Easy Kindergarten Cleanup!

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Hi!  Today I want to share another simple, cheap and effective tip to deal with messes in your classroom.

In our class, we are all about art and one of our favorite art activities is painting.  We all know how messy students can be when painting, especially kindergartners!  

Now, I don’t mind a mess, in fact, my motto is that messy=successful!  But, I do like to contain the messy and make cleanup a bit easier.  

Now, I don't mind a classroom mess. My motto is that messy=successful!  But, I do like to contain the messy and make cleanup a bit easier.  My solution...

My solution:  plastic shower curtains!

Now, I don't mind a classroom mess. My motto is that messy=successful!  But, I do like to contain the messy and make cleanup a bit easier.  My solution...

Before we do a painting project, I place the plastic shower curtains over the tables.  The students get to paint like Picasso with no worries of getting paint on the tables!  

Now, the floor is a different story…

Now, I don't mind a classroom mess. My motto is that messy=successful!  But, I do like to contain the messy and make cleanup a bit easier.  My solution...

When we’re finished painting, I wipe the shower curtains off with a damp cloth.  

They dry quickly and I fold them up and store them in a re-usable shopping bag.

And our tables are ready to go with no mess!

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I found my curtains in the clearance section of Wal-Mart for $1 each during the back to college season!  You can’t beat $1 and fun colors!

My name is Greg Smedley-Warren.  I blog at Smedley’s Smorgasboard Of Kindergarten.  My kindergarten blog chronicles the chaos and excitement that is our kindergarten classroom!

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