Our fun video


We had so much fun making this with the kids 🙂

We wanted to share a fun glimpse into our day … so here it is!

When talking to young children


12967315_10209438146409281_6298823968336553683_o (2)

Always watch your words… and make sure your actions and words fit your facial expressions. Keep it positive and real. Talk to children with respect always!

Be Creative!


It’s time for show and tell once again !

This is a real fun upcycle I did using and old night stand.

It now is a wonderful play stove.

Be inspired! Get creating!

What to do with the Christmas tree


It has been years since we went out and actually bought a real Christmas tree.  This year we decided that not only would we have a real tree but that we would make our Christmas ornaments.  After stringing popcorn and cranberries for hours and hours, and drying oranges and stringing cinnamon sticks, it looked beautiful!

When my children were younger, taking the tree out of the house was devastating so I came up with the idea of leaving it in the yard and making bird feeders for the birds.

Years have passed and my children are all teenagers, so what did mom do? Put the tree up in the yard and made bird feeders of course.

DSC_2973

We use to make feeders by rolling toilet paper rolls covered in peanut butter in bird seed, but this is the mom version … hollowed out oranges filled with seed.

Now to watch and wait…

here birdie birdie birdie 🙂

 

 

Build a snowman and your name


IMG_2284

A very cute winter craft is making name snowmen. I made the circles before hand and cut out the rest of the shapes as well. When it was time for the kids to make their snowman they found the correct letters and built their snowman to spell their own name. They also had some fun painting with a scrub brush to make snowflakes on the picture as well.

IMG_2290

Although when you have a one year old do this …. It kind of looks like the poor snowman melted hahaha

Easy Christmas craft for toddlers


002

Super easy craft to do with preschoolers!

I had premade strips of colourful paper ready and some triangles cut out of cardboard.

The children covered the triangles with glue, then they laid the strips of paper across the triangle.

They had fun looking at the different lengths of paper

001

Once dry I trimmed the excess paper away, taped a Popsicle stick to the bottom and stuck them into egg cartons that were covered with tinfoil.

003

Here are our trees don’t they look beautiful!

004

Spin Art


Using a salad spinner makes very interesting designs.  This activity also encourages co-ordination, fine and large muscle development,

012  I cut the circles just the right size to fit the bottom of the spinner,

10620092_767978776571990_2243979163616504637_o

then we dropped tiny bits of watered down paint onto the paper, shut the lid and spun.

10835376_767978736571994_5879135233332017422_o