Check out these sets added to my shops: 2D Shapes in Real Life. I spent probably way too much time choosing the right real life object for each shape. My 6 year old was very involved the development process. Thanks to my studio helper I think these sets came out pretty nice!
There are 6 sets total (as of right now). They're listed individually and as a bundle.
We made these super easy and super useful gifts for the kids' teachers for Teacher Appreciation Week. They could just as easily be used for a beginning of the year or end of the year teacher gift. I picked up a bunch of sticky note blocks at my all time favorite Target.
Then all we had to do was trim out these cute tags and stick them onto the top of each block. Couldn't be easier.
Click HERE to download the printable tags page to use for your own teachers.
Print the page out onto card stock or heavy paper, cut tags out along blue lines, use double sided tape to attach the tags to your sticky note pads.
Newly released this week: Animal Antonyms and Antonyms & Opposites (Kid Style).
I seriously love how these all turned out. It may have taken me three weeks from sketch to finished color but it think it was all worth it.
And what I love most about the Animal Antonyms and the Antonyms & Opposites sets is that you can use them for SO much more than opposites and grammar studies. You could probably come up with a story for every duo, and then mix and match and come up with whole new ones. I know I sure did.
Like this fellow. I imagine him relaxing after a hard day in the pig stye. It's rough getting muddy, rummaging around the trough for those corn cobs and watermelon rinds! In fact, just after you're done checking him out he's planning on pouring himself a nice glass of red and cracking up a good book.
And these kids were SO much fun to do. To come up with each character I tried to imagine a situation where they might be interacting, again, a perfect place to imagine a storyline. Each of these kids are so individual and strong on their own they could be used for many other projects.
When I created each look I drew upon people in my life. The boy "Standing" is based off of my brother with his jet black buzz cut and dramatic Eddie Munster hairline. The "Loud" girl is my daughter. No explanation needed. The "Short" boy's light tipped blonde hair is inspired by my son.
And to be honest, the "Happy" girl and the "Sad" boy were also inspired by the many emotional ups and downs of that four year old "strong willed" girl.
I've just released three clip art sets with St. Patrick's Day in mind. Introducing...
St. Patrick's Day Leprechauns
This set contains two groups of Leprechauns. The first is a single leprechaun in four different positions. The second is a group of four different leprechauns in four different positions. I couldn't decide which would be the most useful to folks so I did them both!
Five different hand painted leprechauns? Can't go wrong with that! The set also includes a full pot of gold, an empty pot, half rainbow, full arc rainbow, and a handy money bag.
St. Patrick's Day Gold Coin Stacks
This set includes gold coins in stacks of 1 - 10. There are three different coin type: plain, shamrock, and four leaf clover. Each of these is shown as both front view and angled view. We have to count the leprechaun's money once we get ahold of it, right?
Four Leaf Clover Page Decor
This set features lucky four leaf clovers in corner graphics, full page borders, square borders, lines, single clovers, and a clover cluster. How could you not feel lucky after seeing these on your pages?
Find these three sets individually or as a discounted bundle in my Teachers pay Teachers and Educents shops. Click below to find them in your favorite marketplace.
And for a little fun why not grab this coloring page created with elements from these St. Patrick's Day sets. Available in my Teachers pay Teachers and Educents shops.
This year the kids' teachers got cute bags with assorted chocolates and these super sweet bookmarks, complete with a thumbprint cherry on top.
There is a perfectly blank spot at the top of the cupcakes that is just the right size for a little fingerprint. So use your little one's finger to stamp a cherry with a red or pink ink pad. Each kid wrote their own names on the back along with the teacher's name. You could write a note right on the front in the space between the text and the cupcake.
I laminated the sheets of bookmarks with my handy laminating machine and then cut out each bookmark along the lines. You don't have to do this step, especially if you've printed them out of good heavy card stock, but I love the resiliency of a well laminated paper product.
ALTERNATIVE TO LAMINATING MACHINE: Packing Tape. I've been doing this FOREVER. Seriously. I used to laminate EVERYTHING in high school and college this way. Cut strips to packing tape larger than the length of the bookmarks. Lay them vertically along the columns of bookmarks on the single sheet of paper you've printed with a 1/8" overlap. Then do the same on the back. Be sure to cover past the edges of the bookmarks. Burnish (or rub the tape down hard) with the back of a spoon or something smooth with no sharp edges. Then trim them out along the lines just as you would if it was laminated out of a machine. BOOM!
You could punch a hole at the top and then thread a tassel or ribbon through for a little extra fun. We ran out of time (translation: I was up until 2 in the morning laminating and trimming so I had to cut corners somewhere). We packaged the bookmarks up in some heart decorated goodie bags with heart shaped chocolates. A perfectly simple, quick, and personal Valentine for a book lover or teacher in your life.
Click HERE to download these printable Valentine's Day Fingerprint Cherry and Cupcake Bookmarks.
For Day 2 of A Valentine-a-Day I created this zip top bag tag to go along with Space Goldfish Crackers (and FYI according to my 6 year old they taste better than the regular kind).
Click HERE or on the image below to download this FREE printable page for yourself. Print out the PDF on card stock or heavy weight paper, cut out toppers, fold along the dotted lines and staple over the tops of snack size zip top plastic bags.