End of the Year Handprints



I love making handprint crafts with my students.  Here are a few ways I've made handprint crafts for the end of the year for each of my students to keep.  


We made handprint t-shirts.  I had students put their handprints all around and my assistant and I put ours on too!  When the paint dried, we wrote each student's name on top of their handprint.  I used fabric paint for the handprints, fabric markers for the names, and puffy paint for the year.

We made the tote bags the same way.  I ordered a variety of different colors of the tote bags on Amazon and let students pick the color they wanted for their tote bags.  They also were able to choose the color puffy paint and handprint paint they used.


I hope you enjoy these ideas and are able to use them with your students.  :)



Sugar Baby Scrub {with Free Printable}


Sugar Baby Scrub


This is a simple DIY recipe that your students can make for Mothers Day...it's so good that you'll want to make some for yourself too!!  

Here's what you'll need:

-Sugar
-Baby Oil
-Baby Lotion or Baby Wash
-Jar
-Ribbon


Directions:

-Mix 2 1/2 cups of sugar (granulated, any brand), 1/4 cup baby oil, and 1/4 cup baby lotion (or baby wash) together in a bowl.  I prefer baby lotion because of the added moisture/softness that it gives to your skin.  When you're done mixing, scoop it into a jar, tie a ribbon around and add your tag...voila!  

I love that it's so simple and provides your students with the opportunity to measure and mix...you can also let them touch it, which provides a bonus sensory opportunity!




Mother's Day Card & Craft


Mother's Day

Mother's Day is right around the corner.  Today I want to share a Mother's Day card and craft idea that I had my students make for their mothers.

To make the card, I painted my student's hand in their choice of colors.  When that dried, I painted one finger red to make the cherry.  Then, I cut a piece of a cupcake wrapper and let them glue it on so that their handprint would look like a cupcake.  Students who could write independently wrote the words and others traced my writing.  Inside, they signed their name.


Here's a picture of the inside.  I also attached their finished necklace craft to the inside of the card.  Here's the steps to create the necklace:

Step 1: Using nail polish, have students paint the metal jewelry piece.  You can find it on Amazon by clicking here.  You can find the necklace here.

Step 2:  After the nail polish dries, have students apply small dots of another color (or more than one color)  Do NOT let the nail polish dry this time.  Instead, apply jewelry glue over top.  You can get it here.  Then lay the glass jewel on top.  These steps combined create a unique design for each necklace.  You can get the jewels here.  Let them dry for 1-2 days.



Once they are dry, you are ready for your students to give them to their moms.  

Happy Mother's Day!









Autism Awareness Bulletin Board


April is Autism Awareness Month

Spread Awareness!


I created this bulletin board to spread awareness of Autism and I'm sharing it with everyone in hopes of helping more people become aware and spread awareness.  You can download your FREE Autism Awareness Bulletin Board Kit in my TpT Store by clicking here.

What are you doing for Autism Awareness Month at your school?  Please share your ideas below.


Sight Word Freebies


I want to give a BIG Thank You to my followers on my blog and on TpT!  I've reached over 1500 followers in my Teachers Pay Teachers store!  WOW!  I've created these two sight word flashcard packs just to say THANK YOU!  I hope you find them useful!  Click the pics to download your copy.


Check out my store for some more great sight word activities, such as:





Valentine's Day Craft



Here's a fun Valentine Card Holder craft for you.  It's easy to make and adorable!  Here's what you'll need:

- 2 thin (cheap) paper plates
- yarn
- paint
- stickers

Directions:

1.  Lay 2 plates together as they come.  Cut the top off in the shape the top of a heart. 
2.  Have students paint them in the color of their choice.  
3.  When it's dry, flip one plate the other direction and staple them together around the edges (except the top)
4.  Punch one hole in each side and attach the yarn.  
5.  Have students decorate with stickers.  I only had them put a sticker with their initial, but you could have them spell out their name or write it in glitter glue!



Throwback Thursday

Today is Throwback Thursday!  Today's #1.00 deal is my Grocery Store Dramatic Play Pack.  It was the first dramatic play set that I created, 2 years ago!  It is regularly priced at $4.00, but today you can grab it for just $1.00!!  Click the picture or visit my store to buy it. 

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Grocery-Store-Dramatic-Play-Pack-993038