Sunday, October 4, 2015

Easy Ghost Craft For Kids

My kids have always loved doing crafts, especially around holidays.  Last year for Mr. J's Halloween party, I had set up a craft station for the kids.  They could put together some foam craft sets that I found at the Dollar Store, or they could make paper plate ghosts.

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Items Needed

  • White paper or foam plates
  • Googly Eyes
  • Glue
  • Coloured construction paper cut into shapes
  • White Streamers (cut into long pieces)

To Assemble

  • Glue eyes onto the plate
  • glue paper shapes onto the plate for nose and mouth
  • glue streamers to the back of the plate
The kids can use their creativity to make different faces, use different colours and make the ghosts however they like.

Saturday, October 3, 2015

What Are You Thankful For?

Thanksgiving is coming up next weekend, and I thought it would be a good time to think about the things that I am thankful for.  There are many things, but I am only going to be listing a few.

I am Thankful for my family and friends.  They love me and accept me for who I am. 
I am Thankful for my health.  I have not had to battle any major illnesses, and I am grateful about that. 
I am Thankful that I live in a Country where we are relatively safe. We don't have a war going on outside of our front doors.  
I am Thankful that we have a roof over our heads, food in our cupboards/fridge and clothes to wear. We don't have to worry about where our next meal will come from.  
I am Thankful for a public education system. While it may be flawed, we all have access to it. 
I am Thankful for public healthcare - again, like the education system their may be flaws, but we are very lucky to have easy access to doctors.

What are you Thankful for?

Friday, October 2, 2015

Celebrate World Smile Day - 10 Things That Make Me Smile

Apparently today is World Smile Day.... I have not heard of it until now, but it takes place annually on the first Friday of October.  To celebrate, I thought I would list ten things that make me smile

  1. My kids
  2. My hubby
  3. Babies
  4. Puppies
  5. Children laughing
  6. Funny jokes
  7. Comedies
  8. Friends
  9. Memories
  10. Helping someone
What makes you smile?

Thursday, October 1, 2015

5 Tips For Planning The Ultimate Spooky Halloween Party For Kids

My kids are at the age where they love to have their friends over, and even better when they can have a group over.  Halloween is the perfect excuse for a get together - who doesn't love a spooky party this time of year?

5 Tips For Planning The Ultimate Spooky 
Halloween Party For Kids

  1. Choose the date - a Friday or Saturday works best with kids, then send out an invite
  2. Plan some spooky crafts and games to help entertain them
  3. Make some spooky themed treats to serve at the party (we serve witches brew punch)
  4. Decorate the house with some spooky decorations
  5. Have an age appropriate Halloween movie to watch when they are done the activities
The kids had a great time at last years Halloween party! This year, we are going to have a couple of friends over for a Halloween movie instead of a party, but we will be serving up some ghostly treats!

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Take A Kid Mountain Biking Day

I just read about this event on Facebook and thought it was super neat.  Take A Kid Moutain Biking It's a bike day geared for kids/youth (from tricycles right up on to mountain bikes!)

We, unfortunately are unable to make it due to prior committments, but it sounds like such an awesome way to get kids outside and active!

If you go (or have gone in the past) please leave a comment so I can learn more! I will for sure be checking it out if it happens again next year!

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

40th Anniversary of The Rocky Horror Picture Show

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"It's just a jump to the left......And then a step to the right......With your hand on your hips...... You bring your knees in tight......But it's the pelvic thrust....They really drive you insane.......Let's do the Time Warp again.....Let's do the Time Warp again."
Do those lyrics bring back memories for you? They sure do for me. The Time Warp is linked to many family dances at weddings, and of course comes from one of the most iconic cult classics - The Rocky Horror Picture Show.

September 22nd saw the release of The Rocky Horror Picture Show: 40th Anniversary it's packed with deleted musical scenes, outtakes, alternate endings and commentary by Richard O'Brien and Patricia Quinn, and much more.

TRHPS is the longest running theatrical release of all time, and still currently airs at over 300 theaters across the United States weekly.

Are you fan of The Rocky Horror Picture Show? What's your favourite part?

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