Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Toddler Ideas Tuesday: April 29nd, 2014

Welcome back to Toddler Idea Tuesdays! Have you been busy with your young children?

We just finished a unit on Planes, Trains and Automobiles for Poppins Book Nook. Our focus was on planes. I decided to bring out some related Montessori type, fine-motor activities for Hannah and Harold.

So, bring on the clouds...

Spooning "Clouds"

Size Order "Clouds" with Counting

"Cloud" Counting

Now onto:

Toddler Idea Tuesday Features

1- Jennifer from Reviews, Chews and How-tos shared Devishly Good Eggs. 

2- Jennifer also shared her craft tutorial for Easter/Springtime Candy Holders made out of toilet paper tubes.

3- Jennifer from Hint Mama shared how to turn "Mommy Getting Ready Time" into an activity.

What sort of activities do you do with your toddler? 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 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 toddler 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 toddler, please make sure you give credit where credit is due.


Wordless Wednesday: April 30, 2014 (w/linky)- Little Lost Ladybug

This is the sign my daughter made when she couldn't find the ladybug she was playing with.

It says:
My Ladybug
I had it when I was resting
Blongs to: Tabitha Waide
Please keep an eye out for her. her name is Lucy

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


Monday, April 28, 2014

Tuesday's Giveaway Link Up- April 29, 2014

Tots and Me
Welcome to Tuesday's Giveaway Link Up with your hosts Karen @ Tots and Me and Emily @ Emily Reviews

So glad you could join us as we share our giveaways on  Tuesday's Giveaway Link Ups. 

Our co-hosts this week are Ashley from Forgetful Momma and Mellissa from Something Like Life.

This link up will be posted Monday at 7 PM est. and run all week long! Make sure you stop in as often as you can to list your latest giveaways.

Here is how to use the Giveaway Link Up

1. Post your reviews and/or giveaways, as many as you have, be sure to add the end date (family friendly please)

2. Help spread the word about the giveaway link up by grabbing our button, Tweeting or posting on Facebook. (Not mandatory- but it helps get more exposure to your giveaways as well!)

3. Take a moment to enter any giveaway that strikes an interest to you!

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Featured Giveaway

(Scroll to the bottom of the post for the giveaway)

Natural Vitality Kids Calm & Natural Calm Supplements Ends 5/6

Baby Fanatic Baby Gift Set with MLB Team of Choice (bottle, pacifier & bib) Ends 4/30

Thank you for linking up with Karen @ Tots and Me & Emily @ Emily Reviews along with Ashley from Forgetful Momma and Mellissa from Something Like Life.

Airplane Fun with Poppins Book Nook

Welcome to the April edition of Poppins Book Nook! 

This month's theme was: Planes, Trains, and Automobiles!  

Our main book is Airplane Flight! A Lift-the-Flap Adventure by Susanna Leonard Hill. 

This is a cute board book told in rhyming verse, geared toward the younger children, though Tabitha and Amelia enjoyed it as well. It tells the story of a little plane being piloted by Captain Bright and Co-piloted by Copilot Snow. On each page there are at least two flaps that open to help tell the story from getting ready for take off, to ascending into the air, to flying around a storm and landing on the runway.

Now, before we started on our projects for the book, we focused a bit on transportation in general. The children all made Transportation posters.

I made the background out of construction paper, onto which they glued cotton ball clouds. I also printed out pictures of various modes of transportation.

The older girls cut out their own pictures, though I helped Hannah and did it all for Harold.

They sorted the pictures into three piles: Land, Water and Sky. Then they glued them on. 

The girls also drew roads and train tracks onto their land. I drew one for Harold too.

Transportation Posters:

I also gave them a Planes, Trains, and Automobiles Muffin Tin last Monday.

Then we made our Shape Airplanes

We talked about the shapes, sorted and counted them. We also talked about different parts of the airplane. The older girls had a handwriting paper labeling the parts of the airplane that I found online. 

They had a blast flying around the living room.

