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Print | Free Printable Back to School Card

Free Printable Back to School Card | Squirrelly Minds
How did school get to be one week away? And some of you are already back in school! Summer always seems to fly by doesn’t it?
The start of the school year is a pretty magical time, filled with excitement, uncertainty, and fun surprises. To kick off the year with a little something for your teacher, why not print off this free card and show your teacher how excited you are for the new school year!
Free Printable Back to School Card | Squirrelly Minds

Free Printable Back to School Card | Squirrelly Minds

Yep, usually it’s customary to give a word of thanks and maybe even a gift at the end of the school year, but why not at the beginning? It surely will leave a fond impression on your teacher. No, I’m not encouraging brown nosing, just starting the new year on the right foot ;)

Free Printable Back to School Card | Squirrelly Minds
As it stands now our strike isn’t nearing an end, so it looks like I won’t be back in the classroom come Tuesday. *sigh*. So I wish all of you a LOVELY first day back at school! I hope your new teacher tickles you pink!

Eat/Print | Back to School Series with Confetti Sunshine and Coco Cake Land

Back to School Series with Confetti Sunshine and Coco Cake Land | Squirrelly Minds
We’re back at it with day three of Back to School Week! And today we’re moving from DIY’s to a drool worthy recipe (with a DIY) and a fun printable!

Back to School Series with Confetti Sunshine | Squirrelly MindsOh dear Sara of Confetti Sunshine always has incredible printables, and today is no exception! Check out this fantastic Back to School Printable Poster – perfect to take a snapshot of your child on their first day back.

Back to School Series with Coco Cake Land | Squirrelly MindsOkay, apple pie donuts. Need I say more? Anything Lyndsay of Coco Cake Land whips up makes me want to board the next ferry and stalk her in Vancouver to eat all her delicious cakes. These apple pie donuts would be a perfect send off for the first day of school.

Back to School Series | Squirrelly Minds
We have another day of Back to School DIY’s! Check back tomorrow, and look through and see what we’ve already made for you:
Tan of Squirrelly Minds – Printable Math Game
Rachel of The Crafted Life – Colour blocked pencils
Lidy of Hello Lidy – DIY sequin planter
Sara of Confetti SunshineBack to School Printable
Lyndsay of Coco Cake LandApple pie donuts
Joy of Frock Files – coming tomorrow!
MJ of Pars Caeli – coming tomorrow!

Print | Back to School Series and a Free Math Game Printable

Back to School Series | Squirrelly Minds
As much as I don’t want to admit that school is fast approaching, it’s time to start planning. Lucky for you, I’ve teamed up with 6 other fantastic bloggers to bring you a week jam packed with back to school DIY’s, printables, and recipes. Welcome to Back to School Week. Hooray!
We have fabulous school worthy DIY’s from Rachel of The Crafted Life, Lidy of Hello Lidy, Joy of Frock Files, and MJ of Pars Caeli, plus a recipe from Lyndsay of Coco Cake Land and a free printable from Sara of Confetti Sunshine! Guys, it’s seriously awesome. Be sure to tune in each day this week for some awesome Back to School projects!

And to kick us off, I have a teacher approved math game printable for you:

Math Game Printable | Squirrelly Minds
I’m entering my sixth year of teaching, so I have a few tricks up my sleeve – or rather, a bag of tricks. This math game, Calculator Path, has been the best trick of all. Students love this game and so do I. It has a simple math concept and easy to follow rules, making it easy for students to grab and play. It also exercises their mental math abilities, encouraging students to do math in their head – or if they’re really stuck they’re free to write down the math equation.
Math Game Printable | Squirrelly Minds
Educational games are a great way to get your kids engaged and school ready. They help exercise the brain to get back to thinking critically and mathematically, making the school transition a little easier. This game is ideal for late primary students working on adding and subtracting double and single digit numbers – though my grade 4′s and 5′s love it too, treating it like a race.
Back to School Series | Squirrelly Minds

Math Game Printable | Squirrelly Minds

Each player takes turns choosing two numbers from the blue bar (turquoise in the above image, not sure why) and either adding or subtracting them. If the answer is on the board, they cover it with their marker, and then it’s the next person’s turn. The goal of the game is to make a continuous line from one side to the other. Younger kids will focus on this specific goal, while older kids will try to figure out ways they can block their opponent – strategy!

