Preschool Pot of Gold St. Patrick’s Day Craft

Preschool Pot of Gold St. Patrick's Day Craft

  Preschool Pot of Gold St. Patrick's Day Craft! Create your own Pot of God coins at the end of the rainbow Hand prints! Friends are Golden Bulletin Board. The classroom is the best place to promote friendship, kindness and empathy for one another! In December I started by adding our  Candy Cane of Kindness, where every time I see or heard an act of kindness I added their name to the Candy Cane. February I decided to keep the kindness going with the We Have Heart Spring Tree. We have been taking a close look at what it means to be a good friend! So when it came time for our March Bulletin Board Friends are Golden was the perfect message! Lets get started Preschool Pot of Gold St. Patrick's Day Craft   Supplies Needed:
  • Card stock paper (cut out in the shape of a pot)
  • paint (Black)
  • Gold Glitter
  • Gold Spray Paint ( for gold coins)
  • paint brush
  • marker
    Day One: Pot of Gold Coins - Each frog painted their pot with the Black paint and added Gold Glitter while the paint was still wet. Using a black marker they traced the letters of their name. I used two class days to complete the finished project. For the boards Gold letters I cut Friends are Golden out of white card stock and spray painted them with gold. Loving the look  I spray painted some plain paper gold, then cut them into gold coins and added enough for each Frog to spell their name. My Frogs are still learning to write their names so I wrote a letter on each coin in pencil, they then traced the letter with a black marker.    

Rainbow Hand Prints

Day Two: Rainbow Hand prints - Although this was easy it was for some the funnest part. Using both hands we painting three colors on each hand. When dry cut them out, attached tape to the Gold name coins and Rainbow hand prints to the Pot of Gold.   Supplies Needed:
  • White Card Stock
  • Paint (Rainbow Colors)
  • paint brush
  • Tape
  • scissors
   

Friends are Golden

Friends are Golden: Putting it all together on the board I added a large Rainbow made of paper link chains.      

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Valentines Bag Salt & Watercolor Name Art

Valentines Bag Salt & Watercolor Name Art

For your Preschool Valentines Party, Valentines Bag Salt & Watercolor Name Art! With only salt, glue and watercolors create a rainbow of fun. This week our Letter of the Week is the Letter "N", so we traced our name with glue, adding the watercolors for beautiful magic!   Supplies Needed:
  • paper bag
  • glue
  • salt
  • watercolor paint
  • q-tip or eye dropper
To start I wrote each Frogs name with pencil on the paper bag. We are still learning how our names look and need a little help writing them out. Depending on your child's age they could do this themselves or do any design they wanted.   To set up I used q tips in our watercolors so as not to use to much. In fact the next time I do this I will let them dry before adding the watercolor. However, due to our Snow Day I did not have the luxury of time. The Q Tips helped the Frogs to not add to much paint, just a dot and watch is move and mix with the other colors!     After they were dry we set them up for our Preschool Valentines Party! Hoppy Valentines Day!  

Lemon Scented Play Dough

Lemon Scented Play Dough

Make your own Lemon Scented Play Dough with this easy recipe! We also made Lavender Cloud dough to accompany the Letter of the Week "L". To make the Lemon Play dough I used my same basic Play Dough Recipe only using Lemon Extract to get the great Lemon scent! I also made Lavender Cloud dough for the Letter of the week. However, it came out crumbly so I added it to the sensory table. The Frogs loved it and requested that it stay for the whole week!   On the last day I had the Lemon Scented Play Dough on the table and the Lavender Cloud Dough in  the sensory table, by now it was Letter M and I had muffing trays out. One little Frog, who loves play dough, mixed the two. Bringing over tins of lavender and mixing it with the lemon scented dough. At first I was worried about the mess then realized hoe great they smelled mixed and kept my mouth shut. The Frogs truly had a great time mixing and creating their own style muffins and I was reminded the mess is worth the fun!  

Lavender Cloud Dough

  • One bottle of Lavender hand lotion
  • 2 boxes of Corn Starch
   

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We Have Heart Classroom Friendship Tree

We Have Heart Classroom Friendship Tree

Spread friendship, kindness and empathy with The We Have Heart Classroom Friendship Tree! For every act of kindness I add a heart blossom with the Frogs name to the Tree! Not only dose this draw attention to being kind to one other but promotes name recognition and basic math! The Frogs love finding their name and counting how many blossoms have their name!   In December I have the Candy Cane of kindness, works the same way but I add a stripe. This year the Frogs were continuing the acts of kindness and I wanted to keep up the good feelings. Our Classroom Tree always changes with the season and in the past we have used different techniques  to fill our tree. This year we started early in February with the Heart Blossoms and added our spring wreaths to fill it out. The best part is watching our tree grow with Friendship!

Spring Paper Plate Wreaths

  To accompany our We Have Heart Friendship Tree we made these cute paper plate spring wreaths! Supplies needed:
  • Tissue paper
  • small paper plate
  • ribbon
  • glue
  • glue dot
To get started I cut the center out of a small paper plate. Then the Frogs glued the cut tissue squares to their plate. When finished we attached a ribbon using a glue dot. The we hung on our Classroom Spring Tree.    

Preschool Heart Window Art

Preschool Heart Window Art

  Fill your windows with these easy to make Preschool Heart Window Art. In the past I have created window art using sticky laminated paper, but due to cost I have been looking for new inexpensive ways to create the same stained glass effect.  I love the way these heart turned out they fill our room with love!   Supplies Needed:
  • black construction paper
  • wax paper
  • paint
  • paint brushes
  • scissors
  • glittler
Let's get started, as usual due to time and the age of my Frogs I cut a heart out of the center of black construction paper ahead of time. Originally I was going to just use the outline of the heart but I liked the way the black rectangle looked so I chose to leave it alone. To set up our art center I added paint, glitter and taped the wax paper to their art trays. Without the tape they moved around as the Frogs painted, we found this the best way to make them stay put. When  finished painting they sat the black paper on top of the painted, wet wax paper. Then using one finger I had them push around the edges , adding paint underneath if needed to make it stick. While the paint was wet some of my Frogs added glitter, they love glitter! Then we sat them aside to dry. When dry I cut off the excess wax paper and shook off the extra glitter and hung in the window. As always I love the way they turned out. However that being said next time I use this technique I will have two sheets of construction paper. Reason being they look great from inside our classroom but looking in from outside it's hard to see the shape. Is there anything better than watching snow fall? I think not!