A Simple Halloween Story: The Little Orange House (vlog)

Little Orange House Story and Craft | SimpleKids.netThe following post originally appeared October 2010, an oldie but goodie I recently shared with my three year old and her older siblings and I thought it would be fun to re-share it here as well. Have fun!

Last week I shared with you some tips and suggestions for storytelling with your children. This week I am bringing you a very simple story, with a fun twist, that you can tell your kids this Halloween.

I thought it would be fun to share the story of The Little Orange House in a vlog.

You will need a few props for this story.  Watch carefully and you”ll see the surprise at the end!

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Happy St. Patrick’s day! And our visit to Piney Acres Farm’s Irish Roots family day

Happy St. Patrick's Day from SimpleKids.net

Hello there!  If you’re here looking for this week’s parenting video, I’m afraid I’m having some technical issues.  I hope to have things resolved soon so I can share this week’s inspiration with all of you. I suspect it is simply of a matter of what my old boss would call fixing the nut behind the wheel, so as soon as I figure out what I’m doing in this fly by night vlogging operation, I’ll share.

In the meantime, I thank you for your patience with me by wishing you and your kids a happy St. Patrick’s day and by sharing a few pictures from our visit to Piney Acres Farm yesterday for their Irish Roots family celebration.

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Writing Thank You Notes

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The following is from the Simple Kids archives.

I hope you are having wonderful holiday season, my friends.  I know that we sure are!  We have had two weekends in a row of family gatherings and are looking forward to celebrating Christmas this weekend with even more family.

Very soon,  it will be time to tell the grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins who helped to make our holiday so merry how thankful we are for their company and generosity. 

Yes, kids, we will be writing  Thank You notes.

This year, I hope to include a of photo of each child with the gift they are thankful for (or the items purchased with a gift card or money, if that is the case).  I think this will be a fun, personal touch and add a few snapshots to our loved ones’ fridges, too as I haven’t done the best job this past year in sending out recent pictures of the kids.

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