Monday, 28 May 2012

Little Monster's Balloons

Hey everyone... today is a special day for me... it's my 50th birthday and I wanted to celebrate with everyone with a fun share :).  I hope you enjoy Little Monster's Balloons - included in the pack is an emergent reader and two worksheets.  Happy Monday!!




Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Watering Can Memory

Hey everyone, I've been away from the blogging world for a bit... I developed a lovely case of bronchitis which not only threw me for a loop, but also drained all my creativity!  Meds have kicked in and I'm finally getting some sleep again.
If you haven't visited the Clipartopolis website, I suggest you pop on over and see all the wonderful graphics.  You can sign up to receive email notification of freebie sets that they offer for download twice a week!
I downloaded these watering cans ages ago, but haven't created anything with them... they are so bright and cute!  My crew is really into memory games right now and have been turning my easier matching games into memory games so I decided to surprise them with a new one.  This game is sure to help develop their visual discrimination skills as the watering cans are very similiar and they will have to really pay attention to the details and images in order to make their matches. 
Hope you enjoy this game with your group too!



Monday, 14 May 2012

Watermelon Game

Hey everyone... hope all the Moms out there had a Happy Mother's Day!  What I love most about the changing of the season is all the wonderful produce that is available in the stores.  I am noticing a difference already in the quality of the fresh fruits and vegetables.  Thought I'd celebrate the warmer weather and the yummy foods with this little watermelon game... Enjoy!






Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Wow Mom Card

Luv this Wow Mom card!  I'm not the handiest with free drawing bubble letters so I created a template.  I'm going to print it on card paper and have the children paint then decorate the card.  You could also print it on coloured card paper for decorating. 



Sunday, 6 May 2012

Mother's Day Cupcake Toppers

I've been experimenting with party printables... so much fun!  I created a template for cupcake toppers and had to use it and what better way than creating a topper for Mother's Day.  Print these on card paper and attach a toothpick or pick and then pop that into your cupcake. 



Saturday, 5 May 2012

If You Give A Mom A Muffin

Such a cute poem and easy gift giving idea for Mother's Day.  Print the poem and have the children give it to Mom with a muffin that they baked.  I created a bag topper for the muffin.  I have tested the printing on these and they fit a sandwich sized Ziplock baggie - the perfect size to pop a muffin in!





Thursday, 3 May 2012

Mother's Day Gifts

Hard to believe that Mother's Day is only one more weekend away!  I love making Mother's Day gifts with my crew... they get so excited wrapping up their present and giving it to Mom for her special day.  I wish I had taken pictures of gifts from the very beginning, but just started doing that a couple of years ago.

Last year we made Scoops full of Kisses.  I had the children draw a picture inside their card and then we framed their kisses for the front.  They turned out so cute!

I purchased the scoops at Dollarama and a big bag of Hershey's Kisses at Walmart. 



A scoop full of love
And a couple of wishes
That you enjoy
Your Mother's Day kisses!

One of my all time favourite gifts were Cookies in a Jar with Cookie Monster cards. The outside of the card said... Happy Mother's Day  and the inside said... From Your Little Cookie Monster. How cute are they!  The jar was purchased at Dollarama and we layered the dry ingredients for my famous Fudgy Chocolate Chip cookies.  The baggie on the side is a sample of the cookies... one for each member of the family... a tease to entice them to make the whole batch!


This year we are making Mother's Day books - My Mom - and photo bookmarks to go with the books.  There are a lot of Mom and Me books out there, but I wanted something a little different than what I could find so made up my own.  Click the link to snag your own copy :).

Mom and Me Mother's Day Book - colour spelling




 

Wednesday, 2 May 2012

Sorry!

I must apologize to anyone who has printed the unifix cube patterning strips already.  I messed up the patterns on the 2nd page.  The corrected file has been uploaded and the link fixed in the original post.  Here it is again... and I am truly sorry.... Unifix Cubes Patterning Strips.

Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Patterning With Unifix Cubes

Hot off the presses!  I had to create more unifix cubes activities.  I just printed off these for my group and laminated them... they will be happy to see another new activity waiting for them in the morning :).

*** Some people are having problems accessing the file at ScribD so please click on this link to download from my childcare website...

http://www.archjrc.com/childsplace/images/unifixpatterns.pdf