This advent calendar is absolutely adorable! If advent calendars aren’t your thing, these printables make great Christmas decorations too!
I know, it’s still November, but I’ve already got the Christmas music playing and the kids are anxiously awaiting the arrival of our Elf on the Shelf!
Lately, our April Fool’s Day Doughnut Seeds have been a pretty popular post. Which is crazy, because April is MONTH’s from now! But, it got me thinking – Why not use these with our Elf on the Shelf?!
I did some tweaking, made it a little more festive and “Wa-Lah!” Check out these fun Elf on the Shelf Donut Seeds!
You can fill these with Cheerios or any round cereal, even small candies. The instructions on the back, instruct kids to “plant” their seeds to see what will grow.
While they sleep, the magic will happen and when they awake doughnuts will be found!
Of course, if you don’t want to go out and buy donuts, we have a fun prank-style version too!
To use these, simply download and print the file you want below onto a heavy-weighted paper, cut, fold and glue (I used glue dots).
If you do use these printable doughnut seeds, we would love to see it! Feel free to email us any photos you have or share them on our Facebook page.
The April Fool’s Day version can be found here – April Fool’s Doughnut Seeds.
My kids and I have come to love everything we get our hands on from Insight Editions and their Kung Fu Panda: The Scroll of the Masters is no exception! We love Po and the rest of the Kung Fu characters so I was excited to get ahold of this activity book, but I am blown away by just how awesome it is!
As you open the front cover of this explore and create activity book, you’ll find a pocket holding 11 punch-out characters to create and play with. From there, Po explains that the evil General Kai escaped from the Spirit Realm, attacked the palace and destroyed thousands of years worth of kung fu scrolls. The reader is then sent on a mission to help recreate and record those lost lessons in this brand new scroll book, all with the help of Po and his friends.
Not only is this book hilarious and highly entertaining (both for the kids and myself!), each turn of the page takes you on a new adventure. Find your way through Monkey’s Mazes, learn how to fold an origami panda with Viper, create a peacock fan with Lord Shen or even Tai Lung’s Finger trap. Discover how to find your inner peace with Master Shifu or take a lesson on storytelling from Mei Mei.
While my son was fascinated with every page in this book, he is really excited to try out the recipes for Watermelon Wontons and Panda Noodles with Spicy Peanut Sauce. See, this book really does have everything!
And, if you’ve got a Kung Fu Panda fan with an upcoming Birthday, check out these free, completely customizable Birthday Invitations!
Simply click here to download the free printable Kung Fu Birthday Party Invitations and print (I sent mine to Walgreens.com and ordered 5″x7″ prints). Want it customized for free? Send me an email me with the details and I’ll email you a customized copy in a JPG and PDF file!
With the Holiday Season right around the corner, this book is a perfect Christmas or Birthday gift for any Kung Fu Panda fans.
To learn more about this awesome book from Richard Hamilton or to order a copy for yourself, visit the Insight Editions Website.
Disclosure: I was provided with the above book in exchange for my honest opinion. All reviews and opinions are my own and we had a lot of fun with it!
Do you have a little one struggling to learn their multiplication facts? Meet our newest obsession – MULTIbandz!
My youngest son was pretty worried about entering third grade this year. He dreaded having to learn all those “really REALLY hard” multiplication tables. Thankfully, there are some fun tips and tricks to make learning your multiplication facts easier and even fun!
What are MULTIbandz?
These trendy, colorful bracelets are a great way for your kids to learn their multiplication facts while on the go. Slip one on their wrist and remind them that they can practice memorizing their multiplication facts while in the car, sitting at the doctors office or even waiting for the teacher to pass out worksheets.
Each silicone bracelet features a different set of multiplication tables, such as 1×1=1, 2×1=2, 3×1=3 and so on, all the way through 12. When your child has memorized the problems on their wristband, reward them with a new one! The goal is to “GO FOR GOLD!” and reach the gold wristband featuring the x12 tables, but as an extra reward for learning the first 5 sets, wristbands 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10 glow-in-the-dark.
Rylan has been wearing his MULTIbandz to school and all of his friends want a set of their own. They’ve been a big hit!
Even my older kids are loving these MULTIbandz. They like to test their multiplication skills, coming up with fun “punishments” for each other if they forget the answer, such as “run to the tree and back” or “do 10 jumping jacks really fast.”
As always, give your children plenty of encouragement as they learn each new times table. And don’t forget to have fun!
FREE PRINTABLE –
Of course, we couldn’t let you go without a free printable (because that’s what we do!).
My kids are obsessed with Tic-Tac-Toe, so why not combine their favorite game with a little multiplication fun?!
The rules are simple –
Just like a regular game of Tic Tac Toe the object is to get three in a row. Only, in this version, the player must first solve the multiplication problem before claiming their square. They can then write in the answer to the multiplication problem in the square (using different colors for each player) or claim their square in the typical X’s and O’s style.
Grab a copy of this Multiplication Tic Tac Toe game and join the fun!
I love gift tags because you can slap one on just about anything for a quick, last minute gift. Scented candles, hand soap, room spray and even baked goodies make great gifts when an adorable gift tag is added.
Grab these fall-themed printable gift tags from InkHappi. She even has free coordinating art prints!