Ideas for the girlies
Halloween Coloring Pages!
This little circle time activity is made with a container from Cascade Action Pacs Dishwasher Soap. At circle time, say the following verse: Crocodile, crocodile down by lake, I’m going to reach right in and see what (letter) you ate. Have the child reach into the crocodile's mouth and pull out a card. (To change this for 1st grade- I will use sight words or math problems.)
ABC search (and TONS of busy bag / fine motor / road trip activities that i haven't seen before!)
Car Ride Activities Set 1...good for quiet time, too.
DIY Paper Heart Wall Art: Make heart template from posterboard. Trace and cut 88 hearts. Divide into 8 secitons of 11. Sew each strand together, leaving a 1" gap between each heart and long threads at the top of each row to wrap around the wood or punch holes in wood and tie. Decorate or glue fabric to cover wood. would be cute for a little girl's room
DIY Paper Heart Wall Art
Take a picture of the first and last day of school to see how much they change over the year - this would make a really cute photo book when they graduate high school.
milk carton watering can...great idea for kids helping in the garden. Smaller kids can use a half-gallon. Can also let kids decorate it how they want
Positive reinforcement - Put a cotton ball, marble, pom-pom, etc. in every time you catch your child being good. Do something special when it's full. Nice little reminder for mom to notice the good and acknowledge it! Great idea
Write notes back forth with your child. Leave it on their bed, when they have a chance, they write back and leave it on your bed. This seems like it could be a good way to practice reading/writing, and communication, but also if you keep this up, a sweet thing to continue into and through adolescence.
Mama and Me Journal~ So doing this as soon as he gets a little better grip on reading... Write a note to your child in the notebook, and place it on their bed. Can be serious, silly, funny, or anything really, just keeps the communication open. Then the child writes back, and places the notebook on mom's bed. I love this idea!
Another pinner said: A simple bedtime trick! Then, a comment after the post that I want to remember: "When we were kids growing up,our bedtime was always at 8, but if we were in bed by 7:30, we could stay up reading until 8:30. It not only taught us that reading was a reward and not a punishment, but it also got us in bed earlier – extra bonus points for mom!" - great idea
Google images of "____ silhouettes", print on back of scrapbook paper and cut out. Frame. Simple and cute!
Babysitter box- this is kind of genius. Anyone who babysits will have this waiting for them :)