Archives for October 2012

Pumpkin Face Bulletin Board

Pumpkin Face Bulletin Board

Looking for an easy fall bulletin board idea to celebrate the kids in your class? Why not design a one-of-a-kind pumpkin patch? Let's Get Started! Here's What You Need: Orange Construction Paper Poster Board Pumpkin Template (Of course, I can no longer find the one I used!!!) Pictures of your kids Orange Sharpie Green Sharpie Here's What You Do: Print one pumpkin template and cut a small oval-like shape out of the middle to create a space for each picture. Trace this … [Read more...]

Preschool Fall Party!

Preschool Fall Party!

Let's Get Ready To Party! Even though I'm not big on the Halloween scene, I'm always up for a reason to throw a party!  So, when my friend Nicole suggested a little fall-themed shindig for the kids, I was all for it!  Maybe you're still looking for some ideas for the Fall Festival at church?  Maybe you want to introduce a new family tradition? Either way, read on to find some fun (and easy!) ideas for games, snacks, and crafts! Games: Bean Bag Toss This is pretty simple.  We just set up … [Read more...]

Harvest Decorations

Harvest Decorations

We share our church building with a Ukranian congregation.  They decided to hold a fall festival this year at the church and I absolutely loved their decorations so I decided to post the pictures for you to admire as well!  It's so nice that these decorations get twice the mileage!  The little wagon and picket fence are on our sanctuary stage, so it provides such a nice first impression! Great, huh? How are you decorating for fall?  Leave me a comment and let me know! Or link to your post! … [Read more...]

Tweets from The Nines

Have you been listening to The Nines?  It's a FREE online conference, happening yesterday and today.  It covers 9-10 leadership HOT TOPICS with a huge variety of speakers.  Each speaker gets 5 minutes to talk, so even if you only have a few minutes to catch the program, you can learn a lot!  Head to the Nines to check it out!  Here are some great tweets so far: Some say proudly "My lips have never touched alcohol" but its obvious their feet have never touched a treadmill … [Read more...]

Preschool Homeschool: Dinosaurs!

Preschool Homeschool: Dinosaurs!

Did you know October is National Dinosaur Month?  In our house, its dinosaur month every month, but this seemed like a perfect excuse to celebrate with even more fun!  I mentioned in this post that we're starting to homeschool a tiny bit, and I wanted to give you a glimpse of all our fun! Here's what we did this week: Monday Lesson: Manners Activity: Read Suppose You Meet a Dinosaur.  Talk about manners and practice using manners with one another. Activity: Salt Dough Dinosaurs Tuesday … [Read more...]

Story Time: Leaves

Story Time: Leaves

This summer, we ran a Story Time in the Park program at a local park here in Erie, PA.   The program was a huge success and we had a lot of fun participating in it.  I tried to highlight most of our weeks during the summer, but a few slipped through the cracks.  One of those was Leaf Day, and I thought this season would be a perfect time to share it! This was an interesting story time because we had two books picked out, and our story reader had taken them home to practice.  She ended up … [Read more...]