Wednesday, March 9, 2011

St. Patrick's Day craft

I recently found a website called No Time for Flash Cards and this mom has all these great ideas for crafts and teaching.  I've loved looking through it and have found lots of ideas.  Too many, in fact!  :)

Anyway, she posted about marshmallow shamrocks that she crafted with her son.  Because I wanted to do this with Timothy, I tried my best to figure out how I could get somewhere, anywhere to get colored mini marshmallows today.  I can't wait to do a fun project - I have to do it as soon as I see the idea.  But with both boys sick and I'm not the best looking thing today, I decided the craft would have to wait.

Then I remembered that I had some strawberry marshmallows in the pantry and decided to do a heart.  Yes, I know - Valentine's Day was last month.  I'm a month late.  So what?  We had a good time!  I cut the enormous marshmallows in half and had Timothy and Asher glue them on to a heart shape that I drew on a piece of construction paper.  No big deal and they loved it! 

Here's Asher's heart - and NO, I didn't rearrange all of the hearts.  He actually did a really good job on his own!  :)

Here's Timothy's heart:

I had him color inside the heart that I drew first.  Then we put the 'smellas' on. :)

I was trying to think of a way to do the shamrock craft today and remembered that I had a bag of generic fruit loops in my pantry that have been there since last fall.  And I remembered that they are rainbow colored.  SCORE!!  So that's what we did!

Here's Timothy sampling the fruit loops to make sure they are satisfactory.  :)

I'm not sure what Asher was trying to tell me - I think he needs to lay off the fruit loops though.  ;)

Here's Timothy mid-way through.  He's very fastidious about putting the fruit loops on.  His hands are in the air because he got some glue on them and he's rubbing his hands together. 

I love to watch his little hands at work.  He's so careful.

Finished product!  He's so proud and had a good time.

Here's a better shot.  I promised him that tomorrow we'd make rainbows with those same fruit loops.  He helped me make one tonight - his will be fantastic I'm sure!


Tuesday, February 8, 2011

What's for Lunch Wednesday

Bento Lunch

I've missed making bento lunches and posting them here and on WFLW!  Time to get back into the swing of things!

Bologna rolls with string cheese (under the bologna rolls)
Strawberry with flower stem, bluberries with balloon strings and grapes
wheat crackers

I guess this is my version of a 'lunchable'!  Timothy will also have some blueberry applesauce and a drinkable yogurt to round out his lunch.

Check out all the other cute lunches at What's for Lunch Wednesday!

Missy  :)

Valentine's Day cards

So my son Timothy went back to school today after a long 2 week break.  Last week he was sick and the week before...well, just don't get me started.  Let me say this: if you're a mom and you've not had to go advocate for your child yet, just wait.  Momma Bear, Momma Lioness, Momma Bull Elephant will come out and you'll not realize you had it in you.  I had to do just that this week for Timothy and although I'm not pleased with the end result, I am happy he's back at school.

Anyway, *putting that behind me*, I found out today that Thursday will be his class's Valentine's Day party.  He usually doesn't go to school on Thursday because he has therapy.  However, I knew he would be decorating a bag to receive Valentines in from his friends, so I knew we had to have some to pass out.  We may be able to make it to school for the last hour on Thursday, so maybe he'll be able to participate in the passing out and the party part. We'll see.

Me being the way that I am, I didn't WANT to get back out to WalMart and stand around trying to decide what valentines to purchase for Timothy to take to school.  I didn't want the hassle.  Plus, I have drawers FULL of card crafting items that are screaming to be used.  So, I made my own valentines and I think they came out pretty cute!  Timothy helped by gluing the eyes on and stamping his thumb into a heart shape on the back. 

Here are the fronts - there are 5 girls in his class and 7 boys (including him).  I'm sure you can tell which card is for whom, right?  I used pieces of white cardstock that are 4x6 inches, I believe.  I traced the heart shape from a cookie cutter and tied the bows with the swiss dot ribbon, which I stuck on the hearts with a glue dot.  The red squares are 2 1/4 inches, the striped squares are 2 inches and the white rectangle piece is 2 inches x 1/2 inch.  If you can't read it, it says "one of a kind".  I thought that was a nice sentiment for a 3 year old to share with his friends, and plus each heart is different, so it's fitting there too.

I'm having some issue getting this picture turned correctly - sorry.  Anyway, here's the back.  I was going to try and get him to write his own name, but that didn't work.  So instead, I had him stamp his little thumb in a pseudo-heart shape, which I drew a heart around so the kids would know what it was.  :)

It took me just a couple of hours to make 12 cards.  I made them in the time Asher took a nap, which was about 2 hours.  Not too shabby!  And that's even with recutting the squares down a bit because I had made them too large to begin with. 

Monday, January 10, 2011

Preschool Bento

Happy Monday, y'all!!  It has been forever since I've posted.  I got some awesome new bento supplies from my husband for Christmas.  I've been so excited to use them!!

Timothy's lunch for tomorrow is in this round container we got at the Disney Store in Orlando, FL.  It's so cute and it's Timothy's favorite color - green!

 It's packed with leftovers from dinner, which he loves, and some veggies and fruit, which he also loves!  The giraffe fork, the leaf picks and the sauce containers are all new!  :D

Buttered Kluski noodles with Parmesan cheese and baked chicken bites
Cucumber halves and carrots
grapes, blueberries, a blackberry and a halved strawberry
One sauce container with ranch (for the veggies)
One sauce container with ketchup (for the chicken)
He'll also have a mini apple and a yogurt

This is a pretty good sized lunch for my preschooler, but I have a feeling that he'll eat the majority of it!