This is a great idea for both moms and grandmothers. Shirley's Prepackaged Crafts, sends out boxes of crafts for you to work on throughout the month with your preschooler. Although I think even some slightly older children would have fun with this! I received the October box, that came with 12 crafts. Everything you need is included, other than the glue, glue sticks, scissors, crayons/markers, and tape. Which most of us have in the house anyway. It's just finding them when you need them that is hard! And, the package I received had ideas for reading and snacks included.
Talk about easy. All you have to do is follow directions!Since Shirley's Crafts order deadline is the 15th of each month, I just chose a couple of projects to complete for the review, so you could get an idea of the crafts, just in case you want to order. So, if you want the November crafts, you have to order by Oct. 15th. December crafts would need ordered by November 15th and so on. November's box is $18.00. You can purchase 3 months at a time for $52.50 (Nov, Dec, Jan), or the remainder of the school year (Nov-May) for $119.00. The price includes enough materials for 1 child to make 12 crafts a month.
Cutting out the pieces.
This is great for a home-schooling mother to have on hand for a pre-schooler who wants to start school like their older siblings. It is also a great idea for grandma to do when the grandchildren are visiting. Why not do a project together? Nowadays a lot of pre-schooler are put in front of a television to be entertained, why not make their time fun and interact a little. Each craft only takes about 15-20 minutes. Add your snack and reading a book that relates to the craft and you have a great half hour! These crafts are so simply designed, that an older sibling could even assist with one.
Nice looking Dump Truck!
Like the colors?
There is a line to put their name on each craft sheet. Included is a certificate for you to fill out for your child when you catch them doing something good! Fill it out and let them hang it up! They can tell their brothers, sisters, and even dad when he gets home! One other item is a calendar for the month where you can mark down activities like, birthdays, AWANA, ball games, etc.
Our finished Strawberry bowl.
Christopher Columbus' boat!
Each of the crafts is fun and easy. We put together a dump truck, created a picture of Christopher Colombus' boat, and put some strawberries in a bowl. Each craft encourages your child in a simple skill, such as coloring, cutting, following directions, etc. This is definitely a great idea!
One neighbor will receive a box of crafts from Shirley's Prepackaged Crafts. Moms and Grandmothers be sure to enter! Giveaway will end 10/13 so the winner should receive the November Crafts.
Hey Neighbors! Here is a really neat gift idea for someone with a young child. Here we have I Can Sign (First Words) from Baby First TV. Now, I am just going to share right here that we have friends who have taught two of their children to sign at a very young age. And it works! Their children could sign before they could talk. The Dvd will teach your child many useful words that will be used in day to day life. Words like: eat, water, milk, cookie, ear, feet hands, kiss, sleep, book, mother, father, and many other words. Each word is taught in a short video clip where they will see pictures of the word/item and people signing. There is also a little character at the bottom corner of the video signing along. The Dvd can be done on English or Spanish. Also included on the Dvd are printable coloring pages that you can print off by inserting the Dvd into your computer. Inside the cover of the Dvd case is a little booklet that covers some of the words you and your child
When we talk about pests in the home, the most common that we tend to deal with are the creepy-crawlies that find their way in. Ants, termites, and spiders, for instance. Occasionally though, you have a real chance of getting a much bigger, fuzzier unwanted guest in the home. What do you do about the fact your home is at risk of becoming a wildlife sanctuary for some truly unhealthy and even dangerous beasts? Picture by Alexas_Fotos Know the signs It doesn’t matter if you’re in a suburban home, a country cottage, or a fourth-floor apartment. Some animals can find their way just about anywhere. It’s worth knowing the signs of pest infestation so you can confirm it and act on it immediately. Spotting droppings, keeping an ear out for scratching, and looking for signs of nesting like shredded paper, scrunched leaves, and grass clippings around the home without explanation can help you start fighting back. Picture by wolfgang_vodt Cleanliness is key If there’s
Hey neighbors, its with a heavy heart I let you all know that my mom (Lori) unexpectedly passed away the end of June. Our family has been taking the time between now and then to be together and remember what a light mom was. I came on towards the end of last year and was planning on fully moving my interviews and review to this website. I intend to to so partially to keep mommas beautiful website going. Thank you all so much for your love and support over the years. ~Mercy
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