Hay Day Party

Hay Day Party

My Mother-in-law loves to play the Hay Day app so we threw her a surprise party.  Here is the link to the Android Hay Day App and here is the link to the Apple Hay Day app.  The truth is almost every adult in this family plays Hay Day… My in-laws, 3 of their sons, and 2 of their son’s wives. I made tissue paper pom-pom farm animals and a birthday banner for decorations. We grilled for dinner.  I attempted to make deviled eggs that...

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Minion Party

Minion Party

T turned 4 this year!  He loves the minions on Despicable Me so we chose that as his birthday theme this year.  I layered his cake with blueberry and yellow cakes then frosted it with butter cream before I added the fondant. We also had banana splits since the Minions seem to love bananas. I made these marshmallow minions with yellow hard candy. I cut up banana pieces and let the kids dip them in the chocolate fountain then dip them in a...

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Fireman Party

Fireman Party

T is already 3 and totally into firemen and firetrucks.  He will constantly begin his stories with, “When I was on my firetruck…”  So he got a fireman birthday party this year.  I called the local fire department and got a tour of the fire house and firetrucks.  We met at the fire house for the start of the party and then headed over to our house for dinner, games, and dessert. One of his favorite things about firemen is...

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Lord of the Rings Party

Lord of the Rings Party

My husband turned 35 this year so I decided to throw him a surprise party.  I decided on a Lord of the Rings theme for him and invited tons of family to surprise him!  It was hard keeping it a surprise since he knew that his family was coming to town from all over, but we had fun with a full Lord of the Rings meal with dessert and decorations.  First we started off by shooting a few of his guns for fun! I made myself an ivy headdress to look...

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Beaver Day 2: Beaver Homes

Beaver Day 2: Beaver Homes

Beaver Homes Today we learned about where Beavers live and how they make their homes.  We learned with literature, crafts, writing, and math. Read: A Beka Book Enjoying God’s World pg. 52-54 Watch: Wild Kratts Build it Beaver Discuss: They live in lakes, ponds, and rivers. They are great swimmers and very helpful animals for us. They build dams that make the soil around the dam good for growing plant. Beavers use their teeth to...

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Beaver Day 1: Beaver Bodies

Beaver Day 1: Beaver Bodies

Beaver Bodies Today we are learning about a beaver’s body and all the special abilities they have to help them survive where they do.  We had fun today with an experiment, craft, snack, and writing. Read: A Beka Book Enjoying God’s World pg. 47-51 Watch: Beavers Discuss: God created the beaver to have a very special body. Beavers have strong and sharp teeth for cutting down trees and eating. Beavers also have specially made...

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Beaver Unit Study

Beaver Unit Study

In this short unit study we learned about beavers.  J loves animals and Beavers was coming up in his science book so we decided to make a unit of it. I did this unit with my 2nd graders but could be adapted to use for Kindergarten through 3rd grade. Beaver Unit Study Day 1: Beaver Bodies Day 2: Beaver Homes Beaver Book List Beaver at Long Pond William T. George & Lindsay Barrett George Beavers by Deborah Hodge A Beka Book Enjoying...

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