Art · Teaching

Native American Buffalo Hide Art Project

With only two days of school this week because of Thanksgiving break, my regular lesson plans with our curriculum were not an option. I planned on filling language arts time with writing lessons and reading groups, but as the day went on, I realized that my students needed a fun activity to break up the…… Continue reading Native American Buffalo Hide Art Project

Art · Crafts · Teaching

Fluffy Slime

Every Friday, I try to do a science experiment with my class. I try to make it really hands-on and fun, since this is the first taste of science they’ve ever had! What better way to keep the kids engaged than slime? (Slime is a serious favorite among elementary schoolers.) This recipe is so simple,…… Continue reading Fluffy Slime

Art · Crafts · Uncategorized

Yarn Pumpkins with Balloons

Fall break has only just begun, and I am going seriously stir-crazy already! We had plans to work on our pavers, as the weather would finally be nice enough, and then the wind decided to blow twenty miles per hour. It’s so sunny and warm, but the wind is awful! Sooo basically, our plans are…… Continue reading Yarn Pumpkins with Balloons

Art · Teaching

Construction Paper Fall Trees

This cold weather had me thinking that my class should do an art project having to do with fall and the soon-to-be changing leaves. I didn’t want to do something too complicated, as it would be our first art project of the school year. I searched Pinterest for ideas, and obviously found tons that I…… Continue reading Construction Paper Fall Trees

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Salt Dough Handprint Bowl

This post contains affiliate links, which means that each click and purchase gives a small portion of the proceeds to me. Please note: This costs you nothing extra, and helps me be able to continue my many craft and sewing projects, along with our home improvement projects! We have been so busy working on our…… Continue reading Salt Dough Handprint Bowl

Art · Crafts · Paint · Teaching

Colorful Painted Paper Plate Flowers

This article contains affiliate links. Thank you!  I’ve been fighting a nasty sinus infection for weeks. I finally caved and went to Urgent Care, where I was prescribed a nasal steroid and antibiotic. After three days of being on the medicine, I’m finally starting to feel more like myself! Which is awesome, because we have…… Continue reading Colorful Painted Paper Plate Flowers

Art · Teaching

Valentine’s Day Heart-Shaped Animals Craft

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, I wanted to do an art activity that centered around Valentine’s Day without being too mushy and lovey-dovey for my students. They get so weird about Valentine’s Day in third grade, acting like the opposite sex’s Valentine is a marriage request. It cracks me up! I’m writing this…… Continue reading Valentine’s Day Heart-Shaped Animals Craft