The HappyEdugator

The HappyEdugator
People don't care how much you know, until they know how much you care.

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Monday, December 29, 2014

Ring in the New Year! 3 Days of Deals and a GIVEAWAY!

Photo: We are counting down to 2015 with some of our sweet TpT friends! Check back to see "what the deal" is tomorrow morning!

Happy New Year!  I've joined many of your favorite sellers to bring you 3 great days of deals. Here is the link: http://hyperurl.co/7670m7 Today's deal is 20% off three items from each seller. You can see what I have on the picture below. Visit the link to see all the great resources for sale today only. 

Photo: I've joined many of your favorite sellers to bring you 3 great days of deals.  Here is the link: http://hyperurl.co/7670m7 Today's deal is 20% off three items from each seller. You can see what I have on the picture below. Visit the link to see all the great resources for sale today only. Also, if you click on the blue giveaway tab on the left of my page, or on the GIVEAWAY tab above, you can enter to win a $25 gift certificate to TpT! Just go to each TPT store, download a freebie, leave feedback, follow if you wish, and get three entries for each one! Good luck!

Also, stop by my Facebook page and click on the GIVEAWAY tab to get chances to enter a $25 gift certificate!  While you are there, I would love for you to like the page so you can keep up with updates, freebies, and giveaways such as this one! :)

Photo: GIVEAWAY! Click on the Giveaway tab above and enter to win a $25 dollar TPT gift certificate! Just go to each TPT store, download a freebie, leave feedback, and get three entries for each one! Good luck!

I also made a new FREEBIE for New Years!

New Years 2015 Crown

New-Years-2015-Crown

I hope everyone has a safe and wonderful New Year!
Best wishes,
Deborah Hayes
aka HappyEdugator


Friday, December 26, 2014

Merry Christmas! Make a sock snowman!

Sorry to have been away so long, but I caught the flu this season and it really drained me. On top of that, the hustle and bustle of the holidays took all the rest of my energy. I am feeling better now, although I still have a persistent cough that just hangs on and on like the energizer rabbit.

I hope everyone had a great Hanukkah and a wonderful Christmas! Ours was absolutely wonderful! I just loved the Christmas card I received from TPT!


My husband and I had a quiet Christmas at home. I made a standing rib roast and we invited a friend for dinner. I missed the kids and grandkids who live so far away now, but they did love their gifts from Grandma and Grandpa. We send you our best wishes!



I think the best part of our Christmas was being able to help some people with some big surprises...it really IS better to give than receive. One thing we started this year that I think will now become a part of our holiday tradition...we bought cream cakes for the firehouses in our area and took them to the firefighters who had to work over the holiday. They really looked surprised and appreciated it! :)

I wanted to share this great winter craft that you can still do with your kids in January, or even February...a snowman made from a sock! I decorated mine with a Christmas theme, but you can change it up with the materials you have on hand. It turned out so cute...



To make a winter snowman: Take a long white tube sock, and cut the top ribbed part off to use for a hat. Stuff the sock with cotton, plastic stuffing pellets or raffia...I used Easter grass! Add a weight and sew up the bottom. Tie off into three sections. Glue ribbed piece on top of head, gather opening together and sew a pom pom on top. Decorate with ribbons, buttons, plastic ornaments, etc. 

If you are looking for some winter activities to do with your younger kiddos...here are some ideas from my store:

Snow Activities For Fun

Winter Word Wall

Penguin Digraph Sort Literacy Center Activity

Penguins - Fun Facts About the Life of a Penguin PowerPoint


If you are looking for activities for the New Year for the older kids...

New Year Around the World PowerPoint


New Year's Traditions Handouts and Quiz



New Year Activity


And, as always...FREEBIES FOR YOU!

For the younger set...

Animal ABC Book for Free - Blank



For the older set...

Happy New Year Handout


New Year Balloon Activity


Looking forward to a fantastic New Year! 

Blessings, 

Deborah Hayes
aka HappyEdugator