Friday, November 11, 2011

Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do You See? collage & hand print

Brown Bear Collage
The bears are cut out of brown poster board paper from the discount school supply multi pack
dyed pasted noodles, fur, felt, fun foam, yarn
pinto beans would be good too going to add those next year.  
We did the brown bear hand print a little diffrent this year by adding a head over the thumb that was cut out using the "cricut" Animal kingdom cartridge. Last year we cut out the heads by hand.

"All About Me" Preschool Ideas for Two Year Olds

Hand prints in people color that the children choose.
People collage
 I cut out little pants out of my kids old jeans.
Paper plate faces
Body parts puzzle
People color easel paint a body shape.

Gobble! Gobble!

Hand Print Turkeys!
These would be cute on the front of a Thanksgiving card or for Thanksgiving place mats. We did them just for decoration.

Halloween Fun!

A cute Halloween witch using fabric scraps again!
Mini pumpkins, Indian corn, and gourds in our discovery table.
Itsy Bitsy Spider from mailbox magazine so cute the spider moves up and down the straw like it is a
water spout. 
I have been wanting to do this for a couple years now and I finally did it and the children really enjoyed it.
I simply poked holes(using a pen) in the these pumpkins so the Mr. Potato head pieces would fit in them and let the children make faces on the pumpkins. 
Classic Halloween finger play "5 Little pumpkins sitting on the gate. The children count the pumpkins and glue them on the gate while reciting the finger play with the teacher. The children can choose however many pumpkins they want to put on the gate.
Boo! We made these cute ghost with the children's foot prints white paint and black construction paper. We also added little black mouths and hung them in the classroom window with clear thread so it looked like they were floating there.
Those little ghost feet inspired these too cute ghost shirts. One of my amazing teaching assistants is awesome at doing the children's hand prints and footprints and I saw how well the footprints turned out on paper I was inspired to try it with fabric paint on a black shirt for each of the children.It worked out really well and the children loved the shirts too! I remembered the idea from when my oldest (now 18) made Halloween shirts very similar to this to wear for their field trip to the pumpkin patch. 
Halloween Bulletin board
Pretty glitter pumpkins. Just let the kids go crazy with glue a paint brush and glitter! 
Saving the best for last. One of the amazing moms in my class carved 20 of these adorable jack o lanterns for our Halloween snack! And filled them with cut up strawberries and grapes! 

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Black Sheep, Black Sheep, What Do You See?


Our bulletin board for September, finger painting, easel painting an apple shape, and apple prints.
Apple easel painting. This apple came out so colorful I love the way all the colors of apple mixed together on this one very unique.
Our apple back to school night invite!
I got this idea to use fabric scraps on the apple from my daughters second grade teacher this year. I cut up fabric scraps with pinking shears and helped the children glue them onto the apple ahape with tacky glue. They came out really cute.
Back of apples:
Apple prints!
Mosaic apple
Sticker apple tree