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5 DIY Mother’s Day Crafts to Make Her Day Extra Special

Mother’s Day is a special day to celebrate the love and care that mothers give to their children. As a teacher, you can help your students express their gratitude and affection to their moms by making some lovely and unique crafts with them. Crafts are not only fun and creative, but also a great way to develop fine motor skills, problem-solving skills, and social skills in your students. In this blog post, I will share with you some of the best mother’s day crafts that you can make with your students in the classroom. These crafts are easy, inexpensive, and sure to make any mom smile.

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5 Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

  1. DIY Flower Pot: Start by painting a terracotta flower pot in your mom’s favorite color. Then, take a picture of yourself and cut it out. Glue the picture onto the flower pot and write a message such as “I love you Mom” or “Happy Mother’s Day”. Fill the pot with her favorite flowers or plants, and you have a personalized gift that she will cherish.
  2. Homemade Bath Bombs: If your mom loves to relax and unwind after a long day, then homemade bath bombs are the perfect gift. Mix baking soda, citric acid, and Epsom salts together in a bowl. Add a few drops of essential oil and some food coloring to the mixture. Use a spray bottle to mist the mixture with water until it sticks together. Then, press the mixture into molds and let them dry overnight. Wrap them up in a pretty bag with a bow, and your mom will have a spa-like experience in her own bathroom.
  3. Hand-Painted Picture Frame: Buy an inexpensive wooden picture frame and paint it with your mom’s favorite colors. Once the paint has dried, take a picture of yourself or your family and put it inside the frame. This personalized gift will bring a smile to her face every time she sees it.
  4. DIY Jewelry Holder: Take a piece of wood or a small canvas and paint it in your mom’s favorite color. Once it has dried, add some hooks or knobs to hang jewelry on. You can also add a cute saying or quote with vinyl lettering. This gift is not only practical but also makes a beautiful addition to her bedroom or bathroom.
  5. Homemade Sugar Scrub: Mix coconut oil, sugar, and essential oils together in a bowl. Transfer the mixture to a mason jar and decorate the jar with ribbon or twine. Your mom will love the homemade sugar scrub that will leave her skin feeling soft and smooth.
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I hope you enjoyed this blog post and found some inspiration for your mother’s day crafts. These crafts are a wonderful way to show your students’ moms how much they are loved and appreciated. They are also a fun and educational activity that you can do with your students in the classroom. I would love to hear from you if you try any of these crafts or have any other ideas to share. Please leave a comment below and let me know what you think. Happy Mother’s Day to all the amazing moms out there!

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3 Picture Books to Make Going to the Dentist Fun for Kids: Tips for Children’s Dental Health

Dental health is an essential part of overall well-being, and children’s dental health is especially important. Good oral hygiene habits established in childhood can set the stage for a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums. As a parent or caregiver, it’s crucial to ensure your child understands the importance of taking care of their teeth and visiting the dentist regularly. In this blog post, we will discuss some tips for maintaining children’s dental health and recommend three picture books that can help make going to the dentist a more positive experience.

Tips for Maintaining Children’s Dental Health

  1. Start early: Parents should begin taking care of their child’s oral hygiene as soon as the first tooth appears. Use a soft toothbrush and a small amount of toothpaste to clean the teeth twice a day.
  2. Limit sugary foods and drinks: Sugary foods and drinks can lead to cavities, so it’s important to limit your child’s consumption of them. Encourage them to drink water and milk instead of sugary drinks.
  3. Visit the dentist regularly: Regular dental check-ups are essential for maintaining good oral health. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that children visit the dentist every six months.
  4. Use fluoride: Fluoride helps prevent cavities, so it’s important to make sure your child is getting enough. You can ask your dentist about fluoride treatments or use toothpaste with fluoride.
  5. Make it fun: Make brushing and flossing fun by letting your child pick out their toothbrush and toothpaste. Sing songs or tell stories while they brush their teeth.

