I have always tried to do seasonal activities and crafts with my daughters, but Remembrance Day was not something that we 'celebrated', per say. I explained the significance of the poppy to them and always make a point to buy one - and try not to lose it - each year, but I've never done any crafts or special activities leading up to it. Now that my daughters are in school and I'm a Sparks leader, I need to up my game and I found some crafts that focus on the poppy and the idea of peace that are perfect Read more [...]
Halloween is definitely in the top two holidays in our house. I prefer Christmas but my husband is all about Halloween, so it works out pretty well. The girls decided a month or two ago that they wanted to be "Odd Squad" agents after their favourite PBS Kids show, Odd Squad, so I found some navy blue blazers, bought them white collared t-shirts and navy blue pants (which they can wear to school anyways) and made clip on ties (cut some red fabric and used my glue gun to attach them to hair clips) Read more [...]
Only a couple of days left until it's (finally) Halloween! Since it falls on a Saturday this year, I'm going to need a lot of activities to keep my daughters occupied until it is finally time to go trick-or-treating. Thank goodness for Pinterest! Check out some of the easy kids crafts I've pinned below.
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A funny thing happened this fall: I discovered that despite my extensive planning and back-to-school shopping, I missed something very important for myself. A pair of 'inside shoes', to be exact. Something that I haven't thought of for myself in years! Between volunteering at my daughters school library, my youngest's junior kindergarten class, and being a Sparks leader, I'm spending a lot of time in schools where they really don't appreciate dirty or wet shoes, and wearing just socks isn't a great Read more [...]