Thursday, July 5, 2012

Cold Dough

I'm not real big on "dough" recipes, but this one from pinterest seemed simple and not too much of a mess :)
All you need is all purpose flour and baby oil.
4 cups flour and 1 (1/2) cup baby oil.  Mix it together and you're done! 
I was surprised at how well the kids played with this for a looonnngg time.

very mold-able :)
I had pictures of the kids playing outside, but accidentally erased them :/

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Tuesday's Marchin' Tune

We're headed out tomorrow for the fourth of July to be in a community parade...our first ever! So, I thought this would be perfect to learn and sing this week! :) Happy 4th!

TOWN MUSICIANSSung to the tune of "Yankee Doodle"
Little musicians went to town
Playing in a band.
They made music as they went
All across the land.
Hear their music loud and clear
Hear their marching feet.
I just love to hear the band
Marching down the street!


Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Tuesday's Patriotic Tune

The 4th is just around the corner, so here's some painting fun :)
Materials needed: craft sticks, red and white paint, glue and some construction paper.

While we glued the sticks on we talked about, white, red, white, etc. 
Here's the end result held by the princess mermaid with white gloves ;)

Tune:  “Frere Jacques”
Flags are flying, flags are flying
Oh, so high; oh, so high.
Flying for our country,
Red and white and blue,
Flying high, in the sky.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

sidewalk chalk paint

Another summer day with a list of things to try on pinterest :)
This was simple and quick. 
Ingredients: cornstartch, water and food coloring
Mix 2T water with 2T cornstartch and your choice of color

take it outside and ta-da! :) 
the best part is knowing it's safe when Sawyer puts the paintbrush to his mouth...which happens a lot! :)

the "paint" dried fast and washed off really easily, too

painting a smiley face :)

thanks pinterest :)

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

tuesday's beachy tune

Beach Song
(Sung to "Are you Sleeping")
I see sea shells by the sea shore
Sky so blue, Starfish too
All the boys and girls play
On a hot and sunny day
Summer's here, summer's here


Happy Summer!

Thursday, June 14, 2012


Stella loves to read.  We try to read a story (mostly more) from her Bible each night before bedtime.  I saw this cute idea on pinterest, although there is so much more that can be done to make this even more exciting.  We just used what we had on hand :)  Each day or week, we'd talk about what God made when He created the earth, then learned a little song that went along with that particular day.  Here's our final work, complete! :) 

 Now, we are studying Creation in kids church, and this was one of the props that I made for last weeks lesson.  We talked about Day 2...God created the clouds and the water.  The kids loved this simple bottle that resembled the ocean. (one third part veg. oil, food coloring, and water)

So many things around us that remind us of God's love for us.  Don't forget to thank Him out loud to your kids...they might just be listening :)

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Tuesday's Tune

A lot of children are getting out of school for the summer, so I thought this song would be appropriate for those park days on the swing!
Playground Song  by Jean Warren
Sung to: "Row, Row, Row, your Boat"

Pump, pump, pump the swing,
pump the swing so high.
you pump so high
You touch the sky
Then down you come again.

Climb, climb, climb the bar,
Climb the bar so high.
You climb so high
you touch the sky
Then down you climb again.

Ride, ride, ride your trike,
around the yard again.
You ride so fast
you're back at last
Then around you go again

Happy swinging :)