The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything Dice Game

We are having so much fun reading The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything and playing this dice game to review the sounds in the story! Make the craft or print the FREE printable!

After reading Room on the Broom everyday, my son wanted another Halloween book to read. So, we have been reading The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything.

The book has repetition in it, so it makes it easier for my son to retell the story to me.

By kindergarten, children will be asked to retell the main points of a story. They absolutely don’t have to master the skill now. But, introducing them to the idea is a great way for them to have a great kindergarten year.

The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything is about a little old lady who goes on a walk to gather herbs and spices in the forest. Along the way she runs into shoes, pants, a shirt, gloves, a hat, and a giant pumpkin head. They all make different noises that are fun to repeat. They follow her home and she has a great idea of what to do with them!

My son and daughter love it! Now we are reading this book everyday. And there is a short 10-minute video on YouTube to watch. See it below:

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Skeleton Craft for Toddlers using a Cardboard Tube

This Skeleton Craft for Toddlers was a hit with my kiddos! We had so much fun making it together and singing Dem Bones!

This Skeleton Craft for Toddlers was a hit with my kiddos! We had so much fun making it together and singing Dem Bones! We got to learn about our bones too!

After reading Room on the Broom last week, my son has been really excited about Halloween stuff. He has been asking to hear Halloween songs and do more Halloween crafts. So, we did just that! We planned a little bit of crafts to do for the week. So, I hope to share them with you to do with your kiddos.

I asked him this morning what kind of Halloween crafts he would like to make. He said, “Skeletons! Bats! Ghosts!” He was super excited about it.

So, today we made a skeleton craft and wanted to share it with you.

You just need a little bit of supplies. Hopefully you have them laying around the house.

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Room On The Broom Scavenger Hunt

This Room on the Broom Scavenger Hunt is so fun! We had alot of fun making the crafts and hiding them around the house to find. It is perfect to go along with the book!

This Room on the Broom Scavenger Hunt is so fun! We had fun making the crafts and hiding them around the house to find. It is perfect for the book!

October is one of my favorite months of the year. I love dressing up with my kiddos. It brings out the little kid in me. It’s really fun to play pretend and see my kiddos’ eyes light up with joy.

We don’t have our costumes planned yet, but we have been reading Room on the Broom to start off the fun Halloween festivities!

I love that the book has some repetition in it, so that it’s easier to retell. By kindergarten, children will be asked to retell the main points of a story.

So, my friend Beth (from Days with Grey) and I have been teaming up each month to provide a book and a craft/activity that you can do with your kiddos to help prepare them for story retelling.

They absolutely don’t have to master the skill now. But, introducing them to the idea is a great way for them to have a great kindergarten year.

You can see a couple of our past Book Box Story Retells here: Tree, Dragons Love Tacos, The Watermelon Seed.

But, back to Room on the Broom. It’s about a witch that loses some of her items while flying her broom (like her bow, wand and hat). Along the way she makes room on her broom for  some new friends who end up helping her later in the story.

My son and daughter love it. We read it almost everyday. And what’s awesome is that there is a 30-minute movie version on Netflix (just search Room on the Broom).

I thought a scavenger hunt would go along with the book since she loses her bow, wand and hat. So, we made paper versions of those to hide around the back yard to find. I hope you have fun making these and doing the scavenger hunt!

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Edible Pumpkin Slime for Toddlers

Make this 4-Ingredient, Edible Pumpkin Slime with your toddlers. They will have so much fun playing with it! So simple. So fun!

Make this 4-Ingredient, Edible Pumpkin Slime with your toddlers. They will have so much fun playing with it! So simple. So fun!

This is the first time we have tried slime at our house. Oh my goodness! I don’t even know why we waited this long to hop on the slime train.

It’s so fun!

I didn’t want to make slime with glue. Well, you know…kiddos and their curiosity. What does this taste like?

So, I made an edible version (well, you don’t want to eat alot of it. It may give you the tummy aches). But, it’s safe to eat a little.

What’s even better is that it only has 4 ingredients. So, it’s easy peasy!

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How to Be a Creative Mom When You Are Not

You can be a creative mom. It is possible! I am sharing 8 ways you can be. It is simple and you can start doing fun arts and crafts with your kiddos!

Moms ask me how I’m so creative. I can never really give them a reason how. So, I thought I’d write a post about how to be creative when you are not.

Hopefully, it helps you have more fun with your kiddos at home!

How to Be a Creative Mom When You Are Not

Step One. Think positive. Really. If you think you’re not creative, you won’t be. There are times, I look at my projects and say out loud, “This is horrible! I’m not creative!” But, creativity is tying new things and seeing what happens. It can come out great, it can come out looking like poop; but, did you have fun? Which leads me to step two.

Step Two. What I am trying to say is that the projects you’re doing don’t have to be Pinterest worthy. What matters most is the fun you have with your kids. They don’t know that mom is just making it up as she goes along. They don’t know that it’s not the prettiest project. All they know, is mom is making an effort to have fun and do something with them.

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