Creating the Night Sky

We have started another devotional Bible with the girls.  It is called The Princess in Me Story Book Bible by Sheila Walsh.  We love it!   After reading the stories of creation we decided to create our own night sky.  We got some yellow construction paper and she taped different sized stars and circles to her paper.


Then we mixed purple and blue paint and added glitter.  She covered the entire paper including the stars and circles with paint.


When she was finished we took the stars off.  Ashlyn wanted to add a moon so we cut out a circle from wax paper.  She crumpled it up and smoothed it back out to make it look like the craters on the moon.  She glued it to her night sky.  I forgot to take a picture of it with the moon on it though.


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4th of July- A Little Early

I know June has just begun but I am scheduled to have a baby June 25th and know that I won’t be doing any crafts on the 4th so I decided to post a couple I did last year with the girls for your benefit.

I read them a cute story today called Hats Off for the Fourth of July by Harriet Ziefert.


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Mother’s Day!

Here are a couple cute gifts my 3 year old made for me today for Mother’s Day.  If you can’t read the card it says:

My mom has brown hair and brown eyes.

She is 4 tall and weighs 4 pounds. (my favorite part, especially because I am 8 months prego.)

She is 33 years old.

My mom is special because she can help me.

I make my mom smile by hugging her.



These frames were $1.00 at Michael’s.  All the 3’s classes did them for the moms.  I had my class use only the flowered jewels and hold a sign in their pictures that said I love you.  They all turned out so cute!


Parts of the Flower

My 3’s and 4’s loved doing this project and did a great job.  It teaches the parts of the plant or flower and it was a great following directions activity.  Here is what we did:

1.  We read a few books about flowers and plants.  My favorite was called Grow Flower Grow.  It’s about a little girl who tries to get her flower to grow by feeding it food such as pizza and spaghetti.  She gets frustrated because it won’t grow so she throws it outside.  It finally starts to grow.  This lead to a great discussion about what they actually need to grow and how they get their food.

2. Then I gave them brown yarn, a straw, a small cupcake liner, and two leaves. They colored soil at the bottom of their paper and then glued the yarn down as roots.  Then they had to glue the straw, leaves, and the liner down.   As they were working we talked about why the plant needed each of those things.



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Collage Flowers

Part of Ashlyn’s homework this weekend was to create a collage picture using magazines.  We went through tons of magazines so she could find the “perfect” patterns and cut them.   Then she arranged everything on her paper how she wanted it.  The only thing I did was cut the petals.  It turned out so cute.  She even had the idea to add a butterfly!