Yesterday was lovely all around. I was able to sleep in; was served a beautiful breakfast of eggs, bacon, french toast, and coffee; and 9 ‘cards’ (yes I received paper AND digital gifts from my two oldest this year!).
Here is a link to the sweet poem Hailey wrote for me.
A poem for mom
I am truly blessed to have my beautiful children and husband in my life, on Mother’s Day and any time!
I am taking a bit of a blogging break. I plan to be back to a somewhat regular schedule by mid-June. However, I did want to pop in and let you know that I have a guest post that is ‘live’ today over at 123Homeschool4me. Please head on over to read A Day in the Life of an [almost] Unschooling Mom. Be sure to poke around the site a bit. You will find more ‘A Day in the Life’ articles, as well as printables, crafts, ideas for preschoolers, and many other resources! Thanks for visiting, I hope to see you again soon!
This week I spent some time outside with my children. We enjoyed the sun and the warmer weather so much! I especially enjoyed seeing my little girls hug each other and laugh together….they are best friends after all….as well as watching them interact with their older siblings. We would miss out on so much if we were not homeschooling! I hope these 4 activities will help you to enjoy some time outdoors together in the near future, too.
- Gardening Planting a Garden with Preschoolers We got out this week and dug around in our raised beds. We hope to plant carrots, tomatoes, lettuce, and cucumbers very soon. Teaching Mama offers some great step-by-step photos of their gardening fun! You’ll also find great ideas over at Rainy Day Mum in 10 Gardening Activities for Tots. Go Play in the Dirt from learningandyearning gives some terrific stats about WHY it’s good to get dirty! You’ll also find suggestions for how to do it.
- Chalk Play My little girls love to use chalk on our driveway. Here are a few links to help you find new ideas for your preschoolers and chalk! DIY Chalk Paint from Learn with Play at home tells you how to make paint using chalk. Some of these Sidewalk Chalk Games from Birthday Party Ideas 4 Kids may work for your preschooler. Childhood Beckons has some great tips for creating a Sidewalk Chalk Farm!
- Water Play My girls love to play with water. They ‘swim’ in the bath tub and love to ‘wash dishes’ and pour ‘tea’ with their toy tea set any time it’s warm out! Train Up a Child Learn As We Go mixes Balls and Water Play for some cooling off fun. Or Outside Play: Water from Inspiration Laboratories might be more up your alley.
- Bubbles Another favorite activity for my little ones is bubbles. We just bought a large, spill-proof bubble container that includes 3 large bubble wands, for some bubble-blowing-fun this weekend. You may choose to expand your bubble experience with Bubble Play and Concoctions found over at Growing a Jeweled Rose. Or maybe Flyswatter Bubbles from Share & Remember will ‘float your boat’. [yes, pun intended!]
Please do let me know if you try these activities or if you have anything to add to the list! Simply leave a reply in the comments section.
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This morning I am guest-posting about family bible study at The Pelsers. Please head on over and take a look around. You’ll find many gems to tuck away about motherhood, homeschooling, and faith. And be sure to read my post, Six Strategies for Including Bible Study in Your Family Life.
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