other stuff

Pears

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  People either love pears or they don’t. There is no middle ground. Little babies shiver and spit them out and rub them in their eyes with their little fists. They know they have been tricked. My mother used to make a little salad to go above each knife when she set the table for […]

Grocery List for the Forgetful

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  This is a personalized grocery list for the forgetful person. I am that person. I have quit saying that “I will remember that” or “I don’t need to write that down”. If you are a grandma and you are still saying those things, you are likely fibbing. I have made these magnetic fridge lists […]

Happy Birthday Hats

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  BIRTHDAY HATS   Quick and easy birthday hats. Dollar store funnels in bright colors come in a set of three. This is the largest of the three. The smaller two went into the Moon Sand. Add curly ribbon and sparkly tulle, topped by a funky, retro Happy Birthday Image.   Easy Shmeezy.  

Color Sorting As Fast As You Can

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(Family Gathering Activity Preview) Plastic containers from the dollar store, large colored buttons from JoAnn’s and a thrifted kitchen timer borrowed from the playroom stove. That’s it. These are easy for the little fingers of tiny people who no longer put buttons in their mouths. Six containers of six different colors with wide slits in the […]

Small Worlds Sensory Bins

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(Family Gathering Activity Preview) Some things can be overdone but I am here to say that I have “bought in” to the whole idea of sensory stuff. I have watched upset children calm down when their little fingers came in contact with something soft, squishy, bumpy, warm or textured. I was actually very relaxed myself by the time […]