Friday, July 4, 2014

Bedsheet Fort


Summer vacation has started which means the boys need things to keep themselves busy.  The Wii has been shut off so I keep hearing "I'm bored".  I think kids need to learn to deal with boredom and to find ways to entertain themselves.  But sometimes they also need a little help in doing something with their imagination.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Clothespin Airplane


When we moved into our home a few years ago, the previous owner left a bunch of clothespins.  I've never used them but thought they could come in handy for some crafts.  One day when my nephew was visiting, I had him and Hasan make some Clothespin Airplanes.  The ones above are made by Hasan and Bilal.  It was a very simple and quick craft to do.  Out of all the things my boys have made, they played with these airplanes the most.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Tying Knots


I had seen this activity on Teach Preschool a long time ago and initially wanted to get Hasan to do it.

Monday, June 9, 2014

Fishing in the Backyard


With warmer weather the boys love playing outside.  They were playing lots of soccer but now that the vegetables and flowers have been planted we want to give them some other activities outside so they don't destroy the garden.

Friday, May 2, 2014

Fireman Lapbook

Fireman Lapbook Cover

I find Bilal is very interested in doing school work so I've started to do more activities at home with him since he has a few months before he goes to school.  He loves cutting, writing and doing worksheets.  He is really good at keeping himself busy and loves to do things independently.  I found the template for this Fireman Lapbook over at Homeschool Creations.  Not only did we make the lapbook but we did some of the extra worksheets that can be found at Homeschool Creations.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Clothespin Caterpillar


We have a ton of clothespin that we never use so I thought they would be good to use in crafts for the boys.  I saw this idea on Somewhere in the Middle.  We made ours into magnets.  We put 2 small pieces of magnets which have adhesive on the back.  We should have used more magnets because they weren't very strong.  We made this craft when my nephew was over visiting.  The Clothespin Caterpillar pictured above was made by Hasan.  Bilal was not feeling well at the time so opted out.  I used this to hang Hasan's Napkin Man on the fridge.

Friday, January 10, 2014

Paper Bag Tree


Today Bilal made this Paper Bag Tree.  I found this on Pikadilly Charm.  It looked very simple to make.  Bilal loved twisting the brown paper bag to make the branches.  When he was done he wanted to add some red leaves to his tree.