Monday, April 28, 2014

Mother's Day Craft Fun

Do you need a simple printable craft for Mother's Day? If so, check out my Mother's Day Craft where kiddos can send a 3-D flower home to Mom (or Mum or any other special person) this Mother's Day. 
mother's day crafts
 This Mother's Day craft for kids includes directions, flower and stem pattern, and several different versions of the cards that go on the flowers for Mom, Mum, or a special person.

mother's day crafts

It's one of my  favorite 3-D craftivities that's a Mother's Day craft, flower, and Mother's day book too!
mother's day easy crafts

To find out more about this Mother's Day easy craft, click {HERE}.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Frog Life Cycle Craft Chicken Life Cycle Craft Butterfly Life Cycle Craft Oh My!

Spring Activities Craft -- This spring craft is a unique way to display and teach your students about the chicken life cycle, butterfly life cycle, and frog life cycle and their habitats including the countryside, the farm, and the pond. Tie in the wind for the wind sock and you have a great science activity for spring.

life cycle crafts

Students will create three life cycle wind socks (just add streamers) or a life cycle lantern during your next life cycle science lesson or habitat science lesson. There are additional labels you can add that include the terms for the life cycles. These work well for science centers too or for a science or spring bulletin board.

life cycle activities

These are easy to make! Print out the black and white versions and your students color or paint (watercolors work well) the life cycles. The life cycles show four stages for the butterfly, chicken, and frog. The stages used are as follows.

The butterfly life cycle includes the butterfly, eggs, chrysalis, and caterpillar. The background shows the countryside.

life cycle of a butterfly

The frog life cycle includes the frog, frogspawn, tadpole, and froglet. The background shows a pond.

 life cycle of a frog

The chicken life cycle includes a nesting chicken, an egg, and hatching chick, and a chick. The background shows a farm. You can find this life cycle craft {HERE}
life cycle of a chicken

I also have a Water Cycle Craft {HERE}.
You can find all my life cycle crafts {HERE}.

spring activities, spring crafts, robin sellers crafts, craftivities, science centers, life cycles, frogs, butterflies,chickens

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Sweet Tea Classroom Teaching Tip: An Easy Way to Integrate Spanish and Science

I am all about teaching across the curriculum. Here's a sweet little teaching tip that you will love that integrates Science, Literature, and Spanish.

I ordered the entire set of Magic School Bus videos and was very happy to make this discovery.

Click Here to find this Magic School Bus DVD set at Amazon

You can choose to watch the videos in English or in Spanish. So, guess what we are doing today for a little practice?

You guessed it. We are watching a Magic School Bus video for the second time in Spanish and the kiddos love it.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Cinco De Mayo Printable Craft

Cinco de Mayo: Cinco de Mayo fun! This Cinco de Mayo craft is a pinata that your students can make for some Mexico Fiesta Fun!
cinco de mayo printable craft

It includes Mexico symbols including a map outline of Mexico, a Mexican flag, a guitar, a monarch butterfly, a cactus, a sombrero, and a pepper. Each on of these items in accompanied by a candy that has the name for the symbol in English and Spanish. You can choose to use both of these labels if you wish.
cinco de mayo craft

 There is also a Cinco de Mayo tag to add to the pinata; however, this pinata craft will work throughout the school year and especially when you are studying holidays around the world. I hope you enjoy this Cinco de Mayo Craftivity.

cinco de mayo for kids
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