Craft Stick Frog

Stick frog 3Looking for something cute to make, that’s challenging enough for upper grade students? Try this craft stick frog! Since you can position the arms and legs in any shape, each one will look different!

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You’ll need the fat ones (for the body, arms and legs) and the regular skinny ones (cut up for toes and mouth). Make sure you don’t forget the googly eyes! Add a strong magnet to the back and a clothes pin to the body to make it a paper holder for a fridge or a metal filing cabinet.
Stick frog 1 Stick frog 2I recommend building the frog on some wax paper so the frog doesn’t accidentally get glued to the table! Q-tips can help you dab the glue on too. When the frog is dry, paint it green. All done!

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SeaWorld Perks for Teachers 2015

I’ve got a cool teacher bonus to share with you! SeaWorld has perks for teachers in California (and Arizona), Texas and Florida! Each park has different perks, so click here to check them out! Here’s my favorite perk: “SeaWorld® San Diego is proud to offer a complimentary Teacher Fun Card to all active and credentialed California and Arizona K-12 school teachers. The Fun Card is valid for unlimited admission to SeaWorld San Diego through December 31, 2015.” Awesome! Thank you, Sea World! 🙂

Things Animals Need (Graphic Organizer)

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Week two blogging over at We Are Teachers? Check! This time, I created a graphic organizer based on the science standard that usually appears in lower grade science standards, identifying basic things that all animals need. So what are you waiting for!? Go check it out!

Click here to view my post and get the free printable!

Animal Crafts for Kids

These animal crafts were too adorable not to share. They would be way fun to make after studying animal environments, using them as a basis to teach adjectives or characteristics, etc.

Lion made with a paper plate and noodles! (source)

Chick and bunny printables. Great for spring and Easter! The website’s in Bulgarian, but if you click on the image, it takes you to the printable. Hooray for Google Translate! (source)

Cardboard tube octopus. Love it! (source)