Finding fun and educational toys for preschool age kids to do in the car, at church or at home can be a challenge. I found a fun idea for a number wheel and thought I would give it a whirl!
This number wheel will help your preschooler recognize numbers, count, match and practice fine motor skills. What you need is:
a copy of a pie chart divided into 10 with dots representing numbers, printed on card stock (one can be found at the bottom of this post)
Laminator (this is optional, but will really help your number wheel last much longer)
10 clothes pins
A fine tip permanent marker
After you print, cut out and laminate your number wheel you need to number your clothes pins. I chose to put both the number and dots on one side and just the number on the other.
The whole thing fits nicely in a quart size ziploc bag.
Summer is almost upon us! Our last day of school is Thursday. We have loads of trips and activities already planned, but the day to day that we’re home I wanted something fun for the kids to look forward to. I came across this idea on Pinterest and was taken to one of my favorite blogs: Somewhat Simple. The idea was originally posted back in June of 2010 when she was featuring some summer boredom ideas. I wanted to rework it a little bit. I think it’s perfect for my kids!
Each weekday there is a different theme that allows you & your kids to plan the week ahead. My kids like to know what’s coming. I wanted to be able to write it down for them (and me!) to see what we had planned. So I made it into vinyl and added the words off to the right.
I put it on the top of my fridge and now I can simply use a dry erase marker and write down our weeks activities!
When the summer is done I will take down the words (make something Monday, etc) and use it as my meal calender!
For those interested in a paper copy I have a down-loadable version as well. This is my first time doing this, so be kind. It would be simple to print and write in each week, or laminate and reuse!
I am constantly printing and reprinting the same recipes off my computer and I finally was tired of doing it! This was my solution-Magnetic recipes cards!!
I used Powerpoint to make my recipe cards. They’re very simple, yet just enough to be decorative!
After they were printed, I cut each recipe out and glued it onto a piece of scrapbook paper slight larger than the largest recipe.
Here they are all lined up ready to go!
Next I used a dab a glue on the back and put a small magnet (from here) in each corner. I made sure that all of the magnets lined up and were in the same position.
Then each card got laminated!
After trimming off the excess they were ready to go. They will be stored on the side of my refrigerator all in a nice stack.
When I want to use a recipe it will fit perfectly on my stove:
I love that they can be wiped off when there are spills and they all stay together in one place!
Here are some links to some of my favorite recipes that I like to have on hand:
Looking for a way to get more out of General Conference?
I wanted a little something for Bud to follow to help him maybe get a little more out of conference. I found a few conference packets on Sugardoodle.net at the conference page. But I found one that was my favorite here: General Conference Activity Cards. After printing it out I decided that I’m going to print one for N8 and I as well. It has a place to put the choir info, a word search, a page for each apostle, color the ties page and your testimony(16 printed pages that you cut in half). Hopefully this will help us all get a little more from conference this year!
While I was searching on Sugardoodle I also found 2 other “quiet” type books to make. The first is an article of faith book. Each article of faith has a image to help you remember the basics of that particular article of faith. Then on the back it has the entire article of faith. I laminated them and put a colored piece of card stock to make them more colorful. Benjamin at one point in time could say all of his articles of faith and can still do them with a little bit of help, but it’s great practice.
The other is the 1st Presidency and Quorum of the 12′s pictures then on the back a little info like: birthday, mission, marriage and interesting facts. I though this would be great for the kids to be more familiar with their faces and learn a little more about their lives. These I also laminated (I love my laminator!) and put some colored card stock with them as well. You can find it here.