It’s simple! Just follow this blog! 🙂 From now until the end of December, daily tips for going green in our life! Going green is cost effective, easy and fun! Why should you be Going Green in your Home? Do you enjoy the smell of Bleach or Synthetic Air Fresheners? Are you cleaning your body on one end (detoxing) by eating right and then bombarding it with toxins on another end by using toxic products in our home? About 98% of store bought products are made with synthetically made chemicals. And we wonder why we are tired of being tired and sick of being sick! Commercial products you are using in your home are not good for our planet and the environment The home products you are using are toxic to your our dogs, cats and…children! Who is Really Winning? The companies who manufacture drugs, cleaning products, paints, insecticides are slowing killing us with toxicity. They care about their bottom line; not our health. I hope you become committed to going green in your home. Do it as a gift to yourself, your children, your animals and your planet! I wish you the best in your life and your home! —
Learn how simple it is to make your own rich, deeply moisturizing lotion at home. Why pay money to buy expensive lotions and creams to only wreck your skin with chemicals and still have dry skin, leaving you feeling dissatisfied? Some you might already have on hand at home! Customize your lotion with different Essential Oils such as Lavender for relaxation or Peppermint to energize. When it comes to packaging, a jar of homemade lotion tied with a piece of raffia or ribbon makes an inexpensive, yet really cool gift.
What are you waiting for?
Once your lotion has melted, add a drop or two of your favorite Essential Oil. If you don’t know which Essential Oil you want, go here for Essential Oils and to learn what properties they have and what they smell like.
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Two Classroom Festivities that I’ve done before that were hits! I have not and do not dare try this is middle school (7th grade and up). I think that my daughter would be mortified. No, I KNOW she would be. But I can say that up until 6th grade, all the kids loved the brew and bingo!
Halloween BINGO: Play a few rounds of Halloween BINGO with prizes for the lucky winners! The favorite prizes were not candy; the kids like sticky, oozing, gooey goop, slime and other things like that. (Eww) In lieu of numbers, I made bingo cards with pictures of witches, pumpkins, ghosts, candy corn, etc. I printed out the pictures to use in the classroom to call from and printed out the bingo sheets for the kids to play on. We use candy corn as markers. Pour the candy corn in little cups OR before arriving at school, place one bingo card and some candy corn in a Halloween decorated plastic ziploc, so it’s easier to hand out and takes less time to start the game. Buy at least three bags of candy corn, because most of the candy corn is eaten! Yummy
Witches Brew: Sent a letter to all of the parents through the teacher. Ask one parent to arrive to the classroom dressed as a friendly witch, who will help the class make the special Witches Brew. Each child is asked to bring an ingredient for the brew to the party. With the witch’s help, they add their ingredient into the cauldron one by one and as the witch stirs the cauldron, they all help make the Witches Brew. A little cooperation + taking turns = Halloween fun!! Also ask for additional items, like plastic baggies because after they snack, there will be leftovers to be brought home. See below.
Witches Brew: A friendly witch will help us make the special Witches Brew. Each child has been asked to bring an ingredient for the brew to the party. With the witch’s help, they will add their ingredient into the cauldron, as she stirs, to help make the Witches Brew. A little cooperation + taking turns = Halloween fun!!
Please find your child’s name and their ingredient to bring into class below:
Child’s Name – Bat Brains (Smartfood Popcorn)
Child’s Name – Witches’ Warts (Milk Chocolate Chips)
Child’s Name – Bloated Ants (Raisins)
Child’s Name – Ghost Guts (Mini Marshmallows)
Child’s Name – Plops of Pigeon Poop (White Chocolate Chips)
Child’s Name – Cheesy Owl Eyes (Puffed Cheese Balls)
Child’s Name – Boiled Lady Bugs (Red Jelly Beans)
Child’s Name – Candied Spider Eggs (Gum Drops)
Child’s Name – Goblin’s Belly Button Lint Balls (M&Ms, Any Style)
Child’s Name – Wolf Toenails (Candy Corn)
Child’s Name – Earthworm Knots (Miniature Pretzel Twists)
Child’s Name – Dehydrated Dragon’s Wings (Doritos)
Child’s Name – Splintered Turkey Bones (Shoestrings Potato Chips)
Child’s Name – Compressed Cobwebs (Chex Brand or Similar Cereal)
Child’s Name – Crumbled Bat Wings (Smartfood Popcorn)
Child’s Name – Cheesy Owl Eyes (Puffed Cheese Balls)
Child’s Name – Chocolate-Dipped Houseflies (Chocolate-Covered Raisins)
Child’s Name – Flattened Slugs (Sour Patch or similar type Earthworms)
Please email, text or call if you can send in any of these additional items:
~ Plates ~ Napkins
~ Cups ~ Goodie Bags
~ Ziploc Bags ~ Juice boxes or pouches
We are shooting for smiles, fun, laughter, good times and happy memories!!
I hope you can use this! I love Halloween!! If you do, let me know how it went! If you have any questions, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org ~ Vanessa