Friday, April 29, 2011

Organizing Foamies Sticker Buckets / Bags

I like to buy these FOAMIES sticker buckets in themes to go along with our Letter of the Week curriculum, sensory tubs or holidays when i have coupons for Joanns, Michael or Hobby Lobby, but sometimes a local merchant here, Pat Catan's has a great price too!  So in thinking ahead for summer ( we will be doing an oecan theme, Birthday theme, Insect & Bug theme, and a disney Theme--we are going to disney world in Sept).  I found this Foamies Under the Sea sticker bucket!  This is what i do with my bucket or large bag of stickers when i buy them. 
1.  open up the entire package and sort it out.  I also poke out things like eyes, etc.
2.  figure out how many baggies i can fill the same way (colors may vary but the number of stickers/subject  stays the same)
3.  sort out however many I know I can get.  In this Under the Sea tub, I was able to divide the package into Seven baggies equally and set the extra aside.
4.  print of labels and label each bag. 
5.  I can also use a package i've divided up for a Birthday party, our crafting preschoolers group etc.  Having them presorted & bagged also makes for a quickie craft we can take with us somewhere and I like knowing she can share these with her little friends!  I also like doing it this way so not just one sticker type is used on a page.  So far I've done this with Patriotic, Princess, Zoo Animals, Space,  Lady bugs & Flowers, Insects, animals, Butterflies & Flowers, and Sweets. 

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Naters' favorite Toys, April 2011

Naters is 44 months old and these are her favotire toys this month!

The Discovery Toys Busy Bugs Set and the Lakeshore Bingo games she repeatedly comes back to!
Let me know what your toddler/preschoolers favorite toys are!
thanks for looking

Monday, April 25, 2011

Completed crafts from Crafting Adventures Playgroup

These are Naters completed Easter crafts from our playgroup

The handprint chick Idea i got from The Dubiens
Thanks for looking!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Crafting Adventures Playgroup, Easter

Naters is 44 months old!
I host a little girls crafting playgroup at my house for mommies & their little girls.  at most there is 7 mommies & 7 little girls who attend.  Usually have a theme for each time we get together.  This month was Easter crafts!

1,  Decorate a foamie egg with jewels & Beads
2.  Make and Easter Beads Necklace
3.  decorate either a chick or bunny paper bag
4.  make a handprint chick
5.  Foamies Easter sticker collage page
6.  do a dot art pages (tulip & Egg)
7.  Decorate foamie bunny head, large egg, small egg
8.  handprint bunny page
9.  Goodie bags & coloring books I made up.
Thanks for looking, tomorrow i will show pics of some of the completed crafts!

Monday, April 18, 2011

more Easter crafts we've been working on

Naters is 44 months old today!  These are more Easter crafts we've been working on.  For the jewel eggs (pink & blue), I gave her a bottle of glue, a bowl of beads & jewels and let her do it solo!  The scroll is mine.  I used stardust stickles on it (very sparkly in real life!)

Thanks for looking!  becky

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Easter Crafts, Foamies & Felties

Naters is 43 months old!  There are some Easter crafts kits that Naters & I completed.  She is always so happy doing these, especially when she knows they are gifts.  The yellow egg was all Naters, I gave her the egg and the decorations and gave her privacy she did great I think!  The little chics with the feathers came in a pack of 8 and we are mailing them to family members and she was saying who each one was going too! 
I use my hot glue gun and put some pretty heavy circle magnets on the back so people can put them on their fridge.

Thanks for looking!

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Easter Lacing Cards

These are some Easter lacing cards I made for Naters.  I just went to google, under images and typed in Easter.  Founds images i liked, printed them on heavy cardstock, laminated them and punched holes.  Quick & Easy as well as Cheap!

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Easter Decorations for the house

Here are some decorations we made for the house for Easter.  Naters loved adding the grass to the bunnies display and she helped decorate the jelly bean cottage with the flowers and jelly beans.  This was fun and I am surprised at Naters response to our crafting times.  She's really taken with it and requests to do crafts each day.  We do watercolors, fingerpaints, gluing, markers, crayons, beading, etc.  I'm looking forward to nicer weather here (we got snow today!) so i can incorporate more nature/natural items.

Thanks for looking!

Friday, April 1, 2011

Easter Sensory Bin, April, 2011 04

This is Naters' Sensory tub for April/Easter.  Her fav colors are pink, purple, & yellow (in that order) so those were the colors I chose for the rice.  She saw the colored rice drying and just couldn't wait to play with it.  She's very eager to see her sensory tub for April, I can't wait for her to see it this morning!
Thanks for looking!