Friday, May 26, 2017

Montessori Moment

 {Montessori moment} - A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Mother's Day Making and Giving

 We made some Relaxing Foot Soak for our Mom's for Mother's Day this year.  It was an easy project for the children to do and working with the Essential Oils made our classroom smell heavenly!  I think it is important to celebrate Mother's.  Our children were very excited not only to make their gift for their mom but also to give it.

I number of years ago, I found a recipe on the internet from Martha Stewart for Mom's to be Foot Soak.  I love this recipe.  It works beautifully, it requires very few ingredients and smells so uplifting.  In the past we have used different Essential Oils like lavender with lemon.  This year I stuck to spearmint and lemon for oils and we added grated lemon zest for extra smell and sensory experience.  It definitely kicked it up a notch!

To package up the foot soak we used 8oz coffee bags.  These were the perfect package option for this gift.  The children used a funnel to measure the foot soak into the bag.  Coffee bags were purchased locally and were very cost effective.
 The children made beautiful cards at the art table last week and we attached them to the coffee bags.  We relabeled this as RELAXING FOOT SOAK and made labels up for the coffee bags with the ingredients listed.  Such a great and easy project!  Happy Mother's Day!

Ingredients List
Epsom Salts
Kosher Salt
Corn Starch
Baking Soda
Lemon Essential Oil
Spearmint Essential Oil
Lemon Zest