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Gift Guide For Kids

Gift Guide For Kids

I have seen many parents asking about what to get their kids this year. Izzy and I pulled together some favorites for you guys to check out. Most of these are marked down in price right now! I also categorized the gifts for you guys. 

Pumpkin Pie Fractions

Pumpkin Pie Fractions

Teaching Izzy at home, is fun and also a bit challenging at times. Like most kids, Izzy doesn’t always want to listen to her mom. This is why I’ve to get very creative with our lessons. I wanted to share our pumpkin pie fractions with 

Salt Dough Ornaments

Salt Dough Ornaments

I had made salt dough ornaments in school as a kid, but I had never made them with Izzy. So on one rainy day, we decided to make some. They are so easy to make and we had such a blast! I think we are going to make some more soon.

How can I make this educational?

Measuring (math & cognitive development): While measuring discuss how two of the 1/2 cups will fill 1 cup. Ask your child, “If I have 1 thing and break it in half, how many pieces do I have?” If they need a visual, find something you can demonstrate that 1 thing broken in half equals 2 pieces. And those two pieces go back together to make that 1 piece. Now back to the measuring. Fill the 1/2 cup and have your child pour it into the cup. Now have them pour another 1/2 cup into the cup. This way they are being exposed to measurement & seeing how those two 1/2 cups will fill the 1 cup. Cutting Shapes (math & fine motor): Talk about the shapes of your cookie cutters as you cut out the ornaments. Allow your child to help with the cookies cutters & help pull the extra dough from around the cut out shape.

Ingredients

4 cups of flour

1 cup table salt

1 1/2 cups warm water

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In a large mixing bowl add the flour and salt & stir together. Slowly add the warm water. Start mixing and kneading with hands for roughly 5 minutes. Now take half of the mixture and place on a silicone baking mat. Cover with a piece of parchment paper and roll out. If you don’t have a silicone baking mat, you can use a piece of parchment paper in it’s place.

Now is the fun part. Use cups, cookie cutters, forks and more to cut out and create your ornaments. Be sure to make a whole for the ornament string prior to baking. You can use a straw, we used a chopstick.

Bake on 300°F for 30 mins to an hour or until hard. Let cool, then decorate! We painted with acrylic paint, added glitter and glazed with mod podge.

Lastly, snip pieces of green wire and create a hook for your ornaments.

 

Have a blast with these guys!

XO Eryka

 

 

 

Halloween at Home Ideas

Halloween at Home Ideas

This year, for our sanity and our children’s, we won’t be trick or treating. Instead, we will be having a halloween bash for the cousins. I wanted to share some ideas with you all. Halloween Bag Decorating I went to Walmart and found these fabric 

Creating a Learning Space for Homeschool or as a Homework Station

Creating a Learning Space for Homeschool or as a Homework Station

Our home may not be massive, but that didn’t stop me from making a space for Izzy downstairs. Our downstairs area has a kitchen and living room space. I wanted Izzy to have a play space & work space for school on the main floor, 

Fall Themed Learning Lessons & Activities

Fall Themed Learning Lessons & Activities

In this post I wanted to combine some older and newer lessons that allow you to work on multiple subject areas with your kids. We like to make learning fun! It really keeps your child so much more engaged when they are being active and having fun!

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Apple Investigation Activity

This activity takes you and your child step by step through investigating an apple. It allows for as much or as little support as you want to give & I’m sharing how to do this activity with multiple ages.

Educational Subject Areas Met In This Activity : Science, Art, Literacy (Reading & Writing) & Math

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Apple Painting

Art time is typically always a bit more than just art. In this activity your child is leaning about the inside of an apple, discussing shapes, missing colors, learning new vocabulary, counting and more.

Educational Subject Areas Met In This Activity : Science, Art, Literacy (Reading & Writing) & Math

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Fall Scavenger Hunts

We are scavenger hunt obsessed. When in doubt, print out a scavenger hunt, laminate it and use it over and over again! This is a great way to get outside, explore and learn while also getting little bodies active and tiered for bedtime.

Educational Subject Areas Met In This Activity : Science, Literacy (Reading & Writing) & Math

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Pumpkin Exploration Activities

These lessons involve opening up a pumpkin and investigating what’s inside. I also added a printable worksheet to go along with the investigation, so they can take data like a scientist.

Educational Subject Areas Met In This Activity : Science, Literacy (Reading & Writing), Art & Math

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Solar Print Art Activity

In this activity your child will explore the world around them. They will create art with the help of the sun.

Educational Subject Areas Met In This Activity : Science, Art, Math, Science & Literacy

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Fall Themed Science Printables

We have been enjoying these printables from a small shop on Etsy.

Fall Themed Math Printables

We have been enjoying these printables from a small shop on Etsy.

Fall Themed Literacy Printables

We have been enjoying these printables from a small shop on Etsy.

XO Eryka

Fall Solar Print Art Activity

Fall Solar Print Art Activity

Izzy and I had such a blast this summer making solar art. So naturally I brought it back for the fall. For this activity you will need to purchase solar print paper & I linked some below for you. I also linked some fun craft 

Apple Investigation Activities

Apple Investigation Activities

With apple season upon us, I figured this would be the perfect time to create a printable Apple Investigation PDF for you all to use. No matter the age of your child this is a great guide. With these activities your child will be working 

The Softest Buffalo Plaid Mommy & Me Tops

The Softest Buffalo Plaid Mommy & Me Tops

What I love most about these tops is not the fact that they are such a great price, but that they are so freaking soft! They also wash and dry with all the other laundry & havent shrunk or become misshapen. I have found many plaid tops to be stiff & uncomfortable. These are not, we both find them easy to move around in. They are the perfect transition into cooler weather tops! I think we will be wearing them all fall & winter as well!

As for the hats, we have been loving this shop for years. She has soooo many color options and customizing options. Click below to check out some I linked for you.

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Happy shopping & twinning!

XO Eryka

Scavenger Hunts

Scavenger Hunts

We love scavenger hunts. They are great for all ages & you can incorporate so much learning while exploring! We enjoy printing out our scavenger hunts & laminating them so we can use them over and over. I’ve linked some lamination paper we enjoy using