The first project started at our new house will be a tree house. We are actually not sure if it will actually go up in the tree or just stay on the ground. Tommy sat down with his Grandpa to draw up some creative plans. Tommy only needed one go at it..he knew EXACTLY what he wanted! Stay tuned for the progress
Plan: Tommy is a little stand-offish these days when it comes to doing any math learning at home. I saw this on pinterest and decided to give it a try.
Status report: Hershey’s Kisses have been unwrapped and consumed! Tommy must have gotten to them before I could even start the game. What a guy~
Summary: The chocolate should have been a motivator, but really was just a distraction. I couldn’t get him to answer any math questions ( event the easy ones that I know he knows!) because he was thinking about popping those chocolates in his mouth. As soon as I left the room for a second..that’s exactly what he did. This game requires supervision at all times!
Tommy loves to watch the Peanuts movies. Charlie Brown Christmas, Valentines Day, Thanksgiving and everything in between. From one particular movie he walked away with an inkling to play marbles. He was very intent on identifying with a particular “best shooter” marble. I looked some how to instructions online and we went about our marble games. They are simple and fun…but require a skillful hand. Just because you haven’t thought of playing marbles in a hundred years or so..don’t mean it ‘aint a fun game.
There are a few different games you can play. Most of them involve a set of marbles, some larger “shooter” marbles, and a piece of string. 2 players and up is best, unless you are just playing around to perfect your shot.
Here is a link to some straight forward marble game descriptions. I would describe them myself, but how can I compete with “landofmarbles.com”?
Happy gaming, Julie
This is a photoshop tutorial:Simple typography for the kids room..cool colors + neat free font.
Download free font here
Enter width :16 in
Enter height:20 in
Enter resolution: 300 dpi
Create a new fill layer with the color hex code #443048
Select the font type tool, and at 1296 pt font, create your big letter
Select the color square for the font, and enter the hex code #baa2bf
Print on large paper or canvas for the wall
Here are some other fun color combinations:
I admire knitters…so much so that I want to teach my daughter, and maybe even teach myself someday. Annabelle showed some interest so I engaged my mother (who is the master yoda of knitting) to give Annabelle a good start. It took about fourteen tries, including finger knitting, the klutz book of easy knitting for kids, ect. ect. I finally told my crafty yet fluctuating daughter that if she wanted an ipod touch she would need to hand knit herself, from start to FINISH, an ipod case to put it in. She is halfway through right now, and she is even developing some of her own unique methods.
Have someone around that knows what they are doing ( a.k.a. Grandma )
Pick a simple project, thick yarn and short knitting needles.
Give them a reason to complete…a prize!
Creativity comes in all forms, and some people never cease to amaze:)
>Dharma Trading Co.
( for supplies)
>Knitting: Learn to Knit Six Great Projects
(Klutz Knitting Book..a great place to start)