Sunday, July 7, 2013

FREEBIE for First Day of School

I know lots of you use the Magic Play-Doh at the beginning of the year...or Play Clay as my Firsties call it! But if you don't (or even if you do!) you might be interested in this Freebie from my TpT Store!

It has the RECIPE I've used for years, an ORIGINAL SHORT POEM I wrote, (and small ones to attach to Baggies) and a CLASS BOOK you can make. There are two pages to choose from: one the kids simply write the color their clay turned into and the other one includes a space to write about their wish.  A great beginning of the year activity! Easy peasy lemon squeezy!

This is all you need to make the magic happen: (and food coloring!)

And it's so easy to make!

And fun to help make the magic happen!


And once the balls go into baggies, they're ready to be passed out!

It's 98 outside right now and my pool is actually 90 degrees!  I'm jumping back in!  Enjoy!

Monday, July 1, 2013

Creating Again...

Now that school's over, it's time to start creating clip art again AND time to think ahead about September/School! Eek...too soon?  Never!

I started off with a no-brainer for the classroom.  I couldn't resist buying my Crazy Straws for my birthday balloons at the Dollar Tree last week. I'm making the same ones.  Last year, I had a hard time deciding which balloons to make but finally decided on cute clip art from Heidi Oldenburg.

I also bought more "Smart Beads" since my supply got low.  I decided early on last year to allow kids to wear their Smart Beads home to show their parents if they promised to bring them back.  Most of the time, they returned the sparkly gems.  The cost to replace them is so cheap, that I didn't mind a few "lost" ones.

And it feels so good to finish some new clip art.  I just came up with a cute idea for tomorrow's clip art.  Can't wait!  Going to design it now.  Until then, here's a peek at what John and I did today.