Posted in All Kid Activities, Life Schooling

Learning to Sew

I love sewing. I sew costumes, pillow covers, cushions, and whatever else can be made with a needle and thread. I have 3 sons. Do I teach them to sew? Ofcourse!!!!

The perfect opportunity presented itself when Caleb needed some help to make a prototype pencil case for his design project. This was his design.

He used:

1. Black fabric from my ever growing bag of cut up scrap fabric (from my sewing projects).

2. Long ribbon

3. Pins

4. Needle and thread

Here, he is learning to pin the fabric together and do a backstitch by hand.

He did the rest of the stitching with the sewing machine. Which he was more excited to use.

The finished product.

Boys can sew too πŸ‘πŸ»

Posted in All Kid Activities, Life Schooling, Literacy Activities

Learning to Write His Name

It’s been awhile since my last post.
I’ve been posting fewer home activities since I started sending Caleb to preschool. We’ll be going to the big school next school year!

Anyway, I wanted to share this great activity for learning to write one’s name πŸ™‚ Thank you Teacher Nicole for sharing this with me!

I printed Caleb’s name on paper and had it laminated. The font I used was the KG Primary Dots Lined. I started with all capital letters since this was easier for him to write.

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You can use both sides of the laminate. I put numbers at the back.

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Caleb used a whiteboard marker to write. Easy to write with and erase for reuse! He learned to write his name in all capital letters but he needed to master writing his complete name.

So here… (hindsight: Maybe it would’ve been better if I taught him to write his complete name instead of just CALEB.)

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I left the last line blank with just lines so he could write his name by himself without tracing πŸ™‚

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How did you teach your kids to write their name? Please share or comment! I would love to hear from you! πŸ™‚

Thanks for stopping by!

Posted in All Kid Activities, Life Schooling

Pizza Making

This is a wonderful family activity. Everyone can participate and it’s creative and super fun. Plus, your tummy will thank you πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

We started by making the dough.
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Flatten the dough and shape into pizza or whatever you feel like doing. You are limited only by your imagination ☺
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Caleb had so much fun with the dough and the rolling pins.
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Pizza making tips from Sexy Gran.
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Tossing the pizza. If your pizza is rolled out to thinly, it will tear when you toss it. No problem, just do the whole process again. Roll and toss. πŸ˜‰

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Putting some pizza sauce.
Tomato sauce.

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White sauce on Caleb’s special pizza–he made this one by himself with special assistance from Auntie Sassha.

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Adding some cheese.

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Have all the toppings prepped and go wild with what you put on top of your pizza.

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Caleb “poured” the toppings onto his personal pizza. He just wanted to put mushrooms.

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Ready for the oven!

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Caleb was happy with his pizza.

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We made so many kinds of pizza in different shapes, flavors, and sizes.

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Caleb with the gang.

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The kitchen was buzzing with activity and full of people. It was great to see people come together and create something to eat. This was a fantastic friends and family bonding activity. We had a fabulous time doing this and we hope you do too!