Thursday, January 31, 2008

Sites for Valentine Fun!

I'm posting this week's Fun-Filled Friday links a little early. I thought you'd like to get a head start on your Valentine ideas. These are some great sites to check out. You're guaranteed to find at least a hundred ideas. Have fun.

Kids Domain - make chocolate candy hearts, heart bracelets, heart pins & magnets, candy pots, and more.

Family Fun - finger puppets, coupons, stained glass hearts, love bugs, and more.

DLTK’s Growing Together - wreaths, valentine boxes, animal crafts, and educational crafts.

Stay tuned . . . I will be posting some pictures of Valentine crafts that my kids have made.


Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Win 2 DVDs

It's time for another giveaway. Hooray! This giveaway is for 2 Teddy Ruxpin dvds. These are volumes 1 and 2, which include episodes 1-10. The value of this giveaway is approximately $24.

You may enter this contest two ways:
1) Leave a comment below.
2) Link to this giveaway on your website. If you choose option #2, please leave a separate comment letting me know so that it will be easier to keep track of prize entries.

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 for the announcement of winner.
Check out Bloggy Giveaways for a list of hundreds of other giveaways.


Wordless Wednesday


Sunday, January 27, 2008

Recommended Reading for Preschoolers

I found this list of 100 Picture Books Everyone Should Know. Please don't think I'm saying you have to read all of these books to your kids. However, there are some pretty good ones on the list.


Saturday, January 26, 2008

Winter Songs

My friend sent me this winter song and fingerplay. Hope you enjoy them.

Five Little Snowmen
Five little snowmen riding on a sled
One fell off & bumped his head
Mama called the doctor
And the doctor said
No more snowmen riding on a sled!

I'm a Little Snowman (to the tune of "I'm a Little Teapot")
I'm a little snowman
Short and fat
Here is my scarf
And here is my hat.
When the sun comes out I melt and say
Make me again another day.

If you have anything you'd like to share, please contact me. Thanks.


Tuesday, January 22, 2008

FYE Giveaway Winner

The winner of the FYE gift cards has been chosen and emailed. Please check your inbox/spam box to see if you're the lucky one.

Thanks to Jennifer at iMommies for donating this great prize.


Thursday, January 17, 2008

Thrifty Mommy Giveaway Winner

Congratulations to Taryn. She is the winner of the The Prayer of Jabez for Kids and A Life God Rewards. Thanks to Thrifty Mommy for sponsoring this giveaway. Stay tuned. We have one more giveaway to announce.


Wednesday, January 16, 2008

School Room/Toy Room

Hi, y'all! Karen asked me to guest post because I told her about how we changed our toy room into a school room/toy room and she wanted me to share the photos. This is a small room (7.5'x9'), and I was a little skeptical about having toys in the school room, but it has actually worked quite well. When my youngest daughter gets bored, she plays with the toys but hears her sisters' lessons and picks up on them anyway.

I don't have before pictures to show you, but maybe these after photos will inspire you and give you some ideas for creatively making use of the space you have. We added the shelves so we would have a place for our books and supplies and bought the storage container for the bulk of their toys. The stackable crates were given to us. The alphabet border, days of the week visuals, calendar, and other learning helps were either purchased at Dollar Tree or on sale at Staples, Wal-Mart, or other places like that. There are three desks in the room.

These photos are showing the room clockwise from the doorway. Oh, and my girls love being in pictures. *smile*

Front wall (starting with door and going to the right)

Right wall

Back Wall (not showing the patio doors)

Left wall


Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Building Blocks Cake

I found this cake idea today at Betty Crocker. Looks like a cute and easy cooking project to involve the kids. For older children, you could talk about fractions. This would also make a cute and thrifty cake for a birthday party. Go to Betty Crocker for complete instructions.

Other easy cake ideas:
Butterfly Cake
Spring Cupcake Baskets - Very cute!
Birthday Cupcakes
Goin' Fishin' Cupcakes

I'm sure you can browse around their site and find more great ideas!


Valentine Ideas

I know it's still January, but trust me it is not too early to be thinking of Valentine ideas for your kids. Valentine's Day will be here before you know it.

Kaboose has some really cute and easy ideas. Check out the picture of this tri-bead heart. It is easy and cute. The kids will love it. I think we might make this at church too.

Stay tuned for more Valentine's Day ideas in the upcoming weeks.


Grand Prize Winner Announcement

I was able to reach the winner of the grand prize from RS Designs. Congratulations to Susan of Dirt Makes Fat. Susan has won the royal treatment from Revka and will be receiving a gold design package, valued at $100.

Be sure to check out Revka's designs. She does an awesome job.
There are still two more winners that will be announced soon. Good luck!


Monday, January 14, 2008

Grand Prize Winner

The grand prize winner in the Christmas giveaway has been emailed twice. Please check your inbox/spam box to see if you are the winner of the design package from RS Designs.

Sorry I have been out of town a lot so I haven't pursued the winner as I should have. Now that I am home I can devote more time to this.

If the winner does not claim her prize this week, another winner will be announced.


Wednesday, January 9, 2008


Sorry for the delay. I've been incredibly busy! I'm also trying to contact the winner of the grand prize. I hope to make contact soon, otherwise I'll choose another winner. Stay tuned. Thanks for being patient.


Thursday, January 3, 2008

Winner #2!

We have another winner in the Little Fun; Little Learning Christmas Giveaway. Congratulations to Windy Cindy. Cindi says,

Season's Greetings! I know who would get these if I win. My friend is a breast
cancer survivor of 10 years~!She had a very aggressive form of it and wasn't
expected to live. She has seen all of your grandchildren, been on an Alaskan
Cruise, etc. Thanks,Cindi
Cindy won the Breast Cancer Awareness earrings set which was donated by A Healthy Balance. Please be sure to visit our sponsor as a way of letting them know that you appreciate their giveaway.


Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year everyone! It's hard to believe it's 2008. I hope you all have a blessed year.


Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Another Great Giveaway

Sorry everyone. I meant to post this giveaway yesterday. Somehow, I got a bit distracted. lol

Jennifer from iMommies is giving away three $10 gift cards to F.Y.E (For Your Entertainment). F.Y.E. offers movies, games, music, downloads, and more. Thanks Jennifer for this great prize.

You may enter this contest two ways:

1) Leave a comment below.
2) Link to this giveaway on your website or become a Little Fun; Little Learning subscriber. If you choose option #2, please leave a separate comment letting me know so that it will be easier to keep track of prize entries.

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.

Be sure to stop by iMommies (one of my favorite blogs). :o)