I’m sad our T-ball Spring Season is coming to an end, but I did get to make these super cute shoes that I will wear for every season from now on!
Bonus! They can be worn to professional games as well (Go Rays!)
So, start with a pair of (relatively) clean white canvas sneakers. They can be Keds, Converse or- if you’re cheap like me- Target brand!
I bought red puffy fabric paint from Hobby Lobby for 97 cents each. I bought one red and one red glitter. I ended up only using the red- no glitter.
Follow the lines/ laces on the shoe to create a baseball-like affect!
** Also, some cleaning tips! As you can see I cleaned mine in between making them and wearing them!
Toothbrush, toothpaste, water, color safe bleach.
Let air dry. DO NOT put in dryer!
Wear to the ball field!
I was asked to write a HIPPY success story, so here it goes:
When I first started HIPPY 3 years ago, I’m ashamed to admit my first packet, I got so frustrated I told my husband my daughter “sucked” at school.
What I really meant was it was hard- for both of us. I had never taught anyone anything before.
Since that day 3 years ago, I think I have learned more than my daughter has. I have learned her learning style- what interests her. To calm down. To give ourselves grace. Rome wasn’t built in a day.
She’s learned how to do science experiments. Her alphabet. Her shapes and colors. Sight words. How to cut. Fine and gross motor skills. And- my favorite- how to write her name. That was the day of HIPPY I remember most and the day it finally “clicked” for me. It’s the day I will never forget.
When she wrote E-M-M-A in flour for the first time. I’ll admit I teared up. I was so proud- and not just of her. Of me. I had taught her that.
And so, even though we have made the decision not to homeschool her, I know that my daughter has the skills and tools to succeed in kindergarten because of me- and HIPPY. I am forever grateful for this program.
In our house
We believe in make believe
Pirates & mermaids
witches & wizards
Animals that speak
Trees that have feelings
We are dreamers
I was asked to make a breakfast for a Teacher Appreciation breakfast and this one that my sister-in-law makes came right to mind!
It was super easy and didn’t take me hours in the kitchen!
Even my little 4-year-old helped me whisk the eggs!
This also makes a great breakfast for dinner!
1 pound Jimmy Dean Sausage
1 package Simply Potatoes Diced Onions and Potatoes
1/2 yellow onion
1 Dozen Eggs
1/4 cup shredded cheese
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
In a skillet, brown sausage and set aside.
Sauté onions in olive oil.
Add potatoes in with onions and cook according to package (cover so the potatoes steam)
While potatoes cook, whisk up the dozen eggs with a little bit of milk, salt & pepper. Add in cheese.
Once potatoes are soft, pour the egg mixture over.
Cook on stove top for 5-6 minutes until the side begin to pull away from the pan (see my picture)
Transfer skillet to oven for 16-18 minutes or until set.
These were a super easy DIY for a preschool graduation, but could be used for VPK, Kindergarten or any grade, for that matter.
I bought applesauce cups (not pouches), hot glued googly eyes and black construction paper on them. I added string for the tassel.
I believe all of these items can be purchased at the good ol’ Dollar Tree, so in total, they probably came out to $6 for 12 cups, or about 50 cents each.
I already had black paper and used a square hole punch I had, but could easily be cut free-hand.
Teacher Appreciation Week is next week (May 6-12)!
Here are some ideas for $1 (or less!) and some for a little bit more…
Flippin’ Good Teacher
Flipz from the Dollar Store with these printable gift tags
Udderly Smooth hand cream (free printable here)
You deserve a Break
KitKat Bar with free printable
With 2-3 boxes of pencils from the Dollar Store
Thank You For being a Great Teacher free printable. I just printed this and helped my girls fill it in. It cost nothing!
For a little bit more…
You are the Balm
EOS= $2.99 @ Target + free printable
Chick-fil-A gift card (amount of your choosing). Ask for an empty nugget box, fill with brown crinkle paper (also available at the Dollar Store!!). Put gift card on top and tie with this printable.
Thanks a Latte
Starbucks gift card (amount of your choosing). Ask for an empty cup, straw and coffee collar. Stuff with crinkled brown paper and gift card. Put this printable on the outside of the cup and Voila!
The book The Last Day Blues by Julie Danneberg. I found it on Amazon (Prime, holla! Two-day shipping) for $5.70. I’m having all the students sign the inside cover.
Willow Tree Love of Learning sculpture, also on Amazon.