Drive-Thru Printable

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Have you ever had the urge to pay for someone's meal in the car behind you just to be nice?  But maybe you thought they would think you were a crazy stalker?  Well, here's a solution!  Print out a couple of these Drive Thru Notes to keep in your car for the next time you get a hankerin' to pay it forward! … [ Keep reading… ]

Shape Fire Engine

Shape Fire Engine

We can't learn about fire without learning about those who put them out...and their mode of transportation, of course!   This is a great way to practice shape recognition, scissor skills, and visual discrimination (placement of the "tires", etc). Here's what you'll need:  construction paper, a marker, a glue stick and scissors.   1.  Trace and cut out your shapes.  I arranged them j … [ Keep reading… ]

Toddler Time: Sorting Cookie Cutters

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Oh, the joys of simple activities!  This was a huge hit and allowed Little Brother and me to spend lots of time playing, laughing, and singing together. For this activity, I used a giraffe peg hanger that currently resides on the wall in Little Brother's bedroom.  I had originally planned to use our baby links (like these), but I couldn't find ours and refused to spend $5 at Target for a simple … [ Keep reading… ]

What puts out a fire?

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I started off this little science experiment asking Big Brother, "What do you think puts out a fire?" I then used a candle in a glass jar with a lid for the following activity.  PLEASE use EXTREME caution if you try this...and I only suggest it for children 4 or older!!!  Keep your child far back away from the flame. I first asked Big Brother to breathe in deeply.  Then I asked what he br … [ Keep reading… ]

National Fire Prevention Week

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Next week (October 9-15) is National Fire Prevention Week.  We take fire pretty seriously in this house...my husband was badly burned burning brush in our yard last year.  Had it not been for the pond in our backyard that he jumped in, the accident could have easily been fatal.  Thanks to  the staff at our doctor's office bending over backwards and spending up to 2 hours each day scrubbing his bur … [ Keep reading… ]

24-Hour Giveaway: 2 Movie Tickets (Fandango Ticketing Theatres)

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*Sorry!  This giveaway is now over.* Prince Charming and I went to see the movie Courageous last night.  It was amazing, emotional, and extremely convicting (especially for fathers parents).  It was made by the creators of Fireproof and Facing the Giants and has a strong biblical message...something entirely lacking in so many movies today!  If you haven't seen the movie trailer, watch this (g … [ Keep reading… ]