Happy August, friends! This month I was asked to collaborate on a fun craft project with some amazingly talented bloggers. Every month Lu from The Mama Workshop and Beth from Days with Grey team up together for a book box activity. And this month they invited me (along with two other creative bloggers) to participate! This month’s book is Dragons Love Tacos. This engaging and silly story is perfect for the preschooler crowd and lends itself to many crafting + learning opportunities. Dragons Love Tacos is a new book to our family, but it has quickly become a favorite of ours!
This post is sponsored by Shape Mags. As always, all content and opinions are 100% my own.
My kids love playing outside. Whether it’s playing at the park, riding their bikes, or simply blowing bubbles, we spend a lot of time outside. We are fortunate to live in an area of the country where we can play outside almost year round. We do get our fair share of rain during the summer months though. Luckily, here in SC, we get many more sunny days than rainy ones! But, for those afternoon storms that do pop up, we have to take our playtime inside. Rainy days have been a lot more fun lately though, and that’s because the kids have a new favorite toy, Shape Mags Magnetic Stick N’ Stack Tiles!
This summer continues to fly by! Now that August is just a few days away, we are slowly but surely gearing up for back-to-school! As you may have read in my previous post, my 4.5 year old is starting Pre-K this year, so I am doing everything I can to savor his last year of preschool. Now that our summer activity schedule has slowed down a bit, we’ve been able to spend more time crafting at home. For this week’s craft, I wanted to create a spin on the basic popsicle stick picture frame and do something special for back-to-school. So, I came up with this popsicle stick schoolhouse picture frame craft – perfect for your little ones’ 1st day of preschool (or kindergarten) photo!
This past Father’s Day weekend my husband decided he wanted to take our 4 year old, Noah, on a backyard camping adventure. They had been talking about it for awhile, so we figured Father’s Day was the perfect time for some father-son bonding! What I love most about this idea is the fact that it’s an experience. You are creating a fun summer memory right in your own backyard – without a hefty price tag! And the best part? You don’t even need a campfire to do so – making this a fun summer activity you can enjoy in almost any backyard.
There’s still plenty of summer left – especially if you are in the same boat as us and don’t start school until after Labor Day. However, I know some areas of the country are already gearing up for back-to-school. Here in SC, we actually still have 49 days to go until the kiddos head back to preschool. But the school year ahead is a special year for us. My 4.5 year old is heading into his last year of preschool, and I am feeling all the feels. He’s been enrolled in preschool since the week after he turned 2, so needless to say, preschool has been a huge part of our lives the last few years.
Since this is somewhat of a monumental year for him, I thought I would do something special to count down to his last 1st day of preschool. This pencil paper chain countdown is perfect for 1st time preschoolers or rising kindergartners, too!