Category — Activities
I’m always looking for easy and inexpensive ways to create something cute. My granddaughter wanted a princess hat so with crepe paper, wire and beads we came up with this garland. She helped me make it.
You’ll Need: crepe paper, beads and wire
1. Measure enough wire to fit the child’s head and a little extra for securing together when finished.
2. Form it into a circle.
3. Weave the crepe paper onto the wire stopping every few weaves to add the beads. Depending on how large the beads are you’ll want to add 3 or 4 together so they’ll show up.
4. Continue until you reach the end and secure together.
This would be an easy activity for a little girls party.
June 7, 2013 No Comments
Organizing things in categories is a fun way to help your child with math. Using scissors can help develop small muscle coordination and eye-hand coordination. You probably didn’t realize how important these simple tasks are to your child’s development. This activity can give them lots of practice.
Cut out pictures of food from the newspaper or magazines. Organize them in categories and make a book.
Some categories might be:
Foods that are alike (fruits, vegetables, come from an animal, etc)
Foods you like or dislike
Healthy or not so healthy
Taste (sweet, sour, salty)
Create a balanced meal
Idea from Classroom Connections, Deseret News
June 6, 2013 No Comments
Make this fun and easy treat for any age graduate. All you need are peanut butter cups, chocolate covered graham cracker cookies, and licorice cut into thin strips. Attach the licorice, peanut butter cup, and cookie with chocolate frosting.
May 31, 2013 5 Comments
This would be handy for kids to have close by throughout the summer. They just put it in their backpacks and they’re ready for minor emergencies.
Go to Mini First Aid Kit for directions.
May 30, 2013 1 Comment
Wouldn’t it be fun to make an award for your children or grandchildren. You can do it at AWARD MAKER and it’s free. Maybe your child has been working to achieve a goal in sports, music or reading. You can make them an award to celebrate their accomplishment. You could also make some funny awards to give out at a family gathering or reunions. Let your child make up an award to give to a family member or special friend. Have a weekly or monthly “Awards Night” in your home and invite special people to receive an award. The possibilities are endless, just use your imagination.
May 29, 2013 No Comments
June 6, 1944, the day allied troops crossed the English Channel and stormed the beaches of Normandy, France. My father was part of that invasion and landed on Omaha Beach. He passed away 15 years ago but I remember the pride he had as he spoke of serving in the army during this horrific time in world history. He lost a leg when he stepped on a German landmine and returned home with a new appreciation for life and no regrets of his time of service. He helped many amputees who came to the Veteran’s Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah after their service in later wars. He was an example to me of not letting his disability stop him from pursuing his dreams. My grandchildren will not have the opportunity to meet this brave man on this earth but they will know of him from the memories and stories I share with them.
May 28, 2013 2 Comments
With graduations, promotions, Memorial Day, and sumeer vacations my thoughts seem to be occupied with preserving memoriesHere are some resources for restoring photographs, preserving images, and converting photographs and documents to DVDs.
Larsen Digital Services
The Conservation Center
The Multi Media Center
May 27, 2013 1 Comment
Showing compassion for animals can help children learn to be kind to all living things.
If you have a pet teach your children and grandchildren to be gentle. Show them how to pet an animal on the back instead of on the face. They shouldn’t tease or roughhouse with a pet but show them how to play appropriately. Let them help you feed or groom your pet.
These ideas are from Home & School Connection – Granite School District.
May 17, 2013 2 Comments
The Saturday after school is out, for me and my grandkids, we have a “School’s Out Party”. Everyone comes for dinner and I use all the extra napkins and other items left from special occasions throughout the year. Nothing matches but that’s the fun. We even have party hats. The highlight is when I give each child a bag filled with activities and projects for the summer. This doesn’t have to be expensive. I collect items over the course of the year that I find on sale. Some items I make myself. It’s always a fun event.
May 15, 2013 1 Comment
Hugs and Kisses
by E. Naccarato
What a delight it is to see,
My darling grandchildren run to me.
Their arms around my neck so tight,
Hugging me with all their might.
Their kisses are sometimes sloppy and wet,
But I don’t care, I’m not going to fret!
I’ll take their hugs and kisses anyway,
And cherish their love each and every day.
I would love for you to share a poem about your children or grandchildren.
May 14, 2013 1 Comment