Creating With Kids

We love to make Reading Pillows for the kiddos’ classrooms. Check out some of our fun designs. (= www.ShenaLeonard.com: Messy Table, Creative House

Reading Pillows for Cabot’s 1st Grade Classroom (=

I was going through some old photos and I found these cute ones of some of the Monster Reading Pillows we made for Cabot’s 1st grade classroom. I can’t believe how little Cabot was – look at him carrying pillows that are almost bigger than him into the school!!
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www.ShenaLeonard.com Messy Table, Creative House: This fun Art Adventure teaches kids about posters, and engages them in designing their own poster featuring their favorite book. This Art Adventure is a HUGE HIT with the Kids because they love creating a poster that features themselves and their favorite book. It is also a huge hit with Teachers and Parents because it encourages reading, and sharing what you love about reading. It’s an overall hit! (=

Art Adventure: Reading Posters! (=

In today’s Art Adventure with Cabot’s class we did Reading Posters –in honor of “I Love To Read” Month. (= We started by discussing what the purpose of posters is: to CATCH PEOPLES’ ATTENTION and to CONVEY INFORMATION. Then we talked about various ways posters can meet
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www.ShenaLeonard.com Messy Table, Creative House As an anonymous Kindergarten Teacher so aptly put it, “A Messy Table is a sign of a Happy and Creative household.” We couldn’t agree more! Check out all of the fun project ideas, recipes, reviews, and FUN MAIL DAY projects that keep our table looking well-loved every day. (=

Fun Mail Day – and some Head Squishing… (=

The boys and I had a Fun Mail Day today, and I think my favorite part was the squishy head packages. (=
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www.ShenaLeonard.com Messy Table, Creative House As an anonymous Kindergarten Teacher so aptly put it, “A Messy Table is a sign of a Happy and Creative household.” We couldn’t agree more! Check out all of the fun project ideas, recipes, reviews, and other things that keep our table looking well-loved every day. (=

Birthday Board – Lorax Theme (=

Here’s the March Birthday Bulletin Board the boys and I did for Riley’s school. We still have fuzzies floating around our house from the fluffy trees and mustache – but I’m going to call it “festive” and not “uncatchable mess.” (=
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www.ShenaLeonard.com Messy Table, Creative House As an anonymous Kindergarten Teacher so aptly put it, “A Messy Table is a sign of a Happy and Creative household.” We couldn’t agree more! Check out all of the fun project ideas, recipes, reviews, and other things that keep our table looking well-loved every day. (=

Birthday Board – Cloudy With a Chance of Cupcakes

This month’s Birthday Bulletin Board is a spin-off of the Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs book. (= And, here’s a close up to show the “Cloudy With a Chance of Cupcakes” weather report on the iPod. (=  
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www.ShenaLeonard.com Messy Table, Creative House As an anonymous Kindergarten Teacher so aptly put it, “A Messy Table is a sign of a Happy and Creative household.” We couldn’t agree more! Check out all of the fun project ideas, recipes, reviews, and other things that keep our table looking well-loved every day. (=

Birthday Board – Harry Potter Theme

We do a Birthday Bulletin Board for Riley’s school each month and I think this month is our favorite yet! (= Check it out……   Here’s the song the Sorting Hat is singing in case you can’t read it on the photo. Not to Gryffindor, Ravenclaw or
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www.ShenaLeonard.com Messy Table, Creative House As an anonymous Kindergarten Teacher so aptly put it, “A Messy Table is a sign of a Happy and Creative household.” We couldn’t agree more! Check out all of the fun project ideas, recipes, reviews, and other things that keep our table looking well-loved every day. (=

Riley’s First Photo Contest Entry

Riley(8) has always been into photography (really, always… since he was a toddler and we gave him one of our old cameras) and this summer he and I took three SLR camera classes together. He’s learning a lot, practicing a lot, and just entered his very first photo
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www.ShenaLeonard.com Messy Table, Creative House As an anonymous Kindergarten Teacher so aptly put it, “A Messy Table is a sign of a Happy and Creative household.” We couldn’t agree more! Check out all of the fun project ideas, recipes, reviews, and other things that keep our table looking well-loved every day. (=

Monster Pillows!!

We had a Monster Making Marathon at Nenny and Nohn’s house this weekend. Actually, they were monster reading pillows for Riley’s classroom this fall (and a few for his old teachers too). But, before we bring them into the school the boys decided to have some fun with
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www.ShenaLeonard.com Messy Table, Creative House As an anonymous Kindergarten Teacher so aptly put it, “A Messy Table is a sign of a Happy and Creative household.” We couldn’t agree more! Check out all of the fun project ideas, recipes, reviews, and other things that keep our table looking well-loved every day. (=

Baby Shower Invites

We just finished some Baby Shower Invites that I think turned out pretty cute. (= I painted the watercolors late one night, then scanned them in and played around in Photoshop. After printing them as photos at Target the boys and I mounted them on card stock, added ribbon bows
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www.ShenaLeonard.com Messy Table, Creative House As an anonymous Kindergarten Teacher so aptly put it, “A Messy Table is a sign of a Happy and Creative household.” We couldn’t agree more! Check out all of the fun project ideas, recipes, reviews, and other things that keep our table looking well-loved every day. (=

Give Your Broken Crayons a New Lease on Life. Make Them Into Funky-Cool-Multicolored Crayons

I love boxes of brand new crayons – all those perfect points lined up neatly in a box, just waiting to create a masterpiece…. They make me smile! (= And then… I use those lovely crayons and the points wear down, some even break off, and my crayons don’t
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