SophistiKated Cuties

Discovering creativity in ordinary things…



1.) Draw or paint the stem of the flower.
2.) Top that with a thumbprint for the center of the dandelion. (The kids LOVE mixing all the paints together to make a brown center.)
3.) Use your brush, finger, or Q-tip to create the seeds around the thumbprint.


My absolute favorite part of this project is listening to the cuties make wishes. We go outside to find dandelions and blow our wishes into the universe. (I wrote them down just to show a few examples, but normally, we don’t say them aloud in hopes that they’ll come true. Plus, little kid whispers are the cutest!)


We All Scream for Ice Cream!

Create your own ice cream tangibles out of paper, foam, fabric, etc.  Write uppercase letters on the ice cream and lowercase letters on the cones

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Mix them up and let your cuties match them to make a complete treat. If appropriate, take it one step further by having them spell words with the ice cream cones.

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Modify this activity for younger ones by flipping the tangibles over and having them match the colors instead.

*You could use this idea for any subject that involves matching. (e.g., a set of objects paired with the corresponding numbers, language translations, and/or fact/opinion to a sentence)

Stuffed French Toast Rolls

Not sure what to do with overripe bananas?? Use them up in Banana Stuffed French Toast Rolls. NOM!

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Simply smash, stuff, dip, and cook.

I let the cuties smash up the nanners and put ‘paste’ in a piece of bread. Then, in a separate bowl, combine an egg, a little milk, cinnamon and vanilla. Dip the bread/banana roll-up until coated. Then toss in a pan and cook until browned on all sides.

(Great as a finger food!)

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