Best of 2011 and a Linky

Yesterday, I shared with you my Top Posts of 2011 according to Google Analytics. Today, I am joining a wonderful group of blogging buddies for the Best “individual posts” Of 2011 Linky.

Choosing my favorite

Trying to pick one favorite blog post when you blog every single day is a tall task. I don’t know if I really can say I have one favorite so I chose based on what is most meaningful to me about blogging. This post is meaningful because it magnifies all the things I love about blogging.  Blogging inspires me to think outside of the box. It inspires me to try new things I have never tried before. Each time I try something in my classroom and it goes well, I can’t wait to come home and write all about it so I can share it with you.

My Favorite Blog Post of 2011

So without any more procrastinating – I have chosen a post titled Making Fall Leaves In Preschool which could have been called Melted Crayon Art as my favorite post of 2011.

We used a candle warmer to melt crayons on our paper leaves and the kids loved this! I keep meaning to pull the warmers out again so we can try some other types of crayon melting art. The texture, color, and feel of melted crayon art is like no other kind of art!

Use any paper shape with this process! No reason to wait for fall for fun with crayon melted artwork…

Linking up with my fellow bloggers

Each of the bloggers I am networked with have chosen their own one favorite blog post from 2011 to share with you today so be sure and check out the links and the linky below to find out what each of these terrific bloggers deem to be their very best of 2011.  And if you would like to share your ONE  favorite blog post from 2011 – feel free to join in!  Remember – only add one blog post to this linky 🙂 The Magic of Play   The Golden Gleam   hands on : as we grow  Toddler Approved  Red Ted Art   The Iowa Farmer’s Wife  The Outlaw Mom Blog   Let Kids Create   Come Together Kids  Creative With Kids  Science sparks  Mama Smiles  Rainy Day Mum   teach mama  Kitchen Counter Chronicles  The Imagination Tree  JDaniel4’s Mom   De tout et de rien: Activités pour le Préscolaire  Tinkerlab  Mama Pea Pod  Crayon Freckles  Sun Hats & Wellie Boots  Tantrums To Treasure Hunts   My Creative Family   Classified: Mom   Puddles and Gumboots   Creative Connections for Kids   At home with Ali   The Nurture Store  The Chocolate Muffin Tree   Critters and Crayons   Dinosaurs and Octopusses   Messy Kids  Rockabye Butterfly

By |2012-01-02T07:00:02+00:00January 2nd, 2012|

About the Author:

Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. has been working and teaching in the field of early childhood education for over 30 years. Deborah currently owns and teaches in her own part-time, private preschool called The Children’s Studio. Deborah’s deep passion for teaching and working with young children is documented and then graciously shared with millions of readers around the world through her blog and other social networking communities. Deborah believes that young children learn best through play and exploration and embraces this belief in all that she does in her own classroom so that she can effectively and passionately share rewarding, real- life, tried-and-true practices with other teachers, parents, and leaders across the field of early childhood education.


  1. Heidi Butkus January 2, 2012 at 10:24 am

    Oops! I was trying to crop that image and…. oh well!
    Heidi Butkus

    • Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. January 2, 2012 at 11:24 pm

      Haha – Oh well! No worries!

  2. Melissa @ The Chocolate Muffin Tree January 2, 2012 at 11:11 am

    I agree…very difficult to choose a favorite! i put ∞ down…..but #1 is the top favorite. Thanks for sharing this again…I seem to have missed it!

    • Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. January 2, 2012 at 11:23 pm

      You are welcome:)

  3. JDaniel4's Mom January 2, 2012 at 12:48 pm

    This really looks like a great way to reuse broken crayons!

    Stopping from the Kid Bloggers Hop!

    • Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. January 2, 2012 at 11:23 pm

      Yes! It definitely would!

  4. Kelly Gardner January 2, 2012 at 10:50 pm

    Marshmellow Construction was my favorite!!

    • Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. January 2, 2012 at 11:25 pm

      Haha – that is a good one for sure:)

  5. PlayDrMom January 3, 2012 at 5:33 pm

    What a terrific idea to use a candle warmer! I’ve seen other melted crayon activities … but I love the simplicity of this! I definitely want to try this with my kids at home AND at work!

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