4th of July Suncatchers

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 Yay! I finally got my computer so I can blog on it instead of my Ipad, which was not working the best. We did this activity 2 years ago and I am finally getting around to posting it. I took black construction paper and cut out outlines of stars. Next, I put the stars on Contact paper and cut around that.  Then had my daughter put cut up pieces of red and blue tissue paper on the sticky part of the Contact paper. After she was done I put them up in the window!starsuncatcher

Teacher gift I received!

Before school ended this year one of our parents told me she had something for me. When I got to her she handed me this:

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It has all the students and teachers in our room on it!
I have been lucky to have her son for the past 2 years. I’ve been able to see how much growth and progress he has made in 2 years. I wish him the best in the future and wish I had more parents like her.

 

Elmo birthday party invitations

 

 

 

 

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For my son’s 2nd birthday I gave him the option of Mickey Mouse or Elmo. He chose Elmo! I googled an Elmo head and then printed it out and traced it onto black card stock paper. Then on Word I shrunk the Elmo head a little so that I could trace it onto red card stock to make Elmo’s head. After I had traced all the Elmo heads out I then cut apart the mouth,nose and eyes to trace onto paper and cut. Then I glued everything together and ta-da! I think it turned out super cute!

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On the back of the invitation I added in the information. Originally we had planned to have his party at a state park but as it would happen it rained a lot in the weeks leading up to his party and the park was flooded out. So where do you go when you have to change your plans at the last minute?!?!? Chuck-E-Cheese of course! Luckily I had not made too many Elmo things for his party.

4th of July Parfaits

 

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I wanted to make a toddler friendly dessert for the 4th of July. I had some blue and red jello in the house and just had to run to the store for whipped cream, blueberries and strawberries. My daughter loved these. I will definitely be making these again for 4th of July or any patriotic holiday.

End of Year Teacher Flower/Candy Bouquet

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Thursday was my daughter’s last day of 3 year old preschool. I wanted to make her teacher and associate something to say thank you for teaching my daughter this past year. I know her teacher is really big into gardening so I knew it had to have some sort of flower/plant involved. So off to the store we went in search of the perfect flower for her teachers. I let her pick any flowers she wanted. She immediately went to the lillies (my mother-in-law has a lot of them in her garden so she knows what they are). She picked a pink one for her teacher and an orange one for the associate teacher.

Being on the Preschool Parent Advisory Board this past year I have also taken note on the snacks that her teacher has brought to those meetings. I added those (a total of 5 boxes of candy) around the base of the flower pot. I used packing tape to attach and then I used a ruler ribbon that I found at Hobby Lobby to tie it all together. Lastly I wrote out a little tag for each teacher that said Thanks for helping me grow and had my daughter sign it. I think they turned out pretty cute.  Below are pictures of the tag I made and the other flower/candy bouquet that we made. Since this was such a simple thing to create I had my 4 year old put it all together.

It still hasn’t hit her that the school year is over for her. She also thinks she gets to go to kindergarten next year! At least she will have the same teachers next year (the same teacher I had when I was in pre-school all those years ago as well).

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