I've been wanting to do candy experiments with the girls since last year. And, lucky enough, we got TONS of candy this Halloween, so I got to work making some printable experiments. I found all of these experiments and pictures from HERE (I like how they included nutritional info, too). I wanted to be able to print them and have an observation sheet, so I made these. You'll want to print an observation sheet for each experiment you decide to do. Have fun!
My 2nd girl just turned 3. At the beginning of August, I knew we needed to get her a sandbox. She loves to play outside in the dirt and will do it for hours. Brigham got researching and found a sandbox with a cover that folded out into benches. He knew he could make it and he did. It turned out great. I had no idea these sandboxes would be so popular by the time we gave it to her, but according to Pinterest, they are. Brig didn't have a pattern, but just knocked it off from a photo.
It really is a fun sandbox. Maybe I can get him into making tutorials and then all of you can have one, too.
Here are some pictures.
One side open:
Both sides open:
Here are the girls enjoying it before the benches were done.
I saw this idea for General Conference Treat Buckets and thought it might work for my girls. I will be tying my labels onto my buckets rather than using vinyl for a few reasons.
Since they are still quite young, I decided to have two labels - a word, and a picture to put on each bucket. That way if they can't read, they can look at the picture when they think they've heard the word.
I only have 7 buckets, but I made more labels and pictures so I could switch them out for different sessions.
I'll probably hole punch the corner and use a binder ring or ribbon to tie the labels to my buckets.
Here are a couple of Thank You postcards I made for the girls. I want them to always be grateful and know how important it is to express thanks when they receive something or have a great experience. Since they aren't writing well (or at all...whatever the case may be), I left the pictures white so they could help in the thank you process by coloring them. Then we'll write a quick note on the back and deliver them (either by hand or by mail).
I have been working on this project for a LONG time. In our family it is know as a Matchbox City. I remember playing with one as a child. My mom made it for us. It is a car play mat specifically to use with Matchbox cars. They are small enough to fit inside the doors of the houses/buildings. I added an airport, an extra house, and an orchard because my piece of fabric was a little bit bigger than my mom's. I thought about labeling the buildings but then decided it would be more fun to pretend they are whatever you want them to be. I wish I had a tutorial for all of you, but I still barely have time to finish my projects while the girls are sleeping.
Here's what I came up with for Claire's little birthday get together. I'm going for a French inspired theme (yes, I know French fries are not really French...but they are cute). The fry box is my favorite.