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Stained Glass, Playdough Solar Systems, and Crayon Jewels – Preschool and Kindergarten Community

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This week we’ve been on break and somehow it just seems to have flown by! There were so many things we wanted to do – but the best part of it was actually getting some ‘rest’ in and just doing nothing but play together and have fun.

Truthfully, those can sometimes be the best weeks!

Here’s a look at what you all have been up to with your kids. Don’t forget to visit a few other sites, say hello, and encourage each other this week!

Contact Paper Stained Glass

There are so many great things you could make using this contact paper stained glass idea from Unschool the Teacher. Think of how a leave template would be – or apples of different colors!


Making the solar system with playdough

Pladough is always something we have on hand. A solar system would be so much fun to let the kids do – and you could always let them mix the colors too! {ooo – such a big no-no in our house – grins}. Natural Beach Living shares their solar system unit and has some fun ideas!



Those poor white crayons usually just have to sit in the box and be lonely. How about working on a resist painting with your kids. See how The Princess, The Pirate, and the Dinosaur made her dinosaurs appear – and she has some other fun dinosaur ideas too!


Recycled crayons into gems

If your house is anything like mine, there are broken crayons everywhere! This idea for recycling crayons and making them look like jewels = so great! Head over to Sorting Sprinkles to see how they made these gems! {I know…bad pun, but I couldn’t resist!}.

Those are just a few of the great ideas that were linked up to last week’s Preschool and Kindergarten Community. The picture images really helped me out this week – and I hope they did you as well!

Thanks for linking up and sharing your ideas with us!


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Each week I am  pinning many of your links onto the Preschool and Kindergarten Community Pinterest Board. I’m a visual person, so having pictures to help me remember posts is super helpful. Be sure to jump over and follow the board – and find some fun ideas at the same time!


Link Up with the Preschool and Kindergarten Community!

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Share what you are doing with your kids! Please link your exact blog post to the Mr. Linky below and link back here too! Grab a button for your post below and be sure to take a minute to visit the person who linked up before you. You can read more in the updated guidelines for Preschool and Kindergarten Community. By linking up, you are granting permission for me to share your wonderful ideas and pictures with others in periodic show-and-tell posts.

Be specific in your ‘link title’. Leave either your blog name or theme and provide an age range for your activities. Something a little like this:

Police Officer Theme {ages 4-5}


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  1. I love the way an outline makes that stained glass craft look! So cool!

    Thanks for hosting us each week, Jolanthe!

    • That outline makes it so neat!! Just thinking it would make SO many different pretty things – Christmas ornaments, etc… And thanks for being a part, Caroline!

  2. I liked your pun, it made me smile. ;)

  3. Thanks for hosting such a wonderful link party. I have enjoyed linking up as well as browsing all of the wonderful ideas shared for several years. What a valuable resource for those who have or work with younger children.

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