Everything Preschool - Christmas songs and music
Printables 4 Kids - gingerbread house coloring page and activities
Child's Play Family Daycare - songs and fingerplays, recipes, crafts, activities and games
Today we went to my brother's house for Thanksgiving dinner. He lives about 2 1/2 hours from us. My sister-in-law's family was there and a few people that she works with. Now we're at my parent's house, which is another 2 hours from my brother.
Tomorrow my hubby and I are actually going to get away by ourselves and leave the kids with my parents for an overnight trip. Yay! I'm so excited! We haven't been away by ourselves in years. I would like to go to Cape Hatteras. I've never been there and have wanted to go for many years. It's a little farther away then we'd like to travel for a 1 1/2 day get away, so we'll probably go somewhere closer.
Anyway, I'm sitting here all by myself. Everyone else is asleep. I'm used to keeping the late night blogging hours. I guess I need to get to bed early while I can.
Here are some of the things I am so grateful for:
I can't even begin to describe how I feel right now. I am gushing with gratefulness.
We love because He first loved us. I John 4:19
Happy Thanksgiving to you! I hope your day is surrounded by the ones you love.
Due to the holidays, there will not be a Fun-Filled Friday post this week. Next week I plan to begin posting lots of Christmas ideas. Be sure to check out the archives. There's plenty there to choose from.
By the way, what are you thankful for?
Here is a cute idea for a Thanksgiving place mat. You write "I am thankful for . . . " and then have the child draw pictures of things for which they're thankful. It looks like this particular mat has die cut leaves around it. You could cut some out yourself and/or have your child help you. If you don't feel too creative, then a plain colored border would work too.
Have your children made anything for Thanksgiving?
Say what? At a recent all-ages home screening, a hush fell over the room.
“What did they do to us?” asked one Gen-X mother of two, finally. The show
rolled, and the sweet trauma came flooding back. What they did to us was
hard-core. Man, was that scene rough. The masonry on the dingy brownstone at
123 Sesame Street, where the closeted Ernie and Bert shared a dismal
basement apartment, was deteriorating. Cookie Monster was on a fast track to
diabetes. Oscar’s depression was untreated. Prozacky Elmo didn’t exist.
When I was growing up, I never watched Sesame Street. I guess I'm safe from all the trauma. lol
What do you think about this?
I have noticed something pretty aggravating about the Nick Jr. site--whenever you find something you like, you'd better bookmark it. The site is constantly changing. One day you could find something that you like and the next day you go to look for and you could search for a while.
Here is a clip that is circulating over the internet quickly. This little boy, Logan, called into a radio station to share some wisdom.
Here is a direct link from the radio station - http://www.ksbj.org/eblogs/morningShow/wp-content/uploads/2007/10/logan-calf-story.mp3
Posted by ThriftyMommy at 2:31 PM
My friend sent these pictures to me today. Her daughter made this in preschool.
The SPUMPS is the name of their preschool.
Just as I had hoped, here is Part 2 of Fun-Filled Friday. Hope you enjoy all these ideas. Be sure to check back later throughout the week. I'm hoping to have more Thanksgiving ideas for you.
1) Thankful Tree
Isn't this Thankful Tree cute? I found this idea over at Boasting in My Weakness. To get started, you'll need a tree. (You can make one from brown posterboard, construction paper, felt, etc. You could also use a branch placed in a flower pot and then hang the leaves on the tree.) Then you'll need to cut out some leaves of different fall colors. Ask your family, "What are you most thankful to God for?" Then write each family member's response on a leaf and stick it to the tree. Repeat this daily until Thanksgiving. You can read them all on Thanksgiving day.
It is important for us to learn to be thankful for what we have. Being thankful helps us learn to be content and happy, no matter our circumstances.
2) Thanksgiving Scripture Place Cards
Boasting in My Weakness also has an idea for scripture place cards. Your kids could help decorate these with glitter, stickers, etc.
3) Thanksgiving Coloring Pages
Printables for Kids has free Thanksgiving coloring pages.
I confess that Blogger really annoys me. I am used to using Wordpress at my other 3 blogs. If I want to contact someone, then I can. When they leave a comment I have access to their information. Not so with Blogger. Last week I announced a winner for our Fall Y'all Bloggy Giveaway. I tried to contact the winner, but had no luck. Anyway . . .
I'm pleased to announce our new winner is Awesome Mom. Congratulations! :D I chose comment #13 because I have been married for 13 years.
It has been a weird week. If you've been reading then you'll know that my family has been in Florida for a few days. Before we left I posted giveaways at all four of my blogs. Whew! I can't even begin to tell you the comments I've been getting. My other 3 blogs are hosted by Wordpress and if you have a new commenter, then you have to approve the comment. Then for each comment I get at my blogs, an email comes to my inbox. Needless to say, I've had tons of emails!!!! lol
Ok, ok, on to the giveaway. I chose commenter #42 because my children are ages 4 & 2. Congratulations to And Then There Were3. Be sure to look in your inbox for an email from me.
Thanks to everyone for participating. I hope to have some more giveaways going on soon. If you would like to give away a prize, please contact me.
Have a great week! :o)
Sorry I've not been around the past few days. Our family took a spontaneous trip to Florida. The trip here was horrible. My 2 and 4 year old did not want to ride. You know how that goes. Hopefully, the trip returning home will be better.
We're here visiting my husband's parents. They're moving into a different house, so we've been helping them unpack. Their house is right on the canal, so it's pretty cool to watch the boats drive by. There is also a screened in pool. Yes, my husband and kids got in the pool today. It sounds crazy to get in a pool in November. I heard today that North Carolina got freezing weather last night. It's funny to be here and to be enjoying the warm weather.
In case you don't already know, there is a giveaway going on. This is my first one for Little Fun; Little Learning. Be sure to leave a comment with the giveaway announcement so that you can be entered in the drawing.
I'll try to get back on track in a few days. Have a great weekend and don't forget to set your clocks back! :o)