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What do paint, paper, food coloring, droppers, gelatin, and clothespins have in common? They are all included in the package waiting to be sent to the winner of the GIVEAWAY.  Of course, those few items are not the only things the winner will receive.  The lucky winner will have everything needed to complete an entire lesson plan, just pull it out of the box and teach! The theme of this giveaway is COLORS and I am ready to give you a little taste of what you can expect from my Colors lesson plan.  Colors week will reveal 4 lessons all relating to colors.  There will be a math, a language, an art and a science activity.  You can expect to Continue Reading


gingerbread man

Years ago, when I was teaching preschool, I came across this gingerbread man activity and loved it!  As soon as my kids were old enough to appreciate it, I gave it a try with them (they probably were not actually old enough, but I couldn't wait).  They talk about it all year, and I am pretty sure it's a tradition that will be with us far past the actual mystery of it all. Are you curious?  When we baked our Gingerbread Man Cookies I made one of the gingerbread men extra special. While the gingerbread men were baking, and the kids were distracted, that sneaky gingerbread man disappeared!  Of course he was such a sweet gingerbread man that Continue Reading

GINGERBREAD man activity: first bite chart

gingerbread man

This year in order to add a little math to our week of gingerbread man activities, I made a First Bite Chart.  Charts are easy to put together, make a great foundation for many educational discussions, and are a whole lot of fun!  I made this one before we baked cookies so it was ready to bring out after the first bites!  (Oh you know, right when they came out of the oven!) Gingerbread Man Activity: First Bite Chart what you need: Two large pieces of white construction paper ~ 2 pieces of brown construction paper (optional 2 more pieces of brown construction paper for the frame) ~ sharpie or black marker ~ Gingerbread Man Activity Continue Reading