Trace your child’s hand onto the red and blue paper. Cut them both out.
Trace Elmo’s nose onto the orange card stock and cut out. Trace Elmo’s mouth onto the black card stock and cut out. Use the .5″ circle punch or scissors to cut out 2 eyes from the black card stock.
Arrange the red handprint with the fingers pointing down. Assemble Elmo by gluing the white eyes from the template onto the top of the handprint.
Glue the 2 black circles onto the middle of the white eyes from the template.
Glue the orange nose onto the bottom of the eyes, with about 1/3 of the nose overlapping the eyes.
Trace Cookie Monster’s mouth onto the black card stock and cut out. Use the .5″ circle punch or scissors to cut out 2 eyes from the black card stock.
Assemble Cookie Monster’s eyes by gluing one black circle to the top left part of the white eye. Glue the other black circle to the bottom right part of the white eye. This will give Cookie his signature silly look.
Arrange the blue handprint with the fingers pointing down. Glue the completed eyes to the top of the handprint. Attach the smile with glue just beneath Cookie’s eyes.
A little wisdom goes a long way. I have made it a habit to have a healthy mind, body, and spirit, so every Wednesday I would like to share with you some wisdom that has helped me. Enjoy
“You cannot change your destination overnight, but you can change your direction overnight “
Life can come at you so fast that you may feel as if you are losing control or being drowned by the experience, but I would like to encourage you to hold on. Take a deep breath and use this opportunity to ask God what you should be doing next. “ HELP” is a strong enough prayer when talking to God. Seek the right direction when the destination (as it often does) changes and watch God guide your mind and heart into the next step you should take.
To everything, there is a season. I have a secret to tell you, NO PARENT HAS ALL OF THE ANSWERS ALL OF THE TIME. The true beauty of parenting is to learn how to balance your ideas and expectation for your home. If you have 10 things on your list to do. Categorize them by priority, then spread the list out through the week. You do not have to be super mom or super dad.
What your child needs from you is for you to be at peace in your heart and mind. The peace will allow you to accomplish the needed task and then have room to roll with all of the punches that come with parenting. When you are at peace, you set the foundation for your home life to also be at peace.
Here is a quote to motivate and bring a smile to your face. Parenting can be hard, tune into this blog and find out possitive ways to keep life interesting and calm!
It’s not only children who grow. Parents do, too. As much as we watch to see what our children do with their lives, they are watching us to see what we do with ours. I can’t tell my children to reach for the sun. All I can do is reach for it myself
Crafts are a fun way to get personal with your little one. It is an intentional time to be silly, messy, and creative!
As parents we are always directing and instructing. It is good to show your little genius that you too can follow directions and have fun. During craft time, let your little one lead the way. When you take time to do fun things with your little genius, you are teaching them that life is fun!
Below I have posted a craft for you and your little genius. If you do the craft be sure to comment and post a picture!
For more craft ideas check us out on Pinterest – SliM ( that’s me 😊)
Dinosaur Handprint Card
1. Fold a cardstock paper into half.
2. Trace the handprint of your child on one side.
3. Cut out the handprint keeping the top part intact.
4. Cut out the shape of the dinosaur’s head and glue it at the back of the card’s top side. You can download our handy printable template under materials if you like.
5. It’s time to glue pom-poms on the dinosaur.
6. Stick two googly eyes on the head. Make the dinosaur’s mouth using a black marker.
7. Finally, let the child personalize the card with a lovely message for a loved one in their life.
11-year-old invents backpack to stop bullying in schools
Have you heard? Makai Samuels- Paige (who was a 6th grader at the time) invented an Anti- Bullying Backpack. Makai was unfortunately bullied in school because of his size and height. “I’m not one of the tallest sixth-graders,” said Samuels-Paige. “I’m one of the shorter ones, so when I get picked on, it makes me feel like I’m nothing, and I want to change that,” he said.
And that he did! Makai Samuels- Paige patented a backpack that has 2 camera, WIFI, GPS, & Walkie- Talkie system. This little genius has blazed the trail and found a way to solve a problem plaguing children all over the world.
Thank you, Makai Samuels- Paige for pushing past opposition and using your genius for good!
So many emotions have stirred in me like a tornado. Anger, sadness, helplessness and more… but thank God the emotions resolved at hope. After reading and posting, petitioning, and praying God allowed me to see hope and I would love to share that HOPE with you.
All month I will be posting practical steps to find inner peace. I will share with you tools that you and I can use to make change in our community. Change starts in the heart and in the home. Let’s become better , stronger, more caring through this. Lets change our mentality from caring about one, to caring about all.