Pumpkin carving is definitely not one of my favorite things, but it’s tradition so you have to do it! This year we had a few friends over for a pumpkin carving contest so there was some added pressure. I found a few templates that I thought we could actually do, and then let Olivia choose. … Continue reading Pumpkin Carving
Kids love to search for hidden treasures, so today we went on a hunt for letters. I took all of Olivia’s magnetic letters, and hid them in a gallon sized zip lock bag of Rice Krispees. Olivia hates to get messy so the Rice Krispees were perfect for her to be digging in, since they… Continue reading Krispee Letters
Olivia is really into expressions. She’ll often ask us to tell her what types of faces to make (scared, frustrated, surprised…), and her expressions are hysterical. After having her go through her repertoire of expressions, I gave her a felt pumpkin along with different eyes, noses, and mouths so that she could have fun creating… Continue reading Funny Faces
Fall sunshine is the best! The warm autumn days, and cool nights just seem so cozy to me. Today we made pumpkin suncatchers that made me feel like I was capturing the sunshine. Here are the materials that we used for this craft: – 2 pieces of clear contact paper (about 12 inches long) –… Continue reading Catching the Rays
Every morning when Olivia wakes up, she wants to know what exciting things we have planned for the day. (And tomorrow, and the next day, and the next). We have now begun using something that helps her to see our plans for the entire week. I started by printing out pictures (2” x 2 ½“)… Continue reading What Are We Doing Today?