Sponsor Saturday

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If you haven't checked out our great sponsors (-------->), you are seriously missing out!  Take a few minutes to read a little bit more about them today! When You Rise is a brand new blog that aims to provide fun and applicable lessons on God's word for children of all ages!  I have already gained so much insight and encouragement from reading this blog...and it's not even a month old!  T … [ Keep reading… ]

Show-and-Share Saturday Link Up!

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Wowza!  We had over sixty awesome ideas shared last week!  Here are just a few:   Naptime = Craft Time shares a great tutorial on making mini felt boards.  I thought this was especially timely as the Betty Lukens giveaway was such a huge success! Mom Endeavors shares lots of fun lunch ideas, including several of her own (think Star Wars) and a roundup of some others! Mom to 2 Posh … [ Keep reading… ]

Shape Hunt and Sort

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After using the painter's tape yesterday for our walk the line toddler activity, I decided to "recycle" the tape for an activity for Big Brother as well.  I just tore strips of tape and arranged them into 4 shapes:  a triangle, square, rectangle, and a circle.   The circle was slightly difficult.  I just took a long piece of tape and connected the two ends together while I held it in … [ Keep reading… ]

Toddler Time: Walk the Line

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Balance is a tricky thing for a toddler.  This one safe way to ease into learning to balance.  Just lay a piece of masking tape (or painter's tape) on the ground and encourage your little one to "walk the line".   At first, he/she will probably just try to keep one foot on the line while the other one "scoots" beside it.  That's perfectly fine!  As your child gets a little older and more com … [ Keep reading… ]

Magnetic Scripture Frame

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This scripture frame is actually just a repurposed picture frame...magnetized!  I love the idea of having the scriptures on the outside of the glass so that you can easily change them out. And guess where I ended up putting this frame??? Yep, I need this reminder especially when doing such menial tasks such as doing the dishes.  Plus, this is where I spend a lot of time during the day … [ Keep reading… ]

Build A Monster!

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Go Away, Big Green Monster has been one of our favorite books to read lately!  This is a wonderful book for young children because it is repetitive and has a predictable pattern (as is Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?).  After hearing it 2-3 times, young children can then "read" it to themselves, (which, of course, they aren't actually reading but applying the repetitive pattern) making th … [ Keep reading… ]