We are God’s workmanship, created
in Christ Jesus to do good works,
which God prepared in advance for
us to do.
Ephesians 2:10
Ideas for stay at home moms, teachers and anyone who loves to play with children

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Jewelry Math

I found these really cool shapes the make jewelry at the the dollar tree by linking together. I dumped them out on the table and had H sort them into 3 piles stars, flowers, and hearts. then we counted them to see which ones had more shapes then the other shape. I continued with sorting by color, and then making patterns with the jewelry. we made an all heart bracelet and a color pattern necklace. she had so much fun she didn't even know she was learning.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

My daughter helping me make twice baked potatoes for dinner. I love including her in cooking. She has her own knife from pampered chef. she cut the broccoli, mixed and mashed the potatoes, filled and added the cheese to the top. How do you include your kids in your meals?

Muffin Tin Monday

Today H had her last day of this session of dance class and had a small party after. The class is from 9-10am so I made banana muffins and made these cute little toppers for all the girls. I had it printed at Office Max for 29cents. If I would have thought about it I would have had them shrink it a little but they still came out cute and the girls loved them.
For muffin tin Monday we had a left over banana muffin, pomegranate apple sauce, fresh peaches, string cheese , hot dogs and of course ketchup and trail mix with peanuts, raisins, and goldfish.

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Monday, August 22, 2011

I am so excited about my Goodwill finds today. I got all of this for $11:) I just love getting a great deal for things and I have no shame in second hand stuff. Kids us things such a short amount of time.

learning upper and lower case letters

I found these at Target in the $$ section in the front of the store. I think it is a great way to show the difference in upper and lower case letters.

Muffin Tin Monday

I am so excited that summer is almost over and we can start getting back into the swing of things. we are doing Muffin tin Monday again hopefully every week like before. Summer time is so hectic so it is nice to get back to slow pace again. Today we had chocolate pudding, grapes and blueberries, cherry tomatoes, California roll sushi, and a ritz peanut butter cracker she made herself. She eat everything but the chocolate pudding of all things.

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Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Muffin Tin Monday

Muffin tin Monday yesterday was grapes, apple sauce, baby carrots, pizza, and homemade chicken noodle soup. This is the first MTM I have done in a really long time cause of vacations, summer movies, and back to back activities, H was so excited to see it back.

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Monday, August 1, 2011

Ice treasure hunt

I recently had a group of kids over for the evening and wanted to have something for them all to do. I used a medium size bowl and froze water in layers. each time I froze a layer I would add different things like shells, marbles, plastic bracelets, small sea life toys ect. (all from the dollar tree) it took the entire day to do layers. It took the kids at least 30 minutes to get all the treasures out. I gave the kids scoops, cups, spoons, warm water, and salt. They has fun experimenting with how to get it melt faster and everyone had there own idea it really got there little minds working.