We're gearing up for our annual cousin Easter egg hunt.  It's going to be great--at least 20 kids in my small backyard. I'm trying to make the inside springy too--with a minimal budget.
One of the first things you see when you walk in to my home is my piano,  I try to keep anything on it neutral-but I wanted to add some color.
 The only thing I didn't have on hand was the green grass--$.33 at Walmart for a bag and I was set.

Just 8.5 and 8 inch squares made into pinwheels-hot glued on a stick with a fun button in the middle.
Happy Easter!



At Christmas time my neighbor had some extra fabric and made my little guy a dinosaur tail.  He's had so much fun, but wanted his cousin's and older sister to have one too.

While his sister was at school we made a pink one for her, and two bright colored tails for his cousins.
 Pink herringbone seemed to be the best fit.
 The blue and red are canvas--I love how heavy duty it makes them feel.

 Hmmm, my shoe and can you see something that crawling closer to the tails?
Yep, she's crawling and getting faster every day.  She approved of the tails too.  Here's the link to the pattern--it's easy and fun to sew.  

P.S.  I added some length to the waistbands--my nephews are husky boys and needed the extra inches.


Letter W-Wild Things

This was our last time hosting Preschool in our home, and we had so much fun.
 We started the day by reading Where the WILD Things are.
 We danced with the Wild Things...then we were off to the craft table to make our own Wild Thing masks.
 I cut up scraps of paper and helped the kids curl them and glue them on to paper bags.
 They loved this activity.  Then they tried them on and practiced gnashing their terrible teeth and roaring the terrible roars.
 I think they liked not having a boundary on what their mask should look like--the crazier the better.

 Then we worked on our file folder activities.  We drew the WEATHER--a dark paper with sidewalk chalk.
And we drew on WATERMELON seeds on our W WATERMELON.
To finish off the day we were able to play outside for a good game of freeze tag.


Letter W--Whales and Worms

For our first day of the Letter W we opened up Preschool by reading a huge book about WHALES

 After reading the book we made our own whales.
 Paper bag
 You can use either newspaper or an air bag from leftover packaging
 Then we painted the whales and added eyes and smiles.

 While I cleaned up and got a snack ready the kids WATCHED The Talking Letter Factory.
 After the movie we talked about one more things that starts with W...WORMS
Using a hole punch I started a small hole.
Then I cut the hole bigger to fit a little finger.
We made apples with a WORM hole in them.
Our fingers were the worm.
To finish off the day we WACKED oreos to make the dirt for our gummy WORMS
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