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PotsandPans.com have a great giveaway.  You can win a $250.00 shopping spree on PotandPans .com  This is a great giveaway.  Go to their Facebook page to enter.


Southernmom Reviews has not been compensated in any way for this post. This is just a cool giveaway I wanted to share with my readers.


End Of the Year Student Gifts

bottleYou can find inexpensive water bottles at the Dollar Tree. and Kool Aid packets are not very expensive.  Just make the tag to say ” Have a “Kool” Summer.  To add something special to it you could get paint pens and write the child’s name on the water bottle.

chalkArtfire has this cute idea using chalk.  She has it for sale but it would be easy to make yourself.

koolThe Crafted Sparrow has this idea using Kool Aid and straws.

summersunawardspin.001.pngThe Elementary Entourage has this cute printable to give students individual awards.  This kids will love getting the individual awards.  The prizes are easily found at the Dollar Tree and I think the kids will love seeing what award you gave them.





owls.jpgPinterest has this really cute idea using owls.


sand pailsSand pails are a fun way to give end of the year gifts.  They are inexpensive and you can put anything in them to make it more personal for each child. This idea came from Teaching with Tertune had this idea.

printable-tag-for-a-jump-ropeOur Thrifty Ideas has several printables  that can be used with the end of year gifts.  I think these would be great to make and put in the sand pails.

blogger-image--488132285Hoot Hoot Hooray has this cute  cup that she put candy in. You will have to be careful of food allergies but what child would not like a cup of candy.




Pinterest has this cute idea.


This idea can easily be changed to say something about the end of year. Like ” You’re one Smart Cookie.  You will do great next year in …..”


I hope you have found some ideas that you can use to celebrate the end of the year with your students.

Regal Summer Movie Express 2016 $1 Movie Schedule

Who is looking for something fun and cheap to do with the kids for the summer?  Well I have the perfect idea.  Go to the movies.  Regal Summer Movie Express  is offering movies on Tuesday’s and Wednesday for a $1.00 each day.  The movies start at 10:00 am each day.  A proceed of the money will go to the Will Rogers Institute.


Movie schedule as follows:

Week 1

The Lego Movie

Week 2

The Iron Giant: Signature Edition

Week 3

The Smurfs 2

Week 4

Despicable Me 2

Week 5

The Peanuts Movie

Week 6

Alvin & The Chipmunks: The Road Chip
Curious George

Week 7

The Book of Life
Hotel Transylvania 2

Week 8

Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2
Shaun The Sheep

Week 9

Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2
Shaun The Sheep

The Regal start dates vary depending on the theater near you.  To find more about the start days please check here

Mother’s Day Gifts from the Heart

Mother’s Day is a holiday that I think is very important.  I am a mother and I know I still have the gifts that my Brookster gave me when she was little.  Those are some of the gifts that looked forward to getting.

We all plan ahead and no better time than now to plan the perfect Mother’s Day gift.  I hope you get inspired.  This can also be made into the perfect gift for Grandmother’s as well.

Handprint Idea’s

DSC07129Food Love and Life has this adorable handprint flower pot.  I love the flower pot aspect of this craft.  I love that they get to say what they love about their mother.  What mother would not love to know this.

handprint boquet I found this on Pinterest here  This is such a  cute bouquet of handprints.




Handprint cupcake craft from I Heart and Craft




I do this craft every year with my kids and the parents love it.  In fact one mother I had several years ago and now have the sibling.  She stated she hoped I would do it again so she would have both of them.

Thanks for visiting and I hope you find something that you can use with your child or students.

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