Lesson Plans Ideas and resources 2014-09-17T13:00:13Z http://lessonplans.craftgossip.com/feed/atom WordPress Sherri Osborn <![CDATA[How to Make Easy Letter Magnets]]> http://lessonplans.craftgossip.com/?p=10155 2014-09-16T23:43:04Z 2014-09-17T13:00:13Z How to Make Easy Letter Magnets
Instead of refrigerator art, make magnets that are refrigerator art in and of themselves!

Start out by printing the downloadable 2-page file of block letters shared by Lisa from Cucicucicoo. After the kids color in the letters as they please, … Read More ...

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How to Make Easy Letter Magnets
Instead of refrigerator art, make magnets that are refrigerator art in and of themselves!

Start out by printing the downloadable 2-page file of block letters shared by Lisa from Cucicucicoo. After the kids color in the letters as they please, they get passed through a laminating machine with a magnet cartridge, and finally cut out. This is great fun for the entire family to make together and everyone will love using their own letters to spell things out on the fridge.

Download the files and learn how to make your own easy letter magnets.

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Sherri Osborn <![CDATA[Corn Wreath]]> http://lessonplans.craftgossip.com/?p=10128 2014-09-12T16:41:08Z 2014-09-16T13:00:03Z Corn Wreath
This wreath is easy and fun to make and it can be used to decorate for autumn, Halloween, and Thanksgiving! Melissa (from Real Life, One Day at a Time) created this adorable wreath , with her daughter, using bubble wrap. … Read More ...

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Corn Wreath
This wreath is easy and fun to make and it can be used to decorate for autumn, Halloween, and Thanksgiving! Melissa (from Real Life, One Day at a Time) created this adorable wreath , with her daughter, using bubble wrap. They dipped pieces of bubble wrap in different colors of paint and then pressed them onto white construction paper. They then cut corn cob shapes out of that paper and added green husks. To make the wreath, they attached the corn cobs to a cardboard circle.

Discover how easy it is to make your own Corn Wreath.

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Kym Terranova <![CDATA[10 Halloween themed lesson plans]]> http://lessonplans.craftgossip.com/?p=10135 2014-09-15T13:59:52Z 2014-09-15T14:55:41Z 10 Halloween Themed Lesson Plans

 

 

Halloween is right around the corner, and what could be a more fun theme for your fall lesson plans?  There are so many different ways to work Halloween into virtually every subject – pumpkins are perfect for science … Read More ...

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10 Halloween Themed Lesson Plans

 

 

Halloween is right around the corner, and what could be a more fun theme for your fall lesson plans?  There are so many different ways to work Halloween into virtually every subject – pumpkins are perfect for science and nature projects; monsters add an element of fun to your creative writing projects, and concepts for interesting art projects are unlimited.  Here are ten fun lessons to help you think outside the box for creative ways to work the theme into unexpected lessons. Paint pumpkins into little globes for a geography lesson. assemble a paper skeleton, or get help from your friendly neighborhood monster to learn money sorting skills.   Your students will have fun and learn when things are just a little bit spooky in class!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

spider facts

Eeeek Spiders! – Mrs. Petite’s Teaching Passion

 

 

 

 

 

 

skelly project

The Skeletal System – Pinay Homeschooler

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Sherri Osborn <![CDATA[Happy Make a Hat Day]]> http://lessonplans.craftgossip.com/?p=10124 2014-09-12T16:24:24Z 2014-09-15T13:00:36Z Happy Make a Hat Day
Did you know that September 15th is make a hat day?  I am not sure wow or how this holiday came about, but I think it is a great excuse to craft! In honor of this special day, why not … Read More ...

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Happy Make a Hat Day
Did you know that September 15th is make a hat day?  I am not sure wow or how this holiday came about, but I think it is a great excuse to craft! In honor of this special day, why not gather the kids together and make a fun hat or two or three? If you need more convincing check out all of the creative hat tuturials shered here. Certainly at least one of them will inspire you!?

Budget DIY Chef Hat from Home Confetti

Frog Visor from Creative Learning

Easy Dress Up Hats from Reading Confetti

Paper Engineer’s Hat from Play Trains

DIY Newspaper Derby Hat for Kids from Hello Natural

Jester Hat from About

Firefighter Hat from momstown.ca

Mini Party Hat from No Biggie

Paper Plate Sombrero from Mommyapolis

DIY Minions Hat from Craft Passion

Which one of these will you make?

 

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Sherri Osborn <![CDATA[Hand Print Apples in a Basket]]> http://lessonplans.craftgossip.com/?p=10122 2014-09-12T03:19:52Z 2014-09-14T13:00:25Z Hand Print Apples in a Basket

Celebrate autumn by making one of these adorable basket full of apples. Sandy, from Moments of Motherhood, made this with her daughter and then was nice enough to explain the process so you can make one too!

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Hand Print Apples in a Basket

Celebrate autumn by making one of these adorable basket full of apples. Sandy, from Moments of Motherhood, made this with her daughter and then was nice enough to explain the process so you can make one too!

