Sunday, August 3, 2014

Giveaway & National Wiggle Your Toes Day

"What a wonderful beautiful thing, to wiggle your toes." ~ Dalton Trumbo
August 6th is National Wiggle Your Toes Day! Here are some tips that you can use to spoil yourself & some ways to share this day with your students.
I couldn't find any information about how or why this unofficial day was started. I know as a teacher it's a good reminder that the summer is almost over! :( This is the time to get in your last few mid-week days of sunshine, steal away to a nearby beach or just go to the park with your family. Of course, flip flops or bare feet are a necessity on this day!

To get this day started, you'll need a great pedicure. I like that this pedicure from Ella Pretty Blog is thorough and has lots of products featured that you might like to try. However, one Sephora scrub that is featured is $20. Multiply that cost by all the different products you could use on one pedicure and this turns into an expensive DIY project!  I like this pedicure mixture from While He Was Watching ESPN because it has simple, inexpensive ingredients that you can pick up at Wal-Mart.
If you are in the classroom already, here are some ideas that you can share with your kiddos:
1) Read Dr. Seuss' Foot Book - click on the picture above to find it on Amazon
2) Make a Flip Flop Puppet
3) Listen to the Foot Book Song
4) Enter to win my new Flip Flop Facts game
It also includes a mini poster and a worksheet. I love using the idea of "flip-flopping" the addends to help kids understand the commutative property of addition. It's fun and easily for them to visualize.
**Leave a comment with your first day of school. I'll randomly choose 5 winners from those who leave a comment. Leave your email also so I can email you if you win. I'll choose the winners next Sunday - August 10th. Thanks for visiting my blog!**

I'm definitely going to update my pedicure today and spend some time in my well-worn Teva flip flops! How will you "celebrate"?


  1. I love these special days! I am going to subscribe by email so I don't miss any of them. My first day of school is 'Christmas' in August - August 25. Can't wait to meet my new crew!

    1. Thank you so much for the comment and subscribing! I'm excited about this series. My 1st day (with kids) is the 26th (National Dog Day). I'm already working on a post for National Dog Day - even though I'm more of a cat person. :) I hope everything goes well with with your back-to-school prep. I haven't really started anything. I'm waiting another week to think about it and then I'll likely be working 'round the clock to get things ready. :)

  2. I love the flip flop facts pack! My official start date is the 26th of August and kiddos the 28th of August. Where did the summer go? Already prepping for back to school.

    1. Your kids come back the same week as ours. We start on Tuesday so we're a few days ahead of you. It's always so nice to have the first week as a short one that is then followed by a day off on Labor Day.

  3. The kids back on August 12th.

    1. The kids go back on August 12th Teachers are back Thursday.

  4. August 20th is our first day!



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