Weekly Wrap-Up

Our week started with a bang, well a thud. We were planning a nice relaxing night, the last night of our winter vacation. Then, thud!  My daughter fell off a chair and got a big cut above her eye.  So, a little shaken, we made our first trip to the after hours doctor, and she got her first stitches. It made me stop to think about all of the “firsts” that we have celebrated so far and consider what “firsts” {Read More}

Weekly Wrap-Up

This week was slow and easy.We did a few Christmas crafts, but other than that we spent a lot of time relaxing and playing outside. The big kids had fun making dot paint creations. Lovey was most proud of her Christmas tree. All of the kids continued to play with the gingerbread felt set we made last week. Lovey and I will be going to see a performance of The Nutcracker on Saturday, so this week we read a few different {Read More}

Weekly Wrap-Up

Can you believe we are less than two weeks away from Christmas? It doesn’t seem possible. This week a lot of our activities were related to Christmas. We are continuing with our advent activities. We made a few different batches of holiday playdough this week. Lovey’s favorite was the gingerbread playdough. She made many different gingerbread boys and girls. She also played with our gingerbread felt cookie set quite a bit. Thanks to her Mimi she is a baker in {Read More}

Weekly Wrap-Up

We have been busy in the best kind of way this week! I think this has been one of our best weeks yet. It was the perfect mix of play and learning. I still can’t decide how I feel about it being 80 degrees outside when we are this close to Christmas. I should be used to it by now, but somehow it still seems strange. I really can’t complain though. We have all been enjoying the time outdoors. During {Read More}

Weekly Wrap-Up

I love the week after Thanksgiving. I am one of those people who will not put up a Christmas decoration until Thanksgiving is over, but the minute it is over I can’t wait to turn on the Christmas music and pull out those decorations! The girls were so excited to find our new bins of holiday books around the house. Even before breakfast they crawled up into the chair together to look at some of the books. We were busy decorating {Read More}

Weekly Wrap-Up

It was wonderful to have my husband back home this week. I love to see the girls get so excited every time he walks through the door. This week we finished up some of our Jack and the Beanstalk activities and started talking about Thanksgiving. We began by discussing the Thanksgiving story. I tried to incorporate some hands-on activities to help the kids understand some of the basic historical facts. For more about these activities check out the links at {Read More}

Weekly Wrap-Up

We are three days away from Daddy returning from a two-week long trip. I don’t know about your children, but mine DO NOT cope well when Daddy travels. They miss him so much, and it shows. When he is gone I do my best to give them as many extra snuggles as I can, so much of this week was full of us just sitting, reading, and snuggling. Of course, there were a lot of phone calls, Skype, and FaceTime, {Read More}

Letter I Activities: Inchworms

Our week was divided in half so we could enjoy celebrating Halloween. The second half of the week we did a lot of inchworm activities to practice the letter I. Inch by Inch Book Activities To introduce the kids to inchworms we read the book Inch by Inch by Leo Lionni. We exercised those fine motor muscles by practicing inching along. The kids liked measuring parts of their bodies like the inchworm did in the story. Big Buddy measured his arm. {Read More}

Halloween Activities

Our week was basically split into two parts. We finished up our Halloween activities the first half of the week, and then we did a lot of Letter I activities the second half of the week. I will share more about the Letter I in another post. Felt Pumpkin Play All of the kids enjoyed playing with the felt pumpkin faces that I found here. It was a very easy and inexpensive activity to put together, and I loved seeing {Read More}

Fall Activities for Kids (Weekly Wrap-Up)

As you know so much can happen in one week. Although I would like to be able to post all of the great learning activities we are doing each week, I know I won’t be able to do so. Instead I will post a quick wrap-up of some of the highlights of our week. Some of them will be covered in other posts, but the wrap-up will be a place where you can get an idea of what our week {Read More}