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


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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.

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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 🙂

 

 

For Toddlers who love to climb


As always the dynamics of the daycare are changing… children come and go. At the moment I have two, two year olds who LOVE to climb! So, I decided I must get creative and I made a little corner where they can climb, it’s not high up off the ground, it’s nice and soft… AND I put a shelf where we can keep all our hard paged books for the little ones to look at.

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I TOOK ONE OF THESE SHELVES…

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AND MADE THIS!
THE SHELF WAS LAID FACE DOWN ON THE FLOOR, COVERED WITH A FOAM TOPPER AND THEN COVERED IN MATERIAL TO MAKE IT NICE AND SOFT. THEN I TUCKED IT BEHIND A COUCH TO MAKE IT A LITTLE NOOK.

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I ALSO FOUND THESE GREAT CUT OUTS MADE FROM WOOD AT MICHAELS CRAFT STORE THEY WERE VERY CHEAP AROUND 3.00 A PIECE. I PAINTED THEM AND HUNG THE CHILDREN’S ART WORK IN THEM WHICH CAN BE CHANGED WHEN EVER WE HAVE NEW ART TO DISPLAY.

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I THINK IT LOOKS GREAT! EVEN WITH ALL THE TOYS PEEKING OUT FROM UNDER THE COUCH 🙂

Side Walk Paint


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Now that the warmer weather is here and we can see the sidewalks ( the snow is gone !! ) we decided to paint them up nice. I made side walk paint by mixing cornstarch, water, and food colouring.

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the colours were nice and bright and when it dried it had such a neat texture!

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We thought the tree would like so colour as well …

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A guide to Daily Happiness for Kids


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Have you ever read the children’s book Have you filled a bucket today? by Carol McCloud? This book is really great for helping children think about being kind to themselves and one another.

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After reading the story we all decorated buckets and had fun making things to put in each others bucket.

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