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Seasonal Story Time & Crafts

In this ongoing class, learners will explore the seasons and holidays throughout the year with a read aloud story time and a craft or art project to go along with each book.
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9 reviews for this class
Completed by 61 learners
25 minutes
per class
Once per week
every week
year olds
learners per class
per learner

How does anOngoingcourse work?

Meets on a weekly schedule, join any week, no need to catch up on previous material
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Automatic payment every Sunday, cancel any time
Great for clubs and for practicing skills

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Next on Tue Sep 6

Meets Once per week
5:30pm - 5:55pm
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Next on Thu Sep 8

Meets Once per week
8:30pm - 8:55pm
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Class Experience

Students will learn about the parts of a book, for example, front cover, spine, back cover, title, author, title page, etc.
Students will practice pre-reading skills such as reading from left to right and top to bottom.
Students will understand words represent a spoken word and convey a message.
Students will answer simple questions about the story.
Students will describe elements in a story, for example, characters and/or setting (time, place, and/or environment).
 7 files available upon enrollment
scissors construction paper glue crayons, markers, and/or colored pencils paper towel tubes small brown paper bag ****************************************************************************************************************************************************************************** Week of January 4: *hedgehog and stocking PDF (1 page) *brown paint, markers, colored pencils, or crayons *popsicle sticks (optional) *brown pipe cleaners (optional) *brown pine needles (optional) *twine or brown yarn/string (optional) *brown felt (optional) *brown craft foam sheets (optional) *brown construction paper *1 googly eye *1 black pom pom *liquid glue *scissors Week of January 11: *mitten and animals PDF (2 pages) *yarn or ribbon *hole punch *markers, colored pencils, and/or crayons *scissors Week of January 18: *glue *shaving cream *paint brush or use fingers *construction paper *PDF of boy from story (his snowsuit is red in the book) - (1 page) ***Mix equal parts glue and shaving cream Week of January 25: *PDF Printout (2 pages) trace or color, and cut out shapes (example included on first page) *mini marshmallows or white construction paper (for teeth) *Colored pencils, markers, or crayons *scissors *glue *silver or white glitter glue (optional) *white colored pencil or crayon needed to make snowflakes unless using glitter glue ****************************************************************************************************************************************************************************** Week of February 1: *PDF *popsicle stick *green construction paper *paper or plastic cup (I am using a 9 ounce Dixie cup) - you can have your child color or paint the cup or leave it as is *liquid glue or a small piece of tape to attach the groundhog to the popsicle stick *crayons, colored pencils or markers *scissors Week of February 8: *2 paper circles (one yellow and one black) - mine is about 4.5 inches in diameter *one small yellow paper circle for the head - mine is about 2.75 inches in diameter *3 red hearts (2 small for antennae and 1 medium size with “Bee Mine” written on it *2 medium sized white paper hearts *skinny black triangle for the stinger (could use a pipe cleaner also) *4 inches of a black pipe cleaner *2 googly eyes *tape *glue *scissors *black marker Week of February 15: * Paper or Styrofoam Plate with the middle cut out (see picture) * 1 piece Black Construction Paper * Black felt (or black craft foam or even just another piece of black construction paper) * 2 Jumbo Craft Sticks * Scissors * stapler or hot glue Week of February 22: *yellow piece of construction paper *2 black paper circles (for the wheels) *4 or 5 white paper squares or rectangles (for the windows) *crayons, markers, or colored pencils *glue stick *scissors ****************************************************************************************************************************************************************************** Week of March 1: *1 red sheet of construction paper *2 white sheets of construction paper *glue *stapler *scissors Week of March 8: *colored tongue depressors or popsicle sticks (painted or colored with markers) *googly eyes (2 per stick) *glue *feathers or pipe cleaners *black marker Week of March 15: *Light blue sheet of construction paper (background) *1 inch X 9 or 11 inch strips of construction paper in red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple (1 of each color) *glue *PDF of pot (please color black before class) and cloud cut out - please cut both out before class, you can cut the handles off of the pot if you prefer it without them *pennies, plastic gold coins ($1 for a bag at Dollar Tree), yellow construction paper cut into circles, etc. Week of March 22: *Paper plate *yellow feathers or ripped up pieces of yellow construction paper *Orange construction paper triangle (beak) *Large googly eyes *glue *orange pipe cleaner cut in half Week of March 29: *hand traced and cut out onto preferred color *pink marker *black pen *small pink