Every year on March 17th, the Irish and the Irish-at-heart Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. What began as a religious feast day for St. Patrick, the patron Saint of Ireland has become an international celebration of Irish culture. I will admit that I am not normally “gung ho” about St. Patrick’s Day, but aside from the fact that I enjoy Corn Beef and Cabbage, there are now so many family friendly activities centered around this holiday. From the grand St. Patrick’s Day parades to the local street festivals, there is more than enough to see, learn and participate in. And, if you happen to be kid free, there’s more than enough Green Beer to go around too. (Yuck, I hate beer, but to each his own, I guess.)
SO LET’S GET FESTIVE !!
St. Patrick’s Day Attire: Don your Green attire, or risk getting pinched.
St. Patrick’s Day Traditional Irish Meals/Deserts/Cocktails: (Clickable Links)
Just a week left until Valentine’s Day and with another heartbreaking upset with today’s vote for Betsy DeVos as Education Secretary, I know, I am not the only one looking for some stress relief. So I thought I would share these Adult “Valentine’s Day” Coloring Sheets. And, even though I made them for us, my six year old has already claimed them for her own, so feel free to share with your little ones. Grab yours, by simply right clicking and saving to your device and then print. Enjoy!!
Looking for something a bit simpler for the kids, Check out these Free Printable Coloring Pages for kids here, or Free Valentine’s Day Cards for the Classroomhere.
Tomorrow is Grandparent’s Day!! Do your little ones want to show Grandma and Grandpa just how much they mean to them? Grab some crayons and let them get to work on these Free Fun Coloring Sheets. My parents are all about anything they get from the “grands”. Think of what a treat this will be.
I hear a lot of belly aching about these Commercial Holidays that supposedly Hallmark has invented. I am not weighing in either way. But, I am all for this one. I was not fortunate enough to grow up around my grandparents, but whenever they came to visit it was such a treat. There’s nothing quite like hearing first hand stories about what your parents were like as kids, from their parents. There is always a bit more truth to it, lol. I hope your little ones are lucky enough to have a relationship with their grandparents. Enjoy them while you can. So Download and Print these Free Coloring Sheets. You can frame them or give it to them as is, the choice is yours.
Here’s a Little Factual History about the day. In 1970, a West Virginia housewife, Marian Lucille Herndon McQuade, initiated a campaign to set aside a special day just for Grandparents. The first Grandparents Day was proclaimed in 1973 in West Virginia by Governor Arch Moore. In 1978, five years after its West Virginia inception, the United States Congress passed legislation proclaiming the first Sunday after Labor Day as National Grandparents Day. The proclamation was signed by President Jimmy Carter. (September was chosen for the holiday, to signify the “autumn years” of life.)
Today this event, begun by only a few, is observed by millions throughout the United States. For more information on The History of Grandparent’s Day, follow the link.
“GOD COULDN’T BE EVERYWHERE, SO HE MADE GRANDPARENTS.”
tell dad how much you love him with his very own dad digest.
I am a big fan of letting the little ones get involved in showing their love for Dad as early as possible. I always say parenting can be a thankless job, and everyone loves to be appreciated. So let your babies get in on the action. Not only is it something that Dad will always remember. It is an opportunity to teach them not to take their loved ones for granted. In the wake of the terrible Orlando tragedy, I am all about spreading love wherever and whenever I can. So put on your party hats and lets Celebrate The Big Guy In Your Life.
Make this Dad Digest Your Own!!
Download your Blank Copy here – Right Click – Save – Print – Personalize and Frame.
To see the Other Father’s Day Printables that we have check out these posts from previous years here and here and here. And, to get a peak into our Simple but Dad Approved Father’s Day from last year follow this link here.
DAD’S ARE THE MOST ORDINARY MEN TURNED BY LOVE, INTO HEROES, ADVENTURERS, STORY-TELLERS AND SINGERS OF SONG. – PAM BROWN
Mother’s Day is May 8, 2016. And, I know first hand that there is nothing like getting something special from your little ones on that day. With just two weeks left until the Big Day show Mom some love by giving her your very own creative Mother’s Day bookmark. Just Print, Personalize or Color. The little ones love to show Mom just how special she is. Let them put their own unique stamp on these bookmarks that Mom is sure to love. You have three different options to choose from, get all three or just the one you want!!
FOR BEST RESULTS:
Print On White Card stock or other heavier weight paper.
Create – Color -Personalize
Laminate (if you would like, to preserve your creation)
It’s Dr. Suess’s birthday today, as well as Read Across America Day, a nationwide reading celebration that takes place annually on March 2nd. Reading has always been one of my favorite past times, and one that I have enjoyed passing on to my children. Today is Pajama Day for my girls in honor of Read Across America. As much I don’t love pajama day because I always worry they aren’t warm enough. I am up for anything that makes reading something that they can look forward to.
The Purpose of Read Across America is to motivate children to read. It is an important factor in student achievement and creating lifelong successful readers. Research has shown that children who are motivated and spend more time reading do better in school. (source: NEA.org)
I am sure most of the little ones will come home buzzing about Dr. Seuss and reading. Keep the momentum going and help them decorate a cupcake for Dr. Seuss’s Birthday!! Download your Coloring Sheethere!!
CURE THE B-O-R-E-D BUG WITH THESE FREE PRINTABLE COLORING PAGES
With less than a week left before Valentine’s Day 2016, I thought I would share some free Valentine’s Day Printable Coloring Pages for your little ones. When the kids are stuck indoors, a phrase I often hear is that they are bored. I can’t believe that they even fix their mouths to say this considering all the entertainment that they have at their disposal. We will be working on getting their Valentines ready for school this weekend. And, we will also be doing some coloring pages as Valentine’s Day Gifts for Grandma and Grandpa. Grandparents just love pictures that they can throw up on the refrigerator. Or at least my parents do.
Looking for something to keep your little ones busy. Download your FREE VALENTINE’S DAY PRINTABLE COLORING SHEETS.
JUST 22 DAYS LEFT UNTIL VALENTINE’S DAY — ARE YOUR LITTLE ONES READY? GET YOUR FREE PRINTABLE VALENTINE’S DAY CARDS.
Now that my little one is in school too, I find myself with over 30+ Valentine’s Day treats to prepare. That wouldn’t be so bad, if I wasn’t such an over achiever. Or if I could just stick to taping a lollipop to a store bought card and sending everyone on their way. Not that I haven’t done that before, but that’s not the plan for this year. Plus it’s my youngest daughters first year in Kindergarten. I have to put in a little work. So, I decided to make some printable Valentine’s Day Cards of my own that I could personalize to accompany the treats. And, while doing that I thought of you guys. So I came up with 4 printable cards from which you can pick.
We have a serious countdown to Christmas going on at our house. In fact, for some reason I told the kids this was the last week of school, only to realize we had another one left. Oops!! The excitement in the air is palpable. I just love this time of year. If you have been with me for a while, you already know this.
As much as I would love to keep up my regular schedule during this time, there is just so much to do. And, you know my GO TO Activity for the kids is coloring. My oldest seems to have outgrown it. But, my baby girl still loves to color. So I can always get a good break when I put a fun coloring sheet in front of her and tell her to go wild. That is her masterpiece on the top right.
I know that I am not the only busy mom this time of year. So for for a few moments of peace, get your free Christmas Coloring Sheets.
Your grocery shopping is complete. The house is clean and you are all ready for Thanksgiving. But, what are you going to do to keep the kids busy while you do the last bit of preparations and entertain on the day of? Thanksgiving Coloring Sheets, of course? Throw some crayons on the table and print out these Coloring Sheets and take advantage of it while you can.