10 Halloween Children’s Books

Halloween Children's Books

My boys and I visit the library once a week. They absolutely LOVE spending time there. We spend lots of time reading at home and I love that they enjoy reading books. Since Halloween is coming up at the end of this week, I thought I would share some of our favorite Halloween books! This post contains affiliate links. Do Not Build a Frankenstein! by Neil Numberman I love this book and so do my kids...we've read it at least twenty times since getting it from the library last … [Read more...]

Lalabu Bambu Bibs Giveaway!

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A couple months ago, I wrote a review on a simple babywearing shirt called the Soothe Shirt. The same company, Lalabu, just came out with a new product for babies! It's called the Lalabu Bambu Bibs. These bibs are awesome! They are so practical for moms and babies. These bibs are extremely soft and a great size for babies. They have a tie in the back, which is great for washing the bib. I love that the back of the bib is terry cloth, so you can easily wipe up a child's face. Plus, … [Read more...]

Build a Frankenstein Game

Frankenstein Game

Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. Halloween is coming up this week! We've been reading lots of fall-themed books at our house. One of my kids' absolute FAVORITE book is Do Not Build a Frankenstein! It is such a cute book! As we were reading it, I came up with an idea to do a game called Build a Frankenstein. In this game, the goal is to build your Frankenstein before the other player. Players start with a green Frankenstein head. They spin and whatever the spinner lands … [Read more...]

Activities with Laminated Leaves

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I am obsessed with the colorful leaves this time of year! My kids and I love to pick up leaves when we are on walks, but they quickly get old and we can't use them for anything. I decided to try using my laminator to preserve the leaves. It worked great! Then I cut around each leaf. Since we had beautiful laminated leaves, I decided to do some fun learning activities with them! To begin, I glued magnets to the back of the laminated leaves. Then I gave my boys a bin of … [Read more...]

6 Easy Spider Web Crafts

6 Easy Spider Web Crafts

Spiders totally creep me out. I know that I'm much bigger than them, but I just really dislike spiders. They always seem to pop up when I least expect it! My kids are the opposite...they love anything to do with creepy crawlies. Since spiders are popular this time of year, I wanted to do a spider web craft with them. I had some leftover spider cut-outs from the sensory bottle we made, so we decided to make an easy spider web craft with them. First, we made a spider web design on black paper … [Read more...]

October Sensory Bottle

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My baby is 2.5 months old now and I just did my first official activity with him! We made a fall sensory bottle for him to look at. Now it may seem silly to do an activity with an infant, but it was a great first sensory activity and I could tell that he really liked it! He kept staring at it and would follow it with his eyes. If you are new to sensory bottles, you may want to check out my post all about sensory bottles. Sensory bottles are a great first baby activity! I used a Voss water … [Read more...]

“Leaves” Book Activities

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One of my favorite books for preschoolers during fall is called Leaves. It's a book about a bear's first year of hibernation. I love this book because it talks about the beautiful leaves of fall and also goes through the seasonal changes in trees. It's a book with simple words and beautiful illustrations that make it easy for kids to understand. After reading this book to my kids, we made a sensory bin to go along with it. First, we gathered beautiful fall leaves from outside. Is this a … [Read more...]

Sick Mom Rescue Kit

Rescue Kit

Last weekend I was so sick with the flu. It hit me hard on Friday night and I was down for the count til Sunday night. Oy! Surprisingly, no one else got the flu, which I was very thankful for! While I was sick, I kept wishing that I had an activity kit ready for my kids to keep them busy on something other than tearing the house apart! Bless my husband's heart for watching the kids, but I'm sure he would have loved a little help. After I got better, I decided to come up with a Sick Mom … [Read more...]

Peekapak Review

Peekapak

Disclosure: I received this product for free and was compensated for my time reviewing it. All opinions expressed are my own. What do you get when you combine literacy + crafts and it's all set up for you? You get the Peekapak! I'm excited to share with you our experience with a Peekapak today.  If you've been reading my blog for some time, you'll know that I love hands-on learning activities. I believe kids learn best when activities are hands-on and engaging. Well, that's what you get with … [Read more...]

A Day in the Life of Teaching Mama

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I've had some requests lately to share a "day in the life" post to show what our life with three boys look like. So today, I'm sharing what a full day looks like at our house. It's nothing glamorous and it may not even interest you, but to those who have asked, here it is! I decided to document our whole day on Monday via pictures on my iPhone. Not the best quality, but I always have it with me. Mondays are pretty typical, but a little busy in the morning. I'm sharing our real day and nothing is … [Read more...]