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Saturday, December 29, 2007

Winner #1!




The first winner of the Little Fun; Little Learning Christmas Giveaway is Katelyn. Katelyn is new to blogging. She has just started her own site, Miscellany Mom. Yay for Katelyn! :clapping: :o)

Katelyn will receive the prize package from Oopsie Dazie. Check out the cute selection of hair accessories that Cindy has to offer.

Please remember to thank our sponsors by visiting their websites. Stay tuned for more winners and giveaways.

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Thrifty Mommy Giveaway


Here it is . . . giveaway #4. This giveaway is from Thrifty Mommy. Included in the giveaway are two books - The Prayer of Jabez for Kids and A Life God Rewards for Kids. Both books are written by Bruce Wilkinson. The value of this package is $19.98.


You have a chance to enter this contest twice. Here's how:

1) Leave a comment below.

2) Post about this giveaway on your site. This will count as another entry in the contest, but a separate comment with a direct link must be left below for this to count. Please follow the rules on this one to insure that you receive another entry.

This prize is available to US and Canadian residents. Readers from other countries may enter to win, but they are responsible for shipping costs.

Unfortunately, blogger does not provide me with email addresses of commenters. Please leave a way for me to get in touch with you or check back periodically throughout the month for the announcement of winners.

Please visit our sponsors so that we can show them we appreciate their donations. Our sponsors so far are RS Designs, Oopsie Dazie, A Healthy Balance, and Thrifty Mommy. If you would like to become a sponsor, please contact me. BTW, it's not too late to enter the contests. To win the design package from RS Designs, you must be a subscriber to Little Fun; Little Learning.

These giveaways are still up for grabs:
Breast Cancer Awareness Earrings from A Healthy Balance
$100 Design Package from RS Designs

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Thursday, December 27, 2007

I'm Back!

I'm back from being gone for Christmas. Sunday after church we drove to my aunt's house, which is a few hours away. She was having the entire family over for Christmas dinner. Then Monday afternoon we left to go to my parent's house. Now it's almost 12:30 a.m. We just got home about 30 minutes ago. Whew! I'm ready for bed.

Anyway, just wanted to let you know . . . I will announcing a winner for the Oopsie Dazie hairclips soon. If you haven't done so, make sure you leave a comment so that you can be entered in the drawing. Also, I will be listing another giveaway this week.

Don't forget, there are two other giveaways going on . . . the design package and the breast cancer awareness earrings.

Talk to you soon. :)

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Saturday, December 22, 2007

Happy Birthday Jesus!

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Friday, December 21, 2007

Snowman Ornament

My friend Karen and I were having an online discussion about kid-made ornaments tonight. What else do moms have to talk about? lol She told me about this snowman ornament that her son made two years ago.




As you can see, you use a plastic or glass ball ornament. I'm sure red, green, or blue would work fine. Dip the child's fingertips in white paint to make the body of the snowman. After the paint dries you can use a permanent marker or paint to add the eyes, nose, and buttons. Then add the name and date to the back and a nice bow on top. Very cute and simple. This is a great keepsake. I think I might try this with my kids this year.

If you have something you'd like to share, just shoot me an email.

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Reindeer Handprint Craft



I did this reindeer activity with my preschoolers last year. (Thanks to my friend Karen for sending me this picture so that I didn't have to dig my stuff out.) The head/nose of the reindeer is made with the child's foot and the antlers are made with hands. You could use this for a sweatshirt, tote bag, apron, banner (as shown), or just on a piece of cardstock. The eyes are wiggle eyes and the nose is a pom-pom. Here is a poem that you could use:

This isn't just a reindeer
As you can plainly see.
I made it with my hands
Which are a part of me.
It comes with lots of love
Especially to say
I hope you have a very,
Merry Christmas Day!

