Stomping in the Mud
Thanks everyone for your support over the past four years. Stomping will be closed for the 2015/2016 school year. Check back for an update in the spring for our September 2016 plans. We hope you have a wonderful summer. Thanks for Stomping by!
Farm and Harvest Tuff Spot Tuesday
The current Tuff Spot Tuesday theme (15th September) is: Farm and Harvest Tuff Spot. Time to explore farms or harvest time within your Tuff Spot. You could
Cardboard Tube Marionettes
Marionettes from cardboard tubes? Of course! Visit Red Ted Art's Blog to get the details on how to make these adorable birds. Look closely and you'll see that the wings and tails are made from leaf rubbings and prints :)
Lion and Lamb Mask
Children love to pretend and making masks is a fun and easy way of letting them do this. Today we made a lion and a lamb mask for the month...
A Homemade Pinball Machine
Every man my age was once a boy who wished he had a pinball machine of his very own. I'm not a pinball wizard by any means, but the main reason that I stop off at Zesto's for a burger every now and then is that while I wait for "chef" to cook it, I get in a couple rounds on my favorite Fun House pinball machine, which I did a few nights ago on the way to a meeting. Yesterday, the children were playing with our marble run and right beside them stood our super sized marble paintings (as…
(Truly) Last Minute Gift Ideas!
I've been hearing radio commercials urgently shouting about "last minute gift ideas" since at least mid-November. Pfft. But now, finally, the last minute is truly upon us, so as a public service I offer Teacher Tom's last minute gift ideas for children, most of which won't even require a trip to a mall. Mesh produce bags. Things that rot. A place to leave things to rot . . . . . . and worms to live there. Sticks. An old typewriter. Concrete. Dominoes. Tape. Sand. Blocks. Hammers. Drills…
Playful Flamingo Kids Craft
This post is brought to you by Gymboree and the #OneBigHappy" campaign, however all opinions expressed are my own. We hope your family has a happy time making
Science Center Ideas for Pre-K and Preschool - PreKinders
Could hide objects in each box and have children pull them out and match them to the correlating pictures. Poss use as investigation table.