Category Archives: Kids Stuff

Halloween Fun… looking back

Happy Halloween week everyone!!
A little Halloween retrospective… enjoy!!
Can’t wait for this year!

Thanksgiving is quickly approaching

Jackson and I just can’t seem to decide on what we want to make…
We want to do everything!
So throughout this week…

Look for some of the following…
1. Handprint turkey cookies (with Jackson’s handprint)
2. Baby jar turkeys
3. Fingerprint turkeys
4. Orange scented Play Dough

Oh…the ideas are endless!

What will Jackson and I create this week?
Stay Tuned to find out!!!
Otherwise….
Make sure to check out this pic…It’s what inspired us to do Baby Jar Turkeys!

Too Cute! http://www.ilovetocreate.com

Click on the pic above to visit…www.ilovetocreate.com

They call them Gobble Gobble Globes!
We love the name too!

We haven’t had baby food in our home for quite some time now…
But we will have to go get a few jars so we can make these
adorable creations!!!!

Stay tuned!!! Oh, you can check out this video on some Fingerprint Turkey Placecards we found as well… Also, some napkin rings too….It will play below ๐Ÿ˜‰

Kool-Aid Play-Doh Recipe

Kool-Aid Play-doh Recipe
1 cup sifted flour
3Tablespoons oil (I used canola, but it doesn’t matter)
1 cup boiling water
1/2 cup salt
1 package unsweetened Kool-Aid (We used grape, orange would be great for
Halloween!)

A. Mix flour, oil, salt and Kool-Aid packet.
B. Add boiling water.
C. Stir together.
D. Knead mixture until it forms into a soft dough.
(This did not happen for Jackson and I, it was really wet! We added a little extra flour, still too wet…so I decided to cook the mixture over medium heat stirring constantly until it formed a ball! Then knead on table until smooth! IT WILL BE HOT! Wait until it cools enough so you can touch it! It turned out great and Jackson loved it!)

You will have an oil sheen to your hands when you play with this dough, this is the way it should be….Enjoy! Store in an airtight container, should last about a week.

This recipe is from one of my favorite books! Creative Resources for the Early Childhood Classroom (4th Edition) Judy Herr, Yvonne Libby Larson

Hope you enjoy this recipe! I know we do!

Recycled Fun with the Kids

Hi everyone!

Just wanted to pass on a great site that Jackson and I found the other day!

We were watching Qubo and a show by the name of Artzooka came on! We had never seen it before…what a great show!

It teaches children how to recycle items in order to create something new! This particular show was about creating a party critter out of newspaper, modeling clay and some other ‘junk’ found around the house.

After seeing this, Jackson and Mommy were inspired and had to find it online! We googled Artzooka and found the official site here: http://artzooka.com/

(Although I’ve had this post ready to go for a few days and I can’t seem to get back on the site! I hope it works for all of you! You can find Artzooka through Qubo’s Website though)

They have recycle challenges, downloads available to print out project ideas, and even an upload section if you would like to share your child’s work!

Jackson and I had a blast checking out the site and creating our own party critter that you can see in his pictures on this page!

He is very proud of his Party Critter!

He’s also pretty bummed that we have not been able to get back on the site in the past few days! He wants to make the rocketship! LOL!

Enjoy your little ones! They don’t stay little for long! โค

Create a recycled art project today!

Enjoying Your Little One! #1 Art with Shaving Cream

Hi everybody! I’ve never mentioned this but… I used to be a teacher before I became a Work-At-Home Mom! (Bet you’d never guess with my adventure days and crafts I do with my little one… LOL) I had my son Jackson in September of 2006 and have enjoyed every milestone and teachable moment with him possible. I was thinking that maybe you might like to hear about some of the things that Jackson and I do throughout our days together on the blog. This was my reason to start working from home!!! Years 1 – 5 are the most developmental! ๐Ÿ™‚

Art is very important in Early Childhood development. It encourages your child to explore different mediums and artists, as well as, getting hands-on into the MESSY! This is one thing I absolutely love about Art. I have spent time encouraging Jackson to get down and dirty while teaching him about sensory things through playing with shaving cream and creating goop out of cornstarch and water to name a couple!
Children love to assist adults, so this is a great way to encourage learning through creating a special art project together! It will also incorporate math skills through measuring! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Shaving Cream – I recommend using the sensitive kind, as you might see a reaction using others…if you see any allergic reaction or you are concerned about one, consult your child’s pediatrician. Jackson was pretending to shave with Daddy one day using Daddy’s shaving cream and ended up with a slight rash that went away quickly. This is why I point out any concerns you might have about allergic reactions. We use baking pans or the kitchen table to play with shaving cream. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Mix the shaving cream with white school glue and create some “sundaes with whipped cream” or “ice cream sodas” or “snowy pictures.”

If you are not concerned about your child’s “art” clothing for the day, then add some food coloring to the shaving cream for some more fun!

Goop –
food coloring
1 cup cornstarch
1 cup water

This is a great recipe! It feels wonderful in your hands and your children can close the Goop into their fist and then open their hand to watch it transform and slip through their fingers!

Expand this experience more by adding the classic book Bartholomew and The Oobleck by Dr. Seuss to the fun for the day! Go visit the library and borrow it to read with your child!

Recipes from Creative Resources for the Early Childhood Classroom – Judy Herr and Yvonne Libby Larson