Monday, December 27, 2010
To make a long story short all of my information was spared but I will be without my compurer for another 3-5 days. So with that being said, I am typing on this super tiny iTouch and it is very hard. I don't know how texters do it. I can't get my pictures on to my blog so unless I have something verbally creative to talk about, I won't be blogging for a couple of days.
I hope to be reading some though!!
I hope you all had a blessed Christmas!!
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
She created presents for Grandma & Grandpa and Grana and her friends Charlie and Grady. I can't post about it today just in case they read my blog before Christmas. I can tell you that any child can look a true artist. I'm so excited that Hannah can give her grandparent's a present that is truly from her!!
Monday, December 20, 2010
I would love for this giveaway to go to my followers...so the way that you can enter your name:
1. Follow my blog by clicking the link to the side (Mandatory)
2. Post this giveaway in your blog
3. Post this giveaway through Facebook
4. Post this giveaway through Twitter
5. Leave a comment saying what you love about the holidays
I will announce the winner on Christmas day!
Sunday, December 12, 2010
I found these Ice Lanterns on Ordinary Life Magic. They seem to be very easy to make. Check them out!
This is from the blog Let's Go Fly A Kite and she has a description of her Pom Pom Pine Cone Forest that would be fun with your kids. (Looks like I need to start drinking some wine. ;-))
I found this fun little craft on Domestifluff.com. Haven't you ever wanted to make Yarn Pom Poms and not know how? I did!
Thursday, December 9, 2010
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
I'm wondering if anyone else has found out about this GEM of a website! SPARKLE BOX. It is filled with down-loadable information for kids regarding teaching "stuff". Here is their index of pages:
Signs and labels
They also have a blog. It doesn't seem like they update it as often but their information is still very helpful!
Monday, December 6, 2010
Playdough (green preferably, which we didn't use. Ours was a swirl of many colors)
Pipe Cleaners (cut about an inch)
Other objects (Rhinestones, bells or anything else small enough to stay)
(You may need to hot glue the piece after the play dough dries.)
The idea came from Counting Coconuts. And she has quite a few other Christmas Crafting and Learning ides!
You're scared right??
Friday, December 3, 2010
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
This post is coming from desperation to NOT turn on the tv or computer at the drop of a hat. We have limited Hannah's tv time to 30 minutes a day. (If your child watches more than that, there is NO judgment here. Us, as a family, are going through a season of wanting to limit tv time and do more engaging things with each other) Maybe she will watch it but maybe she won't it just depends on what we have going on that day. She loves "The Electric Company" and watches that at 5pm. But I don't want to just turn on the tv because she loves it. She would watch tv ALL day long. Seriously.
So, what are some things to do with your kids when you don't know what to do with them.....or they are bored and they don't know what to do. This is my small list:
1. Read books
2. Draw pictures
3. Play dress-up
7. Make someone a card
12. Organize Photos
14. Help a neighbor with raking leaves, shoveling snow, serving a meal, etc.
17. Crafts related to the current holiday
Even though we are not in Summer, currently, this website lists 200 things to do with your bored kids.