Coloring 2016

Gingerbread Coloring Sheets 2016 Simply click on the image  and print for your personal use. Please send this link to the page to your friends and family so they can print their own. 922Saturdays Gingerbread Coloring Pages Have a Great time coloring and be sure to post on instagram  with the  #922SaturdaysColoring  hashtag.  I will be sure to check them out.   Sign up to receive The Saturday Report–  a monthly update with the top projects we have found for you. Enter your name and email address … Read more Coloring 2016

Get You Markers Ready Gingerbread Coloring Contest

Coloring contests have long been one of my Mom’s go to projects for those times when she needed a few minutes of peace and quiet.   This happened pretty regularly when my cousins were spending the day or a few days with us. The rules were to go and color quietly , then when you were done mom would pick a favorite.    This was some  MAMA MAGIC. It worked like a charm with at least a couple of us each time.  I think my … Read more Get You Markers Ready Gingerbread Coloring Contest

Gingerbread Craziness-

I found a few more of our gingerbread houses that I wanted to share. California Dream Cottage This first one is more of a California look with the flower decorations, the lacy curtains from crackers and the GREEN grass.   those crispy butter roof tiles were a bit of a challenge to apply without breaking. CAUGHT IN A BLIZZARD I love this one we had a storm blow in and had placed this house outside to get a picture in the snow. We left it for … Read more Gingerbread Craziness-

Last Minute Paper Houses Cut, Fold and Glue for Advent

I am loving these little paper houses, from an illustrator whose work I love. Delphine Doreau  created these as  25 little houses as  free downloads on her blog . They are in sections of 3 per day after the first one.   Please respect her artistry and use these for personal use only. I have printed them almost every year, to make them with one of the kiddos.  These are easy to print, cut and glue. They are perfect for filling with treats and making a village. … Read more Last Minute Paper Houses Cut, Fold and Glue for Advent

Last Minute Turkey Craft Perfect for the Kids

Need an easy last minute Turkey Craft project that the kids will love.  These darling turkeys are perfect for pudding cups or treat cups.  If you are leaving them out for a while use the shelf stable pudding or fill small cups with trail mix to snack on.  The pattern images below are are click to print. So this project is super simple just grab some tape and scissors.   You can use any small container for these. A paper roll cut to about 2 … Read more Last Minute Turkey Craft Perfect for the Kids

Sweet Treats In the Bag Projects

Sweet Treats  I worked with a set of 8 sweet treats to make a series of 4 projects that  will be fun for kids to play with and create some fun art.  Three of these fit in a gallon bag and are great projects to take with you or  hand off to kids to do while you are busy.    Lacing Cards I remember my mom making these for me in different shapes  to show me basic stitches.  They also worked as a way to make … Read more Sweet Treats In the Bag Projects

9 Tips for More Painting with Kids and Less Mess

9 Tips for Painting with Kids Kids love to paint and parents find it messy and stressful. After a few misguided painting adventures I have a few tips and tricks to ensure everyone can have a great time.   Painting is a great for kids there are so many little and big skills that are learned and practiced with this type of fun project learning.    Use these tips for more painting with kids and less mess for all. Flannel backed vinyl table cloth. It covers … Read more 9 Tips for More Painting with Kids and Less Mess

Are You Ready for the Summer Olympics Play Date Planner

Has your family caught Olympic Fever?   I am looking forward to a few events over the next 3 weeks. As a former swimmer love to see all the swimming events but I also like the opportunity to see some of the less popular sports too. It is early morning TV on the pacific coast so I  should catch a few  clips at least of the shooting (medals are awarded days 1-9) and synchronized swimming (days 11 and 14 are medal events). Schedule The games in … Read more Are You Ready for the Summer Olympics Play Date Planner

Fireflies….Overnight Visitors Kit

I am always looking for fun and simple ways to entertain kids. Especially when family or friends come to spend the night on a road trip.  Living in Central California with space for a family to stay makes a night at Amy’s great stop over on the way to tourist attractions.   A new house a few years ago brought the opportunity to have families come to visit. In addition to investing in twin size airbeds, sheets, and towels; I knew I wanted to make a basket … Read more Fireflies….Overnight Visitors Kit