Defrosting Animals: freeze animals in containers and give kids tools to get them out. ----TOOLS? What kind of tools?
Wild and crazy
Summer fun! Freeze toy dinosaurs in large block of ice. Let the kids play archaeologist and dig them out with different tools (toothbrush, spoon, toy hammer/shovel, ect.)
For my little ones
Don't throw out those containers! You can turn them into toys and organizational tools. Get 8 ideas here.
freeze little toys in layers of ice and then have this kids chip them out on a hot summer day! simple and can take hours for them!
Fun kids stuff
How to get into Cloud Castle: pick a dragon and have them fight. Everyone goes in regardless, this is just to see what kind of a person you are.
Our art teacher came around and took pictures of all the teachers, blew them up, cut them into little squares and give them to the kids to color in! Afterwards, she collected them and put them back together. These are currently filling up our hallway outside of the office of our school... Didn't they turn out amazing???
Homemade baby food--freeze in ice cube trays, pop about 6 of same kind in a freezer bag and label with date & contents. Take out what you need and thaw.
Packaging & Wrapping
Freeze small toys in a block of ice...let kids try and get everything out (salt, hammers, water)... great summer fun
For my little ones
So Smart to save extra cookie dough! Only cook what you need that day, then shape them into balls and freeze the balls! Take them out to
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This is the Buckley Family. The children were Susan and John. As a Halloween joke, the kids in the neighborhood were going to get a dummy and pretend to chop its head off. The Buckley children thought it would be hilarious to actually murder their mother, so when the kids walked up the the door, they got an axe and slaughtered her. Once everyone figured out what they had really done the kids were long gone. The only picture of them was this
This is "kind of" what I'm rockin' right now, along with some growing out bangs (it's hard to tune them out right now)... I've been trying to add some waves/texture in the front. I start with tight spirals and it falls flat/becomes wavy as the day goes on. By 9am it's what I was going for :)
the chinese make these stars out of strips of paper. they make 365 of them, put them in a pretty jar and give them away as gifts to people and wish them a year of good wishes.
Activity that demonstrates KIND WORDS. Have kids squeeze out tube of toothpaste then get them to try to put it back in. Just like rudeness and meanness comes out easily, it is hard to take back. Nice lesson with visual demonstration
Project to knit a uterus and send to a congressman to give them one so they will get their hands off of mine. Will have to participate in
Freeze plastic toys in blocks of ice and let the children find ways of excavating them out.
an 8 year friendship ended badly, but it's worth it. It taught me how to deal with narcissists and how to get rid of them. It also taught me what kind of red flags of mental abuse i should be looking for in the future to prevent this from ever happening again.
When you're trying to decide what kind of wedding favors you should give to your guests, one thing you should consider is if they'll keep them. After all, it's such a waste of money if your guests are trashing the favors as soon as they get home. Here are some wedding favor suggestions that will make your guests think twice about throwing them away.
Freeze "treasures" in water and let the kids use different tools to excavate...warm water, toothbrush etc.
snow village under snow covered Christmas tree by House of Whimsy What a good thing to do. I have all kind of houses and never know what to do with them in our tiny house and this would work!
World's Easiest Token System--simple method for showing kids you appreciate their good choices. I love this system! When we traveled out of the classroom, I kept IOU tokens in my pocket to hand out and they could trade them in. Would be nice to give a few to the specials teachers when you drop the kids off too :)
Conversation sticks: made out of Popsicle sticks. Putting them in a jar for the kids to take them out of and use
Natural Hair Twist Out: I live for a good twist out. However, I have many problems achieving them! My next step in trying to get a perfect style is getting some kind of shape (like the one above).
"Shower people with kindness and appreciation. Send out to give at all times, and you'll never have to worry about getting what you want. If you treat people nicely, they will respond in kind." -Kody Bateman, founder and CEO of SendOutCards #yankinaustralia #sendoutcards
10 Tips to Simplify Your Life Based on Minimalist Parenting by Christine Koh and Asha Dornfest, She also suggest telling kids that santa doesn't just bring gifts he takes them too. That he takes toys to other girls and boys in need. A great way to have your kids get rid of some toys! It will help teach them that they should both give back and learn to get rid of things