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!


Friday, October 19, 2012

Easy Canvas!

My kids love to draw(l). It is nice to not waste paper every once in a while. So, I bought these dry erase markers and gave each kid a paper towel and gave them my bathroom mirror.

These markers are for the mirror only.

To start, you need 3 adorable girls.

not a requirement. ;)

I let them get on the counter, and go to town on the mirror!





 They would have done this for hours.


This is a great place to keep them occupied while you are folding laundry,  or cleaning. :)

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Fall Snack!

Caramel Apples are delicious - and messy.
Since I didn't feel like adding another load of sticky dirty clothes to the laundry we made Apple Dippers!

One good thing about having lots of kids, is that I have lots of helpers.


While we were melting the cream and the caramels we had a discussion about which apples would be better with the dip.  Granny Smith or Honey Crisp?






Then we added sea salt.
YUM!



This is perfect for an after school snack. After Dinner snack, or if you just want to do something fun!


Monday, October 15, 2012

Sleepover!

Pick a night and have a movie/sleepover.

It is so fun to stay up and talk to your kids.
Pick a new movie, get bundled up on the floor and have a fun night!
Make popcorn, or eat suckers!

Throw evening plans out the window and chill with your favorite little people!




Someone did not want to be in the sleeping bag! LOL

It is really fun to be a kid again. Even if it is only for one night!

Friday, October 12, 2012

Fall Baking : Apple Brownies!

I love the fall, and I love baking. I also love Honey Crisp Apples!

My kids also enjoy being in the kitchen making stuff and being with me, but most importantly - 
they love eating their own creations!

Today we made Apple Brownies from Martha Stewart's Apple Collective.

Calling them brownies was a stretch, but they were delicious!

Everyone had a job!




I added a tbsp of vanilla to the batter, and it was so good.
A perfect recipe for a quick baking day.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Quick Date!

We meet our friends for lunch, or at chick-fil-a.
A lot of my friends who work meet over coffee.

How about taking time out for some hot chocolate and a sweet treat.
Some one on one (or in my case 5 to 2) time!




 I promise the conversations, and the $3.00 will be worth it!

I love these little moments and discussions that we have as a family.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Sensory : Seeing with our Ears

Have you ever taken your kids on a blindfolded walk?

You should try it!

The sights, sounds, and smells, are such an experience for those little minds.

I took my kids to the local nature reserve.


The rule was one blindfolded person, and one guide.


The 3 year old didn't like this. But, she is 3 and 3 year olds don't like anything.
The other kids loved it!



We stopped, listened and observed.
It was cold, but so peaceful and quiet.

When we got home, we took notes of our observations and drew pictures of what we 
heard but couldn't see.





I love being outside, even if it is fall/winter.
There are less people out, and the kids have more room to enjoy.

You should try it!

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Cooking : Meatless Monday/Mystery Dinner

We like to have a little adventure and let the kids make their own dinner...sometimes.

Last night, I wrote a bunch of ingredients on different pieces of paper and the kids chose what we were having.


They chose: Mushroom, Garlic, Spinach, and Pineapples.
(We had pineapples on the side)

We made quesadillas.


 I sauteed mushrooms, garlic, and spinach and put them all in separate bowls.
The kids then built them.






 The kids were pretty happy with their creations.

 It was a fun family night, and made a perfect meatless monday!

Monday, October 8, 2012

Easy Science : Bubble Making

Kids love making stuff, especially if its cool, and something that they know you have bought before but can make yourself!

 Coat Hangers, Straws, Joy, Glycerin, measuring cups, large container (to put everything in) and smallish container (i used mini pie tins)

Coat hangers are for making wands:

Straws are for wands too!

Mix 2/3 cup Joy, with 1/3 cup glycerin, and 1 QT water.

See how those Hospital Jugs come in handy? :)
We also use them for the bathtub. :)

Ready, Set, Blow!



 I couldn't help myself!

PS - these are not edible!

 oh dear!

These stay good for one week in the fridge!
Have fun!

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