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Baby Shark: Baby Shark Cootie Catcher

If you have young children then you may have heard the very popular Baby Shark song. If you haven’t, then I am sorry for ruining your life. The Baby Shark song has become very popular thanks to PinkFong. My household hears it on a daily basis, at least a dozen times a day. My youngest son is obsessed. He has become a huge shark fan because of this song.

We have recently been trying to teach my son how to say more words, and we have found that by using his love for sharks we can get him to interact more. So when I found this fun little cootie catcher shark I knew I had to help him make it. We play with it all day long. He even uses it to dance to his favorite song. We have taken an idea we got from his speech therapy teacher and have used the cootie catcher to “catch” words. We take the flashcards with words and images on them that his therapist gave us and we feed them to the shark. As my son feeds the shark he says the word. This helps him articulate words and makes it fun and interactive for him.

Now even if your kids don’t need speech therapy I am sure you can find other fun ways to use this fun cootie catcher. Our oldest just loves chasing her brother around with the shark and pretending its going to eat him. Which of course brings endless laughter. Be sure to check out Easy Peasy and Fun’s tutorial on how to make this fun Shark Cootie Catcher. You will love the adorable little puppet toy.

April showers bring May Sun-catchers!

This spring I am very excited to do some fun arts and crafts with my kids. We love to have things to decorate the house, and after a bland and boring winter I am ready to spruce up my life with some color and some fun.

I found this fun sun-catcher craft that is perfect for April, after all, “April showers bring may flowers!” I am looking to brighten up my world and this craft will definitely help with that!

Thank you Vanessa at Pre-K Pages for an awesome spring craft idea. Pre-K Pages has some really incredible activities and crafts for kids that are home schooled or little ones that aren’t in preschool yet. So be sure to check them out when you head over there to see the tutorial.

We even have a rainy day this week that will keep my kiddos indoors, and this fun craft is the perfect indoor activity to keep us busy. Here’s hoping our raindrops bring beautiful flowers!

Spring Break Boredom Busters!

Spring Break started this week, and I have already heard those dreaded words, I’m BORED. Well not this year guys. I have planned to have play-dates every day of the week. Right now my kids are in the backyard with friends. I even checked out a few ideas for how to keep the boredom at bay.

The Dating Divas have a long list of Boredom Busters that every parent should have this spring break. Whether your kids are in to art, outdoor play, or indoor play, the list has something for EVERYONE. I am hoping that by having a friend over every day and implementing some of these boredom busters we will eliminate that dreaded phrase all week long.

We started out our week with some outdoor fun. Since the west coast has some gnarly storms coming in midweek we are taking advantage of some decent weather while we can. Currently my kids are all outside in the middle of scavenger hunt. We even got out our dress up kit and they are all decked out as pirates while they look for treasure. Instant fun! Be sure to check out the 60+ Boredom Busting ideas listed at The Dating Divas. You will definitely be glad you did!