Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Littles Learning Link Up: March 7, 2017 - Personalized Foot Books

 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?

On Saturday before last week we had our meal for Norway. We made Rice Pudding as our Kids and a Mom in the Kitchen time, and I made Norwegian Meatballs, Boiled Potatoes, and Peas for our dinner.
Then, we had a short week last week. Not that it was planned. We had school on Monday and Tuesday, but I had some sick kiddos during this time. We "flew" from Norway to France on Tuesday, and started learning a bit about France. Then the girls went to co-op on Wednesday while I stayed home with sick Harold. Thursday and Friday ended up being unplanned field trip days. We got to go visit the new granddaughter! My oldest son and his wife just had their first child. Baby Annika was born on Thursday, and I got to go up to see her while a friend watched the children while daddy slept (he worked the night before and had to work that night as well). Then on Friday we all went up. She is such a cutie. Gonna share one picture here. If you would like to see more, I will be sharing a bunch of pictures on tonight's Wordless Wednesday post.

As I mentioned, I didn't get to go to co-op last week. However, I had my craft planned and sent it along with the girls for my friend to do with the children. This craft was meant to go with Dr. Seuss's book The Foot Book in celebration of Dr. Seuss's birthday last week.

The only pictures I have are of Hannah's sample. (The older girls like to take turns helping me get the sample ready.)

For this craft you will need:
blue, yellow, and black construction paper
white card stock
red and black crayons
glue sticks

This was a very simple craft. I prepared the book by taping a piece of blue construction paper to the black paper. Then I traced one each of Hannah's left and right foot.The left foot was glued low on the blue paper (low foot), and the right foot was glued high on the black paper (high foot). A sun was added to the blue side for morning (feet in the morning) and a moon was added to the black side for night (feet at night). I made straight red lines on one foot, and wavy black lines on the other. While there is a line in the book about red feet and black feet, there are no wavy or straight feet. This was just a way to get another opposite in there. Children could just color the one red and the other black. 

Let's take a look at that review schedule:

Hannah is still using (and loving) her Language Arts Curriculum from Eclectic Foundations. That review will be posting this week. We also received two new Circle C Stepping Stones books written by Susan K. Marlow. Tabitha and Amelia are reading these books, and the review will be posted next week. I just received Color My Conversation from Northern Speech Services. Color My Conversation is "a dynamic, multi-sensory social skills program developed by a Speech-Language Pathologist to teach the skills of face-to- face conversations." That review will be posting in the second week of April.

Some things I would like to share with you:

St. Patrick's Day is right around the corner. Here was a fun St. Patrick's Day Sensory Bin I made for the children a few years ago.

Here is a post where we focused on colors and rainbows in preparation for St. Patrick's Day.

Resurrection Day isn't until next month, but it is never too soon to be preparing for such an important holiday. Last year I shared the Focusing On Jesus Resurrection Day Round Up.

Next week I will be sharing my Literature and Craft Round Up for March. This post will be focusing on Gardens and Flowers. If you have any posts you would like shared in this round up, please leave a comment with the link to the post or contact me via my contact info on my About Me page. These posts may be "favorite garden book" compilation posts, "favorite flower book" compilation posts, or garden or flower craft/activity/snack posts that focus on a specific book. Please make sure that your post includes a book or books. 

I am trying to line up guest posts for 2017. 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 11 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:

Nancy from Mimi and the Grands shared Insects, Inches, and the Letter I.

And here are this week's top clicked on posts.

Jennifer from The Jenny Evolution shared Top Toddler Books of the Year.

Megan from NEPA MOM shared St. Patrick's Day Activity Sheets.

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. Love the picture of you with your new granddaughter! So precious! (& congratulations!)


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