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Bird and Nest Art Project

Visual textures are implied textures you can see such as cloudy, shiny, and windy and can be drawn as such. The opposite of visual texture is tactile texture, which is texture that you can feel.  Feathers, yarn, ribbon and tissue paper are used to add real texture in this sculpture project featured in this blog post. There are many ways to teach about texture including metal tooling, clay and sculpture (like you will see here.)  This bird in a nest art … Read more…

10 Ways to Calm Down: A Free Printable Poster

Here is a fun poster that can be used to hang in your classroom or print out for kids.  These are 10 tips to help kids deal with strong emotions. Click to download the free PDF:  10 Ways to Calm Down The download is sized at 11″ x 14″ but you could probably easily choose to fit to 8.5″ x 11″ in your printer settings. Here is the backstory behind why I made this poster.  I am a Girl Scout … Read more…

Monthly Planner for Scout and Club Leaders

Monthly Planner for Scout and Club Leaders

Several weeks ago I was looking for a monthly planner to use as a Girl Scout leader.  Nothing I found had everything I wanted:  monthly calendar pages, space for writing notes, attendance roster, contact information list, meeting agenda plans, badge & award trackers…  so I decided to make my own!  I sent all of my pages to a printer and got mine printed in a spiral bound book.  The PDF of this adorable monthly planner is available in my TPT … Read more…

Girl Scout Daisy Ideas!

Because I didn’t have enough to keep me busy, I am now a Girl Scout co-leader for a kindergarten Daisy troop.  My daughter wanted to join Girl Scouts and there wasn’t any already established groups that worked for us.  We have 10 girls in our troop, all kindergartners and we meet twice a month. I have enjoyed following other Girl Scout leaders’ blogs to see what they are doing, and I thought I would share some ideas in case anyone … Read more…