As a parent, I do not like spending money on cheap things for myself or for my family. I think that overall it is a waste of money. I would rather save and buy something that costs a little more, but is better quality. This is really true when it comes to Halloween costumes. Last year was the first year that my children kind of … Continue reading DIY Halloween Costumes
In my short life time, I have seen computers go from only being in the classroom having only Organ Trail and Kidpix to having a computer at the touch of a finger. I remember when it was cool to have a pager and unheard of to have a cell phone. Technology is a wonderful thing, but when is it too much? We see campaigns for … Continue reading Technology and the Next Generation
Want to dabble in dirt but don’t know where to begin? Want a beautiful garden but not the work that goes behind it? Consider a container garden. Lisa Stadler of Stadler Nursery begins with soil….. When choosing plants, it is important to know what type of sun you have to work with. Certain plants do well in shade while others need partial to full sun. Some … Continue reading Tips for a Container Garden!
Buy a puzzle and put the individual pieces in each egg. Number them so you know you have all the pieces. Buy each child a puzzle and put the individual pieces in the egg. Have the children sort which pieces go to each puzzle. Fill the eggs with the Alphabet, have the children put it them in order. For younger children, fill the eggs with … Continue reading Ideas for Stuffing Easter Eggs besides Candy
Family Volley has a great craft to make Easter Egg Garland with the plastic Easter Eggs. Please stop by and see a detail of how they made it! Photo by Family Volley Do you have a fun Easter Craft that you do every year? Please share! Ashley Myers Continue reading Kids Kornor: Easter Egg Garland
I stumbled upon The Logan Family Blog, while on Pinterest, and just had to share her post about A Child’s Ten Commandments to Parents by Dr. Kevin Leman. 5. I am a special gift from God; please treasure me as God intended you to do, holding me accountable for my actions, giving me guidelines to live by, and disciplining me in a loving manner. As … Continue reading A Child’s Ten Commandments to Parents Part 4
I read this idea in Focus on the Family Magazine and just had to share! A mother asked how she can remove the parental advisory music from her daughters collection without taking it away. The response was to start a buy back program with your child. Offer fair value and offer to buy back the music. By doing this, you are able to explain why … Continue reading This Works for Me: Music
This is the fourth part of our senses series, smell. We have done sound, touch, and taste. Below are activities, printables, and book suggestions all about the sense of smell. Activities involving smell Bake/Cook something. Compare the individual ingredients to all of them combined. Compare different spices. Guess what it is. Solely rely on your sense of smell to guess what it is. Create scratch and sniff … Continue reading Senses: Smell
Seems such a waste to throw away beautiful greeting cards from friends and family that took the time to write and send them. So what can you do with those cards? Upcycle them! These are great indoor activities for children: Make gift tags. Why spend money on new ones when you can make your own? Here’s a video to show you how it’s done Make … Continue reading Christmas craft: What can you do with old Christmas cards?
This is the second part of our senses series, touch. If you missed Sound, you can go here! Below are activities, printables, and book suggestions all about the sense of touch. Activities involving touch Take different types of fruit/vegetables, close your eyes. Feel them with your fingers. Do they feel soft or hard? What shape are they? Is the surface smooth or bumpy? Is it large … Continue reading Senses: Touch