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Books, Videos, and Lessons: Jackie Robinson for Kids

Bio of Jackie Robinson and Online Activities

Wondering when is Jackie Robinson Day? Jackie Robinson Day is April 15. Who is Jackie Robinson? He is one of the most famous baseball players in history. Do you know why? Yes? No? Maybe? Either way, you'll learn about Jackie Robinson with these online activities and videos on Jackie Robinson for kids. This is a great post for students to learn facts about Jackie Robinson. Enjoy!

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Books, Videos, and Lessons: Jackie Robinson for Kids
Books, Videos, and Lessons: Jackie Robinson for Kids.


To learn the bio of Jackie Robinson, students can watch these videos about Jackie Robinson:

Watch this Video of Jackie Robinson from Brainpop.com. They also have a good video on Civil Rights. If you don't have a Brainpop account, you should! However, you can do a search for a password that you can use to watch the videos. You won't be able to keep track of all your hard work without an account. So, if you can't do that, here is a another video about Jackie Robinson from History.com.

Be sure to do the FYI and take the quiz on Brainpop. You'll also find lesson plans for teachers there. 

Keep scrolling for games and activities about Jackie Robinson.

No matter your age or grade level, you will enjoy this book, I am Jackie Robinson* by Brad Meltzer. It is a fun biography written from the point of view of Jackie Robinson as a child. Packed full of Jackie Robinson facts, this book is the perfect companion book to a lesson on Jackie Robinson.


Bio of Jackie Robinson and Online Activities
Bio of Jackie Robinson and Online Activities.
Test your baseball game I.Q. - who is on first?

How good are you at batting? Try it out with this online baseball game from ESPN.


Play some free online baseball games for kids.

Jackie Robinson PDF book.

Downloadable Jackie Robinson worksheet from Education.com.

Free Baseball Worksheets from EnchantedLearning.com.

Can you answer these Jackie Robinson quiz questions?


Do you know the original lyrics to Take Me Out to the Ball Game? Listen here:





And, here's the version you've probably heard:




That's a lot of baseball history, let's move on to other lessons.


Language Arts Component:  
Since we're talking famous baseball, you'll want to read the most famous baseball poem of all time, Casey at Bat. Even better, listen to James Earl Jones recite the poem, Casey at Bat:





Watch the Disney clip:
















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Storytime ~ Teach Kids to Weave a Web of Wonder with Storytelling Curriculum Ideas

Storytime Woes?


Have you ever tried it with a room full of little people under the age of two?  What a fun experience, it takes a roomful of parents to keep everyone on target.  And, a room full of early elementary age children isn't much easier, if you're lucky they might stay on their squares, but keeping everyone silent at the same time is nearly a feat of wizardry.

Recycled Scrap Paper Craft Rainbow Fish Theme for Preschool

Recycled Rainbow Fish Paper Craft and Companion Story Ideas

If you are teaching children how to care for fish, this Rainbow Fish recycled paper craft is an easy, fun aquarium activity to make.


The story: Rainbow Fish is different and the other fish aren't very nice until they get to know him in all his glittery glory. Did you know he wrote a second story, 'Rainbow Fish to the Rescue'?  We have some fun, preschool companion book activities for both here. Rainbow Fish is the perfect theme for preschool curriculum.


Rainbow Fish Paper Craft and Companion Story Ideas Theme for preschool
Marcus Fister's Rainbow Fish. Fun theme for preschool.

Rainbow fish theme for preschool easy paper fishing craft ideas
Scrap Paper Rainbow Fish Craft for preschool.

We made this fish from our scrap paper box. You can photocopy a picture of Rainbow Fish to use as a pattern. Tip: Use Wrapping Paper scraps to make a sparkly Rainbow Fish Craft.

Recommended Reading:

Aquarium Craft Activities

Fishing Activity

Rainbow Fish to the Rescue!