The apples are actually hand prints — well, actually palm prints. She painted her daughter’s palm red and then had her press it on the paper several times. She then topped them off with stems and leaves and voila! You have a pile of apples to build a basket around.

Hop on over and learn how to make your own Hand Print Apples in a Basket.

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Sherri Osborn <![CDATA[Frozen Dinosaur Eggs]]> http://lessonplans.craftgossip.com/?p=10116 2014-09-12T03:17:18Z 2014-09-13T13:00:54Z Frozen Dinosaur Eggs
I suppose this project might be a good one for the middle of summer, when the weather outside is hot and it would feel great to play with a chunk of ice, it really can be fun any time of … Read More ...

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Frozen Dinosaur Eggs
I suppose this project might be a good one for the middle of summer, when the weather outside is hot and it would feel great to play with a chunk of ice, it really can be fun any time of year. This is especially true if you are studying dinosaurs. All you need to make your own eggs, other than dinosaurs, are water balloons and water. If you want to add a little pizzazz to your dinosaur eggs, squeeze in a few drops of food coloring before you tie the balloon.

Once the water in the balloons is frozen, carefully remove the balloon from around the ice. You can then experiment with the dinosaur eggs — you can watch them melt and see how long it takes, or you can use a hammer to smash it open!

Learn how to make your own Frozen Dinosaur Eggs.

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Sherri Osborn <![CDATA[Kandinsky Trees]]> http://lessonplans.craftgossip.com/?p=10112 2014-09-10T14:00:15Z 2014-09-12T13:00:40Z Kandinsky Trees
Jen, from Draw the Line At, is an art teacher who made this project with her students while learning about Wassily Kandinsky. To make these amazing trees, they started out painting a sky using blue and purple tempera paint … Read More ...

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Kandinsky Trees
Jen, from Draw the Line At, is an art teacher who made this project with her students while learning about Wassily Kandinsky. To make these amazing trees, they started out painting a sky using blue and purple tempera paint and the ground using green and turquoise tempera paint. The circle prints were made using old glue and marker lids dipped in paint and the tree trunk and branches, along with the circles on the tree branches, were made using construction paper.

Learn how fun and easy it can be to make your own Kandinsky Trees.

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Sherri Osborn <![CDATA[DIY Kids Coins]]> http://lessonplans.craftgossip.com/?p=10109 2014-09-10T13:39:46Z 2014-09-11T13:00:30Z DIY Kids Coins
Kaly, from Ode to Life and Loves, created these two-sided coins for her boys to play with while learning counting, sorting, and matching. To make the container, she simply covered a cocoa can with scrapbook paper and then cut a … Read More ...

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DIY Kids Coins
Kaly, from Ode to Life and Loves, created these two-sided coins for her boys to play with while learning counting, sorting, and matching. To make the container, she simply covered a cocoa can with scrapbook paper and then cut a hole in the top that was big enough for the coins to fit in. The coins are made using wooden disks and numbers and pictures she printed out.

There are many games she encourages her boys to play with these coins. She sometimes have them sort the coins by number, color, and even theme (depending on the picture). Sometimes they arrange them in numerical order and sometimes Kaly will ask for specific designs that her kids then can hunt for. There are so many possibilities!

Learn how to make your own DIY Kids Coins.

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Sherri Osborn <![CDATA[Rainbow Chickpeas]]> http://lessonplans.craftgossip.com/?p=10105 2014-09-10T13:40:25Z 2014-09-10T13:34:41Z Rainbow Chickpeas
I have colored rice and noodles for craft projects and sensory play, but I have never thought of coloring dried chickpeas (also known as garbanzo beans).  Dyan, from And Next Comes L, made these for her kids to play with … Read More ...

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Rainbow Chickpeas
I have colored rice and noodles for craft projects and sensory play, but I have never thought of coloring dried chickpeas (also known as garbanzo beans).  Dyan, from And Next Comes L, made these for her kids to play with and then shared the directions with us. Besides chickpeas, all you need to color the chickpeas are liquid watercolors and tip-top plastic bags. If you don’t have liquid watercolor, you could try food coloring but the colors may not be as bright.

Dyan thinks they look a little like Skittles, and I must agree… If your kids agree with this though, make sure they don’t try to eat them!

If you want to try your hand at this project, read these how to make rainbow chickpeas directions.

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Sherri Osborn <![CDATA[Apple Orchard Sensory Bin]]> http://lessonplans.craftgossip.com/?p=10101 2014-09-09T03:50:27Z 2014-09-09T13:00:51Z Apple Orchard Sensory Bin
If you are teaching young kids about apples, I highly suggest making them a sensory bin, like this amazing one put together by Rachel from I {heart} Craftsy Things.

She started off by pouring some dried black beans into a … Read More ...

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Apple Orchard Sensory Bin
If you are teaching young kids about apples, I highly suggest making them a sensory bin, like this amazing one put together by Rachel from I {heart} Craftsy Things.

