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I have been in childcare since 1986! I had my first child when I was 18 and love helping parents with support and resources they need. I do not sugarcoat life and I solve problems without emotions.

Light Up Valentines Day Cards and Goodies

You Light Up My Life Valentine’s Day Goodies

Light Up Valentines Day goody bags and cards only need a few items and some little hands to complete. 

Cute Light Up Valentine’s Day Cards and Goodies is easy to do, the kids will have fun putting them together. 

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You Light Up My Life Valentines Day Cards and Goody Bags

When your child is done making these, they will be able to gift their friends some goodies and a little friendly card bundled together. They will have fun making them, eating candies along the way, playing with the little toys and in the end, they will have put it together all by themselves!

Materials Needed To Create Your Light Up Valentine’s Day Cards and Goodies

  1. Clear Valentine’s themed bags 
  2. Glow in the dark stars and shapes
  3. Ribbon
  4. Scissors
  5. Hole punch
  6. “You Light Up My Life” Valentine printable – get here -> Light Up My Life Cards
  7. A few different types of candies

For added light up fun grab a few different light up and glow in the dark items. It will help fill up the goody bag and offer more items that aren’t exactly candy related. 

Here are some glow in the dark and light up suggestions:

kids valentines day goody bag ideas
Supplies Needed To Make These Goody Bags

Instructions To Assemble The Light Up Valentine’s Day Cards and Goodies

The assembly of these goodies is fairly easy to allow older children to do it themselves. For the younger children, they may need help with cutting and tying. 

All the children may have to be reminded to save some toys and candies for the actual goody bags, I know mine will be digging into those first. 

  • Cut out the “You Light Up My Life” Valentines from the printable.
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Cut Apart The Cards
  • Put the glow in the dark, light up items and some tasty candies into a clear Valentine’s themed bag.

Add a little bit of everything to help fill up the bag with both tasty candies and toys for more fun. 

  • Punch a hole into each Valentine.
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Use A Heart Shaped Hole Puncher To Make Ribbons Hole
  • Tie the Valentines around the top of each bag with the ribbon of your choosing.

See just a few items and steps to assemble your light up Valentines, you have made a fun Valentines Day goody bag that everyone will live. It won’t just have a few pieces of candies that will be gone in one day. You thought ahead and added some toys and possibly other items to make it last longer. 


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All Done!

Suggestions For Some Customization Of Your Light Up Valentines

You can use glitter glue to add each child’s name to the card. First, use a pencil to lightly write out their name. Then trace it with glow in the dark glitter glue. 

If you find some glow in the dark letters, you can use those to add each child’s name to the card. Use a pencil to lightly mark where to place the letters.

You can outline the stars on the front of the cards with glow in the dark glitter glue too. 

I would love to see how yours came out.  Can you show me your photos on our FB page please, -> Light Up Valentines Day Cards and Goody Bags

Minecraft Snowman Craft

Your Minecraft Snowman Craft Will Be A Fun Addition To Your Holiday Decor

This Minecraft snowman craft is fairly easy to make and would go great with many holiday decorating sceneries. 

Kids still love Minecraft and who can blame them. Minecraft allows them to get ost into their own self-created little worlds, literally. 

Make multiple Minecraft snowmen, the more the better. Get the supplies in bulk so that the kids can create them altogether.  

The Minecraft snowman craft is a great snow day activity when you are snowed in. 

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Materials Needed For Minecraft Snowman Craft

  1. Download These Snowman Pieces
  2. Paper
  3. Printer
  4. Scissors
  5. Mod Podge
  6. Small paint brush
  7. 3 one-inch wood blocks (can be found on Amazon)
  8. Ribbon (for a scarf)

Your child may be able to do this activity by themselves depending on age. Place all these supplies into a plastic shoebox and add it to their activity center shelve, they can go grab it when they are ready to do it. 

We got lots of material so that we can create multiple little Minecraft snowmen, the best prices I found were on Amazon. 

You can change up the size of the blocks to have bigger Minecraft snowmen. If you didn’t want to print out the snowman pieces you can paint the blocks with some paint and add some glitter so it glistens. 

