As it was my beautiful little boy’s last day of kindy today…sniff, sniff. I was a little nostalgic. I found his favourite book (“Hairy Maclary from Donaldson’s Dairy” by Lynley Dodd) and asked his lovely teacher/s to write a little something about him inside the first page. I want to do this every year, with every teacher, principal, tutor, coach, instrument teacher etc until the end of his schooling years and present it to him on his graduation from high school. I will also do the same for my little girl. It will be my little secret – between me and you ; ) I hope he (and little Miss A) will be able to read all the lovely words written about them and truly understand what special people they are!
Here’s another edition to our Chalk addiction! The kids thought it was great to dress up in winter woolies in the heat….well it didn’t last that long! Have fun!
Here is a simple and inexpensive way to show your appreciation for your teacher.
All you need is some chalk, a sidewalk/driveway/road and some adorable models! We had these pictures printed and framed –a lovely personal gift that costs next to nothing!!!
Now grab some chalk & chalk it up!!! x
Making and decorating a batch of Gingerbread can be a challenge with Children but its definitely achievable without any tantrums, tears, mess (okay maybe a little), or bodily harm lol. Below are a few good tips on surviving this fun activity…its all in the preparation ;).
Little Miss M has an attention span of a goldfish so this is what I did to make this project achievable for us ;).
- I made the Dough the night before baking and refrigerated it. Miss M helped by tipping the already measured ingredients into the bowl.
- I reserved a small amount of Dough for Miss M to shape & cut with the cookie cutters – the rest I rolled out and baked while she was at Kindy. I also prepared the table with all the Icing bags, Lollies & Gingerbread Men easily assessable. I also had a roll of paper towel and a wet sponge handy…and most importantly the camera charged and ready to go.
- Miss M came home and cut out her Dough and I placed them in the oven to cook while we decorated the already prepared cookies (this way there was no waiting for them to cool etc).
- This is the hard part for me – letting go of my inner perfectionist and giving Miss M creative freedom with her decorating. Resisting the urge to jump-in and say “That’s too much icing” was very difficult but she clearly loved making ‘her’ creations!
Miss M was so excited to show her Daddy when he got home and even more excited to share one with him.
Our next mission is a Gingerbread House…wish us luck!!!
Well we’re not sure if it’s hit you yet, but it’s definitely hit us…The Chalk Art Craze! We love to create (and sometimes re-create) scenes drawn out of chalk for the kids to play a character amongst…makes for some awesome photos!
The kids love to pose (and let’s face it sometimes, not so much, but a little bribery can go a long way!). They love the end result and some of these look amaze balls on canvass! We played around with the images with a few great apps on the iPad too – iDarkroom, Photogene, Picfx & Snapseed are a few great ones!
We used a step/stool (that the kids use to reach the sink) so we could get some height over the shot.
We’d love to see some of your creations! So please send them in to us!