I am kind of sad to see the month go. I love, love fall....it's my favorite season of all. But I've also enjoyed celebrating fall and the return to school with some wonderful giveaways from a great group of Etsy sellers. As we move into our last contest let me first say congrats to Ms. Diane B. for winning the binder clips and lanyards from last week. :) These prizes are so nice to have on hand for a child's teacher, especially with the holidays soon upon us. I have liked each and every item that has been graciously donated, and this week's is no exception. Jen W. over at Dreaming Dandelions (https://www.etsy.com/shop/dreamingdandelions) has a way with vinyl. She makes some really cute personalized tumbler glasses, ornaments, and other items. I had to really fight the urge to enter my own contest on this one! Man, did I want one of these tumblers for myself (selfish blog contest holder, I know). This would be just adorable as is, or filled with candy for Christmas gift-giving. Whether you teach or know someone who does, you'll think this is just too darling.
Yours comes wrapped in cello wrap and tied with a yellow ribbon. And entering is easy-peasy....leave me a comment on here and that's it...you're entered. The contest will run until Friday, Nov. 1.
Check out more of Jen's products and be sure to visit her Etsy store and add her to your favorite shops.
(this one's my personal favorite just in case one of you would
Congratulations to Diane B. on winning last week's contest for the teacher key chains from The Pink Pouch! Now for this week's prize: a set of practical and super-cute large paper clips from Amy Pierce over at KuteKlipboardsByAmy.etsy.com. I can so see myself using these when I someday have the joy of grading papers or sorting lessons by the day of the week. Not a lot of papers to be graded in pre-k. :) These clips are decked-out with a wacky, cross-eyed owl wearing a graduation hat in front of a manuscript handwriting background (and who doesn't love a wacky cross-eyed owl wearing a hat?) with the days of the week written on them. You get five clips in all, one for each weekday, because Heaven's-to-Betsy, teachers surely don't bring home work on the weekends, now do they? ;) Maybe Amy is encouraging us to rest on weekends so that we don't become cross-eyed like that owl (it's cute on him, but you know, come on. The rest of us, not so much). Here is a sample photo of one of Amy's clips. Of course, your set will have the owl design I described and no ribbon.
It can't get easier than this to enter,folks. Just leave a comment on here telling me how much you need these clips to make your life as an educator complete (or you can be no fun at all and just say you like them, short and sweet). Your choice. If you can't post your comment here, as some have reported technical issues with doing, hop over to my Facebook page at CraftyMomLynn and post a comment there. One winner will be drawn on/around Sunday night, October 13. Well folks, that's it 'til next week. Don't forget to visit Amy's shop link above and add her on FB at facebook.com/KuteKlipboardsByAmy. Thanks for stopping by,
Congratulations to last week's blog reader and winner, Mandy B., for winning a set of two handmade education games from Etsy seller Time to Teach Kidz! This week's give away is from Etsy store owner Ana Andres of The Pink Pouch. https://www.etsy.com/shop/ThePinkPouch Ana has all kinds of pretty things for educators, from aprons to jewelry to chair pouches for your classroom chairs. She has graciously donated a set of two adorable educational-themed key chains, similar but not identical to the ones shown in this photo:
One key chain is yellow with a pencil on the end and reads "I love school". Keep it for yourself or use it as a prize in your classroom prize bucket. The other reads "Teacher" and looks similar to the one shown above (I secretly wanted this one for myself but the whole purpose of this contest was to give away the things I received). *sigh* OK, this week it is REALLY easy. Just one way to enter and that is to leave a comment on my blog and tell me what grade you teach and what is your favorite part of being a teacher. That's it! Easy as pie...... apple pie. Hmmm, that sounds good right now. I think I have some vanilla ice cream in the freezer too.....be back in a bit. Meanwhile please go check out The Pink Pouch and tell Ana you heard about her on My Preschool Daze blog. ;)
Congratulations first of all to Julie and Jamie for winning last week's contest for a Hip Notions Tool Belt. :) Now onto this week's prize: Up for grabs are two nice educational games, hand-made by Etsy seller Time to Teach Kidz. One is a CVC-words game where children find the missing letter in a word. The other game is Letter Bingo. Both come in bright colors, laminated, pre-cut and ready to play, each in it's own little plastic envelope/pouch. These are very nice and this seller has lots of choices for more games in her Etsy store at: https://www.etsy.com/shop/TimetoTeachKidz
To enter to win, do any of the following and you'll get one entry for each thing you do. Leave me a comment on here letting me know exactly which things you did so I can count up your entries. One winner will be chosen to receive both games on Sunday Sept. 29th. :) Good luck!
Comment on this post with your contact email included (no spam I promise; I just need to reach the winner)...1 entry.
Today my "littles" painted fall art using recycled egg cartons. So much fun and minimal mess. The egg cartons make perfect stampers. I started off by cutting some brown paper tree trunk shapes for the class to glue on their papers. Then I cut an egg carton into sections. I cut mine into fours because I wanted really full trees. I poured some washable paint into pie pans and let the kiddos dip the newly-made stampers into the paint and onto the paper. Easy peasy. I set out the fall paint colors and let them have at it. The egg carton's dividers naturally stick up and make a great little handle for gripping. These photos are of me testing the idea before presenting it to a class full of wiggly preschoolers. I will add their photos when I get them uploaded.