She started off by pouring some dried black beans into a plastic bin. She then added some small red and green fake apples and some homemade apple trees (the tress are made using craft foam, toilet paper rolls, pom-poms, and velcro). Don’t forget to add a small spoon and tongs! Rachel also included a book titled Ten Red Apples.

If you want to make your own apple sensory bin, follow these directions.

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Sherri Osborn <![CDATA[Sand Paper Art]]> http://lessonplans.craftgossip.com/?p=10097 2014-09-05T04:29:39Z 2014-09-08T13:00:39Z Sand Paper Art
Turkey Mom, from Blog Me Mom, let her kids have some fun experimenting with art supplies and sand paper. They tried painting on super fine sand paper using liquid chalk that she made using water, cornstarch and food coloring. On … Read More ...

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Sand Paper Art
Turkey Mom, from Blog Me Mom, let her kids have some fun experimenting with art supplies and sand paper. They tried painting on super fine sand paper using liquid chalk that she made using water, cornstarch and food coloring. On another piece of sand paper, they colored it with regular chalk. On a third piece of sand paper, they draw designs with crayon and did some resist painting with watercolors. Their favorite of the three was coloring with regular chalk. Why not try them yourself and see if you agree?

Try these fun art activities with your kids: Sand Paper Art Activity.

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Sherri Osborn <![CDATA[Cardboard Tube Ghoul Family]]> http://lessonplans.craftgossip.com/?p=10092 2014-09-05T01:15:23Z 2014-09-07T13:00:16Z Cardboard Tube Ghoul Family

Start saving your cardboard tubes (toilet paper and paper towel rolls) right now! That way, the next time you are in the mood to be creative, you can make some of these cool ghouls.

Amanda, from Crafts by Amanda, created … Read More ...

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Cardboard Tube Ghoul Family

Start saving your cardboard tubes (toilet paper and paper towel rolls) right now! That way, the next time you are in the mood to be creative, you can make some of these cool ghouls.

Amanda, from Crafts by Amanda, created this collection of scary, yet adorable, creatures using different lengths of cardboard tubes, construction paper, google eyes, and a few basic craft supplies. You can use these to dress up your home for Halloween.

Follow Amanda’s directions and you can make your own Cardboard Tube Ghoul Family.

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Sherri Osborn <![CDATA[Simple DIY Chore Chart]]> http://lessonplans.craftgossip.com/?p=10088 2014-09-05T01:09:20Z 2014-09-06T13:00:33Z Simple DIY Chore Chart
While this wonderful chore chart would be great to make for home, it could also be useful in  a classroom. Make a magnet for each student, and you can use it to keep track of a bunch of things!

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Simple DIY Chore Chart
While this wonderful chore chart would be great to make for home, it could also be useful in  a classroom. Make a magnet for each student, and you can use it to keep track of a bunch of things!

Kim, from A Spotted Pony, created these chore charts by painting and decorating cookie sheets she found at a dollar store. She then created magnets depicting each chore using a wooden disk, a picture, Mod Podge, and a magnet backing.

If you would like to make a similar chore chart for your home or classroom, follow these directions: Simple DIY Chore Chart

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Sherri Osborn <![CDATA[Pumpkin-Cano Sensory Science Activity]]> http://lessonplans.craftgossip.com/?p=10085 2014-09-05T01:05:13Z 2014-09-05T13:00:33Z Pumpkin-Cano Sensory Science Activity
Now is the perfect time to try this easy science experiment. Pumpkins are actually starting to show up at some of the stores I go to. Have you seen any yet?

Many kids will enjoy helping you clean out the … Read More ...

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Pumpkin-Cano Sensory Science Activity
Now is the perfect time to try this easy science experiment. Pumpkins are actually starting to show up at some of the stores I go to. Have you seen any yet?

Many kids will enjoy helping you clean out the pumpkin, which needs to be done before you can create your pumpkin volcano. Even if your child doesn’t want to help pull the guts out of the pumpkin, you can put it in a zip-top plastic bag and let them squish it around that way. Once it is cleaned out, you are ready to make your pumpkin erupt!

Learn how to do that in this post by Little Bins: Pumpkin-Cano Sensory Science Activity

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Sherri Osborn <![CDATA[Tissue Paper Apple]]> http://lessonplans.craftgossip.com/?p=10082 2014-09-02T00:05:25Z 2014-09-04T13:00:17Z Tissue Paper Apple
This craft project is perfect for a back-to-school project, an autumn decoration, or both! Stacey, from Glued to My Crafts explains how to make an apple using a paper plate and red tissue paper pieces. I love that it is … Read More ...

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Tissue Paper Apple
This craft project is perfect for a back-to-school project, an autumn decoration, or both! Stacey, from Glued to My Crafts explains how to make an apple using a paper plate and red tissue paper pieces. I love that it is topped off with a stem and leaf that are made out of a child’s handprint.

If you are excited to try this simple kid’s craft, check out this tutorial from Stacey: Tissue Paper Apple

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