If you have tried anything on this site please leave a comment and let me know.

The more I hear from you the better! I love hearing how these activities are working in your home/daycare or nursery!
I get lots of emails about what you are doing, just leave a comment so everyone can read it too!

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Applesauce Painting

Sometimes I forget that I have a 6 month old at home too. 
Its because she is so good and usually is asleep or sitting in her seat watching the other girls do their thing.
Well, this time it was time to get her involved too!

I put small dabs of applesauce on the tray and let her "paint" with it.
 This is really great for this age because it helps them release their fists and although it is messy they like that they can eat it too.

I just dabbed more and more and she kept playing and fisting the applesauce in her mouth.

It wasn't as messy as you would think.
She kept most of it on the tray and her chin! :)

For the other 2 girls I gave them a cookie sheet and a 1/2 cup of applesauce and told them FINGERS only.
This was fun for them too!

Monday, August 29, 2011

Apple Cycle Sequencing

Print this page HERE

Let the kids color them.

Cut them out.

And glue in the correct order.

Then discuss.  Its so fun listening to the reasoning of their order choices. :)

It is a fun quick project...that takes some time cutting and gluing but educational too!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Apple Books

Ten Apples Up on Top
I love this book.

Autumn is for Apples
Autumn Is for Apples (Pictureback(R))
my kids love this one.

I also grabbed this from the library
There is a whole segment on Johnny Appleseed!

There are so many books about apples. These are just the ones I picked.
For the next two weeks we will be continuing on the APPLE theme.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Apple Puzzles

Print one of these out...HERE

Then color it.

Then cut it out.
I cut out the big shape and then they followed the lines.

Then, mix it up and put it together.

Perfect little activity to work on scissor skills. And it fits with the theme, SCORE!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Apple Treats

We made a fun back to school snack...
Here is what you need:
6 cups of Rice Krispies
4 TBSP Butter
1 pkg Mini Marshmallows
1 3oz package of RED jello...we did Cherry
Tootsie Rolls
Tablespoon of Frosting
Key Lime Pie Gum

Melt the butter, marshmallows in a pan once its smooth add the jello.
Mix in the rice krispies and then stir.
Let sit for 3 minutes.
Grease the kids hands with cooking spray.
Form into balls
Let sit for 3 minutes, then add the tootsie rolls.
Have the kids use scissors to cut the leaves out of gum and then stick on with frosting.

I made 20, and there was plenty left in the pot so I made mini balls for snacks - like for the park etc...
These were tart and so good. The mini balls were perfect for a quick bite of sweetness. :)

Thanks to GourmetMom on the Go for the idea!

Monday, August 15, 2011

Quick Note

This is the last week before school starts for 2 of my kiddos. So I will be doing basic and fun stuff with them before we have to start life again. Boo Hiss.

Here is what we will be doing this week...

Toothpick Sculptures

Box Robots

Musical Xylophones

Apple Sushi

and...Ice Treasures

Boy have my kids grown! Most of those posts are from 2008 and 2009. Crazy. Have a great week and I am so excited for the new adventure my family is about to start.  There are going to be lots of posts coming up so don't fret! :)

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Ball Drop

3 cups, 3 different sizes and a chair.

I ended using 2 sized chairs.

We had everyone do the small cup, then the medium cup, then the large cup. Then we switched chairs and did it again. We kept score. How ever many balls made it in, that's how many jellybeans you got.  They played it over and over again and it has been requested a few times to play again.

Monday, August 8, 2011

About me

I do this blog for fun. I don't get paid, I don't get anything to do this blog.

I do it because I really like being a mom. I really like to provide fun and educational activities for my children. I love to have playdates and try things with other kids in the house.

I have a million ideas and have tried some things people have suggested.

I post it all here so people aren't looking at my family blog and so its all in one place.

I will be sad when I don't have toddlers anymore, but will somehow find a way to keep having fun.

I have learned over the years that I am really good at this toddler stage and so I do this blog to help others.

Okay. I have said my peace. :)

Monday, August 1, 2011

Scheduling Toddlers/Toddler Tips/Potty Training

#5 Be consistent.

If after a week of constant accidents. Take a break and try again later.

There is no perfect time to be potty trained.  If it isn't working or you feel defeated. Stop.
Try again in a few weeks.

Maybe the break will give them the time to let it soak in. You might be surprised that after the "break" they will be the ones who start initiating potty talk and potty time.

If there are any more questions please feel free to email me or leave a comment! :)

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