HAPPY HALLOWEEN

Nailed it. HAPPY HALLOWEEN to all you sweet little monsters out there! We had another fabulous HALLOWEEN BASH in the KIDS FIRST Teddy Bear Class. We created Spider Magnets and delicious, spooky Grave Digger Treats. A special thank you to Elizabeth Porter, who provided the craft idea and the adorable shovels! We also heard our hilarious Skeleton Hiccups book, and then danced to the Monster Mash at our Pumpkin Walk contest, winning a Pumpkin Light Stake, played a Witch Hat Ring Toss Game, earning a Treat Bag, and then spun around in circles for our Pin the Nose on the Big Orange Pumpkin, earning an adorable Mini Pumpkin! The Purple People Eater, Witch Doctor and Walking Through the Cemetery songs brought us into the Halloween spirit while we feasted on our Halloween appropriate snacks; red delicious fall apples w/peanut butter, candy corn pineapple, red vampire chips, ghost pretzels, Halloween cupcakes, fruit roll-ups, chocolate milk & purple people eater juice. And then winding down the activities with Alvin & the Chipmunks meet the Wolfman made it all that.

PINK HOUSE PURPLE COW

I did it…finally! I created a Yearly Preschool Curriculum Book. It is available via amazon.com (all proceeds benefit Kids First Learning Center). https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1693413779/ref=ox_sc_saved_image_1?smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&psc=1

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PINK HOUSE PURPLE COW COVER IMAGE 2019

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Happy 4th of July!

We celebrated Independence Day with pizzazz! After we engaged in a rollicking patriotic cupcake Memory Game and a festive patriotic Balloon Toss game (earning a treat cup of fun, patriotic pinwheels, wands and headbands) we celebrated by decorating a patriotic flag cake for our traditional Independence Day picnic to enjoy along with submarine sandwiches, barbecue chips, watermelon slices, and blueberry punch. Have a fabulous 4th of July everyone! 🙂

Teddy Bear Class Graduation 2019

Congratulations KidsFirst LearningCenter 2019 Teddy Bear Class Graduates! Now THAT was one amazing ceremony. Well done. Thank you, everyone. And a special thank you to Christine Hagedorn for the cool Graduation cookie appetizers, and to Heather Waddle for the thoughtfully worded (made me bawl) card, flickering candle lantern, and generous Amazon gift card. Hello kids, this means new toys!!! Yay!!!! Here’s to a fabulous summer and an exceptional upcoming new school year.

YouTube Video of the Teddy Bear Class of 2018-2019

 

 

 

Hawaiian Luau!

Aloha! Our annual—HAWAIIAN LUAU—for all children who’ve earned their “Pin of Honor” was a tropical blast! With traditional Hawaiian music playing in the background we began our festivities by playing with Beach Balls and then creating fabulous looking Sun Visors earning a Treat Cup of Prizes and a Beach Drink Cup. And then we participated in a Limbo event & performed our Hula Dance routine. After that, we sang our wonderful Humuhumunukunukuapu’a song about the famous Hawaiian fish while wearing our Fish Hats earning a Flamingo and Pineapple friend. This led us to our feast of Hawaiian Pizza, Submarine Sandwiches, Barbecue Chips, Colorful Jell-O, Crunchy Rice Rolls, Danimals Yogurt, Fruit Kabobs, Sprinkled Cupcakes and Hawaiian Punch. YUM!

Happy Cinco de Mayo!

Happy Cinco de Mayo! A reason to devour chips and guacamole🥑…I’m in. We’re a school that believes in no holiday left behind—so Cinco de Mayo may be on Sunday this year, but we’ll still find a way to celebrate it at school. We enjoyed Mariachi music throughout the day and created pet rocks, and wearing our Cinco de Mayo hand-made headbands we danced the Mexican Hat Dance, earning a treat bag. SO FUN! Then we satisfied our palates with cheese quesadilla’s topped with sour cream, green apples, orange Jell-O, chips with fresh salsa, bean and Nacho Cheese dip, brownies and orange juice—a delicious experience. Later we get to enjoy Danimals, and even get to have Tamales at lunch thanks to Christine Hagedorn, who made this holiday feel even more authentic. Thank You!

HAPPY EASTER!

Happy Easter from KidsFirst LearningCenter.
🐣🍭🐰😉🥚👯‍♂️😎Get this, the Easter bunny was already here! I know! We are super excited. He filled our baskets and, according to his note, hid candy-filled eggs for us to search for—yay!!! Before our hunt we created adorable “Easter Bunny Refrigerator Magnets” and nifty “Easter Tote Bags”. And then with the “Bunny Hop” song resonating in the background we hopped the Bunny Hop all the way to play “Pin the Tail on the Bunny” and performed the movement activity “I am Bunny Pink Ears” earning a gift: a chocolate bunny treat. And then we engaged in a romping good time playing “Bunny Bingo” and “Bunny Match”, earning a soft bunny friend. Then we had the best decorating Easter Cookie contest, thanks to Aiden’s mom, Christine Hagedorn. Thank you for the sweet donation—it was so much fun! Then we enjoyed our special snack feast of carrots with Ranch dip, colorful eggs we dyed, cheddar bunny crackers, spring cupcakes, mandarin oranges and pink lemonade. After we gorged our little bodies we remembered that the Easter bunny had visited and hunted for Easter eggs! Sugar high here we come…
Happy Easter to all you little bunnies out there.