Instructions To Make Your Minecraft Snowman Craft

  • Print out the snowman printable and carefully trim each piece.
  • Using ModPodge and a small paint brush, glue one piece of “snow” to each side of all 3 wood blocks.

supplies for minecraft snowman craft

  • Next, glue the 3 small squares to one side of a block to resemble buttons.
  • To create the arms, glue the corresponding pieces together. Do not glue the upper shoulder parts together.

snowman arms minecraft

  • Fold back the upper shoulder parts, as shown in the photo.

minecraft snowman arm assembly

  • Glue these shoulders to sides of the same block as the buttons, as shown in the photo.

snowman arm assembly minecraft

  • Tie a piece of ribbon around your snowman to resemble a scarf.

Add More Crafts To Your Routine

Instructions To Assemble Your Minecraft Snowman:

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Ta-Da Your Minecraft Snowman Is Assembled!

I would love to see photos and videos of your kids making theirs! Did you decide to do any variations?  How did your kids do? 

Head over to the Facebook post for displaying your Minecraft Snowman Craft Here.


Create A Christmas Themed Full Learning Center

Make A Christmas Themed Learning Center To Both Celebrate The Season And Encourage Learning

christmas literacy themed center

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I wanted to include some fun Christmas themed things into our learning centers. Teacher Sherpa allows us to get great printables to help us do this. 

While we are instilling the great values and importance of learning, they can also include Christmas to add variety. We can easily download, print and use the materials, they come with the easy to follow instructions. I use plastic shoeboxes, one for each activity that includes the printables from Teacher Sherpa and all the supplies needed to complete it. 

My kids can easily go over to the shelf, grab the activity of their choice, bring it to the table and we can complete it. 

syllable sorting

Teacher Sherpa has a wide assortment of themes and skills to choose from too, this allows us to move ahead or go back to a skill the child needs a little more practice on. 

Setting up themed centers is pretty easy, you just need to download the things you want your child to work on, gather the necessary supplies like crayons, glue or whatever else is needed to complete it. Then add them to one shoe sized plastic container, add it to your child’s workbox shelf and that is it. 

No matter the subject or skill, you can find lots of fun Christmas themed things. It allows you to keep the Christmas season going all winter long, while the kids are retaining valuable skills. 

Are you a homeschooling family, a teacher or just need things to keep the kids busy while continuing their learning? I highly recommend you to get an unlimited pass so you can prepare your classroom or homeschools workstations ahead of time. 

Go grab this freebie, it is a ten page Christmas themed English language arts and math printable. 

christmas english language arts math printable

Rock Nativity Scene Craft

Semi-Natural Rock Nativity Scene

This rock nativity scene is semi-natural, you can go on a nature hunt for the materials.

This Rock Nativity Scene activity is simple so kids can grab the container of supplies and do the craft by themselves.

You can purchase the materials as well, that is up to you on types of materials to use. 

*  The only part the kids need help with is the hot glue part, a grown-up should be using and doing the hot glue part unless the child is old enough to do it while being supervised. 

supply list rock nativity scene craft

When I told Jehzel about this craft he was really excited to get started! 

Before you get started, be sure you have all the supplies first. I recommend putting all supplies into a plastic shoe box sized container for when you are ready to make your Rock Nativity Scene.

Make it into a group activity with your friends, have a parent grab some supplies in larger quantities first here:

Materials For Rock Nativity Scene:

  1. Large flat rocks
  2. Small pebbles
  3. Twigs of different lengths that snap easily
  4. Hot glue gun
  5. Burlap covered canvas
  6. Floral moss
  7. Star shaped confetti

Instructions To Assemble Rock Nativity Scene:

  • Begin by laying out twigs in the shape of a stable on the front of the burlap wrapped canvas. Make the stable large enough to hold all of the nativity characters you plan to include on your canvas. You can view the photo as an idea of the basic shape you need to create.
  • Glue the twigs into place with a hot glue gun once you have them arranged where you would like them to be.

twig moss shaped stable rock nativity scene craft

  • Place a thin layer of hot glue along the twigs that form the stable and press some floral moss into it. Tap off the excess moss gently and allow the glue to dry and harden.

moss twig stable rock nativity scene craft

  • Create a baby Jesus shape for your nativity by finding a medium sized, flat round stone for his body, and a small round pebble for his head. Hot glue him into place in the center of the nativity and leave room under him to create a manger out of twigs.
  • Make a manger for baby Jesus out of twigs and glue it into place under him on the front of the canvas.

manger stable rock nativity scene activity

  • Create other nativity characters of your choosing out of the larger flat stones and the small pebbles. These can include Mary, Joseph, wise men, shepherds and even sheep.
  • Hot glue the different rock characters into place within the stable on the front of your burlap canvas.

manger characters rock nativity scene activity

  • Glue a large star-shaped piece of confetti onto the top of your canvas above the stable.

northern star rock nativity scene craft

You Have Now Completed Your Very

Own Rock Nativity Scene!

