Monday, February 15, 2010

Count the days till Easter

Use an egg carton to build anticipation for the bunny's visit. On each of the 12 days before the holiday, let child tear open one cup's cover to find a small surprise hiding inside. Cut off a cartons top and side flaps, trim the center dividers so that they're level with the ouside edge. Lay the carton face down on a piece of tissue paper. Trace it, then cut along the traced line. Turn the carton right side up again and place a treat, trinket, or a fun note in each cup. Apply glue around each cup and all around the edges. Lay the cut tiddue paper piece over the glue and press it to secure. For extra wow factor cut circles from tissue paper in contrasting colors and affix one circle over each cup with a glue stick.

Got idea from Family Fun, March 2010

Grow a Grassapillar

I would like to do this in the spring:

Mix 3/4 cup potting soil and 2 Tb. of grass seed in a bowl. Add water to moisten the mixture, then set it aside. Cut away a three cup section of an egg carton, then trim the section along the longer edges so that your grassapillar will look the same from both sides. With a permanent marker draw a face on the end. Gently spoon the seed mixture into the cups. Set creation into a dish ina brightly lit spot and keep the soil moist. The grass should sprout in about a week.

Got idea from: Family Fun, March 2010

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Favorite Children's Books

From The Family Times - Osseo Area Schools - Winter 2010

Check these out of the library!

The Crooked Apple Tree
Llama, Llama Misses Mama
Lucy's Picture
Rainbow Fish
The Napping House
Jump, Frog, Jump!
All in One Place
Goodnight Gorilla
Go Away Big Green Monster
The Relatives Came
The Hello, Goodbye Window
Mouse Count, Mouse Paint
From Head to Toe
Brown Bear
The Very Hungry Caterpillar
The LIttle Mouse
The Red Ripe Strawberry
The Big Hungry Bear
Mr. Grumpy's Outing
Caps for Sale
Love You Forever
Even Firefighters Hug Their Moms
I Love You Stinky Face
Handa's Surprise
Busy Toes
The Kissing Hand
Goodnight Moon