We practiced ascending and descending.

Yes, they flew around some more.

I am trying to bring some Montessori-type activities back into our learning time. For this theme I brought out our Cloud Counting,

Cloud Spooning,

and Cloud Size Sequencing with counting.

Some other books we read this month:

The Little Airplane by Lois Lenski
My First Airplane Ride by Patricia Hubbell

Come and check out what the other Poppins Book Nook co-hosts have been up to this month. Then don't forget to link up your own posts! Lastly, enter the giveaway below for a Fort Magic Kit.

Enchanted Homeschooling Mom ~ 3 Dinosaurs ~ To the Moon and Back ~ Planet Smarty Pants ~ Farm Fresh Adventures ~ Growing in God's Grace ~ Chestnut Grove Academy ~ Learning and Growing the Piwi Way ~ The Usual Mayhem~ Preschool Powol Packets ~ Monsters Ed Homeschool Academy ~ Adventures in Mommydom ~ Teach Beside Me ~ Life with Moore Babies ~ Kathy's Cluttered Mind ~ Are We There Yet? ~ Our Crafts N Things ~ Hopkins Homeschool ~ ABC Creative Learning ~ Joy Focused Learning ~ P is for Preschooler ~ Laugh and Learn ~ A Mommy's Adventures ~ Inspiring 2 New Hampshire Children ~ World for LearningEver After in the Woods ~ Golden Grasses ~ Our Simple Kinda Life ~ A glimpse of our life ~ Journey to Excellence ~ Happy Little Homemaker ~ Little Homeschool Blessings ~ Simplicity Breeds Happiness ~ Raventhreads ~ Water on the Floor ~ Learning Fundamentals ~ Tots and Me ~ As We Walk Along The Road ~ Stir the Wonder ~ For This Season ~ Where Imagination Grows ~ Lextin Academy ~ The Canadian Homeschooler ~ School Time Snippets ~ Peakle Pie ~ Mom's Heart ~ A Moment in our World ~ Every Bed of Roses ~ Finchnwren ~ At Home Where Life Happens ~ Suncoast Momma ~ The Library Adventure ~ Embracing Destiny ~ Day by Day in our World ~ Our Homeschool Studio ~ A "Peace" of Mind ~ Thou Shall Not Whine ~ SAHM I am ~ eLeMeNo-P Kids ~ Simple Living Mama

Poppins Book Nook Giveaway! Every month the Poppins Book Nook group will be offering readers a chance to win a brand new storybook or product that ties in with our theme for the month. This month one lucky entrant will win a Fort Magic Kit!  With Fort Magic you can bring all of the planes, trains, automobiles, and anything else your child can think of from your storybooks to life to interact with, play with, and make reading fun. The possibilities are only limited by your child’s imagination. Jump into a world of books today with Fort Magic! You can read a review of Fort Magic HERE.

The winner must reside within the United States. This giveaway is brought to you by the company Enchanted Homeschooling Mom who is owner and founder of the Poppins Book Nook, in partnership with the Fort Magic. By entering this giveaway you are also acknowledging that you have read and agree to all of the Rafflecopter terms & conditions as well as Enchanted Homeschooling Mom's disclosures found here {http://enchantedhomeschoolingmom.org/disclosures/}.  Just enter the Rafflecopter below to win:

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Clip Art by Melon Headz

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Sunday Photo Round-Up: April 27, 2014

Time for some Scavenger Hunt Sunday! I realize I have completely slacked on this for the last month. I was taking pictures, just never got time to post them.

Bubbles, Jump, Pajamas, Blur, Chalk


I think there have to be some bubbles down there at the bottom of the waterfall. 


We had some fun at the park today.


All ready for bed in his pajamas and new crib at the hotel we stayed at when we went to the Creation Museum earlier this month.


Running around, flying her Shape Airplane, she was quite the blur.

We have tons of chalk that we use for school time and outside. 


I completely failed on the photo-a-day challenge this month. Plan on trying again in May.
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