Everyday fun

Attention! Clothespin Soldiers.

By megret | December 9, 2008 at 6:51 am | One comment

This idea was taken from a craft I did as a tiny tot in preschool (we won't say how many years ago). We used for inspiration FamilyFun's Snappy Soldiers. This was a "G and me" activity, since it requires a bit more patience, coordination, and the use of non-washable...

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Trix trees!

By megret | December 8, 2008 at 2:46 pm | One comment

Here's a great little craft/activity that helps fill some time and entertain antsy hands during an afternoon lull or until dinner's ready. We did this activity last year with Fruity Cheerios, but this year we used Trix cereal. I cut out simple Christmas tree shapes out of...

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Christmas Countdown 2008

By megret | December 5, 2008 at 11:41 am | No comments

I admit, I was super-inspired by so many creative advent calendars/Christmas countdowns that I promised myself I'd make one of them this year. I found so many I loved....like this one, oh, and this one....this one....and this one, too. ('Course, many of these would be MUCH...

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Making Play-Doh even more playful.

By megret | December 4, 2008 at 6:55 am | 3 comments

Does anyone else's kids love Play-Doh as much as ours do?  My Grandma always told me (still does) that "sandboxes are the world's greatest babysitters."  I would like to submit an addendum to that wise truth:  Play-Doh is, too.  It's a diversion and activity that the kids...

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No time for post-turkey naps around here!

By megret | November 28, 2008 at 9:55 pm | 2 comments

Thanksgiving is over, and we've celebrated for 2 days.  Ken sighed today and said simply, "I'm so tired of eating." Eat we did!  We hosted this year, and two of the aunts were not in town, and so I added a bit more than usual to my cooking repertoire.  R was such a good...

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