Happy September 1st! I don’t know about all of you, but here in my hometown it’s starting to look and feel like fall – crisper air, shorter days and changing leaves and I LOVE it! Fall means different things for different people – pumpkin spice lattes, Halloween is upcoming, cute fall clothes, school starting, one… Continue reading Hello September!
Hello everyone! So it has been about three weeks since my last blog post (whoops!) and I want to apologize for that! Life just.. Happened! And I’ll give you a bit of a recap. Labour dat weekend we went camping at out seasonal campsite that we BARELY used this summer (too much rain, too many… Continue reading On life.
So Summer 2016 is almost over (sadface)! If you have been reading for a while you will know that I set for myself a Summer Bucket List, which I gotta be honest, I really failed at! Here is how it turned out: Go on a road trip (X) Hike in three different provinces Alberta (FAIL… Continue reading On Bucket Lists.
This week in Story Time, we read Shark vs Train by Chris Barton and Tom Lichtenfield, and we did this cute shark craft inspired by I Heart Craft Things: Supplies are easy: Blue, white and black construction paper Googly eyes Newspaper Head over to I heart Crafty Things for the step by step instructions! I… Continue reading Newspaper Shark Craft for Kids!
Happy Saturday!! Here’s the next installment of SONG SATURDAY! Today’s song is “Lavender Blue” by Burl Ives. I picked this song today because it’s a song that was always sung to me as a child, and it confused me! Why was it called lavender blue when lavenders are purple?!?! Now this is a question that… Continue reading Song Saturday – Lavender Blue
I, like many other people, often struggle with keeping a positive body image. I am constantly trying to remind myself that my body by no means equals my self-worth, but it is always nagging on me the way others perceive me. 10 year old Amanda in Scotland, fully covered up as usual. I have been… Continue reading On Body Image.
For Story Time, we read Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! by Mo Willems, and after we did this pigeon craft inspired by Play Dough & Popsciles, it’s so cute! All you need is: Blue construction paper (for body) Blue tissue paper (for feathers) White Construction paper (for eye) Orange Construction paper (For beak) Googly… Continue reading Pigeon Craft
Happy Saturday! I hope you all have been enjoying the new series on my blog called “Song Saturday”! Each Saturday I will present a song to you that I absolutely LOVE! This week’s song is “I Can Take it From There” by Chris Young. I, like many people, go through obsessive phases of listening to… Continue reading Song Saturday! I Can Take it From There by Chris Young
So I freelance on the side for a book review magazine, and I have *tried* to get hired on as a freelancer in other capacities to other websites. Here is an Listicle that I shopped around to a few different websites that publish that sort of thing, and it wasn’t picked up. So after waiting… Continue reading 7 Things I’ve learned working with children
This week at Story Time we are reading Little Owl Lost by Chris Haughton, which means we need to do an owl craft! Here’s a tutorial of a quick and easy (and affordable) craft for pre-school aged children. Here’s what you’ll need: Construction paper (for background) Cotton balls (3 per child) Popsicle sticks (I used… Continue reading Cotton Ball Owl Craft for Kids!