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Doodle Bugs Teaching Five For Friday

Happy Friday! It’s time again to link up with Doodle Bugs Teaching to share our five for Friday from the past week.

five for friday, education, teacher blogs, preschool, special needsLast week we learned all about fairy tales. One of the fairy tales we read was The Princess and the Pea. After reading we did a fun art activity where the kids got to make their own princess bed.

To begin the kids got to roll two dice to see how many mattresses their bed would have.

The Princess and the Pea Craft For Kids

After they found out how many mattresses their bed was going to have, the kids wrote the number into a sentence.

The next step was to create the bed. We used two popsicle sticks to create the bed posts and strips of wrapping paper as the mattresses. The bed posts and popsicle sticks were glued onto a sheet of large manilla paper.

The Princess and the Pea Craft For Kids

The Princess and the Pea Craft For Kids

Once the bed was put together a pea was glued underneath the last mattress. The last step was to write The Princess and the Pea at the top of the page.

The Princess and the Pea Craft For Kids

The final product turned out super cute! One of the best things about this activity is that no two students had the same end result. The number of beds and mattress designs chosen by the kiddos were all different.

The Princess and the Pea Craft For Kids

If this is a story you cover in your curriculum we highly recommend this activity for your classroom!

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Not only did we read The Princess and the Pea during our fairy tale unit, but we also read Jack and the Beanstalk. We created our own Jack and the Beanstalk sensory bin for the kids to retell the story.

Jack and the Beanstalk Sensory Bin

To create this sensory bin we used black beans as the base, a handful of gold beans (we made these ourselves by painting some white beans), sparkly green chenille sticks for the “beanstalks,” gold coins (yellow circles cut from construction paper & laminated), and a few plastic cows.

Our students all really enjoyed this sensory bin and did a great job retelling the story through sensory play.

Number 3Winter Activity Bundle For Kids

Our kiddos worked hard all week on some fun winter activities. They not only got to practice their counting skills, patterning, and letter identification, but also honed their fine motor skills through writing, coloring, cutting, and gluing.

All of these activities come from the winter activity bundle found in our very own Teachers Pay Teachers store. Head over to our store to check out this activity bundle and all of our other great products!

Number 4Donors Choose STEM Project

My Donors Choose project still needs your support! Our kiddos are in need of new STEM materials to help prepare them for kindergarten. Check out my project to see what you can do to help out our sweet students. Make sure and share this project as well to help get it funded. We thank you for any and all support you are able to offer!

Number 5One year anniversary

February 1st will be the first anniversary of our blog and we want to celebrate with you! Not only will we be sharing a special post about the past year, but we will also be doing a giveaway! Make sure that you subscribe to our blog and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest. We will share the details of our giveaway in the next few days. You don’t want to miss out!


That wraps up our five for Friday from this week. Thank you for reading our blog! We are very excited to celebrate our first anniversary with you. Make sure you follow us on all social media so you don’t miss out on any of the fun!

Heather & Angie

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  • Nikki Robertson

    I love the story of the Princess and the Pea and the way you incorporated it into a great crafts session! Love your sensory bin as well – we love all things sensory and it’s so much fun to link it to current topics!