month : 03/2015 16 results

Easter Bunny Crafts

Easter is almost here and I want to share these easter bunny crafts that are cute as well as functional. Easy crafts are the best, especially when you are crunched for time. This easter bunny craft can be made within 15 minutes after gathering supplies. Don't worry most of the supplies are common crafting items. My kids are loving the EOS chapsticks. I'm not sure if it is because of their very distinct shape or because all their friends seem to have at least one. They have been begging ...

Colors – Free Ipad Apps for Active Learning

We have been working on colors in some fun ways incorporating active learning. Ipads are a great way to learn colors. There are many free ipad apps available. These are 4 we have found enjoyable. We all learn in different ways. Technology is a great way to learn with more senses. Colors N Shapes - I love the progression in this game. It shows you what you need to find as well as verbally giving directions. The first level has 3 of the same shape but different colors. You need to choose ...

Funtopia

We had an opportunity with 3 of my Little Chefs to check out Funtopia located in Lehi, Utah. I love discovering new things to do in Utah. My girls had so much fun that the hour went by quicker then they wanted! That is how I know this place was a hit. Funtopia is located in Lehi just a few blocks south of the roller mills. It is booked by the hour. I would recommend you reserving a spot. You will need to fill out a waiver which may be done ahead of time using their online form. The ...

Spring Sweepstakes with Little Passports

**The links in this post are affiliate links and I will receive a small commission if you make a purchase after clicking on my link. I have always enjoyed Melissa and Doug products. Little Passports is a new company that intrigues me. The idea of learning about a new place each month sounds like something my kids would enjoy. We can't travel to most places but I would love to teach my kids about as many places as I can. This seems like a great way to expose them to different places. Lit...

Get To Know LDS Apostles

General Conference for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints occurs the first Sunday in April and October. I have created a general conference packet to get to know the First Presidency and LDS Apostles to keep hands busy but hopefully not mouths as we watch. In this packet you will learn three facts about each person and will have a corresponding activity or food item to reinforce that fact. In my home we watch conference on our television. I like my kids to listen but it ...

7 Different Types of Easter Scavenger Hunts

One of my favorite things about Easter is hunting for eggs. When I was young I searched for plastic eggs as well as wrapped candy and jelly beans. While Easter Scavenger Hunts are not the purpose of Easter, it is a fun tradition that I have continued with my kids. I love watching my kids become excited about the hunt before and during the easter hunt. Another way I prepare my kids to have an even better holiday is through different Easter Ideas such as a printable countdown, melted crayon ...

Third Spring Craft Blog Hop

Welcome to the third in a four-part spring craft blog hop challenge for the spring season! This hop will run from March 18th - May 25th. This will be the longest and biggest of the hops. I'm excited about that! We're challenging you to create a craft project that reflects Easter, recycled crafts, Earth Day, Mother's Day, Teacher's Day, May Day, Cinco De Mayo or a General Spring theme. Please join us in this challenge and link-up your crafty creation at the bottom of this post and have it ...

Recycled Denim Bracelet

A recycled denim bracelet is a low cost craft idea for kids. We all have jeans with holes. Perhaps you may cut them off and make them into shorts like I do, or a blanket like my mom. As an alternative how about creating a recycled denim bracelet that uses denim as the main material with a couple supplemental trimmings costing less then $2. Supplies Old pair of denim pants Prym Dritz Fray Check Sealant Fiskars Stick Rotary Cutter Omnigrid Mat With Grid 24x36 2 different ...

A Simple Hanging Bath Towel

Do your towels end up on the floor and not on the hook? Mine fall down all the time no matter how creatively I put it on the hook. Today I will show you how to create your own simple hanging bath towel. In just a few minutes and some twill tape you will not have your towel fall on the floor again! Supplies: Prym Dritz Fray Check Sealant Wrights Twill Tape White Towel Sewing Machine Thread Black and White Instructions: Cut your twill tape 4" long. Use fray check on ...

Color Sight Word Worksheets for Kids

We have been practicing how to spell color words with our color songs. The next step is to use manipulatives as part of our active learning. A common toy or object combined with printables for kids transforms learning into fun. Use these Color Sight Word Worksheets for Kids and pipe cleaners to reinforce how to spell color words with touch. Studies have shown that we learn better when we are using our senses. The information you are learning is processed with more connections and ...

Free Printable Chore Charts

We are still using our Chore Chart: Lanyard Style to complete daily jobs. I have been getting a few follow up questions about our system so I thought I'd answer all those today and I have now included Free Printable Chore Charts. My kids really do like this chore chart system because they don't get the same job everyday. When it is job time they put on their lanyards. Each child has a hook where these are stored. When they have completed their job they put the lanyard on the next hook ...

St. Patrick’s Day Irish Clover Hair Accessory

The night before St. Patrick's Day is just days away. This is one holiday where I do not buy a special outfit for my kids but at the same time they do not want to be pinched. The day or night before we are usually scrambling to find something/anything for everyone. This year, instead of worrying about if you have green shirts make an easy St. Patrick's Day Irish Clover Hair Accessory. I'm getting my printable St. Patrick's Day Scavenger Hunt ready so I'm glad this is a fast craft! ...

Kids Songs: Color Songs

My two oldest kids had the same Kindergarten teacher whom we absolutely loved. I remembered they learned how to spell their color words by singing fun color songs. I'm wondering if I teach Haley how to spell her colors through fun kids songs if that will help her word retrieval issues. Whenever I use movement or one of her senses to learn or relearn something it helps when she needs to retrieve that word. This confirms what I have been learning about the brain. The more ways I can help her ...

How to make 18 doll hangers in 15 minutes

On Monday we shared how we modified a cupboard we have had for years into a Doll Closet. Hangers are absolutely necessary for a closet. I have searched for some affordable hangers online but never liked the cost, or the cost was ok but the shipping was outrageous. I decided to make my own. I went to the dollar store and purchased three packages of children's hangers.  I took some tin snips and cut the hangers just after the hook on both sides.  I sanded down the edges to ...

Why I Support The Tyler Robinson Foundation

I first found out about the Tyler Robinson Foundation a couple weeks ago while preparing for the Build Your Blog Conference. Since then it has been on my mind a lot. The TRF is about pediatric cancer. As I was talking to some representatives of TRF I shared a little about Haley's story, they then called me a cancer mom. The funny thing is that is a title I obviously never wanted but also never connected with myself until then. I love that the TRF helps pediatric cancer families in big ...

How to Make a Doll Closet

My girls love their 18" American Girl type dolls and of course their clothes and accessories. I have found with any toy if it is displayed well or easy to get into it is played with more. We have a cupboard we have used over the years for many different purposes. I thought it was about time to change its purpose yet one more time.  I wanted to make it into an Doll Closet because I wanted the doll clothes to be easily seen. I used a self adhesive shelf liner for the inside of the ...
Bitnami