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summer book exchange

“You are My Work of Art” – Love Books Summer Exchange

When I heard about The Educator’s Spin on It’s Love Books Exchange I just KNEW we had to be a part of it. The gals over at The Educator’s Spin on It organized and matched up 20 different bloggers from all
4th of July fun for Kids

Fun for the 4th!

Here’s some things we did to celebrate Independence Day! I found the “seasonal hits” digital music station on our cable company and listened Americana songs while making Red, White, & Blue crafts and snacks! We attempted a very cool Sprinkle Firework craft
4th of July painting project

Stars & Stripes Sticker Resist Painting

It’s been awhile since we did a sticker resist painting project, but I figured with the 4th of July approaching it was time!  We tried something a bit different with this project … watercolor spray paint! We used a canvas, star
it's exhausting!

So Many Ways to Play with Play Dough

This is a real (not staged) photo I took of my daughter, Honor, over a year ago.  She actually did fall asleep in play dough while playing … don’t worry I was right there observing, making sure she could breathe before
Footprint Butterfly from Honor

Celebrating Mother’s Day 2012

I’m a spoiled Momma!  My Mother’s Day was more like a Mother’s Long Weekend!!! Thursday – Honor came home with a present wrapped (in paper she had stamped herself!).  I opened it up to reveal … A Beautiful Butterfly! Friday –
Watercolors and Raindrops

April Showers bring … Rain Art!

Last week I was browsing through the ideas on the Weekly Kid’s Co-Op Linky and saw a Rain Art post from Freshly Planted.  My daughter saw it too, over my shoulder, and insisted we do it, “Right now!”  It was perfect
Rainbow & Cloud

Rainbow Round-Up

When I was a little girl I used to LOVE rainbow projects!  And, I guess I still do!  Here’s a Rainbow Round-Up of projects we’ve been up to … plus, a Rainbow Blog Hop! Coffee Filter Dot-Art Rainbow Suncatchers For these
Dot Dabber Dice Game

Dot Dabber Dice Game

Since Honor has now mastered color identification, I thought we’d move on to working on numbers.  I figured the best way to do this would be through a somewhat art based activity because she LOVES “projects”!  I quickly came up with
8 Little Stanleys

DIY Red Wings Playoff Stanley (or … make your own octopus)

Maybe you know about the tradition of throwing an Octopus on the ice during Detroit Red Wing playoff games.  Maybe you’ve always wondered what the heck does an Octopus have to do with Detroit, the Red Wings, or hockey.  Maybe this
Thumbprint Easter/Spring Cards

Simple Easter Cards

For those that are celebrating Easter today we wanted to say … Wish you a very Happy Easter! I made these super simple Easter cards with white cardstock, washable tempera paint and fine-point Sharpie markers.  Henry’s thumbprint made the brown bunny
SMILE ... because you can.

Share A Smile! (Smile-a-thon closing)

If you’ve been flowing closely, you know that a couple of weeks ago I posted about the start of a wonderful collaborative fundraising effort for Operation Smile.  And, now … so quickly, we are at the end of the blog-style Smile-a-thon.
Easter Sticker Resist Painting ... with Stickers!!!

Easter Sticker Resist Painting

In continuing our collection of sticker resist paintings for the holidays (see Valentine’s and St. Patrick’s), we HAD to do one for Easter.  Honor (my almost 3 year old daughter) still really enjoys this way to create! This time she used