Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Think about sending in a fun craft to go with your treats, here are just a few ideas.
Paper plate bunny instructions: http://luckymecraftsandkids.blogspot.com/2009/04/paper-plate-easter-bunnies.html
Paper plate egg opening to show bunny instructions: http://www.activitiesonaplate.co.uk/gallery/list?category=Workshop+Gallery
Painted Easter egg card craft instructions: http://littlewondersdays.blogspot.com/2011/03/shaving-cream-painted-easter-egg-cards.html
Egg with clothespin opening instructions (this is done with wood, but you could definitely substitute card-stock weight paper and let the kids decorate the egg with markers, crayons, and stickers: http://www.flickr.com/photos/molasecompanhia/2199522132/in/photostream/
Miscellaneous paper Easter crafts: http://easter.tipjunkie.com/simple-easter-paper-crafts-for-kids/
Since Easter week follows spring break and I have my teacher and classroom St. Patrick's day treats finished, I thought I would get a head start on Easter treats and projects for the classroom. I'm definitely sending in the peeps in baggies, I already printed my free labels! I think I am only including 2 peeps in each bag and I am going to dip them in chocolate & sprinkles. I know the Goldfish are a healthier alternative, but I can't resist the marshmalllowy peepy cuteness!
Instructions and free printables for the peeps in baggies: http://eighteen25.blogspot.com/2011/04/looking-back-easter-projects.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Eighteen25+%28eighteen25%29&utm_content=Google+Reader
Recipe for bunny bait: http://www.singforyoursupperblog.com/2011/04/23/bunny-bait/
Instructions for chocolate dipped peeps (and some other cute stuff!): http://www.yourhomebasedmom.com/chocolate-covered-peep-bouquet-and-peep-smores/
Instructions for bunny made of donuts: http://jeanscraftycorner.blogspot.com/2011/04/its-basket-case-blog-hop-day-2-bunny.html
Instructions for Goldfish carrots: http://www.loraleelewis.com/blog/
Friday, March 2, 2012
If you aren't on Pinterest yet, sign up now! All of these adorable ideas for St. Patrick's Day came straight from the site. I will warn you, it's addictive. Use the links below for information/tutorials/free printables for the projects above. I love the little packages for the teachers, what a fun way to show them a little appreciation!
Pot of gold label: http://bethproudfoot.blogspot.com/2011/02/youre-my-pot-o-gold.html
Clover necklace tutorial: http://rebeccacooper.blogspot.com/
Rainbow cookie recipe: http://www.goodlifeeats.com/2011/03/st-patricks-day-rainbow-slice-and-bake-cookie.html
Printable Lucky label: http://eighteen25.blogspot.com/search/label/st.%20patty%27s%20day
Hershey kiss labels: http://www.scribd.com/doc/49754628/St-Patrick-s-Day-Kiss-Me-Labels I used labels like these on Valentine's day, you just need to print the design on full sheet sticker labels and then use a 3/4" punch (sold at Michael's) to cut the circles to fit the kisses.
Teacher appreciation pots: http://robynlonghurst.typepad.com/finding_balance/2010/03/yesterday.html
This is what I sent in to school today, along with bookmarks and supplies for kids to make their own Dr. Seuss inspired character and story. So fun! All you need is melted white chocolate chips (nestle works best), green m&ms, and a piece of green apple laffy taffy.