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Thursday, December 20, 2007

Fun-Filled Friday: Fun Christmas Links

I'm posting this week's Fun-Filled Friday links a little early this week. I thought you could use a little extra time to get started since Christmas is only a few days away. Have fun! :)









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Easy Ornament Idea



My kids made these ornaments at church last night. They are pretty easy to make. You just buy clear bulb ornaments and have the kids attach Christmas foam stickers to them. If you wanted to embellish them a little you could add beads, sequins, glitter, etc. Just know that you may need a few extra in case some of them break. lol

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Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Merry Christmas!


Wordless Wednesday at 5 Minutes for Mom.

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Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Free Clip Art


I found a cool website today that has some great clip art. Best of all, it's free! Yay! I love free stuff. All you have to do is credit their site. Another thing I really like about their clip art is that you can change the color of the background. Just click on the clip art that you like and it will give you color options. The site is Christ Art. Have fun!

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A Healthy Balance Giveaway


It's time for another random giveaway. :) This giveaway comes from A Healthy Balance. The prize is a set of breast cancer awareness earrings. This set is valued at $15.


You have a chance to enter this contest twice. Here's how:

1) Leave a comment below.

2) Post about this giveaway on your site. This will count as another entry in the contest, but a separate comment with a link must be left below for this to count. Please follow the rules on this one to insure that you receive another entry.

This prize is available to US and Canadian residents. Readers from other countries may enter to win, but they are responsible for shipping costs.

Unfortunately, blogger does not provide me with email addresses of commenters. Please leave a way for me to get in touch with you or check back periodically throughout the month for the announcement of winners.

Please visit our sponsors so that we can show them we appreciate their donations. Our sponsors so far are RS Designs, Oopsie Dazie, and A Healthy Balance. If you would like to become a sponsor, please contact me. BTW, it's not too late to enter the first two contests. A winner will be chosen soon for the Oopsie Dazie hairbows. To win the design package from RS Designs, you must be a subscriber to Little Fun; Little Learning.

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Monday, December 17, 2007

Sticker Giveaway



When I was elementary school, I used to love getting scratch-and-sniff stickers on my papers. Now you can continue to enjoy the stickers.

SmellStickers.com is the sponsor of the first Printables4Kids giveaway. By leaving a comment on the post at Printables4Kids, you can enter to win a Happy Allie “The Works” gift package which includes:
one (1) Smell Sticker collector Album
one (1) diary with lock
one (1) scented stationery set
ten (10) packs of Smell Stickers

Leave your comments at Printables4Kids for a chance to win the sticker prize package.

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Saturday, December 15, 2007

Oopsie Dazie Giveaway

Cindy, a SAHM of two, started Oopsie Dazie because she couldn’t find any unique hair accessories for her daughter. She started with clips and grew to headbands and pony tail holders. What sets Oopsie Dazie apart is the endless number of ribbon and topper combinations. It’s very possible that a clip could be a one of a kind. The offerings are always changing as well, so you can keep coming back to see what is new. It’s impossible for someone to own everything Cindy makes, because the options are endless. Plus, they are absolutely affordable and shipping is free!

The winner of this giveaway will receive two products of their choice from Oopsie Dazie. There are two ways to win the prize from Cindy.

1) Leave a comment below telling which product from Oopsie Dazie is your favorite.

2) Install the Little Fun; Little Learning giveaway button on your blog (the code is at the top right of the screen) or post about these giveaways on your website. If you choose option 2, please leave a separate comment with a link to your site or post. This will just make it easier to keep track of how many entries you have.





Don't forget about the grand prize giveaway from RS Designs. To be have a chance to win the design package, simply become a Little Fun; Little Learning subscriber no later than December 31. The subscription box is in the sidebar. It says Subscribe to Our Newsletter.


Unfortunately, blogger does not provide bloggers with email addresses of commenters. Please leave a way for me to get in touch with you or check back periodically throughout the month for the announcement of winners.

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Friday, December 14, 2007

Christmas Ornament Ideas

These are some pictures of ornaments that we have made over the years. I hope these will give you some ideas for ornaments that you can make with your children.


