Tuesday, December 21, 2010
We made powdered donut snowmen...which they made and then ate:)
Using inspiration and a downloadable header from Eighteen25 we made "Holiday Bucket Lists". For these I picked up 8x10 plastic frames for $2.50 each, a HUGE pack of patterned scrapbook paper for $5 and a pack of dry erase markers for $6.97 all from Walmart. The girls LOVED it. They used the finished projects as dry erase boards to make lists, draw pictures, make more lists. I could have made these much cuter but I wanted to keep it simple and easy for the girls - and cheap:)
And finally we made holiday flour sacks/towels. I posted about these here. You could also just print out your TAGXEDO on cardstock and frame it as a gift:)
Monday, December 20, 2010
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Monday, December 13, 2010
- I ended up using one and a half bags of cookie icing to completely assemble 34 houses.
- I used about 6 boxes of graham crackers
- I always make at least 5-6 more houses than I need in case anyone gets a little rough and breaks their house. Last year only 1 child broke their house if that tells you anything.
- It's just easier to pre-assemble these houses and let the kids decorate them. It takes less time in class and it lets the children do what they really love with this activity!
- Apparently when it's late, you are making a million "gingerbread houses" and making an online tutorial you get the facts about which children and which year they are in Kindergarten a little mixed up;)
Friday, December 10, 2010
Thursday, December 9, 2010
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
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Thursday, December 2, 2010
- Wire Wisk - (Filled with Chocolate kisses) "We WHISK you a Merry KISSmas!!"
- Loaf of Bread - For being there when you were "Kneaded", for "Rising" to the occasion, large or small. For never "Loafing" on the job, for helping others to "Heel" with TLC. No matter how you "Slice it", you do a terrific job loving Others. Merry Christmas!!
- Jolly Ranchers - Have a Holly"Jolly" Christmas!!
- Chex Party Mix - Remember Santa "Chex" his list twice to see who's been naughty or nice...so be good for goodness sake!! Merry Christmas!!
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
- Kirklands & Hobby Lobby have TONS of cute items, cute cups, koozies, hostess gloves, ornaments, holiday planners, holiday decor (most of it on sale:).
- Old Navy usually marks down their gloves & scarves over the next few weeks - and those are nice gifts for the playground.
- Today Bath & Body Works had some super cute vanilla infused with shea butter slipper socks marked down to $3 and holiday scented antibacterial lotion for $2.50.
- Target & Michaels usually has some cute items in their Dollar sections at this time of year. Items like holiday signs, festive stationary, a dish towel or some type of lotion or soap.
- World Plus Market also has a cute Dollar section and some very useful in expensive items in the kitchen section (like mini collapsible funnels, mini whisks, measuring spoons, microplanes, etc.).
Monday, November 29, 2010
It's important to note however that this is something I do for the teacher from me. I do not collect money for this. In fact, when I do collect money for a class gift I always save that as the gift on the 12th day or last day before the break. You can always coordinate this with other parents in the classroom by each taking certain days - you just need to be sure that they are going to follow through and I'm too much of a control freak to trust (I know you are super shocked about that). Anyway I would love to hear your ideas!
This was day 4 of 2009.
This was day 12 (the last day) of 2009.
Thursday, November 18, 2010
Make an 8x8 pan of brownies and let them cool. The recipe doesn't matter as long as you do NOT overbake them - they should be fudgy when cooled. If you want to use a box brownie mix I suggest Ghiradelli. If you want a scratch recipe I suggest Martha Stewart. Ina Garten has a great recipe but it makes a HUGE pan.Next cream 1 - 8oz package of cream cheese (softened), 3/4 cup powdered sugar, and 1 tsp peppermint extract.
Dump the cream cheese mixture over the brownies and smooth over as an even layer. Place the brownies in the fridge.
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Now don't look to close. Beenah, Amie you can look away now. This was my first one so I've got some work to do. I plan on adding a brown trunk - but I was too excited not to share. The best part about this project is that you can purchase shirts at Walmart anywhere from $3.50-$5.00 (toddler or children's is the difference in price), the ribbon I bought on sale at Hobby Lobby for $1 a spool (that would easily make you 6-8 shirts depending how big you make the tabs) and the star button was 2 for $2.49 at Hobby Lobby. I did put some FrayCheck on the edges of the ribbon - but basically I made the shirt in the picture for $5:) Not to bad!! Happy Holidays!