Saturday, February 25, 2012

Southern Saturday- I'm bringing it back!

Last year when I started the blog I tried to get a series up and running called {Southern Saturdays}I am bringing it back and at the perfect time. There is SO much going on in and around New Orleans and in Louisiana.

Southern Saturdays is all about the great things I love about being from the South/New Orleans. The foods, the culture, the people, just being here. Each Saturday I'll do something different. So many people have a certain {picture} of what they think {southern} is and hopefully this will give a little insight into what we are really like.

This week in our school and in our classrooms we have been learning about Louisiana and its history. Each grade learned what was appropriate for their grade level. Since I teach preschool and Eli is in preschool, I wanted to share what projects and crafts we have been doing.

Donut, King Cakes
Buy 1 Dozen glazed donuts
 spritz with some water
sprinkle with purple, green, and gold sugar
{we even hid plastic babies like the ones below in them}

We cut out the center of the paper plate and seperated the plate into even sections. 
Painted them purple, green and yellow, then sprinkled them with the same color glitter.
We then clipped it to a larger sheet of paper with other New Orleans related items.
Music notes, fleur de lis, & dubloons. 
The 2nd picture below shows the blurb we pasted to the top of the sheet.

You can't see the eyes on top but this is an alligator, simple to make. 
Long oval folded in half, sticky foam noodles for teeth, cotton balls for eyes and circle stickers for eyes
Easy Peasy!

State Flower: The Magnolia
Four Cotton Balls bunched together, glued on to your color choice of paper
use yellow paper and a hole punch for the center of the magnolia
for the leaves, we used to the kids fingerprints
{I think this could really be any flower and could be used as a mothers days gift}


  1. Cute ideas! I miss LA so much!! i'm from in Fort Worth now. Visiting from the Linky Party Hop!! I hope you’ll visit – – and follow me.

    Have a wonderful weekend!

  2. So fun and I LOVE the idea of "Southern Saturday" - so fun! I grew up in Northwest Louisiana and I still LOVE New Orleans and always will so I'm extra excited I found your blog on the linky followers blog hop! I'm now your newest linky follower! : )

    -Mel the Crafty Scientist

  3. These are so adorable! I did a series about Southern blogs in January over at Cupcakes and Candy Canes. I'll definitely be reading this!