Paint with Spaghetti

Make a Fun Paper Hat for Hat Day, a Parade, or Caps for Sale

Paper Birthday Party Hat Ideas for School Hat Day: Caps for Sale

Make your own fun caps for your elementary school hat day, a birthday party activity, or to celebrate with a Saint Patrick's Day Parade. You could even use them as a companion project for the book Caps for Sale. Enjoy!


Make a silly hat for a birthday party or 
a leprechaun wig for a parade from construction paper.

Make a construction paper hat base by following the Daisy Head Mayzie Hat instructions. Then, cut strips of paper, curl the ends around a pencil, and glue or tape to cover the paper hat band with silly hair. Ta da! Now, you've got a fun hat for a parade or school hat day.



Caps for Sale Book
Caps for Sale book.

We adapted this book for a mini-drama camp and had so much fun pretending to be sneaky monkeys! 


Companion printables for Caps for Sale:


 Classroom Printables for Caps for Sale 

Caps for Sale Printables for Pre K from Royal Baloo


Recommended Reading:

Caps for Sale*

How to Make a Chef's Hat

Crazy Saint Patrick's Day Parade Hat 












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Art Activities for Preschoolers

Easy Preschool Art Activities


Preschool art activities don't have to be all finger painting and paper plate crafts. We've collected some art activities for preschoolers that include sensory fun. Read on for easy preschool art activities that are destined to become mini masterpieces.

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Art activities for preschoolers.
Art activities for preschoolers.

Bubble Painting is a fun, sensory way to introduce your preschooler to art. They can experiment with color mixing, layering, and layout. Scoot on over to Kelly Noel's Living the Dream blog for more details.

art activities for preschoolers bubble painting
Bubble Painting Preschool Art Activity from Living the Dream.


Another fun way for preschoolers to experience sensory art activities is to let them play with food coloring and shaving cream. Skip over to our post on how to paint with shaving cream


Coffee Filter Mobiles. All preschool teachers adore coffee filter crafts. Remember the days of the milk carton crafts? Wonder what we'll all switch to when coffee filters become a thing of the past? These coffee filter and cardboard paper towel tube painted mobiles are self-explanatory. We found them posted here but are sure they originated somewhere else. Please leave a comment if you know the original source.



Coffee Filter Mobile Preschool Art Activity.


Art, like sensory play, develops critical thinking skills and hand eye coordination. Click here to learn about how art can aid in brain development.

Handprint and footprint art is a staple in the world of preschool. Introduce your preschoolers to Pointillism with these beautiful fall handprint trees from Arty Crafty Kids.


Handprint Art Activities for Preschoolers
Handprint Tree Preschool Activity from Arty Crafty Kids.

The Jammy Jigsaw offers up an art activity for preschoolers that serves double duty as a science project. This salt dough bone necklace is the perfect companion art project for a lesson on dinosaurs.

Salt Dough Bone Necklace Art Activity for Preschoolers from The Jammy Jigsaw
Salt Dough Bone Necklace Art Activity for Preschoolers from The Jammy Jigsaw.

Looking for more art activities for preschoolers? Visit our Pinterest Board, Preschool Scavenger Hunt.


Recommended:


For activities and games to play with preschoolers check out our Circle Time Handbook on Amazon.



Have a Spooky Sleepover and Pajama Reading Party with Halloween Books from Scholastics

Have a Spooky Sleepover: Pajama Reading Party with Candy Corn S'mores Recipe


It's easy to plan a spooky sleepover with a Scholastics story and EVEREADY® Gold batteries in your flashlights! We decided to plan our spooky pajama party around fun Halloween books for kids! "We picked some fun spooky books and decided on a Candy Corn S'more Recipe as the perfect companion snack! There was an Old Lady who Swallowed a Bat" by Jared Lee, "Splat the Cat" by Rob Scotton, and "Ten Timid Ghosts" by Jennifer O'Connell. Read on to learn more about the best sleepover ever!

*This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of EVEREADY®. The opinions and text are all mine. It contains affiliate links.


Plan a pajama sleepover party with spooky books, treats, and Halloween shadow puppets.
Have a pajama sleepover with spooky Scholastic Books and EVEREADY® Gold.



