These were a super easy DIY for a preschool graduation, but could be used for VPK, Kindergarten or any grade, for that matter.
I bought applesauce cups (not pouches), hot glued googly eyes and black construction paper on them. I added string for the tassel.
I believe all of these items can be purchased at the good ol’ Dollar Tree, so in total, they probably came out to $6 for 12 cups, or about 50 cents each.
I already had black paper and used a square hole punch I had, but could easily be cut free-hand.
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.
With Emma starting preschool, breakfast around here has been hectic.
I’m not used to leaving by 8:20!
I had picked up some mini blueberry muffins from Publix, but I went through two boxes of them in two weeks!
So, to Pinterest I went and found a few different recipes that I liked.
I wanted to use whole wheat flour.
I didn’t have any plain Greek yogurt to use.
So this is what ended up being my recipe:
After having family in town, a bachelorette party, our anniversary, a wedding and the Fourth ofJuly, I had indulged quite a bit over the last couple of months…
and was feeling bloated and just all-around yucky…
Enter the 3-Day Refresh.
I had done it once before (successfully)
And failed miserably the time I tried to do it with my husband (eek).
I just finished the cleanse and here are my results:
Didn’t think I’d give it right away, did ya? 😉
To get the results, here’s what I ate for 3 days:
I use this recipe as my afternoon snack most of the time.
They help whenever I’m feeling “hangry.”
1/3 cup natural peanut butter
3 tablespoons flax seeds, ground
1 scoop chocolate whey protein powder
The original recipe called for 3 tablespoons of dark chocolate chips as well, but I feel that, with the chocolate protein powder, it wasn’t necessary.
I scoop these out (about a tablespoon size) onto a piece of parchment paper-lined tupperware and refrigerate.
Then, enjoy one a day for about a week!
(P.S. This is a hubby-friendly snack too!)
It’s the end-of-the-year, which means graduations AND RECITALS. This is my girls’ second year of dancing and I have TWO dancing so these are some of my tips and tricks for surviving the dreaded recital.
#1- Do not, I repeat, do not volunteer to be a chaperone. A chaperone is an adult who stays behind-the-scenes of the recital, keeping the kids busy while ALL of the other dances happen on-stage until it’s their turn to go.
Good luck to the poor sap who has to entertain 10+ toddlers for 2+ hours.
May the odds be ever in your favor.