💐The Easter Story Egg Giveaway 🐣 During Advent, my girls loved their @starfromafarkids nativity set. And I loved how it really taught them the meaning of the season. Now, you can do the same for Easter with the Easter Story Egg. Featuring 7 wooden nesting eggs and a story to go with each egg, it tells the story of Holy Week. Open an egg each day of the week from Palm Sunday to Easter... or add it to your child's Easter basket and read it in its entirety on Easter Sunday. 🎁 GIVEAWAY 🎁 Win this beautiful set for your very own! See the link in my profile to enter, and get 4 more activities to share the Easter Story with your kids this season! #giveaway #sponsored #easterstoryegg
🔠 ABC Hunt 🔡 On a trip to the @thedollartreecompany last week, I found these great foam alphabet puzzles (in capital and lower case varieties 🔠🔡). I'd been saving them for a rainy ☔️ day... or as it turns out, a snow ❄️ day, yes, in March 😢 Grab some colored rice, dump it in a plastic bin, stir in the letters and let your kiddos search and find them! Having my 5 and 3 year old do it together was great too - because my reader could help my still learning her letters 3 year old to determine which letters were for her puzzle or her sister's! We also worked on matching capital and lower case pairs. And in case you're wondering how they liked it? They are currently on search round 3... check out our IG story for more shots of their fun! For some more fun ideas with foam number puzzles, check out my friend Clarissa's feed @munchkins_and_moms ... and for an endless supply of sensory bin ideas, check out my friend Susie's feed @busytoddler Happy snow day ⛄️ in March ☘️!
#ThrowbackThursday Show me your baby bumps! This was me at around full-term with Big M, nearly 6 years ago... I was studying up on how to use my brand new DSLR. 📷But what I should have been doing was making sure I was financially prepared for all the changes that come with a new baby. 👶🏻 Three babies later, I have learned a lot - like how to estimate medical bills, manage maternity leave, evaluate childcare options and more. Grab my printable 🗒financial checklist ☑️ to help you prepare for baby, covering tips for pregnancy, baby's first month and their first year. Find the direct link in my profile 📲👆🏻 And show me your favorite #babybump pics! Tag me @PGPBMeghan or post them to my Facebook wall.
👀Sticker Match 👯 You know how much I ❤️ the @target Dollar Spot... and yesterday, it did not disappoint. There were all sorts of fun Dr. Seuss stuff just in time for 📖#ReadAcrossAmerica 📚week. My 3 yo picked out some fun mini stampers and these stickers. While I was putting away all the groceries 🛒 from our morning out, she invented her own activity (the best kind). She had paper 📝 and a sheet of stickers, and she started matching them up, grouping like stickers together. I was super impressed with her sorting and grouping skills, especially since the images were not identical, varying in color and sometimes shape. Since almost ALL sticker sheets contain matching or similar images, you can do this any time with any sheet of stickers. It's a perfect early math and literacy skill builder for preschoolers and early readers. For more fun and simple sorting games for kids, check out my Top 10 🖍 Color 🖍 Matching Activities for Toddlers. You can find the direct link in my profile 👆🏻📲 Happy Tuesday!
🎲Life Size Board Game for Indoor Rainy Day🌦 Fun Last spring, after one too many days stuck indoors with 🌧Spring Showers... we turned our family room and playroom into a life-sized board game. 🎲 We used playing cards from the girls favorite board game - Candyland - along with colored construction paper and painter's tape to build it. And we played for hours! See the complete how-to at the direct link in my profile.👆🏻📲 What board game would your kids love to bring to life in life-size?
💦Drops On A Coin💦 This simple STEM activity for preschoolers not only costs nothing, it takes seconds to set up, entertains them for.ev.er AND is an awesome fine motor challenge too! Oh, and you can teach your kiddos the magic of water tension too - so there's learning involved as well. Set-up is simple - all you need is a cup of water, spare change and an eye dropper. Lay down a paper towel for easy clean up... and if you want to be super scientific, grab our printable chart to record your results! (direct link in profile 👆🏻📲) How many drops can you fit on a coin???
☘☘☘☘ Guess what you can find for next to nothing right after Valentine's Day??? ❤❤❤❤ And guess what you can turn those ❤s into? ☘☘☘☘ Yep! I made my lucky St. Patrick's Day wreath with 4 grapevine hearts, then layered it over a boxwood wreath for a big, green punch! You can do it in literally 2 minutes. Catch the video tutorial and complete how-to on the direct link in my profile 📲 How do you celebrate St. Patrick's Day?
🌵Let's Rodeo! 🤠 When most people think of #JanBrett, they think of her snowy, wintry tales like The Mitten. But what you may not know is she also wrote this touching tribute to the Texas Hill Country, my homeland, and one of my favorite Texas traditions, the Rodeo! In my hometown of San Antonio, the Rodeo runs for 2 weeks every February. Armadillo Rodeo tells the tale of Bo, an armadillo, lured away from his family to a Rodeo by a 'shiny red armadillo' that is actually a cowboy boot! And for this homesick Texan, Brett's vibrant illustrations of boots, blue bonnets, broncos and BBQ were just what the doctor ordered. So to all my friends and family back home rocking your boots at the Rodeo this month, while I continue to dig myself out of ice and snow ❄️ up here in New England... I'm super jealous! Feel free to grab a copy of your own with the affiliate link in my profile 📲 For more #picturebookoftheday picks, check out @alldonemonkey from yesterday!
📚Books + 📨Mail = Kid Heaven! 😍 My kids are head over heels for their first ever Story Box! 📖Read to the end for a $5 discount code on your first box... @jointhestorybox is a monthly book delivery, featuring two carefully selected books for your family. Owner-operator Holly, is a speech-language pathologist. She chooses the books based on two main criteria: each book must provide a learning opportunity and FUN for kids. Each box also includes a Parent Guide with language concepts and book-inspired example activities by age group. You can choose a Board Book subscription (for kids 👶🏻 ages 0 - 2.5), Picture Books (for kids ages 👧🏼 2.5 - 6), or as we did, a Family Package, which will contain a Board Book and a Picture Book for a family with kids spanning both age ranges. Check out our IG story to see Lil' M and Baby M opening their first Story Box. This month's Family Package Picture Book was 🕵️ Spy Guy - The Not So-Secret Agent by Jessica Young. A brand new book to us - which considering our playroom library and frequent trips to the local library is no easy feat - it was love at first read! ❤️ Full of rhyme and onomatopoeia, pre and early readers will enthusiastically be able to read along even the first time through. And they will of course want to act out the 'not so sneaky' Spy Guy moves. As Lil' M, my 3 year old, pointed out - she needed some 'noculars 🕵🏻♀️ to be a Spy Guy. So we cut a paper towel roll in half, taped the two halves together, punched a hole in each side for string and she was off to 'be sneaky!' Ready for a Story Box of your own??? Visit the jointhestorybox.com (link in profile) and use code READ for $5 off your first order. (AD) #jointhestorybox