Supplies Needed; Cheap plastic beads, pie tin (or cupcake tin) and ribbon to hang
Place your beads, with the holes facing up, in the pie tin (or cupcake tin). You do not need to grease or prep the pan. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Place pan in oven for 20 minutes, or until all beads are melted. When melted, remove pan from oven, and allow to cool. Once cool, remove your sun catcher from the pan, add a ribbon to hang, and display as desired.
Pool noodles seem to overly abundant, and cheap, this time of year. We decided to pick up a couple at the local dollar store and create marble chutes. We cut them in half using a steak knife. The cutting was very easy to do, and barely made a mess. We then used a tv tray, some painters tape, and a bucket to catch the marbles at the bottom.
As the project became more elaborate we incorporated toilet paper rolls and match box cars.
Supplies Needed; Foam or construction paper, green flip flops, scissors, glue gun, pencil, and a yellow pipe cleaner.
Directions; Use the toe of your flip flop to "free hand" the shape of your dinosaur toes. Cut out the shape. Cut your pipe cleaner into pieces about 1/2 long. Glue the pipe cleaner pieces to the tips of your dinosaur toes. Glue the shape to the bottom of your flip flop, and allow to dry.
Scavenger Hunts are a great way to get kids interested in nature and being outdoors.
Egg carton, print out of template (below), scissors, and glue
Print out template, cut it out, and glue it to the inside lid of the egg carton.
Give each child, or group of children, an egg crate and ask them to locate all of the items on the chart. Ask them to put each item in the corresponding cup of the egg crate. If the items we have suggested do not match your geographical area, we have provided a blank template for you to create your own chart.
Top Free Reading programs offered to children
Reading Rewards Programs:
Paint your night sky
1 part cornstarch (1 c.)
1 part water (1 c.)
food coloring (we used neon colors)
Mix corn starch and water. Add food coloring and mix.
*I used a muffin tin for extra large muffins to hold the paint. One cup of cornstarch and one cup of water filled them about half way. The paint stretched further than I thought.