Monday, September 7, 2009
The pictures are not the greatest but I goal is to have anyone that opens the closet to clearly know where everything is. My parents often stay over night and this is where extra blankets, pillows, toiletries are stored. I would like guests to feel comfortable getting what they need, as well as have my husband clearly see where everything is so he doesn't have to ask me continually, yay! I think that I need to have labels perhaps another project in the future.
I have been doing other things but I will post about them later.
Saturday, August 15, 2009
Grocery Store Bingo- Make a bingo card with pictures of basic grocery store items for example milk, bread, cheese, apples, meat etc. Print out two copies of the bingo sheet, laminate both of sheets of paper, cut out one of the sheets into square, then attach Velcro to the square in the bingo sheet and also the ones you cut out, attach an envelope to the back of the bingo card with the extra Velcro pictures in it. Then the next time you are at the store you have a game you can play as you are shopping, Yowza!
Very Own Grocery List- After your grocery list has already been completed take a few items, preferably ones that will be in different aisles, and make another grocery list just for your child. As you come to that aisle while shopping the child is responsible for finding that item carefully putting it in the cart, and marking it off their checklist. If you would like to kick this up a notch and your child is older, they could also be responsible for paying for it at the checkout.
Tasty Treasure Hunt- Before going to the grocery store draw a simple map of the store you are going to. If you need help with this many stores have a store map when you get there. Then write out a clue for some of the items of your grocery list. Your child gets to be the captain and tell you where you are going next. When they figure out a clue give them another one. Obviously just do one per aisle or you are going to be their for a long time. The treasure at the end could be some kind of treat for the family. I have some suggestions of clues below to give you an idea.
Shiver me timbers this is sure cold but goes great with chocolate syrup= ice cream
Yummy, Yummy in Dad's tummy this is his favorite food= Whatever is his favorite food
This rhymes with red, bed, and said= bread
Can't have cookies with out this cold drink= milk
Squiggly wiggly something that looks like worms= pasta
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
This one is also from the summer.I found some things my mom wasn't using in a box down in the basement and then put it together with some things I had laying around. I ended up really liking how it ended up turning out.
Monday, August 10, 2009
Saturday, August 8, 2009
Thursday, August 6, 2009
The basket included some books, childrens music, a puppet, a bright cloth (to practice tracking with their eyes), ribbons tied to a stick (tracking), rattle, and a towel (roll the towel up put it under their stomachs to practice rolling and tummy time). The pieces of paper have other games to play with the baby.
Making this got me thinking of what a great baby shower gift this would be, especially for a new first time mom. I know I would have loved it.
Saturday, August 1, 2009
This is how the transformation occurred: I first found to sheets of coordinating scrapbook paper, next I traced around the clipboard and cut it out, then I painted the edges and the top part around the clip, then I used glue to adhere the paper to the clipboard, and last I tied ribbon to the clip and wrapped it around a pen. Yowza! its looks rather sassy if I do say so myself.