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Spirit Bear Stick Puppets and Finger-Walking Bear Puppets with Free Printable Templates from The LunchboxSeason

MARCH breACK! 2013: Spirit Bear Stick Puppets and Finger-Walking Bear Puppets

We made two kinds of Spirit Bear Puppets today! Here are our results and a few printable templates for you and yours!   Spirit Bear Stick Puppets I’d like to give credit to Dawn over at dragoart.com. Our Spirit Bear Stick Puppets are stylized versions of bears taken from her How to Draw Bears Tutorial: http://www.dragoart.com/tuts/6277/1/1/how-to-draw-bears.htm. Print […]

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MARCH breACK! 2013: Spirit Bear Dice Game

It’s time for some Spirit Bear Math! Today, the kids are going to have some numbers practice. I’ve created a Spirit Bear Dice Game. They’ll roll a pair of dice and either add or multiply the numbers. If they get the answer right, they’ll place a candy (gummy bears, m&m’s, or chocolate chips) in the […]

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MARCH breACK! 2013, or, Ahma, the Spirit Bear: A Tentative Schedule

ACK! It’s officially MARCH breACK!  So here it is, a basic description and tentative schedule for this year’s MARCH breACK! Madness, 2013. Illustrate-Your-Own-Books 2013: Ahma, the Spirit Bear Each year, during MARCH breACK!, I write a little chapter book for the kids to illustrate, usually based on an existing tale or story.  This year, Bea wanted […]

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Advent Shadowbox 2012: Day 20, Make a Deck of Constellation Cards

Make a Deck of Constellation Cards! The kids are really interested in astrological signs and constellations. For some time now, I’ve been admiring the gorgeous, read-it-by-candlelight constellation book on the Keep Moving Forward Blog (at left) and the lovely constellation books at Quince and Quire: Starry Drafts. So, when I found easy-print consteallation templates over […]

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Advent Shadowbox 2012: Day 18, Make Silhouette Self-Portrait Cards and Send Them To Friends and Family

Today, the kids are going to make Silhouette Self-Portraits and send them to family members with handwritten holiday greetings and a few words about what they’ve been up to over the past few weeks inside. Silhouette Self-Portraits Materials Black Construction Paper White Paper White Chalk Scissors Glue OR Pre-Printed Silhouettes Made from Digital Photographs [See […]

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Advent Shadowbox 2012: Day 16, Read & Illustrate The Winter’s Tale, Act IV

We’ve turned the corner from tragedy to comedy! It’s time to illustrate the romantic scenes from Shakespeare’s play! I really hope the kids enjoy today’s installment of The Winter’s Tale. I’m quite looking forward to the kids’ illustrations of “TIME” and of our young lovers. [And, Act Four Scene Four is the second longest single […]

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Advent Shadowbox 2012: Day 15, Gingerbread Party, Design, Build, Decorate

Today, the kids are going to have a Gingerbread Party. They’ll cut, bake, and DECORATE some gingerbread cookie cutouts. Then, they’ll use paper and charcoal pencils to DESIGN the ultimate gingerbread house. Finally, they’ll use store-bought royal icing, graham crackers, ice cream cones, some of those gingerbread men, and candies [even a few leftovers from […]

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Easter Egg Workshop

This year, we decided to try a whole bunch of new decorating and dyeing techniques with our Easter Eggs. In addition to our usual sharpies, crayons, and basic dyes (1 c boiling water, 1 tsp vinegar, food colouring drops), we used Koolaid Dyes, Marbled Dyes, and, eventually, Marbled Koolaid Dyes. We also experimented, for better […]

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MARCH breAK! 2012: Snake Sock Puppets

Today, we finished reading and illustrating our book,  A Study in Emerald. To celebrate, we munched on Frogwiches (homemade gingerbread sandwich cookies), and we made sock puppets of all the major characters in our story. When the kids were done, we got out the old doorway puppet theatre I made way back before Bea was born, and […]

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