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8 Not Too Spooky Halloween Activities For Kids

6 Oct

While Halloween can be fun for most kids, usually older kids, it can be dreadful for this mother of 3 under the age of 5. My kids enjoy dressing up in character costumes and they enjoy seeing pumpkins everywhere, but they absolutely hate witches, skeletons, ghosts, etc. For this reason, Halloween is more of the […]

Halloween Word Search Printable

2 Oct

Halloween Word Search Printable

Time for a little printable fun for the kids. This spooky Halloween word search printable comes to you from Family Education and is perfect for grades 3-5.  You can save the image below, or click here: Halloween Word Search : for the pdf download including a second page with the answers!   I love Family Education […]

Printable Easter Activities

26 Mar

In some parts of the country, winter is still in full swing. In other parts, spring has begun. Here in Arizona it feels as though we’re on to summer already! Monsoons have already begun. What ever the weather, printable Easter activities for kids are a great way to spend a little quiet time in doors. […]

Lamb Lunch Sack Topper

22 Feb

Lamb Lunch Sack Topper

Keeping with the series of “The Divine Mission Of Jesus Christ”, this month’s message was about The Good Shepherd.  Jesus Christ, the Good Shepherd, taught: “What man of you, having an hundred sheep, if he lose one of them, doth not leave the ninety and nine in the wilderness, and go after that which is […]

Amore Bunting

18 Feb

Amore Bunting with Sketch Pen image

This post was first seen on Somewhat Simple. As a contributing writer for Somewhat Simple, I get to offer Small Fine Print readers the same deals and promotions. See end of post.I’m just going to go ahead and call this project my triple threat. It has cardstock, it has adhesive vinyl, and it has sketch […]

Baby Ornament Photo Shoot

20 Dec

Baby Ornament Photo Shoot

I’m walking through Jo Ann’s with my dad one day when we had this brilliant idea for Z-man’s Christmas photo shoot. Rather than stuffing a baby in a stocking or wrapping like a present, we wanted to make him an ornament! We quickly text my cousin Mallory over at Griffin Handspun to see if she […]

Straw For The Manger Christmas Story & Activity

19 Dec

Straw For The Manager- a Christmas tradition with story and activity

When my brother was in cub scouts (ding back the early 90’s), his troop made something that would become a family tradition. It was called Straw for the Manger, and it had a poem about creating a manger of straw by doing good deeds unnoticed. Every year we would put out the small wooden manger (empty) and […]

Beaded Icicle Ornament

12 Dec

Beaded Icicle Ornament tutorial- easy for the kids! Pipe Cleaners and Beads, twisted around a pencil to shape

My parents do a mini preschool with the daycare girl and my daughters a few times a week. This past week, my dad was in charge of the craft activity. They made the easiest Christmas tree ornament that the even my 18 month old enjoyed putting together. Once again, I turn the blog time over […]

Knitted Pumpkin Hat

7 Nov

Knitted Pumpkin Hat Photoprop

My cousin Mallory is a very talented lady when it comes to knitting, crochet, HANDSPUN yarn, etc. Last year for Halloween, she made my Roslyn’s Cabbage Patch Kid beanie… this year, my dad had her make a knitted Pumpkin Hat for a photoprop… pictures courtesy Griffin Family Photo– if you’re in the Phoenix area my […]

Paper Pumpkin Centerpiece

1 Nov

Paper Pumpkin Centerpiece

This year for my mom’s ward Halloween party, we decided to go big but simple. Giant paper pumpkin centerpieces stood on every table, and miniature sizes joined the food tables. This centerpiece was so easy and was such an eye catcher! What you’ll need per pumpkin: 1 poster board, cut into 2 3/4 inch strips2 green […]