Picture Books About Going to the Dentist

The Crocodile and the Dentist" by Taro Gomi
"The Berenstain Bears Visit the Dentist" by Stan and Jan Berenstain
Just Going to the Dentist" by Mercer Mayer
  1. “The Crocodile and the Dentist” by Taro Gomi: This fun and interactive book follows a crocodile as he visits the dentist for the first time. The crocodile learns about the importance of brushing and flossing and discovers that going to the dentist isn’t so scary after all.
  2. “The Berenstain Bears Visit the Dentist” by Stan and Jan Berenstain: In this classic children’s book, the Berenstain Bears visit the dentist for their check-ups. They learn about dental hygiene and get a special surprise at the end of their visit.
  3. “Just Going to the Dentist” by Mercer Mayer: In this book, Little Critter goes to the dentist for a check-up and learns about the different tools and procedures the dentist uses. The book is written in a way that helps children understand what to expect during a dental visit and helps alleviate any fears they may have.

Maintaining good dental health is essential for children, and parents should make sure their children are practicing good oral hygiene habits from an early age. Visiting the dentist regularly and limiting sugary foods and drinks are just a few ways to help prevent cavities and ensure healthy teeth and gums. By incorporating fun and interactive picture books about going to the dentist, parents can help their children feel more comfortable and excited about visiting the dentist.

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Editor’s Pick – Book Life Review of “Dad Is My Best Friend”

Angela is close to her mom and gets along well with kids on the playground, but, as the title suggests, it’s her dad who’s actually her best friend. In this heartwarming tribute to family bonds, inspired by the author’s relationship with her own father, readers follow Angela and her dad as they hang out and exercise together, riding bikes, running a race, and doing push-ups. Kavion Robinson’s warm, nostalgia-tinged illustrations convey the magic and power in simple, everyday opportunities for parents to connect with kids, and this story’s portrayal of a loving father-daughter attachment is sure to resonate with families.

Although readers only get to see Angela and her dad engaged in a short list of activities, the sense of camaraderie and affection is unmistakable—whether she is riding on his shoulders or celebrating the winner of their many races, Angela is always depicted with a smile during their time together, and young readers will certainly appreciate the opportunity to glimpse everyday parent-child moments rendered in such a positive light. Even the story’s extended push-up scene, where Angela climbs onto her father’s back and they count off push-ups together, gives kids and parents a chance to challenge themselves to try the same fun activity.

Kerice Robinson (I Am Full of Thanks) dedicates this story to her earliest memory of her father “working out by the front door” of their home, revealing the emotional basis for the exercise theme that Robinson employs to remind readers that making lasting memories is easy—and that bonding doesn’t have to involve an expensive outing, but can be as simple as riding a bike together. In a fast-paced world, everyone can use a reminder to slow down, and Dad Is My Best Friend’s inviting illustrations and emphasis on fleeting moments of connection is spot on.

Takeaway: This tender father-daughter story celebrates the power of simple connections.

Great for fans of: Gregory E. Lang’s Why a Daughter Needs a Dad, Sean Williams’s Girl Dad.

Production grades
Cover: A-
Design and typography: A
Illustrations: A
Editing: A
Marketing copy: A

Print Date: 07/25/2022

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Hanukkah Joy in Children’s Picture Books – A list of Stories

Sometimes it is difficult to find winter holiday books that are not just about Santa. The books on this list will bring Hanukkah joy to children in the form of beautifully written and illustrated children’s books. Enjoy these Hanukkah books!


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10 Best Halloween Activities for Kids

Let’s get kids in the Halloween spirit!

Halloween Activity Book for kids ages 4 to 10.

Included in this activity book are 50 pages of Halloween-themed counting, coloring, pencil skills, mazes, and word searches. Purchase for only $4.50 on Amazon! This is a super fun Halloween Activity Book for kids ages 4 to 10. ISBN 979-8539884543

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10 – Super Fun Halloween Activities for Children

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  1. Read Halloween Themed Books – Read our blogs List of 31 October Books and List of 10 Fun Halloween-Themed Picture Books.
  2. Go Pumpkin Picking!
  3. Carve a Pumpkin! Host a neighborhood pumpkin carving contest for the children.
  4. Pumpkin Shape Craft – See October Crafts Blog
  5. Swap scary stories!
  6. Watch scary movies for kids.
  7. Bake Halloween TreatsPumpkin Flavored Snickerdoodle Cookie Recipe
  8. Go to a Haunted House
  9. Create a Halloween Scavenger Hunt
  10. Glow in the dark party!
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