Thursday, January 18, 2018

Throwback Thursday Blog-Style #187: January 18, 2018

Welcome back to... 

I know, I know, Throwback Thursday seems to be all about sharing pictures from the past, great memories that mean something to you, that you would like to share with others. At least that is how it appears to me. Throwback Thursday wasn't something I was participating in, and then I came up with an idea.

I thought it would be great fun and a help to my blog to share old content, but not just any old content. Each week I will share an old blog post from a previous year, any year, BUT it has to be from the current week (for example, something I've posted around January 18th, from any previous year)  I will go in, edit the post if needed, add a pinnable image if I don't already have one, and share it on Facebook.

Last year I focused solely on recipe posts for the posts I wanted to share, and the year before that, I shared past review posts. It was fun remembering some of the recipes and reviews I had forgotten about. This year I will be sharing random posts.

Would you like to join in? You do not need to edit your past post in any way, you don't need to create a pinnable image, though it couldn't hurt, in fact it will help your blog traffic to add quality pinnable images to your posts.

Just go into your archives, choose a favorite post from this current week from any previous year, and link it up below. (If you don't have anything from this current week, it is still okay to link up with a post from a previous year around this time. And if you haven't been blogging for a full year, feel free to share any earlier post.)

Please make sure to share from the past as instructed above. Most weeks I find that there is a wonderful post, but I can't feature it because it is a current post, not from the past. Sadly, I am going to have to say, I will be deleting posts that do not follow the rules. The spirit of Throwback Thursday Blog-Style is to share posts from the past. Please follow the guidelines.
Thank you

I will be pinning posts to my appropriate Pinterest boards and will be randomly selecting a Featured Throwback Thursday post to share next week. Just a note, I will be sharing a picture from your post if you are selected as the featured post, but I will link back to your post. I will ALWAYS give credit and link back. By linking up you are giving me permission to use your picture in the post. 

Here are my Throwback Thursday posts:

Here is this week's randomly selected
Featured Throwback Thursday:

Stacey Pardoe shared 

To participate, link up below. It would be great if you could visit several of the other posts that have linked up. Stop by, comment, and pin images so we can help each other.

No button currently, and there won't be one until I can figure it out seeing as Photobucket has changed things. Feel free to still share the picture in place of the button. Just link it to my Throwback Thursday Blog-Style permalink please.

Happy Throwback Thursday!

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Wordless Wednesday: January 17, 2018 (w/linky) : We've Had Some More Snow!

After the snow we had last week that was used to build Winter Wonder, we had some warmer weather which ended up killing our poor snow friend. However, the snow is back, with a vengeance.

Yep, that is me outside without a coat on. Hasn't been possible since that day.

I was going to eat breakfast this morning and go out to do some shoveling. Next thing I knew, Amelia was putting on her coat and boots and offering to do the shoveling.

Then Tabitha joined her.

Later that day they went out to play.

This shot is from our upstairs window.

The next two pictures were taken in the church parking lot. We loved how neat the snow/frost looked.

More snow today.

Tabitha van art.

Looking forward to seeing your Wordless (or not so wordless) Wednesday posts this week.

No button currently, and there won't be one until I can figure it out seeing as Photobucket has changed things. Feel free to still share the picture in place of the button on your Wordless Wednesday post or in a list of Wordless Wednesday linkies. Just link it to my Wordless Wednesday permalink please.

Littles Learning Link Up: Penguins Penguins All Around Round Up

Welcome to Littles Learning Link Up. Each month you will find:
  • A seasonal round-up (usually toward the beginning of the month)
  • Posts where I share what I have been up to with my preschoolers and/or early elementary children (including occasional highlight posts where I share how we used ideas that have been linked up here on Littles Learning Link Up).
Each week, I will host a link up, where you can share either what you have been up to recently, or old posts that may go with the theme.  Feel free to link up more than one post.

Each week I will continue to feature a couple of posts from those that have been linked up. 

I hope you will continue to share your wonderful posts, and I hope you will find something new to try with your child.

It would be great for everyone to stop by and visit the other linked-up posts as well. Check them out, leave some comments, pin those that interest you. Let's make this a real party and socialize with each other.

It's time for this month's Round Up

As cold as it is outside, I thought it would be the perfect time to share a round up featuring one of the critters that is famous for living in the extreme cold of Antarctica: Penguins. Last week at co-op we made some cute Paper Plate Penguins, which I will be sharing next week. However, in this round up you will find over 30 other penguin crafts, along with math activities, other learning activities, free printables, sensory play ideas, snack ideas, plus some miscellaneous penguin fun. So, cuddle up under a nice warm blanket and check out these frosty ideas. 

