Halloween Classroom Party Ideas

This is the first year that I will be helping out with a Halloween classroom party as a mom. I have helped with several in the past for my husband’s classroom, but I am excited to plan one for my daughter’s classroom. I have found so many fun Halloween classroom party ideas and I wanted to share them with you!

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Halloween Hunt Preschool Printable

I never really realized how much I love Halloween since I became an adult. I LOVE Halloween! Here is the funny part… I HATE being scared. I don’t love haunted houses and absolutely hate scary movies. That isn’t what I love about Halloween though. I love the changing seasons, the home decor that gets to come out, the costumes, and the fun little traditions that come along with Halloween. One thing that I absolutely love about the Halloween season are all of the fabulous Halloween ideas that show up on blogs. One of my favorite places to go for Halloween ideas is Cupcake Diaries. She does an awesome Halloween series each year and I am always blown away with the awesome ideas that people have each year!

30 Days of Halloween on Cupcake Diaries

I was invited to share a Halloween idea as part of the Cupcake Diaries 30 Days of Halloween and I am so excited to bring you my next preschool printable activity…

A Halloween Hunt Preschool Printable!

Halloween Hunt Preschool Free Printable

If you have followed my blog for a while, you have probably seen that we love to do preschool hunts around these parts. I have [Read more…]

Awesome Outdoor Games

Kids can’t wait for summer to be here, but once it comes the only thing that seems to come out of their mouth is how bored they are! This can be so frustrating for moms! Even with friends over, kids can have a difficult time coming up with activities to do. Here are five awesome outdoor games that my husband used to play with his students when he taught 6th grade. He used these games in his P.E. class and his students loved them! These games would be great activities at a family reunion too!

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Teaching Computer Skills to Preschoolers

This post is sponsored by HP Sprout. All thoughts and opinions are my own. My mom used to be a teacher’s aid in a developmental preschool class. I would substitute teach in the class every once and a while and I was always in awe of just how much children that age can learn and how eager they are to learn more! Now that I have a preschool aged child of my own, I am even more in awe because I am able to see her learn and grow each and every day. One thing she absolutely loves to try is to use the computer. With both of her parents working on the computer a lot, she is bound to have some interest in technology too! I think it is really important to let your kids discover the computer at an early age. It helps develop fine motor skills, they learn to problem solve, and they will be able to adjust to new technology as it is introduced throughout their lives. Thankfully, I have a husband who is a certified teacher and currently is a technology coach for teachers. He has really helped me teach our daughter computer skills that are just right for her age. You can teach computer skills to preschoolers too!

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5 Awesome Sidewalk Chalk Activities

We played these sidewalk chalk games and had fun in the sun with Banana Boat as part of a sponsored post for Socialstars #BestSummerEver

5 Awesome Sidewalk Chalk Activities

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Last week we were freezing, getting huge amounts of rain. This week has been crazy hot! That is what the weather likes to do to us in Idaho. As soon as the sun comes out, we all want to be outside! We have the sweetest neighbor kids who like to come over and play with my daughter and I wanted to come up with some fun sidewalk chalk activities that they could all play together and that the parents could even get involved in! Here are 5 sidewalk chalk activities that will keep your family busy this summer!

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Family Picture Matching Game

I have seen a lot of articles being shared on social media lately about the importance of getting photos printed. It is thought that one day, the internet will crash and all of the photos we have shared online will be gone forever. That seems a little overly “doomsday” for me, but I am also a believer in being safe instead of sorry. I think it is important to get photos printed so that you can really cherish those memories, instead of them just sitting on your phone or computer.

I take so many pictures, that there is just not space in my house to display them all, so I came up with another way to be able to enjoy our photos. I made a matching game with our pictures!

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My toddler loves matching games and loves packing her little purse full of family pictures. This is the perfect combination of her two loves. To make your own, you need… [Read more…]

Toy Emporium: Colors and Numbers Toddler Game

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It is really inspiring to watch my daughter’s interest in learning grow each and everyday. I am constantly blown away with what information she retains and how much she knows as a two year old. It is really fun to help her learn new things, but sometimes I get caught in a funk and have a hard time coming up with new activities that she can do that would be educational too. Often times, I will look online for new activities, but most of them down’t keep her attention for too long. Thankfully I discovered [Read more…]

Family Night Basement Games with Energizer Bright Headlights

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Sometimes coming up with activities for family night can be tough! Especially when you have a baby that can’t stay up too late. That is when I decide to get a little more creative when I come up with ideas for family activities. When I was trying to come up with an activity one night, I came up with a great idea! How about playing games in a dark basement with bright headlights on? Well guess what? It is a BLAST!

