Friday, January 31, 2014

Valentine's Day Heart Toss Game



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! 

Supplies:

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!


♥ HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY! ♥

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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

30 Snow Day Activities for kids!




Snowdays come, and snowdays go. 
But one thing that never changes is the endless amount of energy that kids are born with -- come snow or shine!

Here are a bunch of ideas to have fun on your next snowday,
 while also burning off some of that endless kid-energy when you're cooped up inside!

(Some of these are Holiday activities, but now you're well prepared.
Because you never know when a snow day is going to hit!)


Click on a picture below to see that post.


1. RUNNING!
Most kids are already pretty good at running amok. Here are some ideas to get your kids RUNNING with a purpose!

http://www.littlefamilyfun.com/2011/04/physical-activity-cube.html


http://www.littlefamilyfun.com/2012/09/rocket-run-preschool-learning-activity.html

http://www.littlefamilyfun.com/2013/03/rainbow-run.html

http://www.littlefamilyfun.com/2013/08/magic-pencil-game-for-kids.html

http://www.littlefamilyfun.com/2011/01/abc-race.html

http://www.littlefamilyfun.com/2012/02/felt-heart-games.html

http://www.littlefamilyfun.com/2012/12/christmas-games-with-gift-bows.html

http://www.littlefamilyfun.com/2012/02/heart-race.html

http://www.littlefamilyfun.com/2011/02/lego-number-race.html

http://www.littlefamilyfun.com/2011/09/lego-towers-by-color.html

http://www.littlefamilyfun.com/2010/01/up-and-moving-inside.html







2. JUMPING!
You're kids are probably jumping for joy that they don't have to go to school. Keep them JUMPING with these fun games!

http://www.littlefamilyfun.com/2012/10/monster-jump-game-for-preschoolers.html

http://www.littlefamilyfun.com/2013/03/jumping-eggs.html

http://www.littlefamilyfun.com/2012/03/st-patricks-day-bean-bag-toss.html






3. TREASURE HUNT
Instead of hunting for something to do all day---just send your kids on a TREASURE HUNT!

http://www.littlefamilyfun.com/2012/06/magical-rainbow-treasure-hunt.html

http://www.littlefamilyfun.com/2012/06/puzzle-treasure-hunt.html

http://www.littlefamilyfun.com/2012/06/spelling-treasure-hunt.html

http://www.littlefamilyfun.com/2012/06/shapes-at-home-treasure-hunt.html

http://www.littlefamilyfun.com/2012/12/candy-cane-hunt.html

http://www.littlefamilyfun.com/2012/02/st-patricks-day-green-hunt.html

http://www.littlefamilyfun.com/2010/02/feb-1-game-heart-hunt.html

http://www.littlefamilyfun.com/2012/03/photo-treasure-hunt.html

http://www.littlefamilyfun.com/2011/10/pumpkin-treasure-hunt.html

http://www.littlefamilyfun.com/2011/03/shamrock-treasure-hunt.html


http://www.littlefamilyfun.com/2012/10/monster-hunt.html



4. OTHER IDEAS
Just as endless as your kids' energy--there are endless amounts of ways to get them up and moving. Here are a few more examples:


http://www.littlefamilyfun.com/2012/11/turkey-in-bag-game-for-preschoolers.html

http://www.littlefamilyfun.com/2010/12/i-is-for-ice-skates.html


http://www.littlefamilyfun.com/2012/03/energetic-easter-game.html

http://www.littlefamilyfun.com/2012/11/family-balloon-games.html

http://www.littlefamilyfun.com/2011/03/wiggle-worms.html

http://www.littlefamilyfun.com/2010/02/feb-2-activity-musical-hearts.html


After you burn off a little energy, have your kids sit down to read, do a puzzle, play with toys, color, watch a movie, etc.
Then when they start getting bored again, whip out another energy-busting activity!

Hope these ideas help make your next Snowday a success!
HAVE FUN!

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