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13 Oct

I love kids music and the benefits my kiddos get from listening to it. I try and create a playlist for everything. I download the music to my IPOD and play in in the car or at home. This weekend we traveled to many Halloween/fall activities and we listened to the Halloween playlist above as we traveled here and there. If you are interested in the song, you can download them at itunes. RELATED LINKS: Crafty Suzanne – If you are looking for a more adult Halloween playlist, try Crafty Suzanne  

12 Oct

You Need Siccors, orange paper, and story props.Download story props here. I printed the one’s above on magnetic paper so that my kids can play with them after we are done telling the story. Place the trees on a board or overhead to look like a forest. Begin telling story below.Once upon a time a very small witch was walking in the woods. (Place the witch in Forest) The cold wind was blowing the dry leaves all around her (Place the leaves graphics next to the witch). The little witch was frantically searching for a house for the winter. She could not find one. (Drop orange paper)Suddenly... 

12 Oct

I love scarecrows. Here is a scarecrow pattern and craft off the Teaching Heart Website. (2 buttons, hay, paper fasteners, 2 fabric pieces, and wiggle eyes) Have your kiddos make their own scarecrow. Isn’t he cute? I was looking all over for a scarecrow pattern that had movable arms and legs. I couldn’t find one I liked online or in resource books, so I drew my own and he turned out too cute. The kids color and cut him. They glue on two buttons, two pieces of scrap fabric, wiggle eyes, and hay. They attach the arms and legs with paper fasteners. Then they have their own scarecrow. You... 

12 Oct

Talk to Me Tuesday at Tip Junkie was all about how you decorate for the fall It was so fun looking through other homes. I got some ideas for next year. My favorite were: http://3beekmanplaceapartment.blogspot.com/2008/10/dear-martha-stewart.htmlShe shows you how to make a larger than life shadow witch… Note to self: try next year! http://mattandkatiebrendel.blogspot.com/2008/10/politically-correct.html This is funny & is great for this calendar year! http://blackeyedsue.blogspot.com/2008/10/favorite-season-favorite-holiday.html She has the wire pumpkin I should have gotten when... 

10 Oct

If you follow Weight Watchers and make these regular muffin size, they are 1.5 five points a piece. If you make mini muffins you can have four for 2 points… –set oven to 350 1 box of devils food cake 1 15 oz can of pumpkin 1/2 cup of water –mix together all ingredients and scoop into muffin cups. Sprinkle with pumpkin themed sprinkles and bake for 10 min. Moist and yummy! My kids love these!!!  

8 Oct

What do you give out on Halloween? This year I am giving out ring pops because I had a huge case left from my son’s birthday party that I never used. Here are some other ideas. Looking for a Halloween treat to give your trick or treaters? Buy the large Halloween popcorn cases at walmart and put one of these stickers on the popcorn… Try hot chocolate and attach this poem… More ideas:Low Carb Ideas – http://www.wilstar.com/lowcarb/trick-or-treat.htm Top 5 Halloween candy alternatives – http://hubpages.com/hub/Halloween-Candy-Alternatives  

8 Oct

I have heard of a Diaper Cake (my friend Mara makes awesome diaper cakes). You can see how to make one here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-bKwE9POjnE Have you heard of a candy cake??? Isn’t this so cute? My friend Nancy made this for her mom for her birthday. Thought I would share it! Thanks Nancy! Here is one for Christmas:http://www.wrapcandy.com/candy_cake.php  

6 Oct
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You have probably read, There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed A Fly to your kiddos. If you enjoyed that book, you will love this one and so will your kids. I created ideas to go along with There Was a Cold Lady Who Swallowed some Snow and thought I would do the same for There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed a Bat. Below you will find some of my ideas of how to use this in your classroom (Prek-2). You will also find many free printables I created to match this fun story. To order this book from Amazon, click here! Here you will find story pieces to match this book!                 Go to http://www.teachingheart.net/oldladybat.html... 

1 Oct

I am thinking of ideas for Thanksgiving since it will be at my home this year. I am surely going to do these napkin rings I saw in the Family Fun Magazine. They are sooooo cute!!! I can’t wait. Family Fun does not have a printable pattern for the vests or the hats. For the female hat I may just use a white circle… I will probably create a printable pattern and of course share it when it is done. Here is the link to the idea and directions on Family Fun! http://jas.familyfun.go.com/crafts?page=CraftDisplay&craftid=11872  

1 Oct

Boo a friend or a neighbor… Our neighborhood always plays Boo Your Neighbor over the month of October! You drop this note (http://www.teachingheart.net/booednote.pdf ) off at a neighbors with a treat. When I say drop off, I mean put it by their door, ring the doorbell and run. My kids usually do the ringing and running. Other Links About this fun October game: http://www.myfolsom.com/boo/ – Boo Grams http://heatherjslife.blogspot.com/2007/10/go-boo-your-neighbors.html – Go boo your neighbors.  

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