Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Saving Money

If any of you are like me you are always looking for ways to save money, coupons to clip (although I have to admit I stink in the coupon clipping area), etc. Here are a few websites that are chock full of money saving ideas:

  1. www.pocketyourdollars.com
  2. www.mommysavers.com
  3. www.frugalgirls.com
  4. https://www.eversave.com/index.jsp (printable coupons and daily deals)
  5. www.target.com (has their own coupons you can stack with manufacturer coupons)
  6. www.groupon.com
  7. www.livingsocial.com
  8. www.plumdistrict.com (daily deals and printable copuons)

Inside a Toddler's Brain

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Rainbow Slime

Oooohhhhh I found a great sensory activity! I can't wait to try this with my daughter tonight! We've made slime in the past, mixing equal parts Elmer's glue and liquid starch. A couple of times we've added glow in the dark paint to the mix for something different. This mom and her little girl made rainbow slime using Elmer's clear glue and liquid starch. (follow the link for her exact recipe) Then they separated it out and used food coloring to make 4 colored batches and had fun mixing it all together. I'd bet it would be even more fun on a light box. 


Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Planting an Open Terrarium

Here is a fun thing to do with your kids this summer. We are working on a couple of terrariums, we have one finished. This one has a dinosaur theme, if you knew my daughter you'd have no trouble figuring out why. :) There are 2  kinds of terrariums: open and enclosed. What is A Terrarium? A terrarium is a miniature landscape with living plants and even sometimes small animals like lizards or turtles. This is the best site I've found for information and directions and ideas and video how-to's.......  http://www.stormthecastle.com/terrarium/index.htm.  Since the requirements are different for different plants I'll let you go to the site for directions.
First.....decide on a theme and gather your supplies.

Add your dirt/soil and then place your plants to figure out where you want them

Now plant the plants

We added sand since we were going with a desert theme.

Add your decorations, have fun with it.