Spooky Book for early readers, Scholastics, Ten Timid Ghosts.
Spooky Book for early readers, Scholastics, Ten Timid Ghosts.
Before the party, we gathered supplies for our craft, snack, and pajama party tent. The kitchen nook worked best, because it has room for a large, family-size tent. We used the walls and bench to construct a tent from one of our favorite blankets. Mommy filled a basket with books, juice packs, popcorn, and flashlights. Then, we created some, super cute edible crafts- with a ghost theme of course. Candy Corn S'mores!


How to Make S'mores with candy corn and candy corn marshmallows Recipe.
Candy Corn Smores Recipe: Make S'mores with candy corn and candy corn marshmallows.

For our Candy Corn S'mores recipe, we used graham crackers, candy corn marshmallows, candy corn, and chocolate chips to make our S'mores. They were the best S'mores we ever had! Messy, but delicious.

While our sleepover snacks were baking in the toaster oven, we started the spooky ghost craft. We used cheesecloth, Styrofoam cups, and buttons to make a Halloween Ghost craft.


Spooky ghosts from Styrofoam cups.
Spooky ghosts from Styrofoam cups.

After reading the story, Mayhem wanted to make a bat too. So, we cut out a pattern that looks like the bat on the cover of the book. To make our bat you only need scissors, construction paper, and glue. If you want to make an outdoor Halloween decoration, before cutting, cover your paper with Duct Tape in coordinating colors. The duct tape will make a durable Halloween decoration for your door.

While we enjoyed reading stories to each other and making shadow puppets on the walls, we had some surprise guests! They wanted to hear about Splat the Cat, and they wanted to chase the lights from our EVEREADY® Flashlights!


Curious cats crash our pajama party!
Curious cats crash our pajama party!
Educational Element for Homeschooling

We wanted to count this experience as school, so we found a free printable story starter and Lesson Plans for, There Was an Old Lady, on Scholastic's website. From the list of lesson plans, we also chose to try the edible estimations. This is a fun math lesson for kids where you compare the things the old lady ate with similar weighing objects around the house or classroom and then calculate the grand total of everything she ate. The EVEREADY® website has free printables to help plan for a disaster.


Grab your favorite Scholastic books, and EVEREADY® flashlights and get reading! When you purchase 2 special marked packs of EVEREADY® Gold Batteries or EVEREADY® flashlights, you can redeem them for a free book. How fun is that?

It must be time to go to sleep, our guests are yawning!


Yawning Cat and Sleepy Cat
Hey lady, don't shine that light in my eyes!
Where are my pajamas? Those stories made me sleepy!


This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of EVEREADY®. The opinions and text are all mine.


Recommended Reading:



There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Bat!


Splat the Cat Storybook Collection





Circle Activities for Teens Middle School Age Youth

Circle Games and Activities for Youth: Camp Songs and More

Camp Songs always bring back the best memories! Circle Time isn't just for preschoolersCircle Activities and Games are fun for teens too. If you're planning activities for an after school program, summer camp, scouts, or youth group, these school-aged circle camp activities make nice icebreakers. We've used these group circle games and songs to welcome kids to camp, introduce each other, and as a way to make attendance and head counts fun. 


Circle Games and Activities for Youth: Camp Songs : Summer Camp


Classroom Snowman Craft for Door: Pin it Online Scavenger Hunt

Classroom Snowman Ideas for Preschool and Elementary


Updated with Styrofoam Cup Snowman Tutorial and more Snowmen from our Pinterest friends who tired it! So, you want to make a plastic cup snowman for your classroom door or bulletin board. It's so cool, but how do you do it? Check out this Styrofoam cup SNOWMAN entered in a teacher's door decorating contest. 


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Did you know you can pin posts from your blog or pictures of your classroom door on our Pinterest board for teachers. We also have a Pinterest board just for Snowmen Stuff, just send a message in Pinterest with a request to join.


Scroll down the page for our favorite classroom snowman decoration ideas and the how to make the door snowman from plastic cups. Enjoy!






