Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Wordless Wednesday - What Little Boys Will Do

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Simple Hand Print Poem To Make for Mom for Mother's Day

My daughter went to a Montessori preschool. This is the Mother's Day gift they had the kids make one year. To this day it's still my favorite Mother's Day gift, and I have a feeling it will always be my favorite because of the little hand print.

Any mother will LOVE to get one of these cards for Mother's Day. Have the child pick a colored piece of construction paper. Fold it in half. Have the child decorate the front. You may need to help them write Happy Mother's Day on the front.

On one side of the inside have the child put their hand print. You do this by painting their hand and then having them place it on the paper. On the other side write one of the following poems. If you are doing this with a group of kids, you may want to type out the poem, print it out, and paste it on the card. Make sure you have the child sign it.

Here are the words to the short poem on my card:

I Give My Hand To You
This Day
Remember Me Now
As I Grow And Play

Here are words to a longer version:

Sometimes you get discouraged
Because I am so small
And always leave my fingerprints
On furniture and walls.

But every day I'm growing -
I'll be grown some day
And all those tiny hand prints
Will surely fade away.

So here's a little hand print
Just so you can recall
Exactly how my fingers looked
When I was very small.

Happy Card Making!

Monday, April 27, 2009

Hush Little Baby Don't Say a Word ...

Each of my kids have their own special lullaby. My son's is a musical version that I came up with to Winken, Blinken, and Nod. My daughter's is my own version to Hush Little Baby. I could never remember the words to the real version, but my version I could remember.

The kids are getting older now. Eleven and seven respectively, but they still like for me to sing their special lullabies to them when they are sick or really tired.

Here's my version of Hush Little Baby for Em:

Hush little baby, don't say a word,
Momma's gonna buy you a mockingbird.

If that mockingbird don't sing,
Momma's gonna buy you a diamond ring.

If that diamond ring don't shine,
Momma's gonna buy you a bucket of brine.

If that bucket of brine don't swim,
Momma's gonna buy you a pass to the gym.

If that pass to the gym is closed,
Momma's gonna buy you a doll that's posed.

If that doll that's posed is broke,
Momma's gonna tell you a funny joke.

Hush little baby don't say a word,
Momma's gonna buy you a mocking bird.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

How High is the Sky? Usborne's Newest Picture Book Title.

Have you ever wondered how high the sky is? If you loved the book How Big is a Million?, you don’t want to miss How High is the Sky?
Join Pipkin the penguin, on his amazing journey to find the answer in this delightful book. Includes a very tall poster.
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Monday, April 13, 2009

Week of the Young Child, 2009: Bring Communities Together for Children - Children Bring Communities Together

April 19-25, 2009 is Week of the Young Child. The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) has put together some tools and information to help you celebrate. You can find these resources at Start planning ways to help bring your community together for children!

If you are celebrating Week of the Young Child, please share with us what you plan to do. Thanks, and have fun!


Saturday, April 11, 2009

Look What the Easter Bunny Did to My Dog!

I had posted this on my Lily's Licorice blog, and decided I wanted to share it with you all on Usborne Activities For Kids as well.

This is my favorite Easter photo of all time. I was such a mean mom and instead of getting my son an Easter Rabbit for his basket one year, I got him this adorable Easter Basset. We had a basset and I couldn't resist this adorable stuffed dog with rabbit ears for my son. I thought it was cute!

So Easter morning, out comes my son to see what the Easter Bunny had brought. Above is the response we got. That boy cried and cried and cried! He thought the Easter Bunny had turned his precious dog into a stuffed dog with rabbit ears. It was one of the funniest things I had ever seen! (I'm such a nice, caring mom, aren't I?)

Dad had to go wake the real dog out of a deep sleep to come show our dear son that NO he had not been turned into a stuffed dog with rabbit ears.