Monday, September 30, 2013

Brown Squirrel - Getting Ready for Winter

Brown Squirrel, brown squirrel, swish your bushy tail!  Time to start collecting acorns and get ready for winter...or at least have fun exploring squirrels!

Here are a few fun activities to do with your little ones:
*Get outside and look for squirrels, acorns and Fall leaves.
*Collect acorns, count and sort them
*Make a squirrel and sing a song - directions:
*Bring a paper squirrel and bag of nuts to your teacher or grandparent "I am NUTS about you!"

Monday, September 23, 2013

Apple Stamping

This was the apple project we did in my Mommy and Me class.  I liked it because it was a perfect project for kids between the ages of 18 months and 3 years old.  Easy and cute.  My five year old had fun making one too!  HOWEVER, do not try this with a one year old.  My son picked up the apple on the stick and tried eating it!  Ended up with a mouthful of paint...oops!  He was definitely interested in eating the apple - not crafting with it.

Took a few bites before we even got started!
Cut apples in half, stick popsicle stick in each end and dip in paint.  Ready to stamp!

Friday, September 20, 2013

New Favorite Article

There are so many rewarding moments we experience with our kids.  We are so blessed as moms to be able to watch our children learn and grow, as well as our husbands!  :)  Enjoy this article that was sent to me by another mom.   I felt that I needed to share it with my friends and other moms.  It is a must read!
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Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Favorite Fall Songs and Poems - PART ONE

Here are just a few of my favorite Fall songs and poems.  I always like to find the songs that get the kids up and moving.  For the Autumn Leaves are Fall Down, go outside and use real leaves while you are singing the song.  Kids LOVE raking leaves!  They can throw, jump, roll, and dance in the leaves.

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Mustash Bash -

It is hard to believe that my "little man" just turned one - probably the reason I have not made many posts.  So I hope you enjoy these photos of our party.  It was simple and fun.  A big thanks to Gigi for being there to help too!
Some of the activities included: bubbles, pin the mustache on the birthday boy, ball pit, and silly photos.

Party details: chocolate mustache party favor, center pieces with mustaches, homemade blueberry smash cake, and chocolate toppers for the cupcakes.
Happy Birthday to our little man...we love you!

now back to reality...Fall activities coming soon. 

Here is a funny article to remind us parents to keep things in perspective!

Here is the mustashe pattern used for the chocolate cupcake toppers and cut outs for "pin the mustache on the birthday boy".  I went to Costco, printed a 16x20 photo, and the kids taped the mustache on the photo.

Sunday, September 1, 2013

September Apple Tree

September Apple Tree

September's "Handy" Treasure!  They can be done with any age and make great keepsakes to show your child’s growth or gifts to send to the grandparents.  You can make these crafts by tracing, painting, or pressing your hands.  If your child does not like to get their hands painted, try tracing their hand instead.  If you have a little one, paint their foot instead of their hand.  

September - Apple Tree
Supplies: brown paper, scissors, glue stick, green and red washable paint, paint or sponge brush, paper plate, white construction paper, and wet wipes
Supplies can be purchased at Michael’s Craft Store

Directions:  I always put down an old plastic table cloth left over from a birthday party as our work space.  Trace and cut out a tree trunk from the brown construction.  If your child is old enough, have them do the cutting.  Glue down on the white construction paper.  Pour green paint on a paper plate and have your child press or paint their hand and put on the paper as the leaves.  Repeat and repaint when necessary.  For a younger child, paint their foot.  Once dry, use the red paint to make apples on the tree using their thumb.  Be sure to write their name and date on the art work.

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