Tag Archives: Holidays

Holiday Goody Bags for Toddlers

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At work, we usually do a secret Santa gift exchange the week before Christmas. Sometimes we give to a family in need and fill a box with gifts. Some of our teachers make up bags for the children and some of them don’t. This year, I wanted to do something a little different. Right now, I don’t have a class… Read more »

Gift Giving Sensory Tub

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This week, I decided to make up a festive sensory tub for Rosebud. I’m calling it the gift giving sensory tub. What’s in the tub? Wrapping paper, Small boxes, Ribbon, Bows, Tissue paper, Bells, Snowman rings, Sparkly pompoms, A bulb shaped ornament that opens, A gift bag A small stocking. Today was the first time Rosebud got to play with… Read more »

Five Interactive Winter Books for Toddlers

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As I’ve written about before, Rosebud and I love to read. I often buy her new books based on the season and or if there’s a holiday coming up. For the spring, I get out her books about birds, plants and baby animals. In the fall, we read books about pumpkins, leaves and of course Halloween. The winter is no… Read more »

15Things I’m Thankful For

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I wanted to do a gratitude series of posts in November, but this month seems to be running away from me. It’s already half over. To get into the spirit of Thanksgiving, here’s a list of some of the things I am grateful for. Not just for this season, but all year. 1. This blog I’ve found another creative outlet… Read more »

Salt Dough Keepsakes

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I wanted to come up with an inexpensive and creative gift for my mother’s birthday. I also wanted Rosebud to be involved in making it so I decided to see what we could create with salt dough. Ingredients: 1 cup salt, 2 cups all purpose flour, 1 cup warm water, A pinch of cinnamon, (Optional) Food coloring or powder paint…. Read more »

Do the Right Thing: A Reminder for Halloween or Any Time

Hallloween is approaching and many of us will be interacting with our neighbors, so I’m updating this story from last year to remind us to be compassionate and kind. We can’t assume everyting about everyone, nor can we know what goes on in everyone’s lives. However, we can all do our best to make Halloween night a positive experience for… Read more »

Five Fun Halloween Books for Toddlers

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In the beginning of September, I brought out all Rosebud’s fall and Halloween themed books. She has been wanting to read them every night, so I thought I’d share the ones she really enjoys. 1. Five Little Pumpkins. I’ve had this book since her first Halloween and she loves it. It’s a simple rhyme about pumpkins. They have finger plays… Read more »

10 Stocking Stuffers for Toddlers

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This is the second entry in my stocking stuffer series. If you missed it, here’s my list of Stocking Stuffers for Babies. Click here for Stocking Stuffers for Preschoolers. Today, I’ll focus on toddlers. Between one and three years of age, children become interested in a wider variety of activities and generally they put things in their mouths much less,… Read more »

10 Stocking Stuffers for Babies

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I know it’s early to start thinking about Christmas, but it’ll be here before you know it. Filling a stocking can be challenging because you need items that are small, useful and thoughtful. Who wants to get a bunch of junk in their stocking? Although finding stocking stuffers can feel like a scavenger hunt, I love it when I find… Read more »