Weaving a Wild Blue Web

Painter’s tape can make an easy spider web.

Says the teacher in me: All right, how can we make this educational? Hmmm…maybe connect it to Eric Carle’s The Very Busy Spider? Or guess and test what will stick and what won’t? Or complete some other task before being allowed to throw something at the web?

Says the non-teacher in me: Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

Hands On As We Grow Halloween Activity A Sticky Spider Web

[Hands On As We Grow]

Those felt fortune cookies

How’d I miss these felt fortune cookies when they first showed up on the craft-making scene?

I haven’t made them yet, so I don’t know how much of the whole how-to my young learners can manage.

I’ll swipe the idea of changing the felt colors to match whatever the exciting occasion is.

And I’ve already thought of the fortune that will go inside: “You found your fortune! This is it! Yay!”

Erm….I shouldn’t have said that fortune out loud, eh?

Okay, we’ll think of new ones.

Happy fortune cookie making!

Martha Stewart Felt Fortune Cookies

[Martha Stewart]

Reindeer, Reindeer!

Scoot your little one close to a table and set her loose making this:

Fireflies and Family Rudolph Rings in Season

While she’s busy doing that, you scoot around to the back of her head and set yourself loose putting her hair together like this:

Princess Piggies Holiday Hairstyles Rudolph

[Fireflies and Family and Princess Piggies!]

Kids Draw and Cook: Masedonia

Kids Draw and Cook could use some love!

Do you know any 16-or-younger chef artists (or artist chefs) who want to contribute a recipe or two?

I see only one submission for this year, and it’s Masedonia (says the spelling).

Did you know about KD and C before today?

Off I go to ask the like-minded young ones to translate for me, because I’m not entirely sure what Masedonia is. But it looks delicious, doesn’t it?

Kids Draw and Cook Masedonia by Lluc

[Kids Draw and Cook]

That carrot pumpkin needs more broccoli

Draw 4 or 5 pumpkin-y shapes on a clean shower curtain or plastic table cloth.

Your younger chef might need help with facial expressions, so draw those, too.

Carefully consult with your chef which mouths to draw. Happy? Sad? Scared? Angry? Baffled?

Dips for the eyes and nose, cucumber slices for the mouth, broccoli for the stem, and baby carrots everywhere else.

And if you think your guests might be mildly grossed out, get the older chef to quickly make a big one just before the party starts.

Off you go!

[Taste of Home]

Don’t just read the book. Be the book.

Ah, she’s Alice from Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland!

(Stripey socks! Yay!)

Now name the others, both character and book title.

Huge stack o’ bonus points if you can also name the authors!

[Apartment Therapy!]

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