It is with great relief that I can say we are fully up-and-running and back online in my home. It was truly a restful, slowed-down week without so much as access to email, let alone blog surfing and Facebooking! I am, however, grateful and appreciative to be back amongst friends in our community as this week ends.
Casey of Live Your Art sent me this very cool idea to showcase this week:
The kids and I created a project recently that I thought I would share.
I created a fabric tag chart to a) hold a list of ideas my kids can choose from for activities or chores b) to use as a count down chart for our future trip to Disneyland and c) I had some really cute fabric that I wanted to use!
The kids used my paper scraps to punch tags, then decorated them with paint and markers. My eldest numbered them from 30 to 1, and we strung each one with yarn. Right now, the chart is filled with tags I wrote naming games and exercises they can choose from when they are bored (“Go choose a tag!” is a common refrain in my home), but as vacation nears, we will replace them with the numbered tags, removing one each day as we count down to the trip.
Thank you, Casey!
And now, your weekend reading:
Obviously the weight of today’s date hangs heavily for many of us. I appreciated Gabi Larson’s article “Helping Families Understand 9/11: A Parent’s Guide for Teaching Children about September 11, 2001.”
Digital Photography School: Lifestyle Photography – Photographing Children in their Element
Simple Mom: What To Do With Kids’ Artwork
Alpha Mom: Free Printable Lunchbox Notes, Tags, and Stickers