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I store my paint filled egg carton sections in a shallow tub with a lid until the section uses the paint. The egg cartons get a little soggy after a while, but works great for about a week period of time. Saves on paint waste!

Easy.. Create each child's name on computer, put inside a sheet protector....when making their name-----make first letter means go.. Last letter red.. Red means stop. Provide lots of capital and lowercase letters to manipulate. Write your own name or a friends name

Reception ideas- use old soap dispensers to store your classroom paints! Children can take one or two pumps while choosing which colours they would like to use.

Every child decorates a stone and then adds a weatherproofing varnish. What an amazingly welcoming display!

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36 Clever DIY Ways To Decorate Your Classroom

Great idea for art show too

This is an awesome website hosted by the Guggenheim museum. It gives a variety of activities and lesson plans based on the technique you are trying to teach (like in the article that teaches children how to draw stories one element at a time) and shows how to combine art and writing. Vocabulary is expanded as teachers and children discuss terms and elements of the drawings that they make.

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Calming Find It Game

This Calming Find It Game is perfect for changing a child's focus from being upset to concentrating on finding fun objects in a find it game. I use this fo

Twitter Door - have a laminated strip for every child and they get time to tweet about something they learned, liked or happened during school that day! Gets them writing and ties in something they're probably already interested in!

When a child is unfriendly in class, they have to pick a random act of kindness. This is a great tool for redirection than disciplining and compliments the kindness tree.