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Scarecrow

 Keep those pesky crows away with this way to cute scarecrow! Price:      35$ + shipping  My items are intended for decoration purposes. Not intended for children or infants to play with as some parts can be a choking hazard.

Review: This is How We Do It

If you need a way to show your kiddos how different families do things this is the book for you!  This is How We Do It  takes your through the lives of 7 kids from around the world. Each family is unique and they all have different lifestyles. Our daughter loved seeing what each kid did throughout their day After reading each section I like to stop and talk about what we do. If it’s different or the same as the other kids. This book came with our  Timberdoodle  kindergarten kit. Our daughter has really loved going through this book. One downside I did find is there isn’t a family that homeschools but it did give us a chance to talk about how they went to school vs how we do school. I’d recommend this if your looking for a way to show your kids the differences in their lives compared to other kids or how diverse our world really is. 

Review: Thinkplay Gears

Thinkplay Gears  is such a fun and engaging toy for kids. It comes with so many projects to make. They start off easy and get progressively harder. My daughter loves to play with these and build different things beside what’s in the books. It’s definitely great to keep littles ones of screens and having fun building and being creative.  We got this in our kindergarten curriculum kit from  Timberdoodle . Since she loved the PreK ThinkPlay I knew she’d enjoy this one, too. The difference between the two is that this one has gears. So you can actually make things that move when you turn the crank. Our daughter loves that the wheel really move when you build a automotive and that the gears really turn. You get to see all the gears working together. I’d definitely recommend this as a wind STEM project that kids could do anytime either with the project books or by using their own imagination. 

Review: Aquarellum Mini Cats

One of our art kits this year was  Aquarellum Mini Cats . This is a really cool art project. You get to mix the colors yourself. They give you a sheet to know how much of each color to use to get certain colors. I did however notice that not all the colors turn out like the color sheet says. Our daughter still had fun with it.  We got this with our  Timberdoodle  kindergarten kit. I always like to get extra art kits since our daughter loves art. A downside to this kit is there are only 2 projects. I wish it had more. Also the paint definitely stains. I had got some on my leg and it took days for it to come off.  This is a really fun art kit and I would definitely recommend it if you have the money. Since it only has 2 cards to paint it might be better to buy an art kit that has more projects. Either way, our food had a lot of fun with this. Mixing the colors and seeing her finished work, she was very proud of herself and that makes me a very happy mom. 

Review: Indestructibles Social Studies

Are your kids a bit rough with books? When my oldest daughter was younger she was. Indestructibles  are just as described. They are rip and chew proof. Since our newest addition to the family is 2 month old I decided to test the rip with our older daughter (4 years old). She was unable to rip them apart. These books are apart of Timberdoodle’s Tiny Tots kit. They feature bright colors and cute illustrations to keep your kiddos engaged. Even though our baby is to little to know what she’s being read I strongly believe it’s never to early to read to your child. All 3 of us can read these books together. Oldest daughter and I can have discussions about these books, I can answer any questions she may have about them or even ask her questions that expand on what we’re reading. I’d definitely recommend these; especially if your child is a bit rough on books. They are great for younger kids who are just learning about things and an awesome tool for kids a bit older to expand on what they kno

Kindergarten: End of Year

Our kindergarten year started in January 2020 and is about to end (December 2020). We went with  Timberdoodle Curriculum  again this year. I set certain expectations at the beginning of our year after going through all the items in our custom kit. So the big questions are: Did Timberdoodle deliver on their kindergarten curriculum? Do my child learn enough? Do I feel she has retained the information and is ready to move onto 1st Grade? This school year was a bit rough. We took off about 3 months in the beginning of the year because of an extremely hard pregnancy. I was worried that by taking off so long that our daughter would forget most of what we went over. However, she remembered everything. I strongly believe it is due to Timberdoodle’s excellent choices in curriculum. The items we received are fun and engaging for kids. By having so many hands-on and interactive items it makes learning easy and our wanted to do school more than once a day. She’d constantly ask to do more school ev

Kitty

This kitty would love a loving home to call her own. Meow! Price:      10$ + shipping  I can make her in any color .  My items are intended for decoration purposes. Not intended for children or infants to play with as some parts can be a choking hazard. 

Easter Eggs

 Such a cute centerpiece to make your Easter holiday lively and festive! You get all 5 pictures below. Price:      20$ + shipping  My items are intended for decoration purposes. Not intended for children or infants to play with as some parts can be a choking hazard. 