Penguins Penguins All Around Round Up

Penguin Crafts

Mosaic Penguin Crafts for Kids from Easy Crafts for Kids
Cardboard Tube Penguin Craft from Creative Family Fun

Cardboard Penguin Craft from Arty Crafty Kids
Peek-a-Boo Penguin Craft & Fun Penguin Facts from Preschool Powol Packets
Penguin Foot Print Cards from Learning and Exploring Through Play
Penguin Painting for Toddlers from Inspiration Laboratories

Milk Bottle Penguin Craft from The Inspiration Edit
Salt Dough Footprint Penguin from Messy Little Monster
Fingerprint Penguin Wood Slice Ornament from Messy Little Monster

DIY Penguin Pencil Holder from Red Ted Art
Rocking Paper Plate Penguin Craft from Easy Peasy and Fun
Paper Heart Penguin Craft from There's Just One Mommy
No-Sew Sock Penguin Craft from Easy Peasy and Fun

Rocking Paper Plate Penguins from The Pinterested Parent
Mixed Media Penguin Art from The Pinterested Parent
Giant Craft Stick Macaroni Penguins from Fireflies & Mud Pies
Fun Penguin Popper Craft for Kids from School Time Snippets

Super Cute Stuffed Paper Bag Penguin Craft from I Heart Crafty Things
Cupcake Liner Penguin Craft for Kids from I Heart Crafty Things
Pop Up Penguin Craft from Kids' Craft Room
Penguin Craft - Penguin Ornaments from Kids' Craft Room
Easy Origami Penguin Craft for Kids from Artsy Craftsy Mom

Shape Penguin in the Snow Craft from Tots and Me...Growing Up Together

Penguin Math Activities

Penguin Number Mats for 1-10 from Life Over C's
Penguin Math Game from Fantastic Fun and Learning
Penguin Place Value Number Game from Rainy Day Mum
Penguin Ice Flow Counting Game from Rainy Day Mum

Penguin Number Names Activity from Rainy Day Mum
Free: Penguins and Fish Counting from Preschool Activities Nook
Penguin Counting Math Game with Free Printable from Coffee Cups and Crayons

Penguin Educational Activities 
(Including some free printables)

FREE Penguin Life Cycle Worksheets from 123 Homeschool 4 Me
Penguin Science Experiment from Preschool Powol Packets

Free Penguin Learning Pack from 3 Dinosaurs
Penguins Playdough Mat from In All You Do
Penguin Notebooking Pages from In All You Do
Penguins Tot & PreK-K Pack from In All You Do

Penguins Emergent Readers from In All You Do
Penguins Mini Puzzle Unit from In All You Do
Penguins Writing Activities from In All You Do
Feed the Penguin Colour Game from Rainy Day Mum

Penguins Coloring Sheets from In All You Do
Penguin Lacing Cards from Living Live and Learning
The Conclusion of Our Pp Lessons (Penguin Lapbook) from Tots and Me...Growing Up Together
Penguin File Folder Learning Activities from Tots and Me...Growing Up Together

Penguin Sensory Fun

Penguin Sensory Play from Fantastic Fun and Learning
Penguin Felt Busy Box from Teach Me Mommy

Small World Penguin Play in the Sand Table from Rubber Boots and Elf Shoes
Model Magic Penguin from 3 Dinosaurs
Penguin Sensory Bin from The Chaos and the Clutter

Penguin Sorting Sensory Bin from Powerful Mothering
Tacky the Penguin Sensory Bin from Enchanted Homeschooling Mom
Oobleck Sensory Play from Messy Little Monster
Easy Penguin Sensory Bin from Living Life and Learning

Penguin Snacks

Penguin Snack from Fantastic Fun and Learning

Penguin Themed Food from Eats Amazing
Muffin Tin Monday: Penguin Fun from Tots and Me...Growing Up Together
Penguin Rice Krispies Treats from Tots and Me...Growing Up Together


Penguin Books for Kids from Fireflies & Mud Pies 

Antarctica Unit 2 with Free Printables from Every Star is Different
Antarctica: Learning About Penguins from Trillium Montessori
Penguins Galore! Plus . . . from Tots and Me...Growing Up Together

Do you have any fun Penguin Crafts, Activities, or Snack ideas? I would love for you to link them up below.

Now onto:

Littles Learning Link Up Features

On my last Littles Learning Link Up post, there were 16 wonderful posts linked up. I will be picking one randomly selected post to share, plus the top clicked on post.

Don't forget to stop by other posts that are linked up. See what catches your eye, stop by, pin the post to a relevant board, and perhaps leave a comment to let the author of the blog know you have been by for a visit. I know I appreciate others commenting and letting me know they have read my posts, so I am sure others do too.

This week's randomly selected post is:

This week's top clicked on post is:

Ashley from Forgetful Momma shared Arctic Animals - Science Experiment.

Join the Party!

I would love to have you join in this week! What sort of activities do you do with your young children? Do you have some favorite activities you would like to share? I invite you to link up below. I will be pinning posts on my Toddler Ideas or other relevant board, and I would love to feature some of the activities each week from what is linked up.

Please know I may share a picture from your post and link back to it, along with sharing how we used your idea in our school time, if applicable. By linking up you are giving me permission to use a picture from your post. I will ALWAYS give credit and link back. Additionally, if you choose to try out any of the ideas with your child, please make sure you give credit where credit is due.

Linky will be open through Sunday night, to give me time to check out all the posts and get the Features organized. Please take the time to visit some of the other wonderful posts linked up.

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