Sunday, March 4, 2012

This and That

Puppy Love - made from different size heart shapes

Felt envelopes
A few things I wanted to record that I have done lately.  I teach 2 year olds in preschool and needed an extra art we came up with this cute puppy made from hearts.  I should have taken pictures of the ones the children did...they were precious.

Another project I made for preschool and for the grands was these felt envelopes. I saw them here but knew I could make them.  If you don't sew, hers have way more detail than mine.  I used paint for my "address" and "stamp".  I hope to use these better next year, but they would be fun for pretend play.
Valentine Tic-tac-toe

We had a fun Valentine's Day party with some of my grandchildren here and I made this game to play.  I found the idea on Pinterest (don't you just love Pinterest).  I die cut my hearts from felt (the advantages of working at a Preschool), sewed them and filled them with rice. (Hint: I used a funnel and it made less mess), then closed them up.  I ended up sending this game to my Utah grandchildren, but kept some bean (rice) bags for myself.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Healthy Snacks

I don't have pictures, but I wanted to share a great activity we had last night.  I work with the 8-12 year old girls at Church.  We meet twice a month for activities that cover a wide range of topics.  Last night one of the ladies that help me (right now we have 4) did an awesome activity on healthy snacks.  Jenner planned and set up four stations, one with fruit kabobs (the girls cut the fruit), one with pinwheels (tortilla, cream cheese, spinach, ham) and fruit parfaits (vanilla yogurt, kashi cereal, strawberries).  The girls rotated through these 3 stations and at the end we watched a demonstration on making hummus.  Jenner started by talking to the girls about what they knew about nutrition.  She had a great handout she found on Pinterest and on the back she listed ideas for the girls.  She suggested they post it somewhere at home where they could see it when they were trying to think of something to eat.  She also talked to them about the dangers of dieting and how they should eat for a healthy body.  It was great!

Saturday, January 14, 2012


New Banner

Another banner to add to my collection.  To see some of the others, click on the classes tab.  This one turned out great....and just think of the uses!  When I finished it and held it up for my "boys" to see, they said, "Thanks Mom".  I am still looking for some crafters for my class here.