Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Blogging End

I've been thinking about this blog for several months now and have officially decided to stop adding new posts to it.  I plan to leave this blog up for anyone who might find it useful in the future.  I have really enjoyed blogging in the years I have done it, but  my preschooler is coming to the end of his preschooling days.  I thought in September that I would finish out the year, but to be honest I have lost the motivation to do it.  My son and I still are doing preschool things, but it has been a nice break not having to worry about taking pictures or making sure I have links to share with every little thing we do.  I do hope that my posts over the years have been helpful and will continue to be helpful.  :)

Friday, December 12, 2014


Today we talked about reindeer.  My son named his hand print reindeer "Cutie" and "Goodie".  Be sure to check out to see live footage of some reindeer and Santa stops by sometimes as well.
I know my posts this season haven't been overly interesting, but around Christmas time we pretty much do the same things each year so to keep my focus on the activities and not blogging so much I will give links for my previous posts.  :)

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Candy Canes

Today we talked about candy canes.  My son was really excited about this topic!
He enjoyed hanging some on our Christmas Tree.
He also enjoyed painting a candy cane green and red.
I didn't take pictures of the rest of our candy cane activities, but you can look at previous posts for the activities and links to them.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Gingerbread Baby

We enjoy reading "The Gingerbread Baby" by Jan Brett around this time of year and doing gingerbread activities.

This year we used graham crackers, frosting, mini candy canes, and sprinkles to make a gingerbread house.  Our houses never work real well with this method unless I use a glue gun to put the pieces together before hand, but I was going for things we already had in our house.  I didn't use a glue gun before hand and we opted for a flat top house once it kept falling apart on us.  My son still had a blast with the sprinkles (as you can see).
Another different activity we did is making a large gingerbread boy.  I actually wanted to make one just my son's size, but we were a little short on the brown butcher paper so he is a bit smaller.  You could use construction paper to glue or tape eyes, nose, buttons and so forth on.  However, anytime that I can get my son to color or draw and do it happily that is what we go with.
All of my other Gingerbread Activities I have shared before.  You can check out loads of links from posts I have done in the past.
As you can see I have been doing gingerbread stuff since before my current preschool was around. :)

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Thanksgiving Preschool Theme

Today was our Thanksgiving Preschool Theme.  We enjoyed reading this printable booklet that you can color as well called "The Story of Thanksgiving"
I have not been taking many pictures lately, but I do have a great list of resources for a Thanksgiving Theme to share with you.  Here are some wonderful printable packets:

You can also check out previous Thanksgiving Posts of mine (with more pictures)!

We most likely will be taking a preschool break next week, but will be back for lots of December fun!

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Gratitude Preschool Theme

 Today we talked about gratitude.  We read "Bear Says Thanks".  Then we talked about all the things we are thankful for.  We had fun making a long list and then I pointed out that when we are thankful for something we should thanks especially to our Heavenly Father when we pray.  We sang some church songs, "Children All Over the World" and "I Thank Thee, Dear Father".  I encouraged him to sometimes say prayers where he just says thanks for things.

This Gobble Gobble Pack has a Thankful printable booklet.  Here is one of the pages my son was working on.  He has his brothers and blankets on this page.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving

 Today we had a Charlie Brown Thanksgiving!  We enjoyed making the things that the characters make in the movie to serve as their Thanksgiving feast.  Then we watched the movie (3 times). This is our second year doing that and we've had fun both times.

You can see our Charlie Brown Thanksgiving from last year here.  We did more activities last year.

Thursday, November 13, 2014


Today we talked about turkeys!
I actually didn't take any pictures today other than the one above with my son and his paper plate turkey, but I have lots of links to share with all kinds of turkey activities.  We did some, but not everything.  There are a lot of fun ideas to go along with this theme. 

Here are some more turkey crafts:

You can also check out my turkey post from 2013.