Matunuck Fun Corner!

Each week the PTO is going to provide some fun do at home activities that we can all do together as a learning community.  This is completely optional and families can choose when they would like to participate. 

 

When your student participates post a photo on the Matunuck Facebook page or send to Secretary@mes-pto.org and we will add it to our Matunuck Fun Corner webpage.  We will then enter the student in a raffle where we will pull a name each week to win a prize!

A big Thank You to Danielle Ritorto for coming up with the fun crafty ideas each week!

 

This week's activity....

Week 5:  Delicious Treats!

This week we have an assortment of delicious treats!  We hope you enjoy!

Click here to download a printable version!
 

There are many treat to choose from, that families can cook together.

  • Jam Thumbprint Cookies

  • Crabbies Appetizer

  • Spinach & Artichoke Dip

 

The instructions are outlined in a way for kids to follow and prompt them when an adult is needed.  ENJOY!

Week 4:  Holiday Activities!

This week we have an assortment of holiday activities!  We hope you enjoy!

Click here to download a printable version!
 

Handmade Gift

Here is an example of a handmade gift you can give that costs nothing but a tiny bit of your time.  

 

  • Pick a person that would really appreciate a helping hand.  

  • Simply write down some things that would be helpful for you to do for that person.  They can turn them in when they need a hand just like a gift certificate.

  • This would also be great for Valentine’s day, Mother’s day, Father’s day or even a Birthday. 

Dry Cleaner Craft Activity

Make a Star- Supplies needed:3 wire hangers, tape, string/yarn/lights, and wire cutters

Tree shape decor- Supplies needed: 4 wire hangers, tape, string/yarn, decoration of choice.
Wreath-Supplies needed: 1 hanger with the top cut off (adult job), your choice of decoration (Fresh cut greens, garland, fabric strips, etc)
Heart-Supplies needed:1 wire hanger, wire cutters (adult job), and decorations

Click here for all the steps to make these cute holiday decor.

 

Handmade Wrapping Paper
Supplies used -Markers, washable paint, brown paper bags or Craft Paper (you can find craft paper at the dollar store), Stamps (Shown is a stamp made with a little potato), pencil, toilet paper tube, and a paintbrush.  There are so many fun options for making your own wrapping paper!  Click here for steps and idea.

Pigs in a Blanket 
Need a snack the kids will love, try pigs in a blanket.  These can be made ahead of time and frozen for when a quick and easy snack (or meal!) is needed.  Ingredients-3 cans Pillsbury Crescent Rolls & 72 cocktail sized smoked sausage or hot dogs (2-14oz packages). Hillshire farm little smokies are pictured.  Click here for the full directions.

Garland

Did you know….Garlands have been a decorating tradition that dates back to as early as Egyptian time!  They were also frequently used in ancient Rome and Greece.  We still use this super fun form of decorating today.  Look around your home to see what items you have on hand to make one of your very own.  Check out some of our cool examples! 

Pinecone trees

Glue on a tree trunk, Paint and decorate. A piece of cork was used here for
a trunk but could be a bottle top or other household item.

Cardboard Box-Frame ornaments
Get those amazon boxes out!  Find something the size you want your ornament to be and trace it with a pencil. A cup is a great circle shape to find. Other shapes can also work!  Click here to see some photo examples of the steps.

Week 3:  Tea Light Snowmen!

You will need:  Battery operated tea lights, A Black and orange markers, ribbon, pipe cleaners, pom poms, felt, and glue gun.

 

You can get most of the supplies at the dollar store or craft store.  Make cute gifts for kids to give!

 

Here is a link on how to make them!

Week 2:  Toilet Paper Roll Snowflakes!

You will need:  Paper towel or toilet rolls, scissors, glue and paperclips. 

 

Each of the tubes are flattened and cut into 1 inch segments of different lengths. The different size loops are glued together to make the snowflake shape.

 

Here are some links to see some fun ideas on what you can do:

Option 1

Option 2

Option 3

Or google "toilet paper roll snowflakes" there are so many fun options!

Week 1:  Make you own Butter for Thanksgiving!

All you need are 2 ingredients, heavy cream and a jar with a tight lid. Poor the cream into the jar and... shake, shake, shake, shake, shake and shake some more!  When it forms a solid remove the lid and drain the remaining liquid.  Add a bit of salt to the butter you have just created,  now you are ready to serve with your favorite rolls!

Let's see our Matunuck Manta Rays Shake it Off!

Check out the photos posted on Facebook!

Matunuck Manta Rays: Respect all others, yourself and your surroundings.