Saturday, March 29, 2014
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
On our Pinterest board, titled Vocabulary Building, we have collected links to several other favorite Vocabulary Building Games you may be interested in trying with your students.
Disclosure: None of the links above are sponsored.
Sunday, March 2, 2014
Disney has once again become the inspiration for our family's winter birthday girl. The huge success of Frozen, as well as our ridiculously frozen winter here in Michigan, made an Olaf party on obvious choice this year. Not sure if I was thinking clearly when I agreed to letting my 8 year old invite her class to a pool party at our local aquatic center, but it made for the perfect setting for her friends to do "what frozen things do in summer!"
frozen ice cap jello
Olaf donut faces, Rice Krispie treat ice chunks, and snowman string cheese
Snowman accessories: buttons, noses, and arms
The kids used these to turn their donuts into snowmen
thank you notes
We created this game board as a variation on one of our silly family favorites, Don't Eat Pete. Put one marshmallow on each square of the game board. One child is sent from the room while the other children choose which Olaf must not be eaten. The first child returns and beings eating the marshmallows one at a time. If/When the child tries to eat the piece on the chosen Olaf, the rest of the kids yell, "Don't Eat Olaf!" The kids count how many they were able to eat before they tried to eat the Olaf, then refill the board for the next player.
a game board and pieces for each child to take home
Set the timer for 1 minute. Everyone works by themselves to build as many snowman stacks on their mat before the timer rings. Each stack must have at least 3 marshmallow.
snow dough packaged with button beads, clay noses, and twigs
fleece scarves rolled and wrapped with a note
My daughter spent many hours of a snow day happily cutting and knotting these for her guests. The scarves were a perfect way to cozy up after chillin' in the pool, changing out of suits, and heading home.