• I signed up to send in juice boxes for my son’s holiday class party. Rather than just send in the juice boxes as they are I decided to make juice box covers for them. After searching through Pinterest for Christmas party ideas, I decided that most people seem to make Rudolph juice box covers.  I… [Continue Reading]

    Christmas Party Ideas- Juice Box Covers And More
  •   New Year’s Eve activities for kids can be enjoyed all during the day. Many members of my family can’t stay awake until midnight. The youngest member is the most hopeful, but he falls asleep early too. We have made it a family tradition to do a variety of activities during the day. That way… [Continue Reading]

    New Year’s Eve Activities for Kids
  • This is a sponsored post.   Breakfast rice recipes are not something I have explored before. I have wanted to find quick and easy recipes we could use during our holiday break as well as on school days. Things here seem to be busy everyday and we all need to fuel up get the day… [Continue Reading]

    Breakfast Rice Recipes- Tropical Rice Treat
  •     While looking for craft featuring pipes for my 11th Day of Christmas post, I came across directions for a folded Jewish shofar. Just before following  the last step of the directions the folded paper creation looked like it could be an pleated or folded Christmas tree.  Why not make a set of handmade Christmas… [Continue Reading]

    Handmade Christmas Cards- Folded Trees
  •   Every year teachers get holiday gifts and most of them give or send their students thank you notes for them.  There are a few that forget during the Christmas break or are just not note writers. ( I found it easiest to get them done while the kids watched a movie or worked on… [Continue Reading]

    Printable Thank You Cards for Teachers

Christmas Party Ideas- Juice Box Covers And More

Christmas Party Ideas- Juice Box Covers and More

I signed up to send in juice boxes for my son’s holiday class party. Rather than just send in the juice boxes as they are I decided to make juice box covers for them. After searching through Pinterest for Christmas party ideas, I decided that most people seem to make Rudolph juice box covers.  I decided to try and make Rudolph, a snowman that looks Continue Reading

New Year’s Eve Activities for Kids

New Year's Eve Activities for Kids

  New Year's Eve activities for kids can be enjoyed all during the day. Many members of my family can't stay awake until midnight. The youngest member is the most hopeful, but he falls asleep early too. We have made it a family tradition to do a variety of activities during the day. That way we all get to enjoy this special day and still get some Continue Reading

Breakfast Rice Recipes- Tropical Rice Treat

Breakfast Rice Recipes- Tropical Treat

This is a sponsored post.   Breakfast rice recipes are not something I have explored before. I have wanted to find quick and easy recipes we could use during our holiday break as well as on school days. Things here seem to be busy everyday and we all need to fuel up get the day off to a good start. After finding this recipe on  Minute® Continue Reading

Handmade Christmas Cards- Folded Trees

Handmade Christmas Cards Made with Folded Christmas Trees

    While looking for craft featuring pipes for my 11th Day of Christmas post, I came across directions for a folded Jewish shofar. Just before following  the last step of the directions the folded paper creation looked like it could be an pleated or folded Christmas tree.  Why not make a set of handmade Christmas cards with Continue Reading

Printable Thank You Cards for Teachers

Free Printable Thank You Cards for Teachers

  Every year teachers get holiday gifts and most of them give or send their students thank you notes for them.  There are a few that forget during the Christmas break or are just not note writers. ( I found it easiest to get them done while the kids watched a movie or worked on a holiday activity packet.)  Kids and their parents really enjoy Continue Reading

Homemade Instruments for Kids – Flute

Homemade Instruments for Kids- Flute (Played Outside)

  Last week I shared a four calling birds craft  as a part of the 12 Days of Christmas series I am participating in with a number of kid bloggers. This week I was given day 11. That is 11 pipers piping and we made cardboard flute to represent it. We have fun making homemade instruments for kids using everyday items. Wait! There aren’t  flutes Continue Reading

Christmas Cookie Recipes-Chocolate Covered Cookie Balls

Christmas Cookie Recipes-Chocolate Covered Cookie Balls

  We wanted to make JDaniel’s teacher something for Christmas. The Christmas cookie recipes for cookie balls seemed like a perfect gift after looking high and low for one. Why? I wanted a cookie that would fit in the egg carton holiday gift box we made. Cookie balls can be any size of rounded ball that you want them to be. That made them perfect Continue Reading

Egg Cartons – Great Holiday Gift Boxes

Egg Cartons- Great Holiday Gift Boxes With Holly

We love creating with egg cartons. We have made fun egg carton skeletons and  egg carton catapults. We have even used egg cartons to create a Christmas tree. I decide that they would be a great holiday gift box for cookies we made for JDaniel's teacher at school. Egg cartons are great at keeping eggs safe. We knew they would keep the cookie balls Continue Reading

Art Projects For Kids- Four Calling Birds Craft and Coloring Page

Art Projects for Kids Four Calling Birds

  Counting down to Christmas is a whole lot of fun! We have been working on counting down with memory boxes and blessings. Here is yet another way we have been working with counting and Christmas is to count the 12 Days of Christmas. We are exploring the 12 days of Christmas with several other bloggers. Each of us has selected a couple of the days Continue Reading

Reading Comprehension- This Mouse Needs a House

Reading Comprehension- This Mouse Needs a House

This is a sponsored post with affiliate links.   This House Needs A Mouse  by C. Jeffrey Nunnally is a perfect tale for retelling and sequencing. Before I tell you about the reading comprehension activities we did with this book let me tell you about the book. This House Needs A Mouse shares the tale of a mouse who needed a home. Continue Reading

Christmas Gifts -Memory Countdown Boxes and Giveaway

Christmas Gifts -Memory Countdown Boxes

  I wish I could claim this idea for memory countdown boxes in Christmas gifts as my own, but I can't. My sister Shell asked my other sister Kate and I to join her in creating memory boxes for my mom. The idea is that she will have numbered Christmas gifts that she can open in the days leading up to Christmas. When she opens each box, she Continue Reading