Easy and fun, great to display for friends and family to look at when they come and visit you!

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Handmade Christmas Gift Challenge

Handmade Christmas Gifts Are The Most Thoughtful Heartwarming Items To Exchange With Others

Join me this Christmas season in the Handmade Christmas Gifts Challenge. During this week-long challenge, we will be making lifetime memories with our kids and gifting handmade Christmas gifts. 

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It will be a fun week for us and I get to spend some fun time with the kids. Lately, we have been back and forth to school and doctor appointments, not very fun at all! So I plan to use this Handmade Christmas Gifts challenge to get them engaged in family activities and get some good conversations going on about things that matter the most to them. 

Handmade Gifts Help Build Character In Kids

Kids who get engaged in making things by hand and giving them as gifts can learn lots of things and will help build and shape their character. It is a time where you can easily have a conversation with the kids. They are more relaxed and their willingness to talk is more open. Arts and crafts along with some nice music playing and tasty snacks are a great mixture and set up for learning more about your child, what they are thinking, up to, what is happening at school and it is a great time to instill some traits for character building.

Handmade Christmas Gifts Saves Money

So not only are you engaged in quality time with the kids making lifetime memories but you will save money by going the handmade gifts route too. This helps children learn about money saving and that a store-bought item isn’t the only giftable items on the planet. 

Handmade Gifts Are More Thoughtful And Appreciated

When you get a handmade gift, the feeling you get is different from when you get something that was bought from the store. Unless it was a unique item, it is just an item that many others have too. 

With handmade, even if someone follows the same pattern or instructions, they can make it ten times and have ten different outcomes. Each one will be slightly different than the other. 

Use As Part Of Your Homeschool Activities

These activities can easily be woven into classes such as home economics, volunteering, and in other subjects too. It is great practice for fine motor, thinking skills, hand-eye coordination and other important skills. 

As a family, you can make many items in multiples to hand out to those who need them or even adopt a nursing home to make gifts for. Another great way to show community workers gratitude is to make some handmade gifts to hand out to them. 

What Will We Be Doing During The Handmade Gifts Challenge

Learn How To:

  • Make Pot Holders
  • Make Tinted Lip Balm
  • Make Beeswax Wraps
  • Make Apple Butter
  • Make Hand Cream, Soap, and Bath Salts
  • Make Vanilla Extract, Infused Maple Syrup
  • And much much more

The Bootcamp opens October 9th, but take advantage of the pre-sale and save big! Get access to everything for only $29.97, but only until October 10th when the price goes up.

We do not own a sewing machine but we can certainly still learn some basic sewing skills, it would be great for me to make sure that my kids know at least the basics. We are already gathering supplies to make various things during this challenge. 

We will be adding essential oils into the bath items, we will focus on blends that offer relaxing essences. 

We recently went to our local farmers market and got a cool candle made from beeswax, now the boys want to try it out themselves with making things with beeswax. 

While we hope that everything turns out flawless, we are extreme beginners, so new that we had to buy arts and crafts supplies and kits, since we didn’t have anything on hand haha! We will not let that stop us, we will explore so many things during this time. 

Join Us This Year And Show Us Your Handmade Gifts

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Participating in World Breastfeeding Week

I am a Pro-Lactation Activist –

World Breastfeeding Week Is A Great Normalizing Start

Being a lactation counselor is so rewarding to me. I get to help hundreds of you in your journey, whether it’s for a few days or five years, I am happy to help you!

Are you joining and participating in the Big Latch-On and celebrating World Breastfeeding Week? #WBW2017

Let me just seriously point out that I am not at all against formula! Please do not even go there, I have happily used it for the last 30 years.

Supporting Moms Across The World With Their Breastfeeding Journey

I want to support you and help you in any ways that I can. I shared my personal breastfeeding journey and others have also joined in too. Be sure to check out these Breastfeeding and Pumping Journey’s Here. I want to hear your experience too, use the conversation box at the bottom of that post to let us know.

Breastfeeding for me hasn’t been easy but I wouldn’t have gone any other way unless there was a medical reason for it’and I have been down that path too. 

I breastfeed in public, no cover. I used to have a cover for one of my kids, but that wore off fairly quickly haha. This doesn’t mean that my breasts are all out there, quite the opposite, they are 100% covered! Whether you breastfeed with a cover or not, you are totally doing perfect!

I never had support in my own journey, I wish I did. It wasn’t until my third child was already in failure to thrive that I finally found mom forums for NICU babies, and that is where and when I started to get support for anything lactation related.

Thankfully you don’t have to go through it alone. You have the Whole World Here To Back You Up!

Celebrating You As A Lactating Mom

If you have taken on the extra steps of pumping for your children because you are working, going to school or baby just didn’t latch, you are doing wonderful!

If you are pumping milk and donating it to babies in need… WHOA there super-mama Thank You! 

No matter how your child is getting their breast milk please know that you are starting your child off with some long term benefits in many areas of their life. 

Whether your child got only colostrum or if your child got breast milk for their first six years, just know it is OK and such a superb beginning for them. 

Thank You To The New Laws To Get And Keep Babies On Breastmilk Longer

It wasn’t until a few years ago that I actually learned that we as humans “needed” laws to breastfeed our babies?!?!

We now have laws here in the United States that allow babies to get the milk they Need and Require for optimal health and nutrition. We shouldn’t need the laws, it is actually human rights really, but I am happy there are laws in place to protect these babies. 

Thank You to each of the companies who are providing lactating moms a safe, hostile free, clean environment for moms to pump out milk for children. 

How Can I help And Support You With Your Lactation Journey?

I would love to help you, I have had the pleasure to help others, and I want you to be next. You can ask questions below, you can request to join a Lactation FB group I admin for or you can even contact me either on my FB Page or my Instagram Account

I want to hear how you are participating this week and what you are up to!

Tell me in the conversation box below what you are doing. We would love to see your photos and if ever you would like for us to show your pictures in our blog posts or on our social media accounts like Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook etc, please do send us what you’d like us to post to 

Gallery Of Lactation Info, Breastfeeding, and Pumping Pictures


Organizing Kids With Personalized Labels

Helping The Kids Stay Organized With Custom Peel And Stick Labels

Keeping kids organized can be such a chore these days. They really just want to go out and play with friends; Who can blame them huh. Get custom labels to help your family in many ways.

 This is a sponsored post brought to you by Label Daddy to help you save money and help your family stay organized. Please check out my affiliate and sponsors disclosure if you have any questions.

Start them off early, like when they are a toddler. It may seem silly because they can’t read yet. It will help them lots starting out early like when they are a toddler. It will help them with letter recognition and early reading skills. 

You can make labels for colors, type of toys to match the box it goes in, and just about anything you like to help with reading skills. 

Photo credit: Label Daddy

These labels can be personalized, they are washable, yes even in the dishwasher and easy to peel and stick. 

Choose your favorite colors, team, characters and more to get them as customized as you like. Your child will be easily able to recognize their own stuff this way. 

We will be using our labels for both home and school, I have a couple of younger ones and one happens to be a toddler. He is in the “mine” stage, so it is a great time to get him his own custom labels so we can begin guiding him with learning to be and stay organized as well as helping him with ownership and responsibility for his belongings. 

By getting everyone their own labels it will also cut down on what items belong to who too. Last year we lost some expensive sweaters and such in school, so keeping their school stuff labeled is also going to help us as well. 

Some Ways To Save Money Using Labels On These Items In School

  • Shoes
  • Extra Changes Of Clothes
  • Backpacks
  • Lunchbox or Lunch Bag
  • Water Bottles
  • Binders
  • Baby Wipe Containers
  • Diaper Bag

You can put these fun labels on everything that will be used in school to help with finding misplaced and lost items, it will have the child’s name, so it is easier to return to the owner. 

You can also get the special allergy alert labels, this is very handy! I know for Jehzel, this is very important to have since he can’t have gluten and for Sebastian who needs to stay away from dairy. Yiadan is allergic to certain antibiotics such as amoxicillin and penicillin, so it will be very important when he is away from me to have that crucial information handy for emergencies. 

Yiadan is allergic to certain antibiotics such as amoxicillin and penicillin, so it will be very important when he is away from me to have that crucial information handy for emergencies. 



At Home, We Will Use These Labels To Organize

Being organized starts at home, when they are young. We start labeling things not to teach the kids to be selfish but to guide them to be responsible for their own stuff. We have some common things the kids share and other things that are theirs. 

Some Things To