Process Art for Earth Day

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We loved this project for a few reasons. The materials are easy to use, inexpensive to purchase, gets us a little sticky, and involves sensory, practical life and art work. Plus the project keeps children busy giving us adults an opportunity to speak about the importance of our relationship with the earth. A really great [Read On]


Outdoor Rules to Live & to Teach

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“The earth has music for those who listen.” ~ George Santayana Go Outside Every Day Yes, every day. Better yet begin and end the day with fresh air. The best way to wake up and to unwind from the day. Do Not be Afraid Get dirty. Be welcoming of critters. When I heard one of my [Read On]


Unique Ways to Celebrate Earth Day

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Are you looking for active and unique ways to celebrate Earth Day with your children? Me too. So, I came up with a list. I thought I’d share it with you. “Now I see the secret of making the best persons, it is to grow in the open air and to eat and sleep with [Read On]


Saint Patrick’s Day Preschool Circle

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{Image courtesy of moomsabuy / FreeDigitalPhotos.net} St. Patrick’s Day is a wonderful celebration for children. The day brings an opportunity to integrate culture and history into your classroom or home.  I believe in speaking about the religious history behind the holiday but chose to focus more on the country and it’s culture. My thoughts centered [Read On]


Last Minute Easy Valentine’s Day Ideas for Teachers and Friends

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It is not too late to get a bit festive for Valentine’s Day. I adore this day as a celebration of compassion and friendship. I wanted to bring a bit of that flavor and energy into my family’s life. I didn’t do anything crazy crafty, nor did I spend lots of money. Here is what [Read On]


Easy Montessori Valentine’s Day Activities

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I added a few works to our shelves to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Enjoy! Large Bead Stringing is a wonderful entree into sewing for young children. The activity develops fine motor skills. The string is a lace we had from a lacing card set. The beads are from . Be sure to have “keeper bead” as [Read On]