month : 04/2014 15 results

The Berenstain Bears Forget Their Manners

We are excited to be sharing the book The Berenstain Bears Forget Their Manners.  I don't know about you, but sometimes I feel I shouldn't need to continue to remind my child when to say "thank you" and "please".  No, I don't need to remind him every time, but frequently.  And, what about manners at the table, or at a friends house?  This is a great book to read with your children.  We all need a review of what good manners are, and why they are so important. After we read the book ...

Mother’s Day (Kids) Free Printable

For the past couple years when I think about Mother's Day  and what I should post I always come to the same conclusion...I don't want to post a craft to make with the kids because then I have to (get the opportunity to) make it with them. But then they give it right back to me and I am required to act surprised. Not that I am not big surprises, but it just feels strange and not genuine to me. This year I have created a printable that even mom's can print for their kids and still be at least ...

Jump ‘N Bounce Family Fun Center

Jump 'N Bounce Family Fun Center We are excited to tell you about a Family Fun Center that we drive by twice a day, 3 times a week, on our way to and from school.  I am asked, almost once a week, "can we go bounce today?".  It's a great place to go with friends, but why not have a Birthday Party there? Where is it located? 7988 South Welby Park Dr. (4550 West) Phone 801-280-7988 According to their website: From Interstate 15 take Exit 297, get in the far left lane. ...

How to make an easy Hummingbird Feeder for kids

Hummingbirds are so fun to watch. Making your own Hummingbird Feeder is actually a lot easier then I anticipated. It can be done with recycled containers! The next time you or your kids drink anything out of a plastic bottle that has a screw on cap keep it and put it aside for this project. The next time you eat something out of a short squatty plastic container with a lid keep it and put it aside for this project. Hummingbirds send out scouts at the beginning of May, two weeks before ...

Pancakes For Supper

While at the library my son saw the cover of the book, Pancakes For Supper, and wanted to get it right away. It has a picture of a HUGE stack of pancakes. Pancakes For Supper was a fun book to read.  This is a story about a little girl who gets bumped out of her parents' wagon.  She flies through the air and lands near a variety of wild animals.  Each one threatens to eat her, however, she offers different items of clothing to each of them.  For example, she offers her blue coat to the ...

What is the face of your dinner table?

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Barilla, but opinions are my own. Today we are getting real. A lot of times we do not want others to see what goes on behind our closed doors. But, today we are sharing with you what our table looks like at meal time. Sometimes we have happy faces. Sometimes we have angry faces. Sometimes we have sad faces. Sometimes we laugh. Sometimes we fight. Sometimes someone doesn't want to be talked to. Sometimes someone doesn't ...

Dr. O. Roi Hardy Park

This week we discovered a fun, safe park. If you have kids who like to run off to places you do not want them to go when you are at a park I have a perfect one for you. The Dr. O. Roi Hardy Park in Riverton, Utah has some great features! It is a great park to corral your kids because there is only one entrance/exit. Dr. O. Roi Hardy Park Where is it located? 12400 River Vista Dr (1000 West) in Riverton, UTAH How much does it cost? FREE! Is food allowed? Yes! This is a public ...

Easter Crafts Roundup

Easter is this coming Sunday! Are you prepared?! If you need a few more last minute Easter crafts here are a few. Melted Crayon Eggs - my favorite way to decorate eggs within minutes. Stitched Easter Egg - a fun way to teach kids how to stitch. Countdown to Easter - fun activities to do each day to anticipate Easter. Easter Bunny Pancakes - not technically a craft, but it is an easy breakfast for Easter morning. Easter Egg Door Decoration - a 30 minute craft made from ...

I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Pie

I'm sure you have all heard of the book I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly.  But, have you heard of the book I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Pie?  When we went to the library to find a couple other books, we ran across this book.  I had not heard of this book before, so I was excited to take this home to read it with my son. I found this great printable to go along with the book I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Pie.  I wanted to do something a little bit different so we ...

How To Make A Spaceship from an Egg

One day while perusing the craft store I discovered a large egg. I thought surely there must be something fun that I can do with this, so I bought it. They come in a few different colors, but I chose the yellow. After some brainstorming I thought what if we made a spaceship. There are many different kinds that have an egg or a dome shape that kids who watch movies are aware of such as Little Einsteins, The Jetsons or Meet The Robinsons. Today we decided to make a spaceship like the one ...

This Is The Place Heritage Park

I know many of us have visited This Is The Place Heritage Park at one point or another.  But, have you visited during Baby Animal Season?!  Did you know they had a Baby Animal Season?  I didn't until just recently when a friend of mine posted a picture of her son holding a baby chicken.  I immediately called, asked where she was, and planned a time when I could take my kids.  Baby Animal Season is only April 3 - May 23.  Obviously the baby animals won't be as little when you go ...

The Gingerbread Man

This weeks we are excited to talk about the book The Gingerbread Man.  This is another classic book that is many of us have grown up reading.  The story is about a woman who wanted to do something nice for her husband because of all the hard work he does around their house and yard.  So, she decided to make a Gingerbread Man cookie.  Once she takes the cookie out of the oven it comes to life and run out of their house.  The cookie runs past different animals telling them "you can't ...

Chore Chart: Lanyard Style

Have you accepted our Challenge: Shed 300 in 30 days? Wednesday is day 30, the last day of our challenge. Whether you have been following our challenge or have been doing your own spring cleaning now is a great time to start a chore chart. This is a way to keep my kids and myself on track each day. We moved almost two years ago. I quickly realized we needed a chore chart to keep things semi clean. Why semi clean? When young kids are helping clean they are trying their best (most of the ...

Ogden Dinosaur Park – Discovering Utah

Each year when the weather starts to warm up I begin to think about what we are going to do over the summer. We do not have a true summer because of our year round school but we still want to do fun things and visit fun places while it is warm. There are so many places here in Utah to visit and see and do. Each Friday we are going to share a location in Utah where you can take your family. We will share pictures so you know what to expect. We will share family friendly facts about the ...

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

This weeks book is an all time favorite, The Very Hungry Caterpillar.  We fell in love with this book when K was just one.  It is a cute story about a caterpillar who is very hungry and eats all these different things, but gets sick.  In the end only one leaf makes him feel well enough.  It's always fun to have my kids guess what is going to happen throughout the book.  Have your kids tell you what happens at the end of the book, and then read to see if they were right.  The illustrati...
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