I am a mom of 4 kids(13,12,10 and 8)who taught preschool for 2 years.
I hope you can use this blog as a resource to find fun activities to do with your children. Some ideas are new, while others have been around a while. This is a place where I can store all our activities without having to actually have to store them in my attic. I hope you find some fun and easy ideas.
Cody won 1 st place in his Boyscout troop's Raingutter Regatta. For those who are not familiar with the Boyscouts, this is a big deal. Every year the boys (and Dads) a build boat and race them. Last year Cody and Quinn did not do that great, so this year they were determined to win. After a lot of thought and building, they came up with a great design and won. Cody and Quinn could not be any more proud and either could I.
GOOD JOB GUYS!!!!
This is totally off topic, but am I the only person who dislikes negative comments (especially anonymous ones) ? Do you get them, and how do you handle them ?
I know I should just ignore them and delete them, but that is very hard for me.
This is an easy craft for older kids (and big kids like me) to do. I started making the pumpkins and thought this would be a great way to make turkeys too. The best thing about this craft is that not very many materials are needed.
Materials needed: Construction paper, scissors, glue and a stapler.
Cut the orange or brown paper into equal sized strips.
I used 4 strips about an inch thick.
Staple in a circle. And keep stapling circles to form a ball.
Decorate the pumpkin with a face, leaf and stem.
Caity glued her's to a piece of paper and decorated a pumpkin patch.
For the turkey form the ball and glue on a head, feathers and wings. I had to glue it to a piece of paper because the feathers made it tip back.
Since we rarely ever use our formal dining room, I find it a great place to display all our crafts. I love this table center piece that you can use during the day or night. All you need is some washed out milk jugs, a craft knife, paint and or markers and a string of Christmas lights.
For th Jack-O-Lateran, you first need to cut out the face and a hole in the back for the lights. Then paint.
For the ghost all you need is to cut a hole in the back and draw on a ghost face with a marker.
Because they are plactic, they also can be used outside to decorate a porch or walk way.