Snowflake Matching


  This activity is not only great for cognitive development and visual discrimination, but it can also be used as a decoration after the activity is over! Here's what you'll need:  coffee filters, scissors, clear tape, and either a laminator (I use mine ALL the time!) or contact paper.   1.  Stack two coffee filters on top of each other.  Fold the filters four times until it looks … [ Keep reading… ]

Snowy Sight Words


We're starting a brand-new thematic unit...SNOW!  Regardless of whether we have any white stuff on the ground outside here, we are going to enjoy snow, snowflakes, and even snowmen for the next few weeks. To kick off our new thematic unit, we decided to make some snowy sight words (go here if you don't know what 'sight words' are).  Big Brother is still a little young for sight words (4 years … [ Keep reading… ]

Angry Birds in 3D


Whenever Big Brother sees his Uncle Chris, he always asks to play "Angry Birds" on his phone.  And as a doting uncle does, Uncle Chris will always oblige.  Because of Big Brother's love for Angry Birds, Uncle Chris thought these two stuffed 'angry birds' would be a great Christmas present for Big Brother.   And they were! Receiving these stuffed angry birds naturally led us to … [ Keep reading… ]

I Stink at New Year’s Resolutions

This is the time of year that you'll find all sorts of advice on various blogs on goal-setting and sticking to your New Year's resolutions. After all, it's a new year!  Time to start fresh, right? You won't find any of that here. The fact of the matter is...I stink at New Year's Resolutions. I stink at them as bad as your feet do when you don't wear socks while wearing your fake-Ugg … [ Keep reading… ]

Top Eleven in ’11: #1


For the eleven days remaining in 2011, I’ll be counting down the most popular posts of the year.  The posts you see have had the most visits according to Google Analytics. And the #1 post of 2011 is... ABC Printable Scripture Cards I can't tell you how happy this makes my heart.  I could literally jump up and down!  The fact that so many of you have written to tell me how you and your … [ Keep reading… ]

Show-and-Share Saturday Link Up!


As we close the chapter that is 2011, I wanted to take a second to share a few ideas from last week's link-up.  Enjoy the remaining hours of 2011! Creekside Learning shares some fun ways to ring in 2012! Looking for a fun sensory tub idea?  Tot Treasures shares a fun idea for making a cupcake sensory tub! Did you know that December 21st was National Flashlight Day?  I didn't either! … [ Keep reading… ]