Sunday, May 1, 2016

I have a Bright Idea for Mother's Day

Mother's Day is just around the corner and if you are looking for a BRIGHT IDEA......I have one for you.  
In my Kindergarten classroom there are always so many things I want to have my students make, but these bath salts have been a favorite year after year.

They are easy and fool proof.  
You just need:
          Epsom salts  (any variety of epsom salts will work)
          coarse sea salts 
          baking soda
          a container 

The measurements don't have to be exact (which is great when kinder kids do their own measuring).  There are many, many recipes on the internet, but mine goes like this:
     3 parts Epson salts
     1 part sea salt
     1/3 part baking soda
     few drops of scent (essential oils)
     few drops of color
     *mix together until scent and color are evenly distributed.

In real life, for each student it looks like this:
     measure into a quart baggie:
            1 cup Epson salt
           1/3 cup sea salt
           2 Tablespoons of baking soda
           few drops of scent (I use the liquid candle oils, essential oils are expensive)
          few drops of color

*mix together, then pour into glass jar (just because it is so pretty)

Add a card or a note, and you are set.  Send home any extra in the baggie (or layer the extras like a sand painting, and give to someone special at your school).

If you want to try something a little different try this:

I have these ready to go for some special friends and coworkers this year.

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