Family Night Basement Games

I got to try out a few Energizer night headlights that worked perfectly for our family night games! They were so fun, even the Energizer Bunny would be jealous! Headlights aren’t just used as work headlights anymore! To see my entire shopping trip, look here.

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The really cool thing about the headlights that I chose is that it has it has a read beam headlight and a regular work flashlight mode. They also come with batteries so you don’t have to buy any extras.

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When playing family night games, we found four fun games that worked really well with the headlights. The first one is called Judge. It is really similar to Hide and Seek, but when someone gets found, they follow the person who is it “The Judge”. They follow them trying to find the other people who are hiding. That person is also trying to get away from the Judge at the same time. The game ends when The Judge finds everyone hiding. The fun of this game is that it is all played in a dark basement! The only person who wears a headlight is The Judge.

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The next game is called Sardines. It is a pretty popular game that I have always enjoyed playing. It is kind of like Hide and Seek too. The way this game works, is everyone but the person who is “it” goes and hides. As each person is found, they follow the person who is “it” and try to find the other people hiding too. If they see someone hiding, they don’t tell the person who is “it” though. They secretly try to get away from the person who is “it” and hide with another person hiding. One by one, all of the people hiding try to get together like a can of sardines. When the person who is “it” finds everyone, the game is over. When playing in the dark, the person who is “it” wears a headlight while trying to find the people hiding.

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The next game uses the red beams on the headlights. Everyone wears a headlight for this game. They use the red beams as lasers. Play a game of laser tag using the red beams. Pick a predetermined amount of times that each player can get hit before the game is done. The person who hits the other person with the laser that specific amount of time first, wins! It gets crazy and fun!

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The last game is kick the can! It is played just like the classic night game, only this time, everyone is wearing headlights! One person is guarding the can and everyone else is trying to distract the person so that someone can sneak behind that person and knock the can over! It is a blast!

These games are a great way to spend time together with your family and have the time of your life! What games would you play with your family in a dark basement with headlights?

Church Lesson Pictionary: Summer Fun Series

If you have missed out on any of the other 31 Days of Summer Fun posts, you can find them all linked on this post.

31 Days of Summer Fun series on www.girllovesglam.com #activity #fashion #summer

Today, I get to share a tutorial with you as part of the Summer Fun series! I wanted to share a fun little game that is a great Sunday activity for families to do after church!

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I love the game Pictionary! I always have. I haven’t ever been a great artist by any means, but I have always loved coloring, drawing, and playing guessing games so Pictionary naturally fits right into my interests! I am Mormon. Sundays are treated more sacred than other days of the week for us. We don’t go shopping or go out to movies with our friends, we observe the Sabbath by spending time with our families and resting in observance of that special day each week. Sometimes it is hard to come up with things to do on Sundays when you just want to go out to the mall. That is why I decided to create Church Lesson Pictionary!

To play, gather your family around in your driveway and split into teams. Everyone thinks about a few different things that they learned at church. One person goes up at a time and starts drawing on the driveway with sidewalk chalk what they learned at church. Both teams start guessing what that person learned about at church! It is a great way to keep the lessons taught at church fresh in our memories and also teach others about what you learned at church so you can all be inspired and uplifted!

Some examples (These are all LDS themed, but could you can draw themes for whatever your faith is!)

By drawing a temple, you could have learned about… Temples, temple work, eternal families, temple marriage, marriage, our body is a temple, etc.

Temple Chalk art for Pictionary game

Drawing your family could mean… Eternal families, obey your mother and father, love at home, family proclamation, etc.

Eternal families Pictionary church game

Drawing the CTR shield… choose the right, keep the commandments, etc.

Choose The Right Sidewalk Chalk game

By drawing a baptism, it could mean… baptism, missionary work, repentance, being an example, etc.

Baptism chalk art for Pictionary game

Not only is this a great activity to help keep your mind on the lessons learned at church, but it is an awesome way to spend time outside with your family!

Remember to check out the other great 31 Days of Summer Fun posts…



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