Tag: creative

Seasons, Teaching Ideas & Inspiration

Using Summer Fun To Educate Kids

With summer in full swing, many parents fear that their kids will forget the valuable educational lessons they learned throughout the school year.  But, this doesn’t have to be the case.  There is a way to allow your kids to enjoy the full adventures of summer fun, while also sneaking in some valuable lessons.  Here are some wonderful summer lessons for kids! Explore Different Creatures As the weather improves, children have the chance to see various creatures in their natural habitats. Celebrate this by learning about various creatures and how they live and eat.  One great way to commemorate this is to build a bird feeder.  Another idea is to take your children on a crittersContinue reading

5 companies for kids that every parent and teacher should know about!
On Being A Parent, Teaching Ideas & Inspiration

5 Companies For Kids That You Should Know About

After becoming a mom, I realized that the world of toys and books is a vast one.  I searched for products and companies that aimed to enrich my daughter’s learning experience in a unique way, and that’s when I stumbled upon these 5 companies for kids that every parent and teacher should know about!  I hope you enjoy these fantastic companies as much as I did! 1. Raddish Provider of edible education! This is such an awesome concept!  Raddish essentially provides children education through food and cooking.  They currently offer 4 cooking kits, with experiences which include Art, Chemistry, & international cuisine.  Their kits include recipe and creativity cards, table talk starters and more.  What’s so greatContinue reading

Art, Seasons, Teaching Ideas & Inspiration

Winter Art Activities

Finally, snow!  Last week (depending on where you live) we finally experienced some snowfall. Granted, it was probably very annoying for all the adults out there…but, it was exciting for kids!   So, I’ve been inspired to continue with my winter lesson series, and do a post all about winter art activities! Catching Snowflakes This is a great activity for kids to experiment with creating different patterns.  They have the added perk of creating another dimension with a snowflake to be glued on.  This activity would be a nice opportunity to use pastels, or even colored chalk, to give students practice with using different art tools. Snow Globes Isn’t there something about snow globes that isContinue reading

Classroom Organizaion

Creative Ways To Display Your Class Schedule

We’ve all seen the typical class schedule available for purchase.  Or the classroom white/black board taped off into sections for the daily schedule to be written out. However, if you’re looking for a more creative way to display your daily class schedule, while also saving precious board space, then check out these wonderful ideas! A Schedule Wheel   Here is why this is so wonderful! It’s 100% DIY, and can be placed and moved around anywhere in your classroom.  Make it as big or as small as you want it.  All you’ll need to do is: buy a round lightweight baking tray, print/draw labels, cut them out and laminate them, then attach magnet tape to the back,Continue reading

Classroom Organizaion

Creative Classroom Bulletin Boards You Must Try!

We spend a lot of time making sure our classroom is bursting with color and creativity in order to stimulate our students and make them excited to learn.  I personally enjoy coming up with creative ways to design my classroom so that students feel a sense of care, while also learning something from the classroom itself.  Therefore, I came up with a list of some of the most creative classroom bulletin boards I’ve seen.  You’ve got to try these out! 1. Did you know?   There are so many interesting facts and tidbits in this vast world of ours, and often times we don’t get to share these with our students.  So naturally, I lovedContinue reading

Writing

11 Creative Writing Prompts – Pictures & Graphic Organizers

Have you been wanting to jazz up your class’ writing activities?  I have just the thing!  Try out these creative writing prompts in the form of pictures.  Each picture is accompanied by a graphic organizer that will be a great compliment to it.  Photo writing prompts are so great, because they give students vivid imagery without giving them all the details.  You’ll be surprised about the writing that your students will create.  Feel free to take or leave my suggestions and use these pictures however you see fit.  Take a look: 1. Attack of the Gummies! This picture would definitely appeal to any kid and get their creative juices flowing!  Which kid wouldn’t be excited byContinue reading

On Being A Parent

Kidpreneur – Teach Kids Entrepreneurship in 5 Steps

*This post contains affiliate links for convenient viewing* The feeling you’ll get if you’re able to achieve this project will be such a rewarding moment.  Inspire your students to think outside the box and become a kidpreneur!  You may just spark something in your students that will remain as a life long lesson.  What I love about this is that it gives your students character lessons in self confidence, persistence and hard work. Ideally, you can tie these entrepreneur lessons in with a media literacy unit.  The two go hand in hand, since students will need to think of such things as target audiences, appealing to consumers, etc.  Here are the steps you’ll need to teach kids entrepreneurship.Continue reading

Classroom Management, End Of The Year

Top 4 Creative Student Awards

*This post contains affiliate links for convenient viewing* Throughout the year, and especially as the year ends, we often look to acknowledge our students’ strengths as a way to give them encouragement and keep them motivated.  It’s also common to hand out student awards for overall achievement at the end of the year as a way to celebrate their efforts. But, in all honesty, this can get kind of boring.  So, I give you: the top 4 creative student awards that you MUST try! 1. Ribbons This is unlike your typical certificate because students can wear them and display them with pride to all their classmates.  There is something so rewarding in receiving a ribbon!Continue reading