Recently, I had the privilege to visit and work with an amazing team of child care professionals at the Atlanta Children’s Shelter in Atlanta, Georgia. The Atlanta Children’s Shelter provides free, quality child care, emotional support, an educational curriculum for homeless children ages newborn to 5 years, and focused social services for families. They address […]
I just recently returned from a trip “up north”. The colors were amazing and the air was crisp and cool! It seemed that about every mile, we passed a produce stand. It was glorious. One stand had an old fashioned scale with weights and balances, like the kind you could find in doctor’s offices. It […]
Glove Finger Puppets
Bugs & Beasties
Bird’s Nest Enhancers
For years we raised livestock…Saanen dairy goats, horse and pony and a calf here and there. Naturally in the spring these animals would shed their winter coats in preparation for the long hot summer. Many nights were spent combing and grooming the animals, including our dog and cats, in order to assist them in refining their […]
Candy Canes Second Time Around!
There they sat. Each time I opened the pantry the little pile seemed to beg me to pay attention. It was sad really. A reminder of that warm, happy time of year that always produces feelings of love and joy. And yet, this left-over pile that was a treat relished during the holiday season sat abandoned […]
Stencils… only a container away!
Match-Making Game or Lotto Game Build children’s memory skills as well as cooperation, when played with more than one child. Materials Needed Lids – from the top of frozen juice containers, or any other lid from a food container that is clean and free of sharp edges. If you have a can-opener that leaves […]
Quick, Easy Christmas Activities
Catch Me If You Can!
Such a simple idea! Next time you empty a milk carton, don’t throw it away! Any other plastic carton with a handle will also work (vinegar, dish soap, etc.) Cut away the front of the carton, leaving the handle to make a “catcher’s mitt”. Attach string, cording, shoelace, etc. by tying one end to the milk […]