Draw a picture with glue, sprinkle salt, dip a paintbrush in water and food coloring and touch it to the salt...kids will be mesmerized.

Juggling With Kids: Salt Painting Draw a picture with glue, sprinkle salt, dip a paintbrush in water and food coloring and touch it to the salt.kids will be mesmerized. If you love arts and crafts an individual will love our site!

Introducing.... THE GLUE SPONGE! You just cut a sponge to fit in a container, pour glue it, and the kids can just press their little cut-up pieces of paper on it. No more globby glue puddles!

THE GLUE SPONGE: cut a sponge to fit in a container, pour glue in it, and the kids can press their little cut-up pieces of paper on it like a big glue stick

100 Things You Can Purchase from the Dollar Tree and Use in the classroom with over 150 activities using those materials! So many great ideas in this post!

100 Things You Can Purchase from the Dollar Tree and Use in the classroom with over 150 activities using those materials! So many great ideas in this post! You don't know how many things I use in my classroom from Dollar Tree. This is my favorite store.

So cute!! Take Home Folder

Take Home Folder. Love this idea for setting up routines for the beginning of the school year! Would be great for speech homework and additional parent communication!

Simon Says Art...this is such an exciting idea! I can't wait to try it! ("Simon Says draw a blue circle...") Cool to see what different pictures they end up with!

Simon Says Art.this is such an exciting idea! I can't wait to try it! ("Simon Says draw a blue circle.") Cool to see what different pictures they end up with! Good for a time filler or to reward a class with an art game party.

DIY Bird Feeder.  This was super simple and we used the colored wood sticks.  Ellie loved it and she had a good time figuring out which way the sticks go next (she is almost 3)

We are always on the look out for fun craft stick crafts. and this is a perfect little idea: a craft stick bird feeder! My favourite bit MUST be that little perch. A great garden craft…

Office Max will cut composition books in half... Great idea since younger students do not use the whole page in a journal!

cut composition books in half at office max! math journal, reading group, etc. (no wasted paper!

"This is so cute! End of the year letter to parents". I've actually used a version of this the last two years and the parents love it... Never a dry eye

This is so cute! End of the year letter to parents.What parent wouldn't love to get this from their child's teacher! Love this! I always send a letter like this at the end of the year

using play-dough to improve fine motor skills and letter recognition

Using Playdoh to form letters! Fine motor skills, sensory activity, and letter recognition all in one activity! You could also use popsicle sticks if you don't have the playdoh

Table captains - Oh how they would love these!!

Classroom Management: table captains- at the beginning of each week a table captain is picked and the cone is placed on the students desk. The table captain picks up materials and puts them away

Homemade Playdough Kit

Great Idea - Make Your Own Play Dough Kits! These DIY Play Dough kits are perfect for birthday party favors or to pass out as classroom treats, especially if you are trying to find an alternative to sweets. The kids will love mixing up this easy recipe.

Why is movement important for learning?? vlog & Review of ABC's of Movement alphabet flashcards for kids! | Golden Reflections Blog

Why Movement is Important for Learning

LOVE this idea! Class timeline--remembering all the awesome stuff we've done!

love this : classroom timeline. It helps students remember events throughout the year. Could create a school timeline also for the events of the school year!

this kindergarten life: experimenting with loose parts as artistic expression & exploring balance, pattern, movement & time (",)

this kindergarten life: experimenting with loose parts as artistic expression & exploring balance, pattern, movement & time (",)

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