For most of the year, there has been a plethora of recycled crafts and activities posted on blogs and social media, and toilet paper rolls have been a “hot” material for craft and sensory projects. Debuting in this post are spunky toilet paper roll monsters. They are so simple to make and can be used with toys or in sensory bins for imaginative play.[Read more…] about Toilet Paper Roll Monsters
Leprechauns add an element of fun to St. Patrick’s Day celebrations. And a leprechaun is the star sighting in these St. Patrick’s Day treasure blocks that are sure to appeal to little learners.
Ten Things To Know About Leprechauns
In Irish stories passed down through oral tradition, leprechauns …
are tiny, imaginary men.
are older in age and have rust-colored beards.
make shoes for a living.
are good craftsmen and musicians.
collect gold for their work. Some stories say they keep it in a pot at the end of a rainbow for safekeeping.
are smart with a quick sense of humor.
are mischievous tricksters. They can easily distract people from getting their gold, or from having three wishes granted.
are hard to catch. Listening for the faint tapping sound of their little shoe hammers is a tip to track them down.
live in remote places and like to be by themselves.
No one has ever seen one!
20th Century photos and figurines usually show leprechauns as well dressed, wearing green coats, buckled shoes, and top hats. In earlier years they were dressed in dark red.
St. Patrick’s Day Treasure Blocks
There is plenty of gold to keep a leprechaun happy in these St. Patrick’s Day-themed treasure blocks.
Items in the treasure blocks:
gold and green beads
rainbow, pot of gold and top hat erasers
rainbow and pot of gold stickers on felt backing
green, gold, black, and white pom poms
gold and green coins
pot of gold confetti
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On the weekend of August 25 and 26, 2017, Chinese Valentine’s Day was celebrated at the Edmonton Chinatown Multicultural Center, located in downtown Edmonton. This traditional Valentine’s Day celebration dates back to the 1800s in China, and is celebrated on the 7th day of the 7th lunar month, in late August.
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