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Tree Decorations – who says it has to be Christmas: Crafting With Kids

As I move boxes around and attempt to unpack them, I come up with all kids of craft materials.  My son and I were doing a big clean when we found some tissue paper.  Instead of putting it away, we decided to use it.

“What can we do with this?” I asked.

“Make Butterflies!” He responded.

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Elizabeth is a Kamloops lifer. Born at RIH, she is happy to be raising her family here. Married with four wonderful children, Elizabeth is also teacher and enjoys working with parents as she learns more about this “Mommy gig”. Elizabeth is passionate about parenting and enjoys networking with other parents.

Birth-tea Party Ideas: Birthday Party Guide

My daughter just turned three.  How did that happen?

We had an afternoon party that was a birth-tea party.  I thought I’d share some of our ideas in case anyone else out there has a little girly-girl.

Food: little sandwiches, chicken fingers and dip, veggies and dip, taco dip

Drink: Water and tea

Dessert: fresh fruit, jello jigglers, cake and brownies

Games: ring hunt (I got some rings from the dollar store and we hid them in the back yard.  They were VERY hard to find, I’d suggest an in-house hunt if you wanted to play this game.)

dress-up (We located a whole bunch of old dance costumes from my sisters and I, and the kids put the costumes on.  Whenever they got a costume on they won a necklace.

high heel race (We got the kids to find a pair of matching shoes and “run” across the room and back.  Again, they earned a necklace when they completed the event.)

Jello cut outs (The kids got to cut out some jello jigglers (see Wednesday’s post for the recipe) with different cookie cutters.)

I think it was a good party and, despite the chaos, everyone had fun!

Do you want to share your great birthday party ideas?  Feel free to submit yours to elizabeth@kamloopsparents.com

Elizabeth is a Kamloops lifer. Born at RIH, she is happy to be raising her family here. Married with four wonderful children, Elizabeth is also teacher and enjoys working with parents as she learns more about this “Mommy gig”. Elizabeth is passionate about parenting and enjoys networking with other parents.

Zucchini Boats: Kidz in the Kitchen

Crystal is the Mother of two little cuties, here in Kamloops.  She has previously shared some delectable recipes, here on KamloopsParents.Com.

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Lunch Lunch Lunch: Kidz (are at school, so not) in the Kitchen

Lunch, lunch, lunch…. do you ever get that?

Where if you say a word enough times you can’t even figure out what you are saying?  I mean, who thought of that word… “lunch!”  It’s just weird, isn’t it.  Anyhow, weird or not, this has been on my mind a lot lately.

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Elizabeth is a Kamloops lifer. Born at RIH, she is happy to be raising her family here. Married with four wonderful children, Elizabeth is also teacher and enjoys working with parents as she learns more about this “Mommy gig”. Elizabeth is passionate about parenting and enjoys networking with other parents.

Who Says You Need A Plan?: Crafting With Kids

There are always great craft ideas to find online, when I need a little inspiration.  But, sometimes, it’s just enough to give the kids a word and let them go with the materials I have on hand.  “Rocket”  (enough said, for my five-year-old son)  “Pony” (my nearly-3-year-old is all over it).

We always have a good stock of dollar-store items on hand.  Glue sticks and white glue, tape, feathers, googly eyes, cardboard, construction paper, funky scissors, popsicle sticks and foam sheets are just a few and provide a good base to add personality to any creation.

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Elizabeth is a Kamloops lifer. Born at RIH, she is happy to be raising her family here. Married with four wonderful children, Elizabeth is also teacher and enjoys working with parents as she learns more about this “Mommy gig”. Elizabeth is passionate about parenting and enjoys networking with other parents.