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This is a collection of ideas for how we celebrate Holidays/Events at Chets Creek!
pretzel graphing activity
Fall Celebration Day Center
Thanksgiving pinecone turkeys
Thanksgiving chapter book readaloud, Magic Treehouse,
Thanksgiving on Thursday
great family December project
menorah craft projects
with readaloud books to go with the project and an explanation of the Science
winter craft ideas
on PhotoBucket.com (password: chetscreek)
ideas for cards
to make that could be sent to parents or to a Senior facility
Best Cinnamon Ornament Recipe.doc
or Cinnamon Ornaments below. The ornaments are easy to make and their aroma lasts long after the holidays are over. This recipe makes 12 to 15 ornaments. Allow 2-4 days of drying
time turning ornaments over daily. Try to make the ornaments a little thicker and a little larger since they shrink just a little bit during drying. Keep extra cinnamon on hand to dust the plastic wrap as I roll out the dough.
3/4 cup applesauce
1 bottle cinnamon (4.12 ounces) (Dollar Store has cinnamon)
Mix applesauce and cinnamon with hands in small bowl until a smooth ball of dough is formed.
Using about 1/4 of the dough at a time, roll dough to 1/4-inch to 1/3-inch thickness between two sheets of plastic wrap. Peel off top sheet of plastic wrap; cut dough into desired shapes with cookie cutters.
Place each ornament on a paper plate labeled with name.
Make a hole in top of ornament with a straw.
Dry ornaments at room temperature. Let stand 1 to 2 days or until thoroughly dry, turning occasionally.
Insert ribbon through holes and tie to hang. May be decorated with opaque paint markers found in arts and crafts stores, if desired.
Cut fun foam to 4X6"
Copy individual photos on white cardstock and then cut around photo
Cut antlers from brown construction paper
Glue head and shoulders with antlers to fun foam
Add red pom pom nose
Hole punchcircles at the top of the fun foam and tie yarn
Possible Centers for a morning of holiday fun:
decorate cupcake as an ornament (have someone make oversized cupcakes, spread icing, add candy and gel to decorate, add an upside down Reese's cup, a half pretzel makes the hanger
holiday necklaces can inclulde beads, bells, fun foan pieces ready to string
Ice Cream Cone Holiday trees (made with a cone-shaped ice cream cone upside down, iced with green icing spread with a popsicle stick or plastic knife, M&M for ornaments, marshmallow star
Buy Santa face paper plates and invite students to add a label pre-typed
"Dear Santa, I've been good all year, Here is a cookie for you and some food for your reindeer."
In a zip-locked bag make reindeer food with oatmeal and colored sugar or sprinkles. Tell the children that they should leave the plate out with a cookie and sprinkle the reindeer food on the lawn on Christmas Eve.
Make a gift bag using a small unadorned brown lunch bag. Cut handprints from brown construction paper. Bend down 2-3" of the paper bag and glue the hands to the back to make antlers. Fold back the sides of the folded over piece so thaqt they form a triangle. Add two wiggly eyes and a large red pom pom for the nose. Staple the sides after the gift is in the bag.
Happy New Year
and then write about it
Cute craft and writing
New Year's resolution
100th Day of School
Fill in a
100th day hats - headband with 10 spider strips - 10 drawn shapes or stickers on each of the 10 strips
Give each child a hundreds chart and a die. The child rolls the die and fills in that many squares in a single color. He then rolls again and fills in the squares the number rolled in a different color. Continue until the entire hundreds chart is filled in.
Count/ write by 1's, 5's, 10's. 2's to 100.
Work in partners. Clip 100 paper clips together. Measure things in the room, _
paper clips long.
Invite student to predict how many times they can write their name in 100 seconds and then do it.
100th day booksmarks
100th Day of School crown
or make your own crown with a sentence strip - on strip write by 10's and then glue the numerals100 cut from Elison on top of the sentence strip
100 day snack - Twinkie plus two mini donuts - for a more healthy snack one pretzel roll with two mini bagels with peanut butter
Teachers and students dress up like they will look at 100 years old
Write 100 words.
Most classes ask students to bring in a
decorated cereal box or shoe box for students to put Valentines
Handprint Valentine card
St. Patrick's Day
a blog of
jelly bean graphing sheet
lots of Mother's Day ideas submitted by teachers
**Before I was a Mom.doc**
- Poem to be read at Mother's Day celebration
llards' 2011 Mother's Day
father's day tie card.jpg
father's day bowties to decorate bags.jpg
dear dad poem.docx
help on how to format text
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