Saturday, May 22, 2010

Crayola® Giant Sidewalk Chalk

Congratulations Dina Caballero!

You are the winner of a Crayola® Giant Sidewalk Chalk set!
I hope this brings your girls hours of fun.

Keep an eye out for next Month's giveaway!

Monday, May 17, 2010

Spring Flower Pots

Mother's Day projects are always such fun. As a Mother, I love to do a little something that will bring back those special "when they were itty bitty" memories. You can never fail with prints.


We painted this flower pot with a spring theme and only using prints.

Example by Jasmine, age 6 months.

  • Terracotta Flower Pot
  • Acrylic Paint
  • Paint Brushes
  • Paper Plate or Plastic Lid
  • Clear Coat

Step by Step
  1. Paint flower pot your base color, we used blue.
  2. For younger children, spread the paint on a plastic lid or paper plate. This will make coating their hand much easier, think of an ink pad. Older children, 2 and up, I use a paint brush.
  3. You are limited only by your imagination.
  4. Remember, imperfections can bring back the best memories.
  5. When complete, cover with a non-toxic clear coat.
  6. Enjoy!
Our Pot includes:
Hand clouds and flowers. Foot grass and flowers. Big toe ladybugs.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

And we have our first winner!

Congratulations Jesica Buccilli!

You are the winner of a Crayola® Giant Sidewalk Chalk set!
I hope this brings hours of fun to you and your family.

Don't forget we have one more to give away next Saturday!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Freebies - Crayola® Giant Sidewalk Chalk

Help us reach 100 Facebook fans by May 21 for your chance to win a Crayola® Giant Sidewalk Chalk set!

We will have two drawings:

May 15, 2010 @ 1pm CST
May 22, 2010 @ 1pm CST

Join today!

Run, Jump and Dance!


Run, jump and dance sums it up pretty well. We just added a bit of paint and paper to the mix.

  • Large Paper or Canvas
  • Tub
  • Paint
  • Water
  • Flour - optional
  • Tape
Step by Step
  1. Mix paint, water and flour in the tub. The idea is to water down the paint and use the flour to give it some thickness. You can use straight paint but this is a cheaper alternative. I used Tempera Paint but any paint will do.
  2. I recommend securing the paper or canvas using the tape.
  3. Attach the poem below to your finished painting. I used the poem in the center of our wall display.
  4. Enjoy and remember, clean up can be just as fun!

Don't Blink!
Two tiny footprints these may be
But soon a much bigger pair you'll see
Walk, run, jump, hop or even ski
Leaving prints that will make you smile with glee.

This face will change to a certain degree
These feet will also grow and it's a guarantee
So please don't blink I hereby decree
Or else you won't be able to recognize me!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Science Wednesday - The Transparent Egg Experiment


What happens when you cover an egg with vinegar? Can you make an egg bounce without cracking the shell? Three small scientists set out to find the answer to these questions and more.

  • Egg
  • Vinegar
  • Glass Bowl or Drinking Glass
Step by Step
  1. Place egg into your glass bowl and cover with vinegar. You will notice bubbles forming around your egg. Your egg will float to the top, this is fine.
  2. After the first 24 hours, change the vinegar.
  3. Keep egg in the 2nd batch of vinegar for continued testing. We left ours for 96 hours.
  4. Check out Super Teacher Worksheets for worksheets.

After 1 hour

2 hours

24 hours

48 - 72 hours

Friday, March 12, 2010

Castle Von Cardboard and Court

I love, love, love cardboard boxes!

This week our theme is Fairy Tales (Medieval Times) and we have been working on Castle Von Cardboard. My age group is 2 1/2 year old so we kept our castle on the simple side. If you are l
ooking for a challenge, check out Ann Wood's Cardboard Castle #2.

Turn a plain cardboard box into a medieval adventure. The cutting in this project should be done by an adult. Hours of fun!

  • Large cardboard box - additional may be needed
  • Heavy-duty scissors or craft knife
  • Tape
  • Glue
  • Foil
  • Construction Paper
  • Paint, glitter, crayons and/or markers
Step by Step
  1. Draw your basic shape onto your cardboard box. Include curtain wall, towers, drawbridge and windows.
  2. Secure bottom flaps with box tape.
  3. Carefully remove top flaps and cut out your design.
  4. Paint your castle walls.
  5. Using your scrap cardboard; draw your Royal Court and Dragon.
  6. After cutting out your figures, add a slot support and decorate. (See image on the right)
  7. You can use any remaining cardboard to add walkways and more.
  8. Just let your imagination go wild when decorating your castle!

Meet our Royal Court

King Lotharon

Queen Bella

Princess Buttercup


Sparky the Dragon