Every year I love making a little special treat for my kids for Valentine's Day to make them feel extra special. Today I started putting together these simple Love You to "Pieces" Valentine Treat Bags that I wanted to share with you. These can be used for friends, teachers, classmates or anyone extra special, and your kids can even help you make them.
January 23, 2015
We are back with another collaborative preschool post today. Our theme this week is body parts. To go along with our discussion about body parts, I made this fun Roll to Draw a Body Game for my daughter to play. I'm sure you've seen this type of game around in several forms. It's so simple and fun, and it has so many preschool components in it including math, pencil grasp and beginning writing skills.
January 22, 2015
We picked up this darling book at the library last week, Who Will Be My Valentine This Year? I adore all the different animal characters throughout the book and I love the message at the ending that it's good for everyone to be their unique selves. The main character was my daughter's favorite so we made this Paper Plate Hippopotamus Craft inspired by this fun Valentine's book.
January 20, 2015
I mentioned my daughter's recent love for a Janet Stevens book on Instagram recently and someone recommended her darling version of The Three Billy Goats Gruff. You guy, I love it! I already loved this story because I have fond memories of my mother-in-law telling it to my children, but I love Janet's rendition and I can't get enough of the illustrations in all of her books. We couldn't take the book back to the library without making a craft so after inspiration from memetales, we made this Paper Plate Billy Goat Gruff Craft.
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One of my favorite ways to incorporate learning activities at home with my preschooler is with her favorite snacks. With little prep, it's amazing what fun activities you can come up with to keep your child engaged. Whenever I reach for Goldfish crackers in the pantry I am always met with a smile on my daughters face. She loves them! Not only are they awesome for snacking, but they work great for practicing counting and making patterns.
January 18, 2015
Valentine's Day seems to be in full force in the blogosphere, but we picked up a penguin book on our last trip at the library so I wanted to make one last winter animal craft for the year. We have had our heart doilies out so they were a perfect compliment to our Paper Plate Penguin.
January 17, 2015
I mentioned at the beginning of the year that one of my goals for this year was to get back into crafting with books. We adore reading at our house and what better way to bring a story to life than by creating a craft to go with it. This week we read one of our favorites Corduroy and made this cute Paper Plate Corduroy Craft to go along with it.