Preschool Classroom door snowman from Styrofoam cups
Snowman Uploaded by Tiffany Cone Webb 
Click the pic to follow her on Pinterest.

Styrofoam Cup Snowman: This Classroom Door snowman was designed for a door decorating contest. Yes, he won! But, the question is...


How do you make a snowman for a classroom door from Styrofoam cups


The serious answer is very, very carefully with lots of patience. Plastic Cups are easier to staple than Styrofoam cups. They also have more give when assembling the snowman. Try using sticky Velcro strips to attach your snowman creation to the door, wall, or classroom bulletin board.



This one was created by Destinie S. and uploaded to Pinterest.
Click Plastic Cup Snowman with lights to see the video with flashing lights. Great job!

Good news! We found a video that shows how to make balls from plastic cups. In the video, you'll see that they make two halves and attach them to form a ball. So, you'll only need to make one half and then attach it to the wall. However, if you make the entire ball , you can make a stand alone cup snowman decoration. Check out this cute one, made to look like Olaf from Frozen!


How to Make a Plastic Cup Snowman Decoration for Door
Plastic Cup Snowman made to look like Olaf! We found this one at diycuteness blog.


Get LEGO OLAF on Amazon.


diycuteness also shared this plastic cup snowman for the classroom door.



How to Make a Snowman from Plastic or Styrofoam Cups:





Watch the video above to learn how to make a classroom door snowman from plastic cups. In the video, it shows how to make balls to make light decorations for parties. You can adapt this method to create the snowballs to build your snowman on a door.


Get short Styrofoam cups like the plastic cups in the picture.


FYI: We tried making the Styrofoam cup snowman several times. We finally made something resembling a circle, but never felt it was a good enough snowball to share. However, we tried it with tiny medicine cups which were difficult to staple. And then, we tried using glue to attach Styrofoam cups together. The method in the video with regular size plastic cups stapled together seems to work, but the circles are difficult to get perfectly round. 

Good luck, you're going to need it!


pre school snowmen snowman for classroom
The original source seems to be a teacher's album 

  • We found some great Snowman crafts at OrientalTrading and fun, free snowman worksheets at TeacherSherpa.com. Check out our post and follow along on Instagram to keep up with all of our crafty classroom activities! 




Winter Bulletin Board: Snowmen, Penguins, and Snowflakes on Amazon.








Recommended Reading:






Get Snowmen At Christmas Book

Plastic Cup Halloween Lights




Three Clever Saint Patrick Day Craft Activities for Kids (boys like them)

Saint Patrick Day Activities for Kids Boys will Love

The Leprechauns have a parade and an Irish Feast in this Saint Patrick's Day Leprechaun book for kids. "The St. Patrick's Day parade is off to a very fine start. The Leprechaun family is marching with lots of heart! Share in their dancing, share in their fun. You'll have the luck of the Irish when this day is done!" Read the companion book and then do fun St. Patrick's Day activities and crafts. Enjoy!





Saint Patrick Day Activities for kids




Share in the Leprechaun joy and make your own St. Patrick's Day Parade with our fun ideas. Here are five, fun and clever ideas that even the most un-crafty boys will love from fellow pinners on Pinterest.  

  1. GREEN SLIME from Our Best Bites
How to make green slime: A St. Patrick's Day craft for boys.

2.   Leprechaun Foot Prints (for tracking that guy) from Busy Kids = Happy Mom

Make Leprechaun Footprints and then go tracking him.

3.  Hunt for the Pot O' Gold_ Mission Impossible Style from Toddler Approved

activities for preschoolers
Secret Agent hunting for the Leprechaun's gold.

