September 29, 2013

Cowboy Fun {Part 2}

 Cowboy fun continues here...

 Cowboy pages from Making Learning Fun. (love this website!)

Desert Diamond Back Snake craft also from Making Learning Fun. This is a great fine motor activity - lots of cutting and sticking.

Found these customizable worksheets at twistynoodle.

And we read about the spiny giants of the desert (saguaros) and did this fun cactus craft  (Idea via Pinterest). Little One really enjoyed this activity.

For more Cowboy fun, here are some great links:
Cowboy cut-outs by made by joel
The windowsill desert from Spoonful
Tiny teepees from youaremyfave

September 20, 2013

Cowboy Party


I promised you part 2 of our Cowboy fun and it's still coming, but today I'm sharing this Cowboy themed party we attended in July. It was hosted by my lovely friend Grietjie for her son's 4th birthday. The details were fantastic and the games so much fun. Don't you love the cake? It was baked by a friend and I think it's too cute.

The decor was super - Oh how I love those cow-hide balloons :).

 Love the popcorn bags.

Grietjie is a very gifted artist and she drew these designs on simple paper plates - so clever and very effective.

Oh and these boot shaped biscuits (sigh). Hand-painted by the hostess - I kid you not.

 This mama always has the best ideas and she created lots of birthday fun for her guests. There was "Pin the moustache". 

Aim for the cans and knock 'em down.

Shoot that flame out.

Taking a look at these two rather forlorn cowboys, all I can think is, "Gosh darn it, those wily bandits sure are difficult to pin down."  (The one on the left is the birthday boy. The one on the right is Little One.)

And Grietjie also made these super hobby horses (pattern via dandee)

Super party hey? Till next time, heeehaaa! 

September 11, 2013

Cowboy Fun {Part 1}

Earlier this year, Little One was into cowboys, so I created some fun activities around the theme. Here are some of the things we got up to. 

Cowboy paper doll via

Cowboy memory match game via Homeschool Creations.

A sequencing game. Spot the sequence and then continue it. 

A memory game. Show the items for 15/20 seconds, then cover. What can he remember?

Another fun idea with these little plastic toys is to hide duplicates around the room and send the kiddos to find them. This is a fun way to teach new words like wigwam/cactus/camp fire etc. 

And we made a WANTED poster-  although little one doesn't like being a baddie :)

Books we read:
(This last one we haven't read ourselves, but it comes highly recommended.)

Part 2, coming soon.

September 6, 2013

Puzzle Superhero Craft

I have been rather absent here on the blog and to my regular readers, I do apologise. Life happens and honestly when you stop posting regularly, it's easy to just put it off longer and longer. So in the hope of getting back into the swing of things, this is a post of few words. 

Don't throw away old puzzles (especially those with missing pieces) - make some puzzle people or superheroes, like Big One did. :)

Chat soon...
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