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Fun Facts about the Day of the Dead & How to Make a Banner Decoration

  • The Day of the Dead is celebrated November 1st and November 2nd.
  • The Day of the Dead is a celebration and remembrance of family and friends that have died. Contrary to popular belief, it is not like Halloween at all.
  • The Day of the Dead originated in Mexico and is now celebrated in other countries around the world.
  • The Day of the Dead is a happy celebration.
  • Decorating for The Day of the Dead includes building altars in your home to remember family and friends. You can use candles, photos, flowers, paper decorations, sugar skulls and even food and water.
  • Day of the Dead banners are fun and personal projects for older students. Ideal as an activity in art class or Spanish class to give students insight into another culture.
  • The paper decorations are called papel picado. They are colorful, lacy flag banners made of paper. If you want to try making your own, you can cut them out like you would paper snowflakes.
  • Some sugar skulls are actually made of sugar. Some are ceramic. All types of these decorated skulls are called calaveras. Draw and cut out your own sugar skull using our Magic Rainbow Scratch Paper. Make a banner and hang pictures of your family and friends that have passed away. You can add papel picado to your banner, too.
  • Family and friends decorate graves and headstones for The Day of the Dead, similar to what the United States does for Memorial Day in the spring.
  • The Day of the Dead is a time to tell stories and share memories of the people who have died. You can even add memories and photos to your banner.
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Halloween Jokes for your Puppet Show!

When writing the script for your Halloween Puppet Show, you’ll want to make sure you are going to get lots of laughs! We’ve got you covered with some punny Halloween jokes, sure to get a laugh at the classroom Halloween party!

  • What’s a mummy’s favorite kind of music?
    • WRAP music!
  • Why can you tell a mummy a secret?
    • They’re good at keeping things under wraps!
  • How do you fix a broken jack-o-lantern?
    • With a pumpkin patch!
  • What did one jack-o-lantern say to the other?
    • Cut it out!
  • My favorite vegetable is candy corn!
  • Halloween jokes are so corny!
  • Where do ghosts go on a Saturday night?
    • Anywhere they can Boo-gie!
  • What did the ghost teacher say to her class?
    • Watch the board and I’ll go through it again!
  • Have a fang-tastic Halloween!
  • What is a vampire’s favorite holiday?
    • Fangs-giving!
  • What’s a monster’s favorite dessert?
    • I-Scream!
  • Where do monsters go swimming?
    • The dead sea!

Click below to download free Halloween puppet crafts! Pair with the Puppet Show Theater for a truly spooky show.

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Printable Summer Word Search for Kids!

How fast can your kids find all 20 words? Print them out to find out! Words are hidden up, down, left, right, diagonally and backwards! Click Here for a free, printable version.

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This is a fun and simple craft for all animal lovers! It serves as a fun activity for kids and doubles as a decoration once it is finished!

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Whale Plate Craft

As much as kids love the outdoors, there will be days when they have to, or want to, stay inside this summer. Whether you’re at home, Vacation Bible School or Summer Camp, kids of  all ages can enjoy this whale craft and let their creative sides show.

 

Make it really creative – let them choose what color their whales should be!

 

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View the Frog Cup Craft.

View the Owl Cup Craft

 

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Frog Cup Craft

Crafting with kids is a great way to keep kids entertained indoors and without technology! Get those creative juices flowing with an easy and simple craft that is appropriate for all different ages. For more crafting ideas and inspiration, visit our Pinterest Board.

 

 

Make your frogs any color you like!

 

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St. Patrick’s Day Bingo Printables!

Mark your calendars for St. Patrick’s Day, March 17! Planning your St. Patrick’s Day celebration should be as easy as it is fun. Bingo is the perfect activity for a classroom party, church gathering or any other celebration! Kids, adults and seniors alike are known to enjoy a game or two of bingo here and there.

Lucky for you, hosting a game of bingo is now even easier! Click Here for free St. Paddy’s Day Bingo Printables! 30 standard 1-75 bingo cards are included (with a lucky free space, of course 🍀). We recommend printing on cardstock for more study bingo cards. Use green cardstock if you want to get really festive!

Now all you need are bingo markers and prizes!

We opted to use candy or pennies as markers – both are fun, festive and cost effective! For a little added treat, let bingo players keep their markers at the end, that way everyone is a winner.

Shop our Toys & Novelties Section for prizes that are sure to delight everyone at the part. Good Luck 😉🍀

Download and Print your FREE Bingo Cards CLICK HERE

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Owl Cup Craft

This cup craft is easy, simple, fun and appropriate for most ages! For more craft ideas, visit our Pinterest Board.

 

Choose any color for your owls!

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End of the Year Student Awards

As the end of the school year approaches, don’t forget to focus on rewarding students for their hard work throughout the year. You may be sad to see your students go, or excited to have a summer to yourself, but there is no denying the hard work your students have put in since school started back in the fall. Award them with trophies, trinkets or school supplies to help encourage their learning for years to come.

 

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Crafts for a Rainy Day

April showers bring more than just May flowers, they will bring a lot more time spent indoors with the children. Instead of letting them play video games, engage their creative side! Choose from our many craft and do-it-yourself kits to keep the kids busy until the rain goes away. Whether it’s a rainy day at home, school, or camp – kids will enjoy taking the time to do these activities while they wait to get back outside and play again.