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Fun with a Sharpie Elf

Graffiti Elf

 

 

He drew on our faces in the picture with a dry erase marker.  (it easily rubs off)

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Stalker Elf

 

 

 

Stalker Elf

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Check out this video my son make on how to turn a dollar bill into a shirt……. stay tuned for ideas to use this in a project.

 

http://youtu.be/fxPRk-kaFF4

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Roller Skate Card

I chose to make it a postcard type card.  Cut 8 1/2 x 11 cardstock into four for background. Use the pattern below for the skate.   I was able to fit 4 shoes onto one piece of 8 1/2 X 11 paper to cut out. I cut the shoe out of a marble paper, stopper out of white and wheels out of black/gold.  I chalked the edges to give it more detail.  There are so many different color/pattern combinations you could do with this.

Skate Pattern

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self soothing sensory box ideas

self soothing sensory box ideas

Sight:

  • Use things that are your favorite color.
  • A wallet-sized picture of someone or something you enjoy
  • Landscapes
  • Baby animals!
  • Funny photos
  • Positive affirmations
  • flashlight
  • book
  • sunglasses
  • sensory bottles/balloons
  • mirror
  • magnifying gladd
  • colored paddles

Touch:

  • Travel-sized play dough or putty
  • Soft objects
  • Stress relief Magnets
  • Stress balls
  • Tactile beads
  • Wood, metal, etc.
  • Rubber bands
  • Rubbing stones
  • Beanbags
  • Kneading eraser
  • weighted lap pad
  • roll on big ball
  • ace bandage wrap
  • vibrator massager
  • Textured objects (soft, hard, squishy, smooth, bumpy…)
  • hand held fan
  • tear paper
  • touch and feel book
  • lotion (touch and smell)
  • set of old keys
  • old combonation lock
  • sand paper
  • sharpen pencils with electric sharpener
  • staple paper
  • feather

Taste / Oral Sensory

  • Sour, sweet or hot candies
  • Gum
  • Mints
  • A favorite snack
  • ice
  • carrots/cruncy foods
  • Chewable items like Chewelry
  • cold/wet washcloth to suck on
  • cold teethers
  • electric toothbrush or vibrator teethers
  • sucker
  • pop rock candy

Smell

  • Aromatherapy oils
  • Travel sized scented hand sanitizers
  • Lavender is quite popular, mint
  • Menthol, commonly used for soothing colds.
  • Scratch and sniff stickers
  • lavender/vanilla dryer sheets
  • scented play dough made with kool aid or secented oils (smell and touch)

Sound

  • Clickers
  • MP3 or CD  music or white notise
  • Music boxes
  • soft bells
  • baby rattle
  • head phones
  • Items that make contrasting sounds

Breathing

  • Blowing bubbles
  • straw
  • counting
  • party blow outs
  • blow up balloons
  • slide whistle, soft whistle, harmonica
  • pretend to blow out birthday candles
  • blow pom-poms on floor or table

Heavy Work

  • weighted products – water can for flowers
  • jumping – hop scotch
  • bouncing
  • rocking
  • pushing – wall (hold up wall), push of war, vaccuum, mop, wheel barrow
  • pulling – wagon, tug or war, rake leaves
  • climb
  • swinging
  • being “squished”
  • dig
  • ride bike, scooter
  • run
  • crab walk
  • hammer and nail

sensory hide out

yoga book or cards

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Self Soothing Sensory Box Ideas

 

Sight:

  • Use things that are your favorite color.
  • A wallet-sized picture of someone or something you enjoy
  • Landscapes
  • Baby animals!
  • Funny photos
  • Positive affirmations
  • flashlight
  • book
  • sunglasses
  • sensory bottles/balloons
  • mirror
Touch:
  • Travel-sized play dough or putty
  • Soft objects
  • Stress relief Magnets
  • Stress balls
  • Tactile beads
  • Wood, metal, etc.
  • Rubber bands
  • Rubbing stones
  • Beanbags
  • Kneading eraser
  • weighted lap pad
  • roll on big ball
  • ace bandage wrap
  • vibrator, massager or teether
  • electric toothbrush
  • Textured objects (soft, hard, squishy, smooth, bumpy…)
  • hand held fan
Taste
  • Sour, sweet or hot candies.
  • Gum
  • Mints
  • A favorite snack
  • ice
  • carrots/cruncy foods
  • Chewable items like Chewelry
Smell
  • Aromatherapy oils
  • Travel sized scented hand sanitizers
  • Lavender is quite popular, mint
  • Menthol, commonly used for soothing colds.
  • Scratch and sniff stickers
Sound
  • Clickers
  • MP3 or CD  music or white notise
  • Music boxes
  • soft bells
  • baby rattle
  • head phones
  • Items that make contrasting sounds
Breathing
  • Blowing bubbles
  • straw
  • counting
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Thank You Mini Box

I needed a quick Thank You gift for some teachers that helped me out.  I made these boxes and filled them with little candies.  I cut the pattern out on yellow card stock, scored and folded the box  and added a strip of pattern paper down the center.  I stamped a thank you note onto light purple card stock and attached it to the front of the box with a brad. Then I glued the box together.   I used the ribbon to tie the handles and keep the candy inside.

 

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Self Checking Addition

I made these self correction addition pie for the preschool age.  One side has the addition problems and you clip on the clothes pin with the answer.  When you turn the pie over, if your answer is correct the color should match.  It’s also good to just match the colors if the child is not quite ready for the math.

I have included a copy of the addition pie to this post.  I used paint chip samples to add the colors.  You can find cheap clothes pins at the dollar store and just glue the rods in place (they come apart easy)  I printed these two to a page on cardstock.

 

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Button It

I made this super easy buttoning practice.  Take a ribbon and sew a button onto each end.  I used embroidery floss to make it stronger.  Cut shapes or squares out of felt and cut a little slit in the center.  That’s it, it’s ready to button up.

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Popsicle Stick Color Matching

I made these popsicle stick matching busy bags.  I took felt pieces and cut them into popsicle shapes and hand sewed them with embroidery floss.  I then made three different levels of color matching.  For the beginner level, I painted the sticks to match the color of the popsicle.  Medium level I wrote the color name in the color of the popsicle.  For the harder level, I wrote the color name in black.  This way it gives them help with reading colors and gradually progresses them.

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