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

Monday, January 31, 2011

Muffin tin Monday: Favorite Foods!

This was by far the easiest Muffin Tin Monday yet! and H's favorite! we had blueberries (I am surprise my kid is not blue by now lol), applesauce, pizza, mac n cheese, cheese sticks and apples. With ovaltine that she thinks is chocolate milk.

Muffin Tin Mom

Friday, January 28, 2011

Valentine's Sensory Tub

I LOVE sensory tubs! When my daughter just needs a break or I do lol it great entertainment. To feel the rice run through your fingers is such a calming feeling. H "makes sand castles" lol and pours, dumps, scoops,and plays for a long time. Great for when other kids come over. I am going to get a little dust pan and broom to go next to it so she can learn responsibility to clean up the ones that fall out too.
I make it in a gallon size ziploc bag. I add 4-5 pumps of hand sanitizer and 8-10 drops of food coloring and mix in closed bag. then let it sit for about 12-24 hours it is actually ready before that but I usually make things like this after I put my little one to bed so it sits overnight. good luck it is supper easy.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

valentines file folder games

I found an old box of preschool stuff and found these two games and pulled them out for Hailey I made them back in 2003-2004 sometime so not sure where I printed the top game from but most preschool theme based websites have where you can print file folder games for free, Or you can make your own like I did with stickers you can get really creative with them. These are a great way teach Math! The basics for math is counting, matching, and sorting. I recommend laminating them so they last longer and are more durable. Also get a second manila folder and glue small pieces to and cut them out so they are stronger as well.

On this game all the shapes and colors are about the same but the patterns with in the hearts are different so she really has to pay attention to detail when matching.

On this game I have different shapes and sizes of valentine stickers and stamps for her to match together.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Muffin Tin Monday: Big, Little Short, Tall

We really had fun talking about this muffin tin. We are going to continue to look for big and small and short and tall all day today at the zoo. In our muffin tin we had:
1. little and big goldfish
2. apple sauce with little and big sprinkles
3. fruit leather that was short and tall
4. carrots that I cut short and tall
5. grill cheese that had a big flower and a little flower in middle
6. a short pickle and tall pickle

Muffin Tin Monday at Her Cup Overfloweth

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Valentine's Decor

I really like all the cute Valentines stuff but money is tight so I decided to make my own art. This cost me nothing cause I had all the paints, and a canvas. The canvas at the store is $3.99 and paints about $1 each. This just made me smile.

Valentine's painted

After she painted her heart stamping she had a lot of paint leftover so she wanted to paint more so I cut out a heart and let her finger paint then she wanted a paint brush like mommy:) so here is what she did.

Heart stamping

I started some Valentines day art a little early. I was making a painting for the house and my daughter woke up and saw me so she wanted to paint hearts too. I gave her some heart shaped cookie cutters and let her go to town with them, she loved it.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Lemon sugar cookies

I made cookies out of a cake mix! I found this recipe at Betty Crocker website! It is so awesome I didn't have white cake so I used lemon and omitted the cinnamon. So it was just sugar it rolled in I am sure you could do this with any cake mix.

muffin tin monday

Today there was not theme for muffin tin Monday so my theme was clean out the fridge lol. We had pineapple, chocolate milk, deli turkey cubed, mac n cheese, peas and carrots, and trail mix

Muffin Tin Monday at Her Cup Overfloweth

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Recognizing letters in name

My little one knows how to spell her name and recognizes the letters in her name but I wanted to see if she could find it in a letter search style. So, I got sticky notes and put all the letters in the ABC's on post its and stuck them on the wall. First I challenged her to find all the letters in her name. when she archived that I had her put all the letters in order. My husband was pretty impressed.

Blueberry Jell-O

My mother in law made this when she was visiting earlier in the week and my daughter loved it. And it couldn't be simpler to make. you can use any fruit or flavor jello.

Instant Jello Berry Blast
4oz Whip cream
Fresh blueberries

All you do is make instant Jello we used Berry Blast according to instructions and refrigerated for an hour and half. Then you add half of a tub 8oz whip cream and fresh blueberries and stir it in, and refrigerate.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Muffin Tin Monday: muffin cups only theme

I missed last weeks muffin tin Monday with the skewers and picks last week so I combined the two weeks. We had turkey cheese and tomatoes sandwiches, banana and grape skewers, trail mix and jello.

Muffin Tin Mom