Friday, November 27, 2015

Advent Wreath, kid friendly

This year I wanted my boys to help us prepare our home as we get ready for Christmas, not just the tree or gingerbread house.
After a trip to the Dollar Tree and Michael's we were ready to begin.  We found 4 glass vases and filled it with Epsom Salt.  We placed the white pillar candles into the Epsom Salt.  My son wrote 1. Hope  2. Joy 3. Prepare, 4.  Love on tags we found at Michael's and tied with ribbon around the vases. We placed on a charger plate and placed white snowballs around to fill the plate.  Each Sunday we will light a new candle as we prepare for Christmas.

They can hardly wait to light the candles each night.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Name and Numbers

Yesterday I took out some post-it notes and adding tape paper for my 3 year old...time to work on his name and numbers.  One of my favorite activities!
I taped it to our refrigerator and let him match the letters and numbers.  I did this with my first born son and it stayed on his wall forever, and he used it a lot.  Well, my second son has already crumpled up a letter.  Yet another way they are so different.  We used it as a learning experience.  I asked him what letter he needed and he told me.  He really wanted his name to be "complete".  He has not crumpled up another letter, yet...
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