Recommended Reading:


Holiday Plays for PreK - 4*

STINGY LEPRECHAUN GAME

The Night Before St. Patrick's Day*


The Luckiest St. Patrick's Day Ever*


















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*We also use affiliate links, if you make a purchase we get a tiny commission. Kids Creative Chaos participates in the Amazon LLC Associates Program*, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a mean for blogs to earn advertising fees by linking to Amazon properties, including, but not limited to, amazon.com, endless.com, myhabit.com, smallparts.com, or amazonwireless.com. We also offer Tapinfluence, Google Adsense, SoFab, and Izea ads here. Thanks so much for helping us keep the lights on! :)

Rosa Parks Bus Story: Videos and Activities

Fun Rosa Parks Bus Companion Story with Activities

Who was Rosa Parks? What did she do? In honor of Black History Month, here's a fun lesson with activities about Rosa Parks. We've included a book that works for all ages, I am Rosa Parks, and fun ideas for the classroom or for a family fun night. Enjoy!




Rosa Parks Bus Story: Videos and Activities
Rosa Parks Bus Story: Videos and Activities.


The Story of Rosa Parks from Scholastics.com

Rosa Parks Bio and Lessons for Middle School

Rosa Parks Bus Worksheet for Older Kids

Bus Coloring Sheet

Bus Craft Printable

Rosa Parks History Game

Rosa Parks Recipes


Brainpop Videos (requires a password):

Rosa Parks Video for Early Elementary

Civil Rights Video for Kids



Here's a video about the Rosa Parks Bus Boycott:




Listen to the I am Rosa Parks* story here:





Recommended:

Helen Keller Lesson and Video

Alma Thomas Artist: Black History Art Project

Buy the Book: I am Rosa Parks



Enter the Book Series Giveaway:

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Chicken Nugget Ghosts Recipe

How to Make Chicken Nugget Ghosts

We've discovered lots of fun things to do with chicken nuggets for Halloween and beyond. When Tyson® and Sam's Club asked us to share a Chicken Nugget Recipe, we we're happy to oblige. These Chicken Nugget Ghosts are easy to make, and they taste delicous. Enjoy!

Chicken Nugget Ghosts Recipe
Aren't these little chicken nugget ghosts bootiful?


When I was a kid, the classic Peanuts cartoons meant family time. My mom would make cinnamon rolls, and we'd gather around the television. I wanted to have a similar tradition with my kids- something simple and delicious that the whole family loves. So, we decide on Tyson® Nuggets and Crispy Strips as we anxiously await the new Peanuts Movie!
 

What better way to watch your favorite Halloween special than with some cute, trick or treating chicken nuggets.












Tyson® Chicken is made with 100% all natural ingredients and fully cooked with 12-15 grams of protein. They make a great snack, finger food for kids, or even a go to meal for the whole family








    First, you will need to stock up on supplies from Sam's Club. The kids love shopping there! They like all of the taste testing stations and being able to get their favorite foods in bulk.










    Bake the nuggets in the oven according to package directions.Baked Nuggets are better than microwaved ones, though, they all taste good.



    How to Make Chicken Nugget Ghosts Recipe


    Now, dress your chicken nuggets up for Halloween! These cute, chicken nugget ghosts are easy to make too. Just cover your nugget with a slice of White American Cheese, using a straw- poke two holes for eyes and pop them in the Microwave oven for 15 seconds or less. When done, they look like the Peanuts in the classic holiday cartoon. The kids don't like Provolone Cheese, but it works too.



    How to Make Chicken Nugget Ghosts Recipe

    How to Make Chicken Nugget Ghosts Recipe.


    So, who is your favorite Peanuts character? Share with us in the comment section. You might say I am a bird lady- okay, a crazy bird lady. I currently have 6 chickens, 1 rooster, 1 drake, 1 duck, and a Cockatiel. Yep, Woodstock has always been my favorite! 



    Chicken Nugget Pumpkin Patch Bento
    You can also make a Chicken Nugget Pumpkin Patch Bento for lunch.

    This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Tyson®. The opinions and text are all mine.


    Recommended:


    Bunless Chicken Nugget Sliders Appetizers


    Skeleton Companion Book* 


    Mini Chicken Sandwiches


    Holiday Receipes and Activities* from Kids Creative Chaos Cooks


    Why do we Carve Pumpkins on Halloween?