Preschool Fathers Day Moon and Back Craft

Preschool Fathers Day

Moon and Back Craft

  Preschool Fathers Day Love you to the Moon and Back Craft. Inspired by the classic Eric Carle's Papa get the Moon for me.The fun story of a Papa who builds a large ladder to reach the moon. Due to time we took two days to finish ours.  

Day 1

Supplies Needed:
  • Paint brush
  • watercolors ( shades of blue)
  • white card stock paper
  • photo
  • laminating paper
On white card stock the Frogs painted with watercolors in two different shades of blue.   I had the Frogs pretend to be climbing a ladder and then smile at me. They loved grabbing the Moon for their Daddy! Print the photos out and cut so that you only see their body. I then laminated them so the colors would not run when added to their art.    

Day 2

    Supplies Needed:  
  • your watercolor from day 1
  • glue
  • yellow and gray construction paper
  • Popsicle sticks
  • glue
  • I love you to the Moon and Back paper cut out
  Using the gray construction paper I cut out the moon and yellow stars in different sizes and shapes. If you have been following me you know I love to use trays,  each Frog has their own tray. Using a print shop program I made the " I Love You to the Moon and Back Happy Fathers Day". On each tray was their watercolor from the day before. I added their laminated photo and Fathers Day print out. On the Table The Frogs started with gluing the Moon and stars then they built their ladder.     Next, they built their ladder. I had two baskets one with full size Popsicle sticks the other with half size Popsicle sticks. Now let the ladder building begin!     When finished they added their photo and fathers day. I can not tell who how much we loved these! Each one had it's own personality the color of blues, the size and shape of the ladder, truly beautiful!

Happy Fathers Day


Watercolor and Epson Salt Preschool Sail Boat Art


Watercolor and Epson Salt Preschool

Sail Boat Art

Watercolor and Epson Salt Preschool Sail Boat Art: Easy preschool fun see the effect of Epson salt on wet watercolors to create whimsical Sail Boats. After reading the classic Sail Away by Donald Crews The Frogs created these works of art to join our Paper Plate Whales on our "We've Had a Whale of a Year" Ocean Bulletin Board!

Supplies Needed:

  • Watercolors
  • Epson Salt
  • Watercolor Paper
  • Colored Large Popsicle Stick
  • Glue Stick
  • scissors
  • eye droppers
Start by tracing your Sail Boat onto the Watercolor paper using a black sharpie.   I love to set out the paint and sit back and watch with as little help as possible! Even tough we are making basically them same thing the experience is different for each Frog. I love to say there is no wrong way to do art!     Each Frog had their own way of using the droppers. Some did little drops then watched it slowly spread out. Others liked large puddles they then loved squeezing in and out watching the movement of the liquid.             When finished with the watercolor they sprinkled the Epson Salt and were amazed to see the reaction. I find to give each a small amount of salt is better if they dump it all on at the same time you can still see the movement. After they are dry cut out the Sail Boat shapes. Using a glue stick glue the shapes to the colored Popsicle stick.       I really gave no instructions and it was fun to see all the different  Sail Boats.      

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Under the Sea Play Dough Recipe

Under the Sea Play Dough Recipe


Under the Sea Play Dough Recipe: Easy to make no cook play dough recipe!

Just add Glitter and Sea Creatures for hours of Fun!

Makes a large batch!

This Play dough recipe usually takes me about 10 minutes to make and last in my classroom for about a month. I start by set my water on the stove to boil. While waiting for it to boil mix all the dry ingredients in a large bowl. Add the oil and food coloring to a measuring cup, I like to use glass two cup  so when I add the hot water I can see if I need more color. When your water is boiling add it to the measuring cup I mix it to see the color then add it to the large bowl. With a large spoon mix the dough when ready I drop it onto the counter and kneed it. If it seems dry add more oil to wet add flour. I keep the play dough in a zip lock gallon bag.   Here's where the Frogs really have fun! Using some salt and pepper shakers from the Dollar Store the Frogs add glitter. It looks messy but really the play dough picks it all up and in the end your play dough sparkles! We also added plastic Ocean creatures, the Frogs loved stamping and hiding them in the Play Dough for a friend to find.      

More Play Dough Fun Ideas


We’ve Had a Whale of a Year Ocean Paper Plate Whales Bulletin Board


We've Had a Whale of a Year Ocean Bulletin Board

  We've Had a Whale of a Year Ocean Bulletin Board is the perfect feeling for our last school year Bulletin Board! It's hard to believe we are at the end of another school year! We've Had a Whale of a Year Ocean Bulletin Board combines our Letter of the Week "W" and our Ocean Classroom focus. To start the bulletin board I used two different colors of blue for our Ocean.     To complete the bulletin board there are three art crafts. Watercolor and Epson salt sail boats, Paper Plate Whales and easel Watercolor art. At Circle we read The Story of Jonah and the Whale.      

Paper Plate Whales

      While dreaming on Pinterest one day I came across these cute Paper Plate Whales at It is truly amazing how many things you can create with a simple Paper Plate! Due to the age of my Frogs I cut out the whale shape visit Krokotak for how to cut, the rest was all Frogs. The best art is when they can give their creation their own look so I like to give as many choices as possible. Let's get started, here is a list of the supplies I used.     Supplied Needed:
  • Paper Plate
  • Large google eyes
  • marker
  • stamp pads (Blue, Purple and Green)
  • sea sponge
  • Glue ( I love coloring it so we had Blue, White or Black)
  • White scrap paper
  • Tape
  • Scissors
    Our classroom focus this month is all things in, on and around the Ocean, for this reason we used sea sponges to stamp our Paper Plate Whales. Not only was it fun to touch it gave a cool pattern to the paper plate.         Being at the end of the year my Frogs know how to get into it, I love to just sit back as watch them work.  Some gave their Paper Plate Whales smiles, each one was truly unique I love that! My Frogs only needed a little help with the blow hole. For this I gave them a small piece of white scrap paper and they cut lines down the edge, they then rolled it and taped it together.           When finished the Paper Plate Whales can stand on their own. I added them to our We've Had a Whale of a Year Bulletin Board! To finish the bulletin board we made Watercolor and Epson Salt Sail Boats         At the easel the Frogs were free to create Watercolors with Ocean colors I then had them cut into to wave shapes to finish the board!    

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