Frosted Sugar Cookies.
Today I gave the boys little Gingerbread House sticker books. Elijah’s finished sticker picture Simon’s finished sticker picture (with a boy on the roof and a flying dog!)
On the 7th day of Christmas, gifts were made for grandmas and aunts and co-op teachers. If you fall into any of those categories, do not click the link below. 🙂 Do not click it. Here is the secret stuff that’s in the jars. Thanks so much to my friend, Edwena, who told me about this […]
Yesterday, for the 6th day of Christmas, the boys and I made a Christmas garland. I saw this idea in a fall magazine, and I thought we’d adapt it for Christmas. You can find the idea here. Watch the slideshow and you will see it. Elijah cut out all the paper for the cups. Simon helped count […]
We made chocolate-chocolate chip cookies and mint-chocolate chip cookies. They are good. A little too good! In fact, these are the kind of cookies that you should bake and TAKE somewhere (not the kind you keep at home). I know this picture doesn’t do these cookies justice. You really have to taste one (and have […]
The boys made 3-D Christmas trees with Jason while I was off shopping my heart out with my friends. 🙂 They also read Mr. Willowby’s Christmas Tree. Here is Simon cheesing with the sequin and bead laden trees. Happy 3-D Tree Making!
Oh, I am cheating today! Let’s just call this a retro-post and be thankful for technology that let’s us mess with dates. For December 3rd, we went to Minnetrista’s Enchanted Luminaria Walk where the whole place comes alive with decorations and delights. All the outside paths are patterned with candles and white lights. The inside […]
Today we made some gingerbread play-doh and read our favorite versions of The Gingerbread Boy. This stuff smells so yummy! The boys were in the other room cutting cookies, making pizzas, and sculpting gingerbread snakes when I heard Elijah call to me. Look at what he made for me. So sweet. Happy gingerbread play-doh making! […]
My blog went without ANY posts last December, but this year I have high hopes. My aspiration is to post daily with our advent activities. Now, these ideas aren’t awe-inspiring or even original, but I want to log them to prove to myself that I can blog in December! In addition to these activities we […]
Here is a slideshow of Elijah’s Easter lapbook (in a notebook). We spent about three weeks learning about the life of Christ with Amanda Bennett’s Easter Unit Study and the free corresponding lapbook at Homeschool Share. Elijah used a spiral bound Bare Book for this project. Pages 18-22 (not pictured) are vocabulary pages.
Here is a fun and easy Valentine's Day project you can do with your preschooler! I did this with a group of preschoolers at our co-op's annual Valentine Day Party last year. Supplies small bowls of vinegar (1 for every 2 students) paintbrushes (1 per child) Spectra Art Tissue Paper (or another kind of bleeding tissue […]
We weren’t sure what to do with the cover. We weren’t sure what to do with all his valentines…so we pasted the valentines to the cover of the lapbook! We added more to the backside. Inside of the book ~ Elijah did a handwriting book of Valentine words. We learned about the Lifecycle of the […]
Let’s make a mess cookies!
I’ve entered the Twelve Blogs of Christmas Contest hosted by HomeschoolEstore. Winners each get $50 credit to HomeschoolEstore, so I thought I’d give it a shot. Specifically, I entered the contest on Trivium Academy’s blog. I want to encourage everyone to enter a few (we can each enter two) of the contests. Some of them […]
When Elijah was less than a month old, something in a MOPS magazine jumped out and screamed at me, "GOOD TRADITION ALERT! GOOD TRADITION ALERT!" The idea I read about was to collect Christmas books (or check some out from the library) and to wrap them up to be opened at the rate of one […]
Elijah helped make the goodies this week. We shared them with daddy for a special tea-time last night. Directions: Heat the oven to 170º. Set waffle-shaped pretzels on a cookie sheet, then top each pretzel with an unwrapped Hershey’s Hug. (Elijah did this step all by himself!) Bake for 4 minutes until the Hug looks […]
Here are the fantastic ornaments (group #4) we received in the exchange this year (this was our first year participating); getting the mail has never been more exciting! I wish you could see the little lighbulb better…it was such a cute idea! Want to see more? Some of the other moms (from other groups) have also […]