or black pom pom (Optional) *2 small googly eyes (Optional) ****************************************************************************************************************************************************************************** Week of April 5: *5 small googly eyes *red paint or red stamp pad *paint brush *black, yellow, orange, and red markers, crayons, and/or colored pencils *PDF printed on card stock if possible (could easily be drawn out) *scissors *brown gift basket filler (or small scrap of brown paper cut into strips of paper) or brown yarn or brown marker will work *feathers (Optional) *liquid school glue Week of April 12: *PDF *paper lunch bag *glue *markers, colored pencils, and/or crayons *scissors Week of April 19: *Paper Plate Covered in Orange Tissue Paper squares, orange construction paper, or painted orange *School Glue *Yellow construction paper (cut 2 handprints out and save scraps to make the Lorax’s eyebrows) *Brown Pom Pom *Large googly eyes (or White construction paper and Black Marker) *Scissors Week of April 26: *coffee filter (colored with markers or paint daubers and sprayed with water) *spray bottle with water (for above) *paper towel tube cut in half or toilet paper tube (can paint green before class or leave brown) *wood clothespin *pom poms or cotton balls (in preferred colors) *pipe cleaner *2 googly eyes ****************************************************************************************************************************************************************************** Week of May 3: *PDF *One sheet of construction paper for background (preferably light blue) *2 scrap pieces of construction paper in Mom's favorite colors (can use a whole sheet if you want but we only actually need 2 pieces that are 4 inches X 3 inches) *scissors *markers, crayons, and/or colored pencils *liquid glue *mini pom poms (7mm-9 mm) or 1 1/2 inch strips of pipe cleaners (body of the butterfly) Week of May 10: *Green construction paper *White construction paper *Yellow paper circle - approximately 3 inches (or 7cm) *Red and yellow (or orange) paint (on a small plate or surface together - I will show the students how to mix the paint because we will not mix the colors completely) *Dish sponge cut into a petal shape (could also use a potato or an apple cut into this shape) - this will be a stamp for our petals *Scissors *Glue Week of May 17: *White or light blue construction paper or card stock (background) *Brown construction paper cut 2 strips 1.5 inches X 12 inches and 3 inches by 12 inches (these will be the dirt) *5-6 Green popsicle sticks or green pipe cleaners *Construction paper scraps in Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, and Purple (or white instead of all of these colors) *Markers in Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, and Purple *Scissors *Glue Week of May 24: *Paper plate painted green (Please do this before class) *PDF *Scissors *Brad paper fasteners (can find these at Walmart or your local office supply store) Week of May 31: *4 red handprints (either using red paint on white construction paper or hands traced and cut out on red paper) *brown construction paper *yellow paint (could use glow in the dark paint if you have it for the firefly’s tail) *1 brown or black pipe cleaner (antennae) *glue *2 googly eyes *small red pom pom (Optional) ****************************************************************************************************************************************************************************** Week of June 7: *black construction paper circle (about 7 or 8 inches in diameter) *black construction paper circle (about 2 or 3 inches in diameter - not needed if you are using a picture of your child’s face) *picture of your child’s face (Optional) *white crayon or colored pencil (only needed if you are not using picture of your child’s face for the ladybugs head/face) *2 hands traced on red paper and cut out *black marker, crayon, or colored pencil *black pipe cleaner (or 2 small strips of construction paper for the antennas) *scissors *glue Week of June 14: *PDF (Optional- could write out instead of printing it) *paper plate painted gray or yellow (this will be a moon 🌕) *foot print traced and cutout on construction paper (can be in any color -it will be a rocket ship 🚀) *construction paper in a different color than the rocket for the wings and windows *small circle object to trace for the windows (bottle cap would work great) *red and orange strips of paper (about 1/4-1/2 inch by 5 or 6 inches) *glue *scissors Week of June 21: No Class Week of June 28: *PDF printed on white paper (Optional) *Red construction paper cut into 1 inch X 11 inch strips *Handprint traced and cutout on blue construction paper *Glue *Scissors *Glitter Glue in silver, red, and/or blue (Optional) ****************************************************************************************************************************************************************************** Week of August 9: *Paper plate *One green and one red pom pom *One black or brown pipe cleaner *Hole puncher *String or twine *Glue *Scissors Week of August 30: *10 apple cutouts or an apple cut in half with red, yellow, and/or green paint and paint *construction paper *glue *scissors *picture of you or markers, crayons, or colored pencils to draw yourself ****************************************************************************************************************************************************************************** Week