I can't tell you how fun and silly this game is. So many laughs and great memories have been made. I highly recommend making your holiday gatherings a declared game day!
Sunday, November 24, 2013
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
We needed to stop and slow down, at least for just one evening and this seemed to be the perfect way to do so.
Look at those incredible colors of this corn, it just makes me happy. You can find Indian corn at most markets or even craft store this time of year. I definitely encourage you to get it still on the cob. Removing the corn is one of the best parts.
Monday, November 18, 2013
Thursday, November 14, 2013
With some fabric scraps and buttons these corn cob dolls were turning out pretty adorable. Again, why did I not think of this before?? Oh, all those sad cobs that got tossed into my compost each year.
Here is Em's creation! It is one of my favorite things she has made. I love that she used a rubber-band as a mouth. It's a keeper!
**Stay tuned for our Indian corn jewelery, coming soon!!
Saturday, November 9, 2013
If you have not used scratch foam, it is a wonderful tool! It's basically a Styrofoam paper and is a very inexpensive way to introduce children to printmaking.
You start by drawing your image right on the foam. We used a basic pencil to do this.
Friday, November 8, 2013
This can be done with any craft materials really. If you don't have stickers it can be simplified with just markers and cardboard. This craft is more about the imaginations then the supplies. So, let those little creative minds lead the way.
I shared this over at Kiwi Crate, join me there for many more ways to inspire little imaginations.
Wednesday, November 6, 2013
I shared this full tutorial over at Kiwi Crate.
Monday, November 4, 2013
We have been talking a lot about kindness and friendships this past week. I created this little owl badge (above) to go along with some of the things we have been reading and talking about. I thought it would be a fun way for the kids to remember their kind words and aim high to be the "kindness owls" that I know they are.
Healing Stories for Challenging Behavior is full of storytelling magic to encourage, inspire, heal and support parents and children together through stories.
Healing Stories for Challenging Behaviour brings together the fruits of Susan Perrow's work in storymaking. It is richly illustrated with lively anecdotes drawn from parents and teachers who have discovered how the power of story can help resolve a range of common childhood behaviours and situations such as separation anxiety, bullying, sibling rivalry, nightmares and grieving.
I printed the owl badge out and we used contact paper to attach it to old buttons for each of the kids. They were both really excited about their new "kindness owl" titles.