We took a break from our Letters of the Week and did pumpkins for Halloween!
I made a pumpkin Play-Doh from iheartcraftythings which is still being played with!
I also made a sensory bin (these are really popular with my 3-year-old!) with black beans for 5 Little Pumpkins. I bought the pumpkin containers from Amazon.
This last week (and-a-half), we were working on our Letters of the Week when we were so rudely interrupted by Hurricane Irma.
We (obviously) started with the letter A.
I started making lists of everything I could think of that started with the letter A:
Then I turned to the handy dandy Pinterest for ideas on how to incorporate these into crafts, snacks and more.
I also dug out our Dr. Seuss’ ABCs book.
First, I borrowed our Alligator craft from my fellow homeschool momma, Erika (check out her blog at erikajohnsonblog.com)
I decided to work on uppercase letters with Addie (my 3.5-year-old) and lowercase with my almost 5-year-old, Emma.
So, for Emma, I had her do a lowercase “a” for apple. I laminated both letters and hung them on our wall as part of our alphabet border we will be making.
Birthdays are kind of a big deal for me.
So, this year, even though it’s not a milestone birthday, I threw myself (yep) a Rainbows & Unicorns pool party (my birthday is in the middle of summer).
First, I started a Pinterest board.
Unicorn door hanger, $3 Target Dollar Spot
aka Jelly beans
Unicorn Bathing Suits, Target
1) Finding Unicorn/ Rainbow food that’s not candy/ donuts/ cake/ sweets is REALLY HARD! Here’s what I came up with:
Unicorn Horn Pasta Salad
Crescent Dog Twists
Unicorn Popcorn (still had some candy drizzled on top)
Crescent Rolls with chicken salad
Unicorn Droppings (aka jelly beans)
Unicorn Farts were a huge hit with everyone at the party (cotton candy)
Unicorn Bacon was Airheads Rainbow Sour Belts
Rice Krispie Treats with Fruity Pebbles (LOVED this!)
“In an old house in Paris that was covered in vines, lived twelve little girls in two straight lines.”
For a while, I had been eyeing some cute Madeline dresses I had seen on Pinterest.
I happen to be lucky and have a very crafty grandma who can sew, and I asked her to make them for me.
She offered to help.
Oh grandma, you cruel, cruel woman.
So I reluctantly bought a pattern from Etsy and cut it out.
And there it sat for about two months.
Right before my grandma left to go back to Michigan (snowbirds. ugh), she had me over to her house and we busted out one of the dresses in a few hours.
Then, she left.
And I had the sew the next one. By. My. Self. *gasp*
With a little help from the hubby, we finished both dresses (we had to sew on buttons and make button holes) in about 2-3 days.
Then, I bought some hats from Amazon and added a little extra long black ribbon.
Let me just tell you: They. Were. Presh.
Don’t take my word for it. See for yourself:
Side note: these pictures were taken in Downtown Plant City. GREAT place for taking pictures!!!