Monday, July 27

How to Make and Use a Pizza Busy Bag

Busy bags have become hugely popular among parents and teachers of young children in recent years. "What are busy bags," you may be wondering? Busy bags are activities that can be slipped into a Ziploc bag and stored in a purse, diaper bag, glove compartment, or math center. They keep children busy while quietly engaging them in learning.

Parents love to give busy bags to their children while they are waiting for their food in a restaurant or sitting in the waiting room at a doctor's office. Teachers use busy bags in math centers to reinforce skills taught in class. In this blog post, you will learn how to make a simple, pizza busy bag out of felt. Enjoy!

Learn how to make a quick and easy busy bag pizza for young children.  All you need is some felt and an imagination!

This is an updated version of a blog post I wrote in 2014.  Disclosure: Affiliate links to Amazon are included in this post.
 

Saturday, July 25

Splat the Cat by Rob Scotton

The beginning of the school year is an exciting time for children.  Even though they feel excited, they also feel anxious.  Will my teacher like me?  Will I make friends?  What if the work is too hard?  What if I have to go to the bathroom?!?!?!  

Splat the Cat by Rob Scotton is a popular children's book that is typically read at the beginning of the school year.  It's about a cat named Splat and how he felt on his first day of school.  Just like many children on their first day, Splat feels anxious.  Read on to learn more about Splat the Cat to find out what happens on Splat's first day of school, how his anxiousness eventually goes away, and for a FREE printable you can use in your classroom.

Language arts lesson about story elements and beginning, middle, end of a story using Splat the Cat written and illustrated by Rob Scotten.

This is an updated version of a blog post I wrote in 2014.  Disclosure: Affiliate links to Amazon are included in this post.