Friday, October 24, 2014

Welcoming Little Miss Sunny

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It occurred to me the other day that I had never properly introduced our new little one.... Life has been crazy these past 4 months as we've adjusted to life with 3. 

Her birth was an easy one.  I actually wasn't even sure that I was actually in labor until the contractions started coming less than 5 minutes apart.  We ended up speeding to the hospital in the wee hours.  She was born about 15 minutes after we got to the hospital.  I'm very thankful that we didn't wait any longer to go, or she would've been born in the car. The most amazing part was that she was born in the caul.  That's where the baby is born in the amniotic sac.  So glad I didn't wait for my water to break, because it never did!

Since her birth, I've been trying to keep my head above water in all things domestic.  There's always a load of laundry to wash or fold, dishes to put away, clutter to pick up, or floors to clean.  I keep telling myself that I'll get back to blogging regularly, but it just hasn't worked out that way.  I know that you understand completely when I say that there aren't enough hours in the day to get everything done that I want to.  For right now, being a momma and loving on this little angel is my main focus, so I hope you all understand.  But there will be a new post every week, so make sure that you're still stopping by to check.
 
 
 
 
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Tuesday, October 7, 2014

25 Monster Activities for Kids

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Monsters have an appeal year round, but this time of year, monster activities are in high demand around these parts.  Here are some fun and educational monster activities for preschoolers from some of my favorite bloggers. 
 
Sort by colors with this easy to prep Hungry Monster color sort game from Two Da Loo.
Get the ball rolling with a game of monster bowling. {Craft, Interrupted}
Practice letter sounds with this Feed the Monster Language Game from Totally Tots.
Have some creative finger fun and make monster finger puppets. {No Time for Flashcards}
Spook up math practice with monsters like The Measured Mom did.

Practice color sorting with this monster eyeball sorting game like Prekinders did. 
Use these fun monster face printables to create your own monster magnet activity. {Ziggity Zoom}
Put on your own puppet show with these free monster puppet printables from Picklebums.
Break out the markers and water bottle and make these colorful monster prints like Housing a Forest.
Grab a sandwich, then make these bread tag monsters inspired by Inner Child Fun.
 
 
Get a little messy and do this fuzzy monster craft from No Time for Flashcards.
Work on both small motor skills and colors with this monster munch game from LalyMom.
Grab the stickers and go on a monster letter hunt. {Little Family Fun}
Use these free printables from The Creative Paige to make a build your own monster face game.
Break out the playdough and make playdough monsters inspired by In Lieu of Preschool.
 
 
Practice ABCs by doing this feed the monster game from I Can Teach My Child.
Work on math skills with this fun monster math tray from No Time for Flashcards.
If you're a monster and you know it, check out this smash art project from Totally Tots.
Connect the dots to create one of a kind monster dot drawings. {Little Family Fun}
Roll up your sleeves and bake some monster cookies like Reading Confetti did.


Get your hands dirty with this awesome monster slime from 123 Homeschool 4 Me.
Dig up some rocks from the garden and craft these rock monsters inspired by Kayboo Creations.
Use this free printable game from Happy Brown House to build your own monster.
Use the playdough to create monsters and practice math skills. {Learn with Play at Home}
Craft a milk jug monster inspired by Learn ~ Play ~ Imagine.
 
 
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Friday, July 25, 2014

3 Fun Activities to do with Pool Noodles

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When I first saw some gorgeous, flower shaped pool noodles at our local cheap store I knew I just had to buy them.

 
1. Create a pool noodle phone
Before I could even begin to come up with ideas on what to do with them Bubbles came up with her own idea. Do you remember the old tin can and string phones? The ones you have to keep taut or the sound doesn't carry? Well, Bubbles came up with a simple phone that most toddlers could use even if they don't hold them taut: Simply talk into one pool noodle and listen through the other! So simple a 3year old thought of it!



2. Paint with pool noodle cut offs
I loved the shape of the pool noodles so much I asked Numnut to cut a 10cm length off of each. I then paired them up with a dish of matching paint and let Bubbles paint with them.


3. Thread pool noodle beads
The final idea I want to share with you was again inspired by Bubbles. After observing Bubbles threading her pool noodle paint stampers onto a shoe lace I asked Numnut to cut me six 2cm wide beads from each coloured pool noodle, this meant I had enough beads for Bubbles to play with and the noodles are still long enough to play phones with or even take swimming!

 
If you want to read more about what we do, please visit my blog, Squiggles and Bubbles, I'd love to have you!

Victoria is a stay-at-home-mum of two beautiful girls (3.5 years and 16 months). Currently studying her Bachelor in Early Childhood she is also the voice of the blog, Squiggles and Bubbles where she shares all the fun they get up to during the day.  You can also find her on:  Google+          Pinterest          Facebook  
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