Monthly Archives: May 2011

Update on my husband Ray

It has been 11 weeks since his 5-way bypass surgery.  He returned to the hospital after 6 weeks and had to have surgery to remove infection and they removed part of his sternum.  He was in the hospital for 5 … Continue reading

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Elevator Game

No supplies needed When  your child seems tired of sitting still and needs to get the “wiggles” out, this is fun activity. Count from one to ten and pretend that each number represents a floor on a big tall building.  … Continue reading

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Freeze Dance

Supplies needed: Music to play for the dance.  Use a variety so the children can make their dance match the speed and beat of the music. Add scarves, ribbons, crepe paper streamers, or instruments as you  like. Put the music … Continue reading

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Sand Blocks

Sand blocks are easy to make.  Make them with 2 small rectangular pieces of wood (4″x 3″) glue sand paper on one side.  On the other side put a small  knob for a handle. An old wooden spool works fine. … Continue reading

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Animal Footsteps with the drum

This activity will help your child learn the variety of sounds you can get out of a drum when you change the rhythm, the speed, and the force with which you play it. Let child call out an animal and … Continue reading

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