If you have tried anything on this site please leave a comment and let me know.

The more I hear from you the better! I love hearing how these activities are working in your home/daycare or nursery!
I get lots of emails about what you are doing, just leave a comment so everyone can read it too!


Thursday, February 18, 2010

Sand Blocks

Whew! What a crazy last two days, sorry I haven't posted!
Here is what you need:
Wood blocks, Sandpaper, Markers, Staple gun (not for the kids), and a bit o'glue.
Color the blocks with markers...in this house markers are big deal!
Measure then glue and staple to the sides.
PS, I am wearing lotion this time, but now I see a manicure is in my future! Yowza!
Ta-Da!
Now rub together...
We identified which sides to rub...
Then talked about rhythm, and beats.
Shake it people!

Picture me busting a move. Okay. Done. LOL.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Bull-Roarers

We are making Musical Instruments this week.


What is a Bull-roarer?
Known as the 'voice of God' to the Australian Aborigines and given to the males of the Clan at naming ceremonies or other auspicious occasions. Used as a 'talk back switch' to the Creator. To sound a Bullroarer it is swung lasso style which causes it to spin and make a 'humming type' sound.  


We (my husband and I) studied these all weekend and decided to make them with the kids. If you knew us, this would make total sense to you. School Science Projects here we come! LOL


So we thought we could recreate the Bull-roarer sound with these simple around the house items...
Then we attatched the rubber bands to the spoons.
L was very good at this!
Then you add the yarn.
Here is a close up!
Yikes! someone needs lotion!
After spinning it around we realized we needed to add tape.
I mean seriously look at those Colorado dried hands. Yuck! I am so sorry!
Then add the rubber bands. Now lets go outside and try it...
Make sure there is lots of room.
better.
L wanted sunglasses!
It makes such a cool sound.

We then traded out the different sized rubber bands and took notes on the different sounds they made.
We came in and talked about how sound is made and how to make vibrations and waves.

Try this...it is fun and easy!  Click on the Music Tab to see what we have done in the past.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

WINNERS of Farm Themed Giveaway


I am bummed we didn't hit 100 comments but 86 is great!

Using Random.org Random Integer Generator

Here are your random numbers:

First Prize82 Timestamp: 2010-02-13 16:35:26 ETC


Who is #82?

Dad-O-three said...
We have done many things. But the shapes were pretty cool!

February 12 2010 4:35 pm

Second Prize
62 Timestamp: 2010-02-13 11:34:01 ETC

Who is #62?

Marie said...
you rock! im in orem

February 13 2010 11:34 am

Thanks everyone for entering...
Dad-O-three and Marie in Orem please email itty_bitty_wittes@yahoo.com so we can send you your packages. Don't forget to pick a friend to receive the $2o gift card!

Tell your friends!
We have another Awesome prize in April and there will be 3 winners!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

GIVEAWAY - FARM themed!

Lakeshore is my new best friend because they are giving away some great prizes....

First place is a $100 GIFT CARD and This awesome Barn with the animals!!!







Second Place is This Learning Library all about farms, and this Floor Puzzle oh did I mention that you also get a $20.00 GIFT CARD as well? Mmm hmm that's right!

Oh and both winners get to pick a friend who will also receive a $20.00 gift card to Lakeshore Learning

This is because I am going to do a farm unit over the next two weeks and I mentioned it to them and they said hey let us help!  How could I say no?

So  Here are the rules:

1 - Leave a comment telling me how you heard about this site...and where you are from.

2 - If you are a follower leave a comment and tell me. (its an extra entry!!)

3 - For another entry search through the blog and comment on an activity that you did or would like to do and how it went, or what you did differently. 

Contest starts at 8am Pacific Time and ends Saturday 8pm Pacific Time. Winner will be announced Sunday at 12 NOON.

Now you can tell your friends and family because if we hit over 150 entries there is a BIG 3rd prize that is sponsored by Amazon, so on your mark, get set, go!!!!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Wreaths and People

Today is the last day of SHAPES because we have such a huge giveaway tomorrow!

So we did something simple but cute with HEARTS.

Cut a bunch of hearts out on different color construction paper, then cut a hole in a paper plate.
Then glue hearts to paper plate.
Then add glitter, because everything needs glitter.
Tada!
Then we had heart snacks.
Then we made heart people.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Diamond Lizards

So today is TRIANGLE day!

We talked about lizards and what they do and why they are here then we made Triangle Backed Lizards.

Use painters tape, and watercolors.
Then paint, and paint, and paint.
Let them dry.
Then peel the tape and freehand a lizard shape. use the painted scraps for the leggs, add eyes and a tongue and here it is...
You could do any type of painting with painters tape except wall painting, trust me I am a pro at painting interior on houses and masking tape is the best!

Have a great day!  Don't forget the HUGE giveaway on Thursday...prizes are over $500!

Monday, February 8, 2010

Piggy Banks

Its CIRCLE day, and we decided to learn about CYLINDERS as well.

So you need to start by coloring, painting, or stamping a piece of construction paper.
Then you round up a few of these...
Then you tape colored construction paper to each end and then tape the colored on to that...
Everyone gets a turn...
Then cut a hole in the lid...
Then add the monies...
Fun, recycled materials, cute and FREE!
Tell your friends today...There is a giveaway on Thursday!!!!!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

My first Uno

I bought this a while ago and have been dying to break it open for a while!

So this is our RECTANGLE for the week! :)
It says for 3 and up, but my 2 year old had no problem playing this game.
It was fun and at Target it was only $2.50.
It was also nice to break up the projects with a game.  We played several rounds.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Oval Dogs

Yesterday was a SQUARE DAY. Smores Nachos.

Today is an OVAL DAY!
Cut a bunch of different sizes of ovals.  Grab some brown paint and some sponges!
See, a lot!
Sponge paint ALL of the ovals.
keep going...
done!  Let them dry and assemble. Add googly eyes and an oval nose and an oval tongue, and here it is...
CUTE! 
Try it, its fun...let me know how it went for you!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Smores Nachos

My husband had the treat last night for FHE, of course he had to change a classic its something I love about him!

Here we go...
Basic S'mores ingredients.
Sporting new jammies! :)
Breaking up the crackers and stealing a few.
Laying them flat on the tray.
Adding the chocolate. Then bake for 6 minutes on 400 so the chocolate gets soft.
Now its marshmallow time. Don't touch the cookie sheet its hot!
Broil for 3 minutes until the marshmallows puff up and turn brown.
Dig in!

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