Monday, November 12, 2018

feed the turkey!

this was a fun, quick and easy activity i set up for bowie the other day.  i took an old creamer bottle and used craft paper for some feathers and googly eyes and a candy corn nose to make a turkey.  then using tongs or spoons she had to fill the turkey belly with pom poms.  i would call out foods like "watermelon, lemon, strawberry" and she would have to find the corresponding color pom pom.  this idea came from busytoddler on instagram.

Saturday, November 10, 2018

kids concert!

thursday i was feeling adventurous and brought the kids to the casper baby pants concert at the auburn library!  it was a fun morning followed by a successful library haul!

Friday, November 9, 2018

special smile...

i love the way ryder watches bowie and smiles at her.  his entire face lights up, he has a special smile for her only!  it makes my heart so happy!  and she is pretty smitten on him as well.  here are some videos of these two in action!

Thursday, November 8, 2018

drawing a face...

the other night bowie brought home a drawing she did at the kids room at the gym, it looked like a face to me, but i wasn't sure since i didn't see her draw it myself.  the other morning she wanted to draw when she woke up so i got her markers and paper and she started to draw faces!  i was blown away!  she did it several times so there is no mistaken!  she continues to amaze me everyday!

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

candy corn tree!

this is a fun fall activity that bowie and i did together.  i traced her arm and hand and let her color it in with a dot marker and cut it out and glued it to the paper.  then i had her lay out the candies on the paper as leaves and came in behind her with the hot glue gun to secure them to the paper.  she has them in the middle of the page because she says that is how it looks in our yard when the leaves fall!

Tuesday, November 6, 2018


i love the way his face lights up when he looks at his big sister, i hope this never fades...

Monday, November 5, 2018

colorful activites!

bowie has been enjoying some colorful activities on these gloomy days, here are a few of them!

color recognition.  i drew some circles on craft paper and found some colorful trinkets in the craft closet.  i asked her to find the corresponding marker for each circle.

pattern blocks.  this was our first time using these and she sorted them out by color, and told me the white diamond pieces were "boring."  she started to recognize that the smaller shapes used together make up the hexagon shape and made designs with them on the tray.  she also called the hexagon an "octagon," which blew me away since that is not a normal shape we talk about.

pom pom ice melt.  this was a fun one that i have wanted to try for some time.  i froze pom poms, glow in the dark stars and pattern blocks in an ice cube tray and then transferred them to a dish and gave her warm water to melt them down.

color sorting with upcycled lids and pom poms

color sorting, same set up as above but in water!