Wednesday, September 17, 2014

#PlayfulPreschool DIY Farm

Hey guys! I hope that everyone is feeling well and that the days have been going how you like. It's time for another #PlayfulPreschool post and I hope that you enjoy. This week the theme is Farm and we had so much fun with this project that I just couldn’t wait to share it with you all so I actually gave a snippet of what we were doing on Monday's post.
Photo credit to Amanda at The Educators Spin On It

So I came up with this really cool idea to let Fro Baby build a farm of her own. To build this farm we had to make everything that we needed on a farm (the only thing that we did not

Monday, September 15, 2014

Decaffeinated Sensory Play

OMGoodness! Did the title give you an idea of what we are playing with today?

This I promise is for a bigger project that I will share later this week for our #PlayfulPreschool post. We were setting up for a big project and this caught the girls attention to a point where I put what we were working with up and just let them have fun.

Coffee folks! That is what my girls are playing with. The smell intrigued them and the texture caught them

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Family Counting

It amazes me the words that children know that we don't know that they know.

This week the theme for  #PlayfulPreschool is Family/Heritage. I thought up plenty of activities that would help Fro Baby get a grasp of what family is and who is in her family. What I was not prepared for was her knowing the words when she seen them. (How was I not ready for that? She knew the word Sister and Mommy) 

For the first two days of the week we walked around with tags on with our titles (ex. Oldest Sister, Big Sister, Little sister, Mom,

Monday, September 8, 2014

Water Gems Sensory Play

We have another new addition to our sensory play this year. I have been waiting to try these out. While Baby G still kind of mouths things I do keep a close eye on her for this kind of play. I have seen lots of toddler and preschool bins with these water beads around and I had been shopping and asking all the store clerks for "Water Beads" when they're really called "Water Gems"

This was by far one of my favorites!  It took minimal

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Apple-Bet Match: A Lowercase and Upper Case Letter Recognition Game

An educational spin on a classic party game.

We all remember Bobbing for Apples when we were younger.  Now let's add some lowercase alphabets and some uppercase alphabets and you know what we have then?

We have a letter recognition matching game! This game was fun, it allowed Fro Baby the opportunity to match her

Monday, September 1, 2014

Neon Dyed Beans

While everyone else is settling into school, I'm over here getting ready for my youngest learner now. I don't get much time when the kids are all home to prepare for them to be gone and for us to start having some fun. Part of prepping for me is replenishing some of our sensory bins or starting new ones.

Some of you already know that I tried my hand at dying beans for our bin but was very unsuccessful with that. Until now!

I had seen the colorful beans so much that I just had

Friday, August 15, 2014

Mommy Reality Challenge #13

This week has been intense. Jen lives in the Southwest and had a flash flood rip through her neighborhood and in one short hour turn it into a swampy submerged river area (pictures to come). Celeste lives in the St Louis area and has been seeing some scary rioting in her area. Through all of the craziness though we have both looked forward to coming back to see what our friends and growing community of Moms shared for this week's challenge.
  You did not disappoint! This has to be one of our best weeks for Mommy Reality pics! We saw cute bathing beauty nose pickers, uh-oh moments and so much more. The amazing thing is that each of us can look at these pictures and as Moms relate to what we see happening.
Now for our "When Photos Fail" Mommy Reality Meme winner!
When Tracy of the Uncoordinated Mommy shared her picture via Instagram of what was supposed to be a sweet moment of two brothers hugging in the water that instead turned to this, we knew we had a winner! Here's your meme, Tracy! And since you're the challenge winner, you have the opportunity to be our co-host on next week's post! We hope you'll join us!
Our runner up slot goes to the hilarious ladies Emily and Leilani of Just a Touch of Crazy for this adorable photo fail!

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Now it's time for the next challenge!

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Two weeks ago we announced a change to our format! The winner of our Mommy Reality Challenge would get to join the Mommy Reality Team for the following week as our co-host!
Introducing this week's co-host!

Natasha from Tiny Tots Adventures!
Tiny Tots Adventures is about the many adventures Natasha's little ones have through crafting, learning and exploring. We're thrilled that you're joining us this week, Natasha!

Ready For a NEW Mommy Reality Challenge? How about we take Mommy Reality to the grocery store!

All of us will be at the grocery store at least one time this week, perhaps even multiple times.....
If you are a Mom there is no place better for bringing the real than at the grocery store. Sometimes in order to survive a trip down the aisles we may employ bribery, so snap a pic of your cutie happily munching on that cookie and share it here. You could also snap a pic of all the kids piled high in the cart alongside the toilet paper and veggies or share something that you see every time you go to the store, but the rest of us may have never seen. Jen's personal favorite is to peruse the clearance aisle and find treasures like this:
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