There is something charming and childlike about counting down the days till Christmas, or as we celebrate in our home, Winter Solstice. I grew up with many fond memories of the traditions surrounding the holidays. The anticipation of the holiday was marked with a paper advent […]
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My boys are interested in everything dinosaur, so it came as no surprise when they wanted to be dinosaurs for halloween. For my kids, the most distinguishing feature of the costume was the head piece and the tail. Everything else was extraneous. They had some […]
My kiddos love having a fire, and that occasional treat: roasting marshmallows. Everything about a campfire appeals to them: the outdoors, the mystery of the fire, experimenting to see what burns, telling stories, singing songs, and roasting marshmallows. How fun it has been for them […]
Inside each fish is a medium sized washer and a little bit of polyfil, so they are not totally flat fish. (Check to make sure your washers are magnetic, some are not). The fish’s eyes are beads, a request from my youngest. He tells me I sew “sad” eyes when I just use thread, so the beads make the fish eyes more bug-eyed and realistic I suppose.
When my kids aren’t pretending to be animals, they are often playing with toy versions of their favorite animals. Dinosaurs and snakes are at the top of the list for my kids. The pretend play that arises from this kind of inspiration is incredibly imaginative. […]