Peek-a-Boo Sensory Board
I knew that I wanted to do a fun project involving the tops from baby wipes containers ever since I saw this post from I Can Teach My Child on Pinterest. I started saving wipes lids and was inspir…
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Father's day is coming up. Thinking of what gifts you should prepare with your child for their dad? Why not choose simple handmade cards from the children. A child's craft touches a father's heart. And it's something to cherish for years to come.
I created this NO MESS PAINTING for my infant and toddler classroom. They had a blast mixing the colors and making footprints. The infants even joined the action by having tummy time and exploring the colors. Very easy and cheap idea!!! Comment for more info. TGP
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Little Pumpkin Craft
Minne-Mama is on Facebook! 'Like' us to stay updated on our fun crafts and activities! Thank you for stopping by! This fun craft was one of the ways Skyler and I dealt with Joe being away for the past week and a half. I posted on Instagram the last paper "chain" of our most recent daddy countdown. I had fun making the candy corn countdown and Skyler loved taking off a candy for every night daddy was gone! We have since taken off the last candy and can't wait to see him tomorrow! A few weeks…
Rock Star Theme!
I’ve had a ton of teachers email me and ask me to do a room that is geared for older students. I knew that I wanted to do a Rock Star room, but it couldn’t be just some TYPICAL and PREDICTABLE Rock Star room. What I mean by “typical” and “predictable” – when you think […]
Pom Pom much??
See- I promised it wouldn't be a whole week before you saw me again :) I have an obsession. I have an obsession with tissue paper pom poms. I use them for everything. I am also really bad at remembering to take pictures so I don't have as much evidence as I would like. I used pom poms to decorate for my class play. They are a permanent feature in my classroom library (which my kids like to things of as clouds!). I also use them for decorating for parties, but like I said, I am terrible at…
5 Simple Sensory Bins for Babies and Toddlers
Here at Train Up a Child we love sensory bins . We almost always have at least two full bins at any given time. I wrote a post in m...
matching objects to pictures - apples and worms!
I am so excited about my new felt board! As you may know, I am a big fan of felt boards - they are perfect for activities like matching and storytelling. I made this one from a thrifted frame and a rectangle of felt. It's just the right size for little hands to carry to a table, and because it's a frame, I can easily replace the felt. A new felt board, for less than $1 - woo hoo! Here are some photos of the new apples and worms matching lesson I made to go along with it: When presenting this…