FANTASTIC FEBRUARY FUN!

Love is in the air and children truly enjoy the excitement of singing songs, exchanging valentines, enjoying a party and sharing HUGS, HUGS, HUGS!

A great classroom project invites children to cut out different colored hearts and paint them. Messages can be added and or the children’ names to display on the Valentine tree. This tree can be a bulletin board size or construction paper size. It can also be a class project and each child cuts and paints a heart for everyone in the class and they make an individual tree filled with names and messages.

 

VALENTINE TREE

Crystal Janecky-West picture found on Pintrest at PreKandKsharing.blogspot
 

PAPER PLATE PUPPET HOUSE

VALENTINE MAIL BOX

The MAIL BOX – each child should decorate their own mail box.  They can use a shoe box, photo box, mail box or paper bag designated as a mail box.  The children make Valentines for each child in the room and they become the mailman.  This idea is centuries old but still loads of FUN!

Mary Jo Huff
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Welcome 2012

GOOD FRIENDS,

This is the year — 2012 — to move forward and to accomplish many new tasks.  The past year has been one of the hardest in my entire life.  My mama went to heaven and my oldest, best friend soon followed, both angels in the heavens I know for sure.  Then my daughter was diagnosed with Breast Cancer and that big “C” word has invaded our lives.  Now I am recovering from a knee replacement.  They say I just wore the thing out.  Guess I moved too fast for a chicken dancing lady with a mission.

WELCOME one and all to a new BLOG!  I intended to have this accomplished over a year ago but have now met a wonderful lady at Hafner Designs who is guiding me through the process.  Watch for news from the north, south, east and west.  PreK and K Sharing is a new blog with 30 different people writing.  It is an exciting time when someone like myself can get on this computer and just type away.  My goal is to share my adventures from the past and the future.  I will share new ideas, products and places to get information about Early Childhood Education.  Check out www.storytellin.com often for new products and sign up for the newsletter and catch this blog often.  It will keep you updated on my travels from the past and into the future.

WINTER

SNOW, SNOW, SNOW where is the snow? Southern Indiana has seen only a few flakes of the soft, floating on air, white covering and it does not seem like winter. I visited a center in Florida and they had to make winter. A large truck brought in shaved ice and the children experienced the cold and wet as they played in the make-shift snow. It became a science lesson along with the play experience.

The center was decorated with snowmen and they were awaiting a visit from their northern friend Mary Jo. Even though they live in the best sunshine of the world they understood winter.  The snowmen were created by the children at the center.  I laughed and laughed as the children and myself did the snowman dance and talked about cold weather.

 

A VISIT TO FLORIDA IN THE WINTER

A VISIT TO FLORIDA IN THE WINTER

MOST REALISTIC

MOST REALISTIC

SNOWMAN GREETER

SNOWMAN GREETER

SNOW BUDDIES

SNOW BUDDIES

 

Snow Girl

Learning how to make snow by adding water 
to this magical mixture and poof…..you have cold,
wet snow.  Go to www.stevespanglerscience.com
and search for snow.  We used it in our center
with 115 children every winter even though
we had our own snow.  You can store it
and reuse it several times.

I  hope your winter is filled with SNOW, SNOW, SNOW and you enjoy every flake. I am headed to Minot, ND for a great day of professional development. I am taking the camera in hopes of good pictures filled with the snow from heaven. February is another winter month but stay tuned as your heart will be warmed with Valentine activities.

 Remember
Every STORY has a STORY!