decorating our windows. This is a super-easy, no-mess craft, great for little ones and big kids alike!
Starlit Night in a Cup! A Fine Motor Craft for Kids - Creative Little Explorers
This week we did a fun fine motor craft to explore stars! Ever since my first-born was able to see the stars in the sky, he was hooked. He’s loved them ever since. In fact one of his first words was “star” (which he pronounced “gar” for awhile) and Twinkle Twinkle Little Star was the first...
Writing a Mihi
Everything flows from the mountain, through the river. Then the people settle, so this is the order in which we say our mini. Below is the template we have used to write our mihi's.
Kids Crafts and Activities - Stained Tissue Stars
Stained Tissue Stars craft for kids. Hanging in a window, the stained tissue stars produces a dramatic effect. Even a four year old child can do this ...
I'm a young mother of two beautiful kids (4 years old and 9 months). I want to share with you some ideas : kids activities, toddler games, meals, art and crafts for our little one...
To celebrate Matariki we made a korowai. All of our toddlers made a collage feather and the teachers made one too, then we put them all together to make our cloak. This korowai is representative of all the children in our room. It was the central part of our wall display on Matariki this year.
Up, Up, and Away! 3D Student Kite Artwork Display
Kites always seem to make their way into early childhood curriculum at this time of year. After all, what embodies spring better than the classic high-flying toy? My students had to decorate a paper kite as their monthly family involvement project. We send something home once a month for them to decorate with their families, and then display the finished project at school. I love seeing the creativity that flows through their projects! I mentioned this to my husband, who, as it happens, is…
Matariki Fact Recall
We have been learning about Matariki and the constellation. Matariki is a small cluster of stars and it is also known as Plieades. There are several hundred stars but only seven of them can be seen. Matariki is a traditional Maori New Year. Matariki is celebrated with education and sharing ideas. Matariki is a time for remembering people you've lost.
7 Marvellous Matariki Crafts for Kids - Kiwi Families
As we approach Matariki, there are some wonderful Matariki crafts you can do with your children to celebrate.
MATARIKI - Wishing Star
A creative classroom activity for celebrating Matariki (the Māori New Year). Hiwa-i-te-rangi is one of the 9 stars in the Matariki star cluster. It is known as the 'wishing star'. This star has a connection to our hopes, dreams and aspirations for the year ahead. The Process: 1. Draw pattern...