• Preschool activities that involve reciting rhymes like Five Little Apples and creating props to go with them are fun. This post shares several apple rhymes.  There are really dozens of Five Little Apple Rhymes. I have selected just a few to share with you that I thought would go well with the apple tree craft… [Continue Reading]

    Preschool Activities- Five Little Apples Rhymes and Craft
  •   Some of the really cool games for kids can be played various ways. They also have various levels of difficulty. This homemade apple seeds game is called Apple Seed Counting, but it could be used for working on a variety of types of adding. There are also a number of ways to work with the… [Continue Reading]

    Cool Math Games for Kids- Apple Seed Counting
  •   Becoming familiar with building words and getting to know word families is  foundational to  learning to read in my opinion. I know that not all children learn by using phonics skills and word families, but  a lot of them do. My son happens to be someone who liked to break a word down and stretch out its… [Continue Reading]

    Building Word Families – Worms and Apples
  • Some of you may have already started back to school while others of you may not start for weeks. We will be heading to school next week. I have Back to School on my mind so, I thought I would share with you some wonderful Back to School ideas that were shared last week on… [Continue Reading]

    Back to School Ideas – The Sunday Showcase
  • Placing a message in your kids ‘s lunch gives them something fun  to find waiting for them when they open their lunch! I have gathered  together a wonderful collection of lunch box ideas for banana and orange messages for kids. Actually some of these posts doesn’t have a message on fruit. They are just  a really… [Continue Reading]

    Lunch Box Ideas- Banana and Orange Messages for Kids

Preschool Activities- Five Little Apples Rhymes and Craft

Preschool Activities- Five Little Apples

Preschool activities that involve reciting rhymes like Five Little Apples and creating props to go with them are fun. This post shares several apple rhymes.  There are really dozens of Five Little Apple Rhymes. I have selected just a few to share with you that I thought would go well with the apple tree craft I created. While I created this apple Continue Reading

Cool Math Games for Kids- Apple Seed Counting

Cool Math Games for Kids- Appleseed Couting

  Some of the really cool games for kids can be played various ways. They also have various levels of difficulty. This homemade apple seeds game is called Apple Seed Counting, but it could be used for working on a variety of types of adding. There are also a number of ways to work with the sums created by adding the two sides of each Continue Reading

Building Word Families – Worms and Apples

Building Word Families- Worms and Apples

  Becoming familiar with building words and getting to know word families is  foundational to  learning to read in my opinion. I know that not all children learn by using phonics skills and word families, but  a lot of them do. My son happens to be someone who liked to break a word down and stretch out its sounds. This worm and apple word Continue Reading

Back to School Ideas – The Sunday Showcase

Back to School Ideas

Some of you may have already started back to school while others of you may not start for weeks. We will be heading to school next week. I have Back to School on my mind so, I thought I would share with you some wonderful Back to School ideas that were shared last week on the Sunday Showcase. Oh! I have been sharing Back to School ideas all week Continue Reading

Lunch Box Ideas- Banana and Orange Messages for Kids

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Placing a message in your kids 's lunch gives them something fun  to find waiting for them when they open their lunch! I have gathered  together a wonderful collection of lunch box ideas for banana and orange messages for kids. Actually some of these posts doesn't have a message on fruit. They are just  a really cute banana creations. I thought you Continue Reading

Back to School-Chore Charts for Before and After School

Back to School Chore Charts

Sometimes it is hard getting back into Back to School Routine.  Your family may have some bumpy mornings or times after school. Things that need to get done may get forgotten in the hustle and bustle of daily life. These chore charts for before and after school along with bedtime highlight tasks that when completed will help remove some of the Continue Reading

{Free Printable} Checklist for Kids Backpacks

Backpack Checklist

  Yesterday I shared with you tips for selecting kids backpacks. Today I want to share with you a free printable I created to help insure that kids backpacks have everything that they need in them when your children head to school every morning.  Two amazing things about this  printable copy of the backpack checklist are that it can be Continue Reading

Tips for Choosing Kids Backpacks

Tips for choosing kids backpacks

  When it come to choosing the right kids backpacks, the sheer number of backpacks on the market may make it seem overwhelming. It seems like there are backpacks available in zillions of colors and styles. Before you head out with your children to select a backpack there are seven tips that I would like to offer you. Choosing Kids Continue Reading

Fun for Kids with Science and Math- The Sunday Showcase

Science and Math Fun for Kids

Kids love to explore concepts hands on. Making math and science discoveries and sharing what they learn as they learn it helps kids connects concepts that they may have already started to build an understanding of.  Several amazing posts that tie fun for kids with science and math were shared on The Sunday Showcase. I totally thought they deserved Continue Reading

Changing to Olive Oil- Making Quesadilla Pizza

Changing to Olive Oil Making a Quesadilla Pizza

  My husband and I started using Pompeian Extra Virgin Olive Oil a few years ago in place of butter or margarine. He really wanted us to focus on preparing foods in healthier ways. I confess I had been using butter and margarine because I was used to it. My mom used both when she was cooking. If I had known about this simple conversion Continue Reading

12 Back to School Clothes Shopping Tips

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When it comes to making sure that you have your children ready for school, these twelve Back to School Clothes tips should really help. They cover a variety of gathering and assessing tips. While gathering may make sense to you, you may be wondering why you need to assess your children's clothing. In many ways assessing is important than the actual Continue Reading