Letter S Extras




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School Bus Safety
Submitted by Andrea
Call your local school bus station or public transportation office and ask them if they will come and talk to your children about bus safety.
Shapely Cookies
Submitted by Torrie
For snack have cookies cut out in different shapes.
Shapely Sandwiches
Submitted by Ann
Cut your snack sandwiches into different shapes and ask your children if they want a circle, square, etc.
Shoe Store
Submitted by Julie
Set up a shoe store in your classroom
  • Have parents donate old shoes and shoeboxes
  • Disinfect the Shoes (Lysol or alcohol)
  • Set up a shoe shining station in which your children can polish old shoes
  • Have a cash register for checkouts
  • Provide a mirror for trying shoes on
Silhouette
Submitted by Paula
Create a silhouette of your children by turning out the lights and having each child sit in front of a projector. Trace their face on a piece of black paper with a white crayon. Additionally you can set this up in the dramatic play area and let your children trace each other's silhouettes.
Idea:
You can also show your children that president's had silhouettes and show them some from an encyclopedia.
Shape Calendar
Submitted by Sally
Make a shape calendar by introducing new shapes each month. It is really simple. Put all the numbers on one shape the first month. The next month add a new shape and alternate shapes. The third month add a third shape and have every third number be a shape. Example: My class started with January Triangle (all numbers were on a triangle), February was circles (1 was on a circle, 2 on a triangle, 3 circle, etc.) March was hearts (1 was on a heart, 2 on a circle, 3 on a triangle 4 on a heart, etc.)
Circle Time Shape
Submitted by Jen
Put shapes in a circle where you normally sit for circle time. When it is time for circle time say that it is time to sit on the blue triangles (or circles, etc.)
Road Signs
Submitted by Betty
Teach your children how different sign shapes mean different things (Octagon - stop, triangle - yield, etc) For added fun make signs and let them play with cars following road signs that you have put up in the classroom.
Shape House Snack
Submitted by Lisa
Use bread for the square house. Half a piece of sliced sandwich cheese for the roof (on its side as a triangle). A rolled up piece of lunchmeat for the door and pickle slices for the windows. This is a cute delicious snack.
Snowflake Gift
Submitted by Nancy
For a fun/cute gift for your parents have them create a snowflake from a coffee filter or doily. Simply brush on some glue and sprinkle with glitter. Finally add this 'Snowflake Poem' to it:
This is my snowflake, I made it myself.
If it were real, it would quickly melt.
It wouldn't be around forever and ever.
But there is one thing that won't leave us, no, never.
It is God's Love for each of us all.
He will never leave us, He's there when we call.
So if I feel sad or just need a friend,
I can always turn to God, on Him I can depend!
Non-Snow Snowman
Submitted by Nancy
Build a snow man by moistening packing peanuts and sticking together When your ready to melt it simply put it out in the rain or turn the hose on it.
Pipe Cleaner Snowflakes
Submitted by Trish
Cut a white pipe cleaner into three equal sections. Twist together to make a six sided snowflake. Then tie strings from point to point to form a pattern. Attach the snowflake to something that you can hold it.
For added effect grow crystals on the snowflake, You do this in three simple steps:
  1. Fill a jar with boiling water
  2. Stir in three tablespoons of borax for every cup of water.
  3. Finally, suspend the snowflake in the mixture overnight
Igloo
Submitted by Kelly
Talk about how Igloos are made and how they protect Eskimos. Then have your children try to make one using either sugar cubes and frosting or ice cubes and salt (helps stick cubes together)
Collage Snowmen
Submitted by Hollie
Make collage snowmen just like on "Snowballs" by Lois Ehlert. Use natural food products (raisins, pretzels, popped corn, etc)
Soapy Snowman
Submitted by Betty
Grate soap with a grater. Make a snowman using your grated soap and a little water. Looks neat and smells great
Snowmen Puppets
Submitted by an Unknown Friend
Make snowmen puppets for your children to play with.
Snowflake Gift
Submitted by Karen
For a fun/cute gift for your parents have them create a snowflake from a coffee filter or doily. Simply brush on some glue and sprinkle with glitter. Finally add this 'Snowflake Poem' to it:
This is my snowflake, I made it myself.
If it were real, it would quickly melt.
It wouldn't be around forever and ever.
But there is one thing that won't leave us, no, never.
It is God's Love for each of us all.
He will never leave us, He's there when we call.
So if I feel sad or just need a friend,
I can always turn to God, on Him I can depend!
Snowball Fight
Submitted by Linda
Have an indoor snowball fight using rolled up paper or socks or large marshmallows or cotton or balled up newspaper or balled up toilet paper or large pompoms
Idea:
To add snowflakes to your classroom try coating mini pretzels with white paint and then gluing four together in a circle
Submitted by Hollie
Footprints in the Snow
Submitted by Angela
Have your children step in gray paint and then walk across a piece of butcher paper. It will look like they are walking through snow. For added effect make animal prints around your childrens.
Snow
Submitted by Carol
Have Snow for a snack by freezing a clear drink and then using an Icee maker or blender.
Snowy Milkshake
Submitted by Irene
Make a milkshake from snow by adding a cup of milk, vanilla abstract, and ½ cup sugar to snow. This will take some time to figure out the correct ratios, but it taste great!
Shape Book
Submitted by Betty
Create a shape book by folding large consruction paper in half and then making a page for each shape. I did this by using
  • First Page:
    • "Blue Square, Blue Square, What do you See?"
    • And then having blue squares on the page (or let the children glue them on).
  • Second Page
    • "I see a Purple triangle looking at me"
    • And Have Purple triangles on the page (or let the children glue them on)
    • On the bottom on the page write "Purple Triangle, purple triangle what do you see?"
  • Continue until all shapes are made
Pancake Snowmen
Submitted by Mandy
This is a fun cute snack! Give each of your children three pancakes of different sizes. They can put them in the shape of a snowman and add powdered sugar to add snow to it.
Sun Cooked Smores
Submitted by Sharron
Have your children put one graham cracker on a piece of foil, sprinkle chocolate chips and miniature marshmallows on top of the graham crackers. Cover this up with more foil. Place this in the hot sun. In about 10-15 minutes you will have hot gooey smores.
Snack Snowman
Submitted by Fran
Use a small sugar donut for the base, a donut hole on top, add facial features with red hots. Really cute and delicious!
Snowman Face Snack
Submitted by Betty
Give each of your children rice cakes. Let them frost them with either crème cheese or frosting. Add raising (or chocolate chips) for facial features, with a baby carrot nose
Sports Classroom
Submitted by Irene
Make your classroom into a sports paradise during sports week
  • Color paper like lockers and put it in your bathroom
  • Set up areas for many different types of sports in different areas of your classroom
  • Provide different types of sports equipment and balls
  • Take pictures of your children playing different sports and put them on the walls
Marshmallow Snowmen
Submitted by Paula
This is a cute snack. Use frosting to attach each piece. Use two large marshmallows as a base. Add licorice scarf and mouth. Add raisin eyes and button. Add candy corn nose. Use two small marshmallow for arms and two more for legs.
Safety Phone
Make a life size phone for each child and one for yourself. Glue them onto poster board or file folders and cut them out. Highlight the buttons with yellow marker so they look like they are lit up. Have each child take turns dialing 911 and giving their information (name address etc). You pretend to be the 911 operator. You can also "call" them by saying the number out loud as you "dial", whoever has that phone number has to "answer" the phone.
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