I love to do crafts and have cute handouts and activities for church (and school, and friends, and - well you get the idea). I don't consider myself creative, but often use the help of others' talents. I decided to share what I'm doing for others just like me. It may be a link to where I found something or it might even be something *I* created. Right now I work as a paraprofessional at my kids' elementary - in special ed (autism). I started creating items for my 3rd graders this year and can't wait to share them with you. I am the 1st counselor in YW (first time in YW is this past year). I also have ideas for cub scouts and sunbeams posted, my previous callings.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Monthly School Idea: Ball Pump

As we experienced have recess equipment for the first time this year, it didn't take long for me to realize that a pump was needed to keep the balls properly inflated.  So to keep the equipment usable I finally remembered to purchased a ball pump.  The pump I found included a ball needle and cost less than $5.  I decided that even though it had a needle if it was in my home it may be misplaced (or hard to find when you need it most) so for less than $1 I purchased a two pack of needles to go with it.  I had my children help me create the tag.  The tags they used were a little more personalized (and I mean just a little), but I included a generic one for you.  My 10 year old came up with the first line.
Of course you can't read the first line on the picture, but it says You are an epic teacher!  He also helped pick out the fonts.  It was fun to have his help this time since the gift really is from him.

Once I get it all put together I will take a few pictures to add to the post, but I want to at least get this up.  

Here are the pictures I promised.  I finally downloaded all my pics and guess what?  They dated before Halloween.  Ooops.

The supplies you need: pump, needles, tag, ribbon, scissors, hole punch.

 The pump and needles I bought. I wanted to keep the pump small that it wouldn't take up lots of room in the classroom.  It only needs to be a hand pump.

I just punched a hole in the paper and tied it all together with coordinating curling ribbon.


Sorry I have been absent for so long.  I have so many things to share with you, but life has taken over at the moment.  I promise that I'll eventually get them all up here.  I'm no longer in cub scouts although I still have a few activities to post.  I wouldn't mind finishing some projects I've started either for all of my followers, but we'll see if I can find the time.  But for now I'll post when I can.  I normally post at night after the kids are in bed and I watch (more like listen to) TV.  I haven't even done that lately ~ no wonder I haven't posted anything.  One day soon, hopefully!