Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Temporarily Closing

Unfortunately, I have had some "life things" come up unexpectedly.  It is hindering my ability to devote time to designing and putting the craft kits together.  I hope this will only be temporary as I very much enjoy making the kits each month.  If you are a subscriber, Expect to receive an email in the next few days discussing options for your subscriptions.

I hope to continue posting on the Facebook page with activities that I do with my own children in hopes that it might inspire some holiday fun for your family.

Thank you for your patronage.

Monday, October 20, 2014

November Kits and Thanksgiving Theme Kit

I've just finished preparing the November and Thanksgiving kits.  The Thanksgiving kit has Native American crafts, along with traditional Pilgrims and turkeys.  I added the Thanksgiving kit on the drop down menu for One Time Purchases.  I'll be adding pictures of Columbus Day activities shortly.  Have a blessed day!

Sunday, September 28, 2014

October Kit Contents and new One-Time Purchase Kits

October kits are ready to ship.  New items in this kit are a variety of buttons and oatmeal playdough (for National Porridge Day).  There are bridge building materials as well.  Let me know before Friday, October 3rd if you would like to purchase.

Also, I have new one-time purchase kits.  There is one for fall and one for Halloween.  In case, you don't feel like you need 12 of each, I added a combo kit that would give you 6 fall crafts and 6 Halloween crafts.  I would like to get those shipped before the 10th, so you have plenty of time to get your crafting in before the end of the month.

There is also a more history-based colonial/Thanksgiving craft kit in the works.  Be on the look out for that as well.

Have a blessed day!

Sunday, July 27, 2014

August Craft Kit: Deconstructed

In the past, I've taken one big picture of the contents of each craft kit.  This time, however, I thought it may be helpful to see what you receive for each craft individually.  See, without further ado, the August Craft Kit (insert cheering and applause here)!

Owl picture for Friendship Day

Watermelon Magnet for Watermelon Day
Life Preserver for Coast Guard Day

Sheep in Briefs for Underwear Day

Shape Lighthouse for Lighthouse Day

International Cat Day

No, really. it makes a cute cat!

Lion Mask for World Lion Day

Beach in a Frame for Play with Sand Day

Honey Bee Day

Whale Shark Day

Bow Tie Day

Aviation Day
Remember, the August Kit is on sale for $22.  You can place your order using the paypal button on the right. 

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

August kits are ready AND they are on sale!!!

The August craft kits are ready to put together.  It was a bit of a challenge to come up with new and original ideas since there are no big holidays in August and the whole back-to-school scene really doesn't apply to preschoolers.  I think I found some really great things though.  I based the crafts on fun days found on the Days of the Year website.  This month features honey bees, whale sharks, cats, dogs, bow-ties, underwear and more.

If you have been thinking of purchasing and just aren't sure if this is going to work for your family, now would be a great time to try it out.  There could be a concern that you won't be able to get to all the crafts done in a month.  Good news!  Because this month isn't really tied to particular holidays, you could stretch the crafts out for more than a month if needed.  Really, no one is going to tell you that Honey Bee Day can only happen on August 16th.  If you need to declare September 10th as Honey Bee Day, go for it.  If you need another reason, I'll give you a better one.  For the month of August only, I am selling the craft kit for $22 (instead of the regular price of $25).  It will still have 12 crafts.  Each craft also has at least one book and activity suggestion to go along with it.  Feel free to use them or not. I just offer suggestions as a way to extend the craft if needed or desired.

Some of the materials that will be included in this month's kit are: cotton balls, craft foam, elastic, yarn, clothespin, popsicle sticks, wax paper, tissue paper, etc.  Pictures of the materials will be forthcoming.  I still need to run to the store for a couple things, and there are 50 pounds of tomatoes that need to be canned tonight.  Maybe that picture will happen tomorrow. Have a great day everyone!

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Donut Day

Who's up for celebrating the donut?  Of course, I am and my kids are!  June 6th is officially Donut Day, but we celebrated yesterday to give you ideas for your celebration.

We started off the day making donuts.

Then we had storytime.  We read Minne and Moo and the Case of the Missing Jelly Donut and Arnie the Doughnut.  We did have a couple of others waiting in the wings, but the kids' attention span didn't last that long and we never made it back to finish them.

Then it was craft time!  I've been putting off doing some of the crafts with my daycare kids (in this case the 2 girls in the above picture) because they are 2 years old and they outnumber me.  I really enjoy a 1:1 ratio when littles use scissors.  However, I only got out 1 pair of scissors and I held them the entire time.  I figured we were pretty safe then.  The glue sticks however are a different story.  Good thing that stuff washes out!

Offering some cutting assistance

Needs some glue.

Adding the icing.

Had to add sprinkles.
 Displaying the finished product!

Peng-y and Pink Bunny needed a snack!

And there you have it a donut celebration fit for kids!

Here are the other 2 books I checked out from the library but didn't get to read.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Barefoot Day and Cloud Dough

Grass is wet and tickle-y.
Concrete feels cold and rough.
June 1st was officially Barefoot Day.  Since that fell on a weekend, we spent Monday doing barefoot activities.  We took a barefoot texture walk around the house.   We checked out a number of different textures including dirt, big landscaping stones, gravel and others (shown below).

Bricks are bumpy and hard, but nicer to
walk on than the grass.
Sand gets stuck in our toes.
Once we came inside we experimented with the cloud dough from the kit.  It was such a hit that even the 11 year old joined in.  

Stuck in her toes!
How much can I fit between my feet?

It could only stay on the paper for so long, right?

She was excited that it would hold its shape!
I did discover that the cloud dough made the floor a little slick due to the oil in it, but no problem.  I needed to mop my floor anyway. :)

We didn't get around to reading the books this time.  I think I'll save them for the next time we get out the cloud dough (and I was told that there WILL be a next time)!