Kid Valentine’s Flower Art

Looking for a way to kill time with your littles this weekend? Try making some flower art for loved ones. These are so simple directions aren’t even needed.

Rose Hand & Finger Stamps
Crepe Rose with Straw Stem
Bow Stamp Rose
Recycled X-mas Bow Rose

We added glitter to some and they look great, but if you like your sanity…don’t🥴 haha. Hope ya’ll have a Happy Valentine’s Day❤Take Care!

Spreading Love

This is such an easy, cute activity to do with children and just in time for Valentine’s Day! The idea came from my 1st grader’s Children’s Church. It is a great visual to show God’s intentions for love.

You will need just 5 items….

-ink pen

-red marker

-paper towel

-cup

-water

Fill the cup up about a fourth of the way. On the paper towel draw a large heart and several smaller hearts nearby using the ink pen. Now fill in the large heart with red marker. This one represents God’s love for us.

Now place the bottom of the paper towel in the cup of water.

After a several minutes, your young ones will witness how we can share and spread love with others.

As the smaller hearts are filled the large one turns white again so I took the lesson a step further. It is so important to continuously spend time in prayer, scripture, and worship. Because that is how Christian hearts stay full.

I recently read a quote that resonated with me to my core. Our family’s spiritual life has been so enriched since serving our church, but I’m suddenly at a low and this was right on time.

YOU’RE 👏WORTHY 👏OF 👏A 👏FULL 👏CUP☕

Sorry to be extra, but it is so true! I hope you enjoy doing this simple activity with the kiddos. Until next time, take care💞

Root System Craft

Being that Sugarcane is a pretty important crop around here I wanted to create a craft to go with our agricultural lesson. We rinsed out and recycled some of our to-go cups so the project was low cost. In just a few easy steps we had a craft showing not only the stalk and leaves, but what is growing underground drinking water and collecting nutrients from the soil.

What you will need:

-styrofoam cup

-straw

-yellow & brown paint

-tape

-green construction paper

-small jute string

We did the painting first to allow drying time. Paint the straw (or stalk) yellow.

Now paint the cup and lid brown. Put them aside to dry.

Next, unravel some jute to make some roots.

Cut up your green construction paper into smaller rectangles. Then cut about half inch slits for leaves.

Once the cups and straws are dry, pass the straw through the lid. You may need to touch up some yellow paint because it flakes a bit. Wrap the construction paper around the straw and tape in place. Gently fan out leaves by bending a few of them back.

Last, slide jute inside of the bottom of the straw and attach it with tape. There you have it! Both my 6-year-old and almost 3-year-old were able to make this craft without much help. So if you decide to try this it can be a pleasant activity for a variety of ages.

Like this activity? Please let me know. I would greatly appreciate it.

Take care❤

Not Your Nuggets Recipe

Tired of the same old nuggets?  Here is a recipe both kids and adults can enjoy…

Not Your Nuggets

Servings: 6 Cook Time: 30 min.

Ingredients:

1 ½ lb. Chicken Breast

¼ c. Crispy Onions

¼ c. Sunflower Seeds

¼ tsp. Turmeric

¼ tsp. Ginger

¼ tsp. Salt

1 ½ c. Cheese Garlic Croutons

¼ c. Mustard

¼ c. BBQ Sauce

Directions:

-Preheat oven to 425º

-Mix crispy onions, sunflower seeds, croutons, turmeric, ginger, and salt in a food processor

-Pour mixture into a container

-Mix mustard and BBQ sauce into a separate container

-Cut chicken into nugget sized pieces

-Coat nuggets with sauces then press into crumb mixture until evenly crusted

-Place nuggets on a lined baking sheet and cook for 30 or until internal temperature is 165º

Enjoy alone, with your favorite dip, or on top of a salad🍴

D.I.Y. Peanuts Party

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Since I chose the theme for our daughter’s first birthday I asked my husband to choose for our son’s.  Surprise!!  He picked Peanuts as he was a big fan growing up.  I was rooting for Boss Baby since our son is a squishy blonde babe, but I have to say the Charlie Brown theme was a piece of cake, right down to the cake.

All it took was two round 8×8 pans, chocolate cake mix, vanilla frosting, yellow food dye, and black decorative icing.  Can’t forget the candle of course.  If you chose to use the figurines, place a dab of icing to make them stay put.

Our location was at a new playground/splash pad because both of our kids have birthdays during the warm season. Luckily, pizza and salad delivery were available so that was one less thing we had to carry across the park. I’m so happy with how the themed snack tray turned out. Just use goody bags, peanuts, peanut m&ms, and peppermint patties.

Another theme that would be super cute to do d-do for a summertime birthday party is baby shark!  If you agree, check out these decorations on Amazon.

Our daughter’s 1st birthday was underwater themed, but baby shark was not as popular 5 years ago.  I think her party still came out pretty cute.  I’ll have to dust off some old photos to share with you.

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D.I.Y. Lego Tray for Under $10

Would you look at all of these awesome blocks that I picked up from Dollar Tree! I did not include these in the price of the tray because you may already have Legos. My kids had some Duplo blocks, but none of what I call big kid blocks.  So I was very stoked to find this at an affordable price.

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My last post mentioned that we just got back from a quickation. Even though the stay was short the drive was not especially for our toddler. These trays really helped keep the kids occupied. The best part is the cost was under $20 for 2 trays.  Here is you Dollar Tree shopping list

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-tray

-container w/ a lid

-lego strips

-super glue

-printed duct tape

 

Step 1:

Wipe down and dry trays.

Step 2:

Plan design for strips and use glue to secure them in place.  Make sure the strips line up precisely.  At first, I glued the container into the tray.  After traveling though I learned that with two trays it was not space saving. So I unglued the containers and will add strips to the rest of the tray that way we can stack them and place both containers inside on our next trip.

Step 3:

Now tape the outside and inside of trays so that little blocks don’t escape through the holes.  Plus it adds stylish character to the tray don’t you think?

If you are not a D.I.Y. person or just don’t have the extra time then check out this super convenient My Brik Case by ModFamily.  It has pretty good reviews and is priced decent.  So, it is up to you if you would rather play around with a custom look or simply click for an equally neat one shipped right to your door.  Either way, your kid is sure to enjoy traveling with their beloved blocks.

Until next time, take care