of September 6: *white paper *large circle to trace on top of paper (needs to fit inside of paper) *crayons, markers, colored pencils, and/or water colors Week of September 13: *PDF or handwritten labels *construction paper: red, green, brown, white, and one color of choice different from the other colors *glue stick *scissors *markers, colored pencils, or crayons Week of September 20: *PDF printed and cut before class if possible (if you prefer not to print, these can be handwritten on a piece of paper and cutout) *Construction paper (color of choice, red, green, brown) *Mini popsicle sticks (or popsicle sticks cut in half) or you can use white paper *Brown or black marker, colored pencil, or crayon *Small red pom poms or some small red circles cut out of construction paper (these will be the apples on the apple tree) *scissors *glue Week of September 27: *two pieces of construction paper (preferably light brown and dark brown but one brown piece of paper and one white piece colored light brown would work) *scissors *glue *pencil ****************************************************************************************************************************************************************************** Week of October 4: *handprint/armprint cutout in brown (please have this done before class if possible) *1/2 sheet of paper for the background (light colors work best) *red, yellow, and/or orange paint for the leaves (you could use any colors you wish) *glue **if you do not wish to paint you could also use tissue paper crumpled up as the leaves, or your child could tear or cut small pieces of paper as leaves. I can demonstrate how to do these as needed. Week of October 11: *a piece of construction paper cut into a circle or a paper plate (this will be the monsters face) *constuction paper in 5-6 different colors (can use scraps of paper as none of the pieces are huge) - these will be used to make the eyes, ears, nose, mouth, teeth, and teeth (in the book the monsters ears and nose are the same color) -googly eyes (optional) -glue -scissors Week of October 18: *Orange, black, brown, and green construction paper (brown and green can be scraps) - orange and black papers need to be precut into squares (approximately *8 inches X 8 inches) *Glue *Scissors *2 Googly eyes or 2 white circles with black circles drawn on for the eyes Week of October 25: *one sheet of construction paper in preferred color (this will be the head and wings) *small scrap of white paper (this will be the teeth) *two googly eyes (or eye stickers, or make your own eyes ahead of time) ****************************************************************************************************************************************************************************** Week of November 1: It's Pumpkin Time! by Zoe Hall with pumpkin craft Week of November 8: My Daddy is a Hero by Hannah Tolson with patriotic wind sock craft Week of November 15: Thanks for Thanksgiving by Margaret Sutherland with turkey craft Week of November 22: Leaf Man by Lois Ehlert with leaf craft Week of November 29: Gingerbread Baby by Jan Brett with a Gingerbread Baby Craft Week of December 6: There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Bell by Lucille Colandro with a Santa craft Week of December 13:
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
25 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
Some activities will include scissors.  
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ABC Valentine by Pamela Jane
Presidents’ Day by Anne Rockwell
Rosa by Lisbeth Kaiser
Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss
There's a Wocket in my Pocket! by Dr. Seuss
The Night Before St. Patrick’s Day by Natasha Wing
There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Chick by Lucille Colandro
Bunny's Easter Egg by Helen Rossendale
Where Do Chicks Come From? by Amy E. Sklansky
The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
Lorax by Dr. Seuss
Waiting for Wings by Lois Ehlert
The Night Before Mother's Day by Natasha Wing
The Tiny Seed by Eric Carle
Planting a Rainbow by Lois Ehlert
From Tadpole to Frog by Wendy Pfeffer
The Very Lonely Firefly by Eric Carle
The Grouchy Ladybug by Eric Carle
The Night Before Father's Day by Natasha Wing
The Flag We Love by Pam Munoz Ryan
Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn
10 Apples Up On Top by Dr. Seuss
The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds
Apples by Gail Gibbons
How Do Apples Grow? by Betsey Maestro
Nuts to You by Lois Ehlert
Leaf Man by Lois Ehlert
We're Going on a Leaf Hunt by Steve Metzger
Go Away Big Green Monster by Ed Emberly
The Legend of Spookley the Square Pumpkin by Joe Triano
It's Pumpkin Time! by Zoe Hall
My Daddy is a Hero by Hannah Tolson
Thanks for Thanksgiving by Margaret Sutherland 
Leaf Man by Lois Ehlert 
Gingerbread Baby by Jan Brett
There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Bell by Lucille Colandro
If You Take a Mouse to the Movies by Laura Numeroff


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Certified Early Childhood and Elementary School Teacher - Let’s Make Learning Fun!
279 total reviews
393 completed classes

About Me

Hello, my name is Danielle!  I am excited to teach your child!  I am currently a stay at home mom of three girls, my youngest is 3 years old and my older two girls (who are actually my stepdaughters) are 11 and 13 years old.  My husband is in the... 
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