Math Game Printable | Squirrelly Minds
You can choose to print the game once (even laminate it for maximum durability) and cut out circles of two different colours for each player, or for a single use game you can simply use different coloured markers to cross off the numbers.

So get printing and playing to get ready for school!

Be sure to stick around all week to see what other fun activities we have to get you and your kids back to school ready.

Edit: Added:

Back to School Series | Squirrelly Minds
Here’s what you can expect coming up this week!

Tan of Squirrelly Minds –
Rachel of The Crafted Life – coming tomorrow!
Lidy of Hello Lidy – coming tomorrow!
Sara of Confetti Sunshine – coming Wednesday
Lyndsay of Coco Cake Land – coming Wednesday
Joy of Frock Files – coming Thursday
MJ of Pars Caeli – coming Thursday

Print/DIY | Printable Ice Cream Party Invites

Printable Ice Cream Party Invitations | Squirrelly Minds
If you’ve been with Squirrelly Minds a while, you’ll know that in honour of national ice cream month, I hosted this ice cream party last July, and offered these ice cream party printables for you to throw your own. Well I’m at it again! I’m prepping (aka making buckets and buckets of ice cream) for this year’s ice cream party taking place this Saturday. And I made these invitations for you to print. Hooray!
Printable Ice Cream Party Invitations | Squirrelly Minds
Although I have a confession to make guys. While I made these well before inviting friends to the party, I didn’t actually use them as an invitation. Instead, I used the graphic as the header for the facebook invitation.
SHOCK
Yes guys, I’m not perfect. While I prefer sending and receiving invitations in the mail, I often use facebook events to set up parties for sake of time and convenience. Although I admit, I really wish I did send these out in the mail. I mean, who wouldn’t want an ice cream shaped invitation – complete with sprinkles! It’s like a little taste of what to come.
Printable Ice Cream Party Invitations | Squirrelly Minds
So if you’re like me and short on time (or your address book is a little lacking), go ahead and use the above graphic and slap it on your facebook event header. I’m in no place to judge. In fact, I’ll high five you!
But if you’re super awesome, totally with it (totally enviable), Martha-Stewart-esque, go ahead and print and DIY up these invitations! How can your guests RSVP no to receiving one of these in the mail?
Printable Ice Cream Party Invitations | Squirrelly Minds
Printable Ice Cream Party Invitations | Squirrelly Minds

Materials

Printable Ice Cream Party Invitations | Squirrelly Minds
  • Printer
  • White cardstock
  • Wax paper
  • Sprinkles
  • Glue or double sided tape
  • Scissors
  • Colourful pens
  • 5×7 envelopes

Steps

Printable Ice Cream Party Invitations | Squirrelly Minds1 Download (see above) and print off the invitations. Carefully cut them out. On the back, write your party information using your best handwriting. Make sure to leave a space in the ice cream area.
2 Cut a piece of wax paper into a circle and place glue or double sided tape along the edges of all around except the top.
3 Adhere the wax paper on the back of the invitation, leaving the unglued gap at the top.
4 Use a small spoon to carefully place sprinkles behind the wax paper. When all filled up, seal the top of the wax paper with glue or double sided tape.
5 Make the back of the invitation colourful with some drawn on sprinkles, seal in a 5×7 envelope and send away!

Printable Ice Cream Party Invitations | Squirrelly Minds
Now go make or buy a bunch of ice cream and start planning that party!
Printable Ice Cream Party Invitations | Squirrelly Minds
Every year I make all the ice cream and set up a station for people to serve themselves and have fun with all the different flavours and toppings. This year I plan to have an ice cream sundae station (as always) plus pre-made ice cream sandwiches. My favourite ice cream made so far? Peanut butter cup. Mmmmm.
And so, because I always have to ask,

what’s your favourite ice cream?

From The Ice Cream Archives

    
     

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