These were made during my daughter's first year of preschool. The one on the left is (unfortunately) made of construction paper. Needless to say, it won't hold up well. The one on the right is made of the craft foam kits from Oriental Trading. They're very inexpensive. I'm not thrilled with the Christmas tree one though. As you can see, the red berries fall off very easily.


We made these last year at preschool. Thankfully, we were able to use a dye cut machine to make the Christmas trees. We used some old buttons that we had in the supply closet and some glitter for the garland. I think the foam only costs us $2. These were very thrifty ornaments! :)


My daughter came home with the stocking on the left. I think it was made with a kit, but it is made from craft foam. I'm sure you could also make this with cardstock or fabric. The one on the right is simply beads strung onto pipe cleaner. This is one of my daughter's favorite ornaments.

Do you have any hand made ornaments that you'd like to share with us? Leave a link below or tell us about it.

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Fun-Filled Friday



Sorry these are posted a little late today. Life has been a bit too busy lately. Hope you enjoy these fun links.







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Thursday, December 13, 2007

Random Giveaways


Just a reminder that there will be random giveaways during the month of December. I have a few giveaways lined up, so be sure to check back. Don't forget that to win the grand prize giveaway from RS Designs, you must be a subscriber. Also, thanks to Revka for creating the giveaway buttons. If you would like to donate a prize, please email me using the contact button. :)
Please help spread the word about the giveaways. Thanks!

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Four Seasons Activity

My daughter brought this home from school this week. I thought it was a cute idea. Just divide the paper into four sections and write the seasons on the paper. For spring use blue fingerprints, summer is a sun made from a yellow circle, fall is foam leaf stickers, and winter is foam snowflake stickers.

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Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Santa Claus Handprint Craft

A reader at DLTK sent in this idea. The only paint colors you need are red and white.

Paint your child's hand with white paint on the tip of the thumb, white on the fingers for Santa's beard, red on the ball of the hand with a little white under it, and pink on the palm (mix the white and red to make the pink).

After the paint dries, use markers to make Santa's face, cut around the paper, punch a hole in the top, and add a string to hang the ornament.

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Thursday, December 6, 2007

You Don't Want to Miss This

During the month of December there will be random postings for giveaways. Be sure to check back to see what you can win.


I am saving the best giveaway for subscribers. Revka at RS Designs is giving away a Gold Design Package, valued at $100.

You may choose five (5) of the following options (price includes
up to 3 image credits; you may pay for more credits if you desire):
Custom header
Custom signature
Custom divider
Custom button/banner
Custom background image
Color coordination (change your blog’s text colors to coordinate with your custom images)
Add or delete a column
Custom navigation bar

I have to admit that I wish I had this prize. ;) If you'd like to be entered to win Revka's Gold Design Package, be sure to become a subscriber to Little Fun; Little Learning by December 31st.

Please blog about this great giveaway or tell your friends. If you have something you'd like to donate for the giveaway, please contact me.

Good luck!

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Care Bear Coloring Pages


My daughter loves to color, especially pictures from her favorite cartoons and toys. Char at Printables 4 Kids has posted links to great places to find Care Bear printable coloring pages. If you're like me, then you need a little something extra to keep the kids entertained while you get your decorating and cleaning done. Hope your children will enjoy these.

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Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Parents Toys Giveaway


5 Minutes for Mom has an incredible prize package to give away from Parents® Toys. This would be great for Christmas! Check it out.

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Wordless Wednesday

Southport, NC

Bald Head Island, NC

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Photo Ornaments in 15 Minutes


This is a simple ornament idea that you could do with your child. Perhaps they could make one as a gift for grandma and grandpa. Click here for the photo ornament idea from Photojojo.

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Saturday, December 1, 2007

Gingerbread House



Now that I am not teaching, I have a preschool website and I need lots of ideas. lol It seems when I was in "teacher mode" I could think of ideas all day long. Thankfully, one of my best friends sends me pictures of her daughter's creations.

To make the gingerbread house (which really isn't made of gingerbread, lol) they used a small milk carton for the center to hold up the crackers. The exterior is made of graham crackers, icing, and candy.

Have fun and enjoy making a mess! :)

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