Saturday, November 7, 2020

Is it really November?!?

Hello, hello!

Here in Oklahoma we were hit by a freak massive ice storm at the end of October. We were without electricity for about 7 days, 12 days for my parents! Some people still don't have power. So that is why my posting has not been happening as much lately. Here is a pic from a local newscaster of some of the icy weirdness we have been experiencing! 


Let's get to some Thanksgiving ideas before another ice storm comes!

This could be a door knob hanger or a little wreath!

This is excellent for fine motor skills!
Use a q-tip to make the tiny dotted leaves.


Make an interactive thankfulness tree!

I always love to read Leaf Man by Lois Ehlert to kids and then 
have them make leaf creatures after we go outside to gather leaves.
If your area does not get enough leaves, you can always have pre-cut or uncut
leaves made from patterns or free coloring pages.

I also do this craft often. I cut leaves out on cardstock. Then I use aluminum foil pans (the disposable kind) from the dollar store. They usually come in sets of 2-3 pack. I use and re-use them for any messy art projects.
I have the kids put shaving cream and drops of watercolor (washable!) paint in the trays. They gently lay the leaf on top and voila!! These do take time to dry so I usually have parents dab them with paper towels and give them a ziploc bag to take them home in. If I was teaching, I would let them sit on an art drying rack over night.
I love this folded paper plate hedgehog!

A handprint tree with pain and leaves. This makes a wonderful keepsake!

These are handprint art with stick frames. Creative!

This is another craft I have used often. Kids love taking their time to glue 
tissue paper around the paper plate wreath. 

Check out these cool door decorations. 

They could also be used for a bulletin 
board or library display idea.

That's all I have for you today, friends! I have not kept up with my free PreK/K lessons lately. I did get a new microphone so that should help me out with that. :)


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