Mole

 Celebrated Mole Day, October 23, in style! 6.02x10^23 is Avogadro’s number. Delight the chemist in your life. Price:       20$ + shipping  Pattern by littleaquagirl.  My items are intended for decoration purposes. Not intended for children or infants to play with as some parts can be a choking hazard. 

Christmas Tree Wrap

 Set up your tree for the holiday season with this soft 100% cotton tree wrap. Available in many colors , this 26x100 inch (66x254 cm) tree wrap is absolutely lovely and wonderful for the holiday lover.  Price: 150$ + shipping  Picture show the wrap in Ivory.  My items are intended for decoration purposes. Not intended for children or infants to play with as some parts can be a choking hazard. 

Mini Kingdom

The royal kingdom has arrived! Have fun decorating with these little cuties and make your kingdom fantasies come true. Prices:      10$ each + shipping       35$ for 4 + shipping  Lost Prince Lost Princess Unicorn Horse Knight Dragon My items are intended for decoration purposes. Not intended for children or infants to play with as some parts can be a choking hazard.  This doll is handmade by me, Daisy Luckey, from a design and pattern by  AradiyaToys . Mango yarn has been discontinued; I’m still looking for a replacement color. This effects the Lost Princess and the Unicorn. 

Fox Mini

Trotting through the forest and found this oh so cute fox. Prices:      10$ + shipping  My items are intended for decoration purposes. Not intended for children or infants to play with as some parts can be a choking hazard.  This doll is handmade by me, Daisy Luckey, from a design and pattern by  AradiyaToys .

Review: Djeco Modeling Dough Prints and Shapes

Djeco Modeling Dough Prints and Shapes is just the cutest little art kit. It works your little one’s motor skills while allowing them to have fun in a creative way. We got our kit from  Timberdoodle . It comes with everything you need and an instruction manual that is done in pictures so it’s easy for young kids to do all by themselves. The only downside is that the kit only comes with 4 projects but you can do them over and over which is nice.  Our daughter really loves art so this kit was right up her alley. She did find it a bit hard to roll the dough on the textured tiles but that’s because you need to push and roll at the same time. After a few tries she got the hang of it. She wanted to do all of the projects in one day.  What I really like about this Djeco kit is that it works motor skills, colors, shapes, reading the picture instructions and creativity. The pictures are really cute and our daughter had a ton of fun doing the projects. Since the dough is reusable we’ll be doing

Mr. Skeleton

 Bones and top hat for this little cutie! Price:      10$ each + shipping My items are intended for decoration purposes. Not intended for children or infants to play with as some parts can be a choking hazard.  This doll is handmade by me, Daisy Luckey, from a design and pattern by  AradiyaToys . 

Mr. Pumpkin

 Who loves to decorate for fall and Halloween with cute pumpkins? Price:      10$ each + shipping My items are intended for decoration purposes. Not intended for children or infants to play with as some parts can be a choking hazard.  This doll is handmade by me, Daisy Luckey, from a design and pattern by  AradiyaToys . 

Wall Decor

 Perfect for any occasion and are beautiful!  Prices: vary from design to design + shipping  Ready to be Shipped: 15$ + shipping  10$ + shipping  Available to be Made: 75$ + shipping  30$ + shipping  100$ + shipping 

Double Heart

Show your love with this hugging hear. Perfect for valentines, Mother’s Day, anniversaries or just because. Price: 10$ + shipping My items are intended for decoration purposes. Not intended for children or infants to play with as some parts can be a choking hazard.  Pattern by dsMouseBears.  https://www.etsy.com/shop/dsMouseBears

Homeschooling! What Extra Supplies Do I Need?

With the recent increase of homeschoolers due to Covid there was a frequent question being asked, what extra supplies do I need to get? Here’s my list of extra items I got for each grade we have done. Have any other questions about homeschooling just ask in the comments! Now you don’t necessarily have to have a curriculum but we use Timberdoodle .  Preschool : Paints and brushes or sponges Scissors; both kid ones and adult Crayons Markers Books; fun ones and educational ones Stickers Binder; I used one to keep all the worksheets from our workbook together since I torn them out so we could do skip around the book as needed Construction paper Clothes pins Flash cards; numbers and letters Glue sticks Pipe cleaners Googly eyes Pompoms Tape PreK :  Container; I store all of our curriculum in this huge container so it’s all in one spot Stickers Pens and pencils; my Timberdoodle curriculum came with pencils for my daughter Pencil sharpener; my curriculum came with one Crayons ; even though

Review: Little Children’s Drawing Book

Usborne Books & More has a fantastic book called  Little Children’s Drawing Book  which is part of  Timberdoodle’s Preschool kit  this year. It’s a super fun way to work on fine motor skills. Little Children’s Drawing Book has adorable pictures and each page the characters talk about what they want the child to draw. Works on scribbles, squiggles, swirls, shapes, lines, etc. Our daughter loves drawing and anything to do with art so she’s definitely been enjoying this book. She’d finish the whole book in a day if I let her. The characters ask for certain things or have a sentence to say about the picture and our daughter thinks it’s so hilarious. She’s been able to work on drawing things and can see a different way to draw certain things. There is a page where the child is supposed to draw a flower. Our daughter drew actual flowers on the stems instead of the swirls and squiggles it showed an example of. I’d definitely recommend this as a fun art activity or if you need to ke

Review: Gobblet Gobblers

Gobblet Gobblers  is part of  Timberdoodle’s Kindergarten kit  this year. It takes the classic game of Tic-Tac-Toe to the next level! The goal is still to get 3 in a row but your pieces can eat those smaller than it making more challenging. This game is really fun. When you place a piece you need to think about if your opponent can gobble your piece and win or if you can gobble theirs and win. You can move a Gobbler even after it’s already on the board. The game pieces come in 3 sizes and you get 2 of each size. Since we got this game our daughter has wanted to play all day everyday. She thinks it’s so funny when they gobble each other and loves to play with piece since they have such funny faces. Even though the game is suggested for kids 5 and up our daughter (4) doesn’t have a problem playing and understands what she’s supposed to do. I think this is a great game to help with critical thinking skills even though the child doesn’t know it. They are just having fun and bonding

Review: Look Inside Your Body

Usborne Books & More  has done it again! Another great book called  Look Inside Your Body  came with our  Timberdoodle curriculum . The colors are bright, the graphics are outstanding and my favorite thing is there are flaps within flaps! Never seen such a thing before in a flip-the-flap book. It’s super cool. Each spread in the book covers something different and goes into just enough detail for a child so that they aren’t overwhelmed with to much information. We read one spread a week from this book. This Usborne book goes over eating, how to stay health, your brain and more. Our daughter loves flap books so this really peaked her interest. She gets really into the pictures and discovering what happens in the human body. I highly recommend this book to anyone who wants to introduce how the body works to their child. Look Inside Your Body goes over so much, the colors, graphics and flaps will definitely keep your littles engaged in the material. 

Review: What’s Going On Here?

Creative to say the least!  What’s Going On Here?  are such cute little cards we got from  Timberdoodle . Each card has a different scenario and the back of the cards have questions to ask about the picture. The colors are vibrant and all the characters are animals which is really cute. What I like most is about these cards are that they have the questions already there. You don’t need to think of them just pull out a card and your ready to go. Our daughter loves these. She will sit and tell you about each card until she’s gone through them all. Sometimes to extend on the lesson I ask her what might happen next and she’ll give a detailed story of what could happen. I definitely recommend these for teaching about feelings and how to act in certain situations or just as a fun bonus to do with your kiddos. There are a bunch of cards with all sorts of different scenarios on them so your kids are sure to have fun for hours. 

Review: Push, Pull, Empty, Full

Teaching opposites can sometimes be hard. Your child may not understand what exactly an opposite is.  Push, Pull, Empty, Full  is another book from our Timberdoodle curriculum . Each spread in the book will focus on one pair of opposites at a time and the child gets to complete the pictures to make the opposites true. There is a lot of drawing and coloring in this book which I like because it keeps our daughter engaged and wanting to do more.  The pictures are draw like in the book  Happy, Sad, Feeling Glad . Our daughter really enjoys that workbook so I knew she would be fond of this one as well. I would say the only downside to this activity book is that it only goes over each pair of opposites once but it does allow you to have a side conversation with your kiddo about the material. I often have our daughter go look around the house for something that relates to the opposites we’re going over. I feel it reiterates what we’re learning and she gets excited to go on a scavenger h