Letter Recognition

My son is in preschool right now and we have been working on learning to recongnize his letters.  He is really good at knowing his alphabet but we are needing help with letter recognition.   I have been trying hard but knowing my son I know I need to make it fun and entertaining for him.

I got to thinking and kind of browsed around on Pinterest and I saw this idea and I knew it was something he would enjoy.   It was so simple and not much effort was involved in making it.

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Shaving Cream Easter Eggs

I just love Spring!   The weather is warming up, the lawn is turning green and the birds are out chirping!  But it also means that Easter will be coming soon as well.   My kids have always loved dying Easter eggs.  But everytime we do the little container with the dye gets tipped over, which is never fun.   I saw the Shaving Cream Easter Eggs on Pinterest last year and I thought of giving them try finally.

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Summer FUN with SunnyD

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With having little kids I am always trying to come with a way to always keep them entertained.    The weather this year here in Utah has been crazy!  We basically didn’t have a Winter and we have gone right into Spring with a few days that feel like Summer.   Which means we have been outside alot and all of our toys that I am usually just getting out for Summer have been out for awhile and well they are starting to get a little bored with them now.   SunnyD is WhereFunBegins for us!

DIY Ring Toss

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DIY Colored Noodles for Sensory Play

I am always trying to find some new ways to keep the two year old busy.  With having a new baby in house it has been hard for him to not have all my attention like it used to be.   Plus with it to cold outside to play I need to get creative inside to keep those cute little hands out of trouble.    We still play with our DIY colored rice quite often but I thought I should mix it up now and make some DIY Colored Noodles.

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I had a few boxes of noodles in my food storage room that were expired and they were those 3 minute cooking noodles.  Which I didn’t like so without having to waste them I decided to make a  learning tool and another way for us to have some fun.

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Pine Cone Wreath

This is one of my favorite wreaths I have ever made!   I was cleaning out the garage a few weeks back and I came across a bag of pine cones that I collected for a craft project that I never got around to making.   So I was fiddling around on Pinterest of course and I saw this Pine Cone Wreath and I fell in love with it!   I think it was from Martha Stewart.

It’s just what my front door needed!!

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DIY Advent Calendars

With Christmas right around the corner I wanted to start making some family traditions.   Now with my son being 2 years old I think he will start to have fun and hopefully understand the concept of only 1 piece of candy a day.   We will see how that goes.

At my mom’s ward for homemaking they had these adorable DIY Advent Calendars.   I thought they were cute, simple, easy to re-use every year.  So I decide to buy some and put them together.

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Halloween Table

Halloween Table

Hey everyone! So glad to be here and finally introduce myself. I’m Lindsay with Frenchie and I love anything and everything with a thought behind it. It doesn’t need to be homemade cause let’s face it, sometimes that just gets to be a bit stressful. I love taking things a little unexpected and making them into pretty killer things. Like this old cigar box that I just used some simple Hemp Oil on and my kids use it for school items now! I’m also really known for using my Cricut Explore since I got it a few months ago. Holy cow, awesomeness! They are going to be having a Black Friday sale that you won’t believe and I highly suggest you grab it!

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Color Matching

My son is at the age where we are starting to learn the basics.   As a parent im trying to come across easy ways to help him learn  his colors, shapes, letters and numbers.  Trying to come up with ways to teach your child their colors can be quite complicating and frustrating.   So I thought I needed to make it fun for him to keep him entertained and interested in learning color matching.

So I created this quick and easy color matching wheel.  The best part it didn’t cost me a thing, since I had everything on hand already and it only took about an hour of my time.

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DIY Toddler Activities

So I have a confession!   The hubs and I are on a bowling league…..that’s right a bowling league!!  I truly enjoy it, it is something fun that we are able together every week and have fun with our family and friends.    I have actually kind of enjoyed bowling.   Trust me im not a great bowler I only average about 125 verses my hubs who averages about 235.   We often times take our son with us.  He loves coming to bowling because he gets to run around, play in the arcade, everyone there spoils him with toys and candy and he actually gets to push the ball down the lanes a few times.

So I was trying to come up with some ideas to entertain the little man.    So I have been saving up his favorite Danimals yogurt drinks to turn them into bowling pins.    And since I have a son we have a balls in every size that he can choose to roll down the hallway.

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Easy Yarn Easter Eggs

Having little boy makes the holidays alot more fun!!!   I get excited to decorate our home for the holidays.   I have been wanting to make these Easy Yarn Easter Eggs since last Easter and well this year I finally got around to making to them.

They were beyond easy to make and alot of fun!  I combined them into 3 easy steps.

Easy Step 1:  Purchase Sta-flo liquid starch,  I got it at Walmart in the laundry isle $3.50, purchase water balloons $1.00, Embroidery floss .33 each (I used one entire floss per egg)

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Easy Step #2  Mix 1 cup liquid starch and 1 cup flour in your blender and combine until smooth.  While you are blending away, blow up your water balloons up to your desired sizes. (note: NOT to use water you will ruin your egg)   I did a variety of large, medium and small.  In a wide bowl pour mixture.  Unravel your thread and gently place on top of mixture covering all the string.  Making sure to keep the end in reach.

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Easy Step #3  Grab your string and start wrapping it all around your balloon.  Using as much or as little string as you want.  When your are done with your masterpiece, place some wax paper on the counter and place balloon egg on top to dry.  I needed about 1 full day to dry.   I did have to move the egg around to make sure all sides got dried.   Now the fun part.  Pop your balloon and very carefully pull out the balloon through the cracks of your string.

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Now display your eggs proudly on your counter in a bowl or basket,  grab some more thread and turn them into garland.    I have heard of placing candy inside your balloon then when you pop them you have a fun surprise inside.  I have heard though when you pop your balloon your ballon covers the candy making it impossible to remove.   So if you wanted to use candy when you are wrapping your string leave a small opening and when the egg is completely done add in the candy.

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