Archive for the ‘Printables’ Category

Goods Friends Coloring Sheets

August 12th, 2011 by zoe No Comments

We are learning a lot about being kind and gentle friends.

Big friends helping little friends…

Loving one another….

Sharing with one another!

To print your own Happy Friends coloring sheets click picture, save to file and print.

To get the best sized image allow your computer to scale to best fit the page.

Make a Hen Lacing Toy

July 31st, 2011 by zoe 4 Comments

Summer is whizzing by and our new chicks have grown up fast! We are lucky to have a separate spot in the hen-house for baby chicks.

Chicken wire separates the two areas so the big birds and little birds can slowly get to know each other.  When they grow big enough to venture into the territory of the Big Bossy Hens we put a “small chick” sized door in the chicken wire. The little hens can come out into the main coop but they can also run back into the nursery and hide from the squawking hens.

Watching them figure it out can be quite comical, but that’s life, the young girls and the old girls just gotta learn to work it out!

Maybe one of those big hens will take the little chicks under her wing!

To make your own Hen Lacing Toy click the photo, save to file, then print.

For best results allow your computer to size the image to best fit the page.

Teaching Kids To Be Good Listeners

July 28th, 2011 by zoe 3 Comments

It’s interesting, there is a lot of focus on teaching babies to be verbal and communicate their needs. Yes, it is  amazing when they look up at you with starry eyes and bubble the word LOVE for the first time. And it’s beyond great when your toddler can tell you “I have to throw up”, and you can rush them to the loo avoiding a catastrophic pukey puddle in the middle of Grandmas rug!   Verbal skills are grand, don’t get me wrong.

But, lately I have been thinking about all the other senses that often get overlooked in our efforts to teach children to be champion communicators. That’s great that they are excellent TALKERS l but what about teaching children to be good LISTENers! I have been thinking about how to create a listening awareness in my boys & help them to understand that listening is JUST as important as talking. Heck, I think I even need a refresher on that one.  Here is a little project we did to learn about animals who have super powered hearing and how they use their ears to do awesome things. We made Bat ears and a coloring sheet with some cool animal hearing facts!

Click photo, save to file and print. For the best size image allow your computer to sale to best fit the page.

 

Make a Paper Nesting Toy

July 20th, 2011 by zoe 6 Comments

We are having a lot of fun playing with this stacking toy we made. The boys have come up with some theories about the story.

Emmett thinks it might not have been Goldilocks fault that baby bears chair broke, “it was probably an antique”. Ha Ha! Oliver thinks the three bears would have shared but Goldilocks forgot to say please and ask nicely. Love it!

To make your own stacking toy click the photo’s, save to file, and print. To get the best size image allow your computer to scale to best fit the page.

 

Bug Party Coloring Sheet

July 12th, 2011 by zoe No Comments

Click coloring sheet, save to file, and print.

I wonder what kind of cake that is!

Space Girl Color By Number Sheet

June 25th, 2011 by zoe No Comments

The sun came out for a quick hello and then ducked under another giant steel gray cloud.

More coloring?

Click coloring sheet, save to file and print.

To get a good sized image let your printer scale to best fit the page!