Links for Your First Day of School

Here in Turkey we are fast approaching the first day of school. To celebrate we’ve scoured the internet (or Pinterest) and found some of our favorite Back-To-School ideas.

  1. Teacher Gift: Mints (speaking from experience, these are a great way to counteract all the coffee teachers drink!)

2) Using chalk as a measuring tool for the First Day of School Photo

3) Create a Homework Station

4) Back to School Fashion Show!

5) Welcome Back Home… WATER BALLOON FIGHTS

Can’t wait to get back to school? Have some traditions you like to do every year? Let us know in the comments below!

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The Ugly Duckling

This week we’ve been busy, busy, busy at Kids Nook (almost as busy as the Little Red Hen!) But we still had time to meet with one of our new friends: The Very Ugly Duckling.

If you’re not familiar with the story, the Ugly Duckling is a little grey duck who looks and acts nothing like his brothers and sisters. After enduring a lot of teasing, he leaves his family only to discover that he’s not a duck at all! He’s a beautiful swan!

The kids loved this story, and they loved playing games with the Ugly Duckling. First we created a nest for them using finger paints…

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Then we cleaned up the lakes so that they could swim better!

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Look at those little ducks go!

Do you love playing with duckies? How about the ugly duckling? How would you treat him if you found him? Let us know in the comments below!

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The Little Red Hen (Makes a Pizza)

I always enjoyed listening to the story of The Little Red Hen, but if I really think about it, it was because we always got to make a loaf of warm bread to go with it. This time when I told the story of The Little Red Hen to our kids, I decided to go with the updated version: The Little Red Hen Makes a Pizza. 

Why? Because I love pizza.

We listened to the story and afterwards went out and made our own “play pizzas”. We started with our homemade oat play-dough (which you might remember from our last story Goldilocks and the Three Bears). Afterwards we painted on “tomato sauce”…

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Then we added some toppings. I added broken up spaghetti pieces to make it look like a cheese pizza.

 

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After we decorated our pizzas came the very best part: eating our own homemade toast pizzas!

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Yum yum yum! We helped the Little Red Hen make her pizzas, so we got to enjoy our own! What kind of pizzas do you like to make? Would you help the Little Red Hen? Let us know in the commments below!

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Goldilocks and the Three Bears

Happy Tuesday everyone! Why is it a happy Tuesday? No particular reason, it just is!

This week we’re going to give you a peek into our story Goldilocks and the Three Bears. I assume most of you know the story already: three bears leave the house, a little girl breaks in and wrecks havoc, the bears return and chase her away. It’s kind of a strange story, but it’s a fun one for learning about things like big and small, hard and soft. 

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We started by cleaning up the Bear’s rooms but finding all of the soft balls and the hard balls, then putting them in separate containers.

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Then we made porridge for our Bears, since Goldilocks ate all of theirs up!

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Our kids did such a great job! Now the Bears can go back home and relax!

Have a great day everyone!

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