Beaded Snowflakes

Beaded Snowflake

    Big Brother is a bit under the weather, so making this beaded snowflake was the perfect activity to do to take a break from all the TV watching!  This is the fine motor activity for our snow thematic unit. Here's what you'll need:  Fuzzy sticks (aka pipe cleaners) and pony beads...both of which were sent to me free from our wonderful sponsor, CraftProjectIdeas.com.   1.  Arrange … [ Keep reading… ]

Snowy Shape Hunt

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I've been working with Little Brother on identifying some basic shapes and I thought this would be a good opportunity to use up the bag of fake snow that I used with our snowy sight words.  Instead of cutting out shapes, I used the pieces from our Melissa & Doug Shape Puzzle. Here's what you'll need:  fake snow (or the real stuff, if you have it) and some pre-cut shapes (or puzzle pieces). … [ Keep reading… ]

Boz the Bear Prize Packs: Product Review & Giveaway (5 winners)

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*Sorry, this giveaway has ended.  Be sure to check back for other great giveaways.*   I  love finding quality, faith-based entertainment for the boys to watch for a little downtime every now and then.  Boz the Bear is fun, engaging, and always has a great message! This animated DVD series features Boz, the Green Bear Next Door™.  Boz lives in a treehouse next to a family with two … [ Keep reading… ]

Party Planning Made Easy

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Guest Post by Rachel and Victoria of RV Parties It can seem overwhelming when you start planning a party and try to decide on a theme. A quick scan of Pinterest can be daunting - party planning has gone to all new places in the last ten years. But we believe that picking a theme makes it easier to plan the rest of the details.  Once you have your theme, go cruise Etsy and Pinterest for … [ Keep reading… ]

Show-and-Share Saturday Link Up!

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There were lots of fun ideas shared last week!  Here are just a few: Discover Explore Learn shares this fun idea for using cotton swabs to make snowflakes! Tot Treasures shares a great idea for using balloons to make a sensory matching game! Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas share TONS of super fun Polar Bear activities! Have an idea or activity to share??? Link up below! Next week I’ll be … [ Keep reading… ]

Preschoolers and Toddlers Learning Together: Pasta Snakes

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Guest Post by Katey of Having Fun at Home    Having both a preschooler and a toddler at home at the same time can be a bit tricky.  Projects that work well for preschoolers often don't work well for toddlers-  and the other way around!   So when I thought of a project that would be engaging and educational for both my four-year-old and my two-year-old I knew we had to try … [ Keep reading… ]