Friday, January 23, 2015

Heart Toss Game

(originally posted 1-31-14)

Here is a quick and fun little game you can whip up for your little ones as Valentine's Day is approaching! ♥ It would even make a great game for a Valentine's Day party! 

  • 1 piece of 12x12 scrapbook paper
  • Scissors
  • Yarn
  • Whole Punch
  • Tape
  • 3 pieces of pink construction paper

Prep Work:
1. Fold your 12x12 piece of scrapbook paper in half. Cut out a heart shape:

2. Then, about 1.5" inside that heart, cut another heart shape out:

3. Unfold it and you've got your Heart!

4. (**Set that inside heart aside for another craft we'll do next week!)  :)

5. Using a hole punch, punch a hole through the top of the heart (on both sides):

6. Cut 2 long pieces of yarn and tie them each through the holes:

7. Then tape the yarn onto the top of a doorway so that the heart hangs at a good height for your kids to be able to toss into:

8. Next, get 3 pieces of pink construction paper and cut them into 4 squares each.

9. Scrunch each one into a ball (or you can let your kids do it. Kids are master-paper-scrunchers.) :)
10. (**Set 2 of these aside for a craft coming up next week!) Now you have 10 paper balls, ready for tossing!

Time to PLAY!
Playing is easy and fun.
Hand the paper "balls" to your kids and have them take turns tossing them into the heart!

We each took turns and tossed all 10. As we tossed we counted up how many each of us got through the heart. LL(2) had fun just tossing them all over the place. :) LB(4) got pretty good at it and even got 7 out of 10 one time!


Do you like this idea?

Check out a bunch of other fun and easy Valentine's Day Ideas for kids:


Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Christmas Scripture Reading

I've been searching for a way to focus on Christ more this Christmas season. I decided I wanted to read all four Gospels before Christmas. So I made this little chart to keep me on track. If anyone is interested in joining, you can follow this chart as well. I know my Savior lives. Merry Christmas!

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Square Pilgrim Craft

I sat there looking at our fun little square turkey craft the other day (he's hanging on our wall),
and felt like he needed a buddy.
Thus this square pilgrim craft was created!
No finely feathered fowl should be without a friend. :)

  • Craft foam (pink, black, white, yellow)
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Googly eyes (1")
  • Marker

Craft Time!

1. Cut out the following shapes with your craft foam:
  • Pink square 
  • Small pink circle
  • Black rectangle (about half the size of the square)
  • Black strip (longer than the square)
  • White strip (same length as square)
  • Small yellow square
  • Two small yellow triangles

2. Cut the rectangle as shown below, creating a trapezoid shape for the hat, and the two triangles will be the collar. Then Fold the small yellow square in half and cut out the middle. This will be the buckle on the hat.

3. Glue the trapezoid shape to the top of the square. Below that, glue the two yellow triangles. These are the hair.

4. Glue the long black strip over the top of the hat and hair:

5. Glue the white strip above the long black strip, then trim off the edges. Glue the buckle on top of that.

6. Glue the two black triangles to the bottom of the square. This is the pilgrim's collar.

7. Glue the eyes and nose on, and draw a smile with a black marker. Then say hello to your little pilgrim!