Tuesday, 28 February 2012

A Little Note Goes A Long Way

I used to be so good about putting a little note into Benjamin's lunch box with encouraging words or just a heartfelt sentiment. This site called Positively Proud has inspired me to start doing this again for both of my kids so that in the middle of their day they they get a little special love boost from mom.

You can also make your own from a sticky note or recycled greeting card front.

Here are some wording suggestions:

Have a great day!
Looking forward to seeing you soon!
Keep up the great work!
You are special to me!
Do something nice for a friend today.
You put a smile on my face.
Roses are red...
I love you more than...
Inside is an extra special treat for you. (Attach a little candy)

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Make your own sticky board

This activity kept my two and three year olds VERY busy today. It is soooooo simple.
Thanks to the awesome blog by make do and friend, all you have to do is apply some contact paper over any flat surface. I used the tops of plastic containers, sticky side up and used painters tape to tape the edges down. Then I gave the students bowls of plastic and rubber animals, legos, rubber pom-poms, plastic bugs and spiders - and they had a blast arranging them on the sticky board. I was really surprised at how long each student would stay at the activity.

Next time I'm going to use cut up colored plastic straws to build designs with.

Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Totally Cool Roller Painting

I fell in love with this painting idea using paint rollers and toilet paper rolls. I found it at The Artful Child blog. Just in time for Valentine's Day or any occasion.