Friday, March 28, 2014

"Build" a Lego & Lego Friends Party!

Kids' birthday parties are great fun, and this combination Lego and Lego Friends Party for 2 of my grandkids was a definite winner! View my photos and easy-to-follow directions to "construct" your own party - complete with Chocolate Legos, Lego Cookies, Lego Cupcakes, Lego sign, and Lego Pinata!

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Strawberry Shortcake "Punch Bowl" Recipe

Strawberry "Punch Bowl" Shortcake is a family favorite, and it so quick and easy to make with a purchased Angel Food Cake. It looks beautiful in a clear bowl and is great to serve at family get-togethers  and social gatherings. Easy to follow directions and photos are included.

Friday, March 21, 2014

Bite-Size Nachos

Bite-size Nachos are the perfect snack for kids of all ages - quick, easy, nutritious, and delicious! Kids love to help make them, and they are great for after-school snacks and parties. My grandkids love these, and Noah said, "Mamaw, put this on your Blog!" I let him give them a name, and here's our recipe!

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Cereal Box House Learning Center

A Cereal Box House??? It can be done using these easy-to-follow directions, photos, and diagrams!!  This Cereal Box House recycling project was constructed in my first grade classroom, and it definitely created a lot of excitement and interest in the whole school! It can be used as a learning center in Reading and other subjects and will last for years. This house was even used in a play! It can fold for storage, making it very portable. Since this project requires about 100 cereal boxes, it is a great 100th Day of School Activity!

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Jello and Popsicles - Math Is Delicious!!

Math is delicious! When kids can "cook" and eat while doing Math, they really have fun while learning! These activities involve measurement, division, multiplication, addition, problem solving, and prediction/estimation along with some science skills. Both activities can  be done at home or at school by following these easy directions and photos. Enjoy!

Friday, March 7, 2014

You Might Be a Crafter If ...

Being a true crafter carries with it certain unique traits. See if you can identify with any of these characteristics.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Doctor! Help, Please!! My Dolly Needs Stitches!!

When a favorite doll or stuffed animal is torn and the stuffing is coming out, it can be very upsetting for a child. I have been an "unofficial toy doctor" over the years, and here are my photos and tips for stitching toys up almost as good as new!