November 18, 2014

Turkey Time Crafts on Mom's Library



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My Turkey Features This Week! 



ABC Creative Learning made some fun Turkey Headbands! 



Crafty Journal created a cute little Trotting Turkey!



School Time Snippets recycled Yogurt Cups into Turkeys!



Mom Inspired Life has an adorable Thankful Turkey Wreath!



From ABCs to ACTs used a Flower Pot to make this cute Turkey!



Sunny Day Family can drink from their Straw Cup Turkey!



Dabbling Mama turned a tin into a Thankful Turkey!



ABC Creative Learning can clip Clothespin Turkeys all over!



Crafty Journal used a Paper Plat to make this Pop Up Turkey!



A Little Pinch of Perfect got into a fall mood with this Corn Husk Turkey!



Sunshine and Hurricanes made some cute Grateful Turkeys!



Tiny Tots Adventures made some Turkeys from Toilet Rolls!



What Happen's at Grandma's made some Funky Fabric Turkeys! 



We were in the mood for Thanksgiving when we made these Thanksgiving Spice Turkeys!



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November 16, 2014

W is for Waitress (or Waiter)


I know it has been a while since we worked on our alphabet of community helpers, but we are back at it with W is for Waitress (or Waiter)!

Obviously my kids know what a waiter or waitress does, so I set up a pretend play restaurant. To do that I gathered up some of their play food and wrote out a little menu for them complete with prices. I wanted to get them practicing their money math skills at the same time!



With their current math skills, I made sure to vary the prices enough that they were actually going to have to use a variety of coins and bills. This could easily be changed to whole bills for little ones practicing simple counting.



I also provided the waitress with a small notepad and pencil to record orders and calculate bills. And of course the waitress and the customer each got some play money!

The girls were super excited to take turns being the customer or the waitress. Both parts had to count money, so either way they got to practice their math skills. 



The waitress also got to practice serving the other sister by taking and providing the food they ordered, and they made sure the orders were right! They actually enjoyed playing waitress so well that they continued for 2 hours while I was cooking! Lots of math practice there, and they didn't even realize it!

November 11, 2014

Mom's Library 2nd Annual Big Holiday Giveaway



It's back! Mom's Library is kicking off the holiday season with it's 2nd annual Holiday Giveaway. I'm so excited because this year we've doubled the value in prizes!

We really appreciate you stopping in each week to check out all the amazing resources from moms like you. 5 weeks of giveaways are coming at you worth over $1300, starting with our Grand Prize Giveaway!


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Big Holiday Giveaway Lineup


This week our grand prize drawing opens up with some amazing gifts. After that, we'll have something new for you every week until Christmas so be sure to check back!

The Land of Nod
The Freezy Dream ice cream truck play tent is perfect for a play room and features handmade embroidered and patchwork details (including two awnings) so it looks just like the real thing. The Land of Nod is also including a deliciously playful set of ten Freezy Dream faux frozen treats to help you beat the make-believe heat. And best of all, you don't have to chase around the neighborhood to get'em.




Simply Fun
SimplyFun builds smarter kids and stronger families through the amazing power of play with over 100 award-winning learning games for children ages 3 to 103. SimplyFun is excited to offer a gift pack of fun educational board games with eight of its most popular games; 15 to Zero, Get 4 & Score, and Betcha Can't Win, perfect for gift giving and making memories with your family over the holidays and throughout the years!




Erin Condren
Win $100 gift card to organize and stylize your life! Erin Condren features Life Planners, Custom Stationary, and more Lifestyle products are handmade with love in the USA!




Hayneedle.com
With perfect finds for every room, style, and budget, Hayneedle.com’s mission is to help customers fulfill their vision of home. They are giving away a Charm Pinto Plush Rocking Horse with Sound! Cowboys and cowgirls alike will rejoice when they see this rocking horse.




Manhattan Toy
For more than 30 years The Manhattan Toy Company has made a commitment to providing our customers with safe, high-quality toys that enrich young lives and developing minds. They are giving away a Groovy Girls Dolls Princess Gift Set!




Canvas Factory
Whether you want to showcase a precious moment captured as a photo on canvas, artistically print a nature photo on acrylic glass or decorate your outdoor living space with durable metal prints, Canvas Factory can make your dreams a reality. They've included a custom canvas in the giveaway valued at $120!










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Groove Book: November 18th - 25th How would you like 100 of your phone photos shipped to you free each month for a year? We are giving away 2 One Year Subscriptions of Groovebook as seen on Shark Tank! That's 12 photo books containing 100 photos each! 


Art Achieve: November 25th - Dec. 2nd
 This is an award-winning site that offers online art lessons for kids! Win 12 lessons (a $60 value) that teach children how easy it is to draw and create beautiful works of art.




Tiggly: December 2nd. - 9th Don't just learn; feel what you learn! Tiggly's award-winning counting and shape toys interact with their FREE iPad apps.




Spielgaben - December 9th - 16th The world's best educational toy, Spielgaben puts education back into the hands of the parents. While it appears deceptively simple, Spielgaben represents a sophisticated approach to child development. This hands-on set encourages very young children to think mathematically by manipulating materials: patterning, sorting, counting, geometry, addition/subtraction, multiplication/division, fractions. It helps build their creativity and strengthens their problem solving skills. For ages 3- 12, this is one toy that will last a lifetime. (A $449 value.)




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