Collection by Linda Long

Linda Long
How to Make Wordle Bookmarks - great for end of the year gifts - or as an authentic extension to a lesson on adjectives or character traits
End Of School YearSchool Ideas

Wrapping Up a Great Year and Wordle Bookmarks!

My last day of school was on Tuesday, and I have to say that I just had my best year of teaching ever. I LOVED my 1st/2nd grade combo class. Over the course of the year, I saw kids become readers, and kids who came in as "readers" become true thinkers of text. Our class discussions were rich and meaningful, and because my students were chosen for their ability to work independently, I was able to differentiate my instruction more than ever, and saw amazing growth in my students. It was…

Firework Cookies for Bon Fire Night, Diwali, New Year or 4th July! from Nuture Store
Autumn Crafts KidsChristmas CraftsAutumn Activities For Kids

Firework crafts and cookies - NurtureStore

Whizz, pop, bang! Gorgeous firework crafts and cookies for kids

How to make beautiful salt dough candle holders - great for Diwali and Winter Solstice

Salt dough candle holders for Diwali

Make these easy salt dough candle holders as a beautiful Diwali craft

Paper LampsDiwali LanternChinese New Year Party

Artsy Craftsy Mom - Top Indian hobby, art and craft blog for kids

Artsy Craftsy Mom - Top blog from India presenting Easy Hobby, Art and craft activities for kids

Who are we kidding, this is for me, not the kids! i love to color! Rangoli Colouring Patterns

Rangoli Colouring Pattern 2

Can the kids complete this rangoli colouring pattern, following the rules established in the completed section?

Barbara's Thought of the Day: Happy Diwali

Happy Diwali

Blogging is so much fun for so many reasons, but the most wondrous thing is the connections I have made with people I would not otherwise encountered. My original intent was to share my school art experiences with families in my own little community so it brings me unending happiness that people from the wide world over take a moment to drop in and check out my little blog. Today is the first day of Diwali the Indian Festival of Truth and Light. Here's a link to a cute little Indian Elephant…

Simple Diwali paper plate craft
Diwali PartyDiwali CelebrationHappy DiwaliKids Crafts

TUTORIAL : How to Make Rainbow Coloured Rice (Without Alcohol) I'm going to make this colored rice for the kids so that we can try some rangoli designs for Divali on Sunday!

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India: Rangoli can be square, rectangular or circular – or a mix of all three. They are often symmetrical. Rangoli motifs are usually taken from Nature - peacocks, swans, mango, flowers and so on.


A rangoli is a colourful design made on the floor near the entrance to a house to welcome guests. At Diwali, Hindus draw bright Rangoli patterns to encourage the goddess Lakshmi to enter their homes. All About Rangoli, and Rangoli Crafts For Kids Here at Activity Village you can learn about rangoli by looking at photos and videos, print out some rangoli colouring pages for a simple colouring activity, try out some rangoli fuse bead patterns as a quick and non-messy craft idea, or have a go…

Paper radial designs
Happy DiwaliDiwali Activities Ks2Art For Kids

Paper Mosaics

Central Idea: Patterns help us make sense of the world. Visual Arts Line of Inquiry: How patterns are used in Middle Eastern art The Grade 1 kids are cuckoo for patterns right now-- it's so nice to see them completely immersed in this interdisciplinary unit! We just finished our Middle Eastern cityscapes and it was a perfect tie-in for an in depth look at Middle Eastern art and patterns. I had parent volunteers chop up some origami paper into diamonds and squares. I found an excellent…

Diwali festival of lights candle craft

Make a "Diya" for Diwali

Diwali means "rows of lighted lamps;" kids can learn more about this Indian holiday as they make their own decorated diya with simple supplies.

sewing kits for diwali
Colored RiceFestival LightsWeaving

Craft for kids | Glass Rangoli - DIY!  This is gorgeous!  And kid friendly too!
Indian FestivalsMontessoriBirthday Candles

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Craft for kids | Glass Rangoli - DIY! This is gorgeous! And kid friendly too!

Sreelus Tasty Travels: Diwali Countdown - Crafts For Kids
Melting CrayonsCrayon CraftsSummer CraftsPaper Bag Lanterns

Diwali Countdown - Crafts For Kids

Felt Peacock click here for details Color Rice for Rangoli or decorations, details here Decorated luminaries, details here ...

Diwali fuse bead patterns
Fuse Bead PatternsIndian Elephant

Diwali Crafts

Diwali fuse bead patterns