Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Littles Learning Link Up: January 12, 2016- Designing American Flags

 Each month you will find:
  • A seasonal round-up (toward the beginning of the month)
  • A guest post featuring crafts, activities, tips, snack ideas or other early childhood topics. (toward the end 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(ren).

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.

What have we been up to?

We are getting back into the swing of things. School has started back up for us. However, I have been focusing more on our activities that go with our My Father's World Adventures curriculum, so I haven't been spending as much time on crafts for the younger children. Last week all of the children did design their own American flag. We learned that when our country first won it's freedom, the flag that was used had 13 stars on a blue background, and 13 red and white stripes. However, there was no "set" way these needed to be arranged at first. I thought the children would have fun designing their own flag, which they did. Then they designed a flag of their very own.

First they designed them, making sure to have 13 stars and 13 stripes.

Harold sort of did his own thing.

Then they designed their own flags for their different clubs.

So, how is winter in your neck of the woods? It has been very cold here, and we haven't seen that much snow yet. Though it does look like it is coming. Last week I shared my "Chock-Full of Snowman Fun" Round Up. If you are looking for some fun craft or activity ideas, I invite you to stop by and check it out. There are also some cute snack ideas and free printables.

I am lining up my guest posts for the new year. If you would be interested writing a guest post for Littles Learning Link Up one of these months, please leave a comment or contact me via my contact info on my About Me page. I will need to have your email address so I can contact you. I am looking for posts that have to do with young children: crafts, activities, foods/snacks, tips, or other ideas. I am open to suggestions.

Now onto:
Littles Learning Link Up Features

On my last Littles Learning Link Up post, there were 21 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: 

Trillium Montessori shared A Year of Early Language Shelves.

Here are the top clicked-on posts:

Tiny Tots Adventures shared Color Sorting: Activities for Toddlers.

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 one of my relevant boards, 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. 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 Monday 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.



  1. This looks like an awesome and fun lesson! Thanks for sharing and for hosting! Hope you have a wonderful week :)

  2. I found you from Twitter (first day that social media). Linking up for the first time. Looking forward to participating again soon. @InOurPond


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