Saturday, September 29, 2012

10 Ways to Play This Weekend: Week 11

Friday, September 28, 2012

Kid's Co-op: Fall Fun


It's Kid's Co-op time! Link up your favorite kid-related posts and then check out all the fun that has been linked up from other bloggers.

Last week there were so many fun ideas linked up to the Co-op.  Outdoor fun, indoor fun, cooking fun, and lots, lots more. This week I'd like to highlight a few posts full of fall fun.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Explore Nature: Leaf Collections


Collections are fun, aren't they? My girls love to collect items from nature. We have rocks, pine cones, feathers, acorns, and many more nature treasures scattered throughout our house. We recently took a day to collect leaves and learned how to use a leaf to help identify a tree.

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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Know How To Play


A happy reminder for today. Go out and play!

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Monday, September 24, 2012

Planting a Rainbow - Virtual Book Club

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Welcome to the Virtual Book Club for Kids, a monthly book club to help kids explore fabulous authors and new books. This month's author is Lois Ehlert. We chose to read an old favorite, Planting a Rainbow. It is a fun book which celebrates all the colors you can find in a flower garden. After enjoying the book, we decided to "plant" our own rainbow on our window by making a Planting a Rainbow suncather.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Kid's Co-op: Exploring Nature



It's Kid's Co-op time! Link up your favorite kid-related posts and then check out all the fun that has been linked up from other bloggers.

Last week there were so many fun ideas linked up to the Co-op.  Outdoor fun, indoor fun, cooking fun, and lots, lots more. This week I'd like to highlight a few posts to help you get out and explore nature.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Music: Exploring Drums & Found Sound


Homemade musical instruments are always a lot of fun and they're even more fun when you can play them in a multitude of ways. We made our own drums to help illustrate the idea that music can come from anywhere!

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Monday, September 17, 2012

Preschool Corner: A is for Apple


My plans for at-home preschool with AJ (age 3) began with a letter of the week idea. Our theme each day will be a different word that starts with the chosen letter. Last week was our first week; a week all about the letter A. Here are some of the activities we did for our "A is for apple" day.

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Friday, September 14, 2012

In Search of Turtles {World Animal Day 2012}


We're very fortunate to have a fabulous nature center located close to home. It boasts miles of trails, ponds, wildlife, a hands-on exhibit for kids, and even a fantastic nature playground consisting of logs, stumps and a small shed full of shovels for the kids to use. We still haven't seen the entire place yet! Earlier this spring, we went hiking and found their turtle pond. We had a wonderful time observing all the turtles resting on logs all around the pond. All summer we talked about going back, but never did. Finally one day in late summer, I planned a morning to hike to the turtle pond. 

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Kid's Co-op: Let's Celebrate!



It's Kid's Co-op time! Link up your favorite kid-related posts and then check out all the fun that has been linked up from other bloggers.

Today, we're going to do a little celebrating. You see, it's my birthday today and I found three fun ways to celebrate from last week's links. Let's get started!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Name Recognition Sensory Bin


We're just starting to go through the alphabet in our at-home preschool by learning about all sorts of things that begin with the letter A. We're learning about apples, ants, airplanes, alligators, and our own name. To help with name recognition, I made this simple sensory bin for AJ to use all week.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Art Lessons: Watercolor Resist Hand Prints


For our first afterschooling art lesson, I wanted to do a project that we could use to decorate the walls of our new art/craft room. I first saw the idea of doing watercolor resist hand prints on Fairy Dust Teaching and had been waiting for the perfect opportunity to make these ourselves.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

100 Ideas for Your Fall Bucket List


Do you make a fall bucket list? We did last year and it was a lot of fun. Before making ours, I gathered together a massive list of 100 fun fall ideas. I hope you find some fun fall activities!

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Parenting With Positive Guidance ~ Will You Join Me?

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I've been a fan of Amanda Morgan's blog, Not Just Cute, for awhile now. In fact, it was one of the first parenting blogs that I started reading. Amanda launched her Parenting with Positive Guidance e-course last year and I was thrilled to learn that she will be offering it again this fall, starting September 12th. 

Monday, September 3, 2012

Around the World in 12 Dishes: French Polynesia


We've been whisking around the world via our taste buds and this month we landed in French Polynesia. French Polynesia is a group of islands located west of Australia. One of the most well-known islands in French Polynesia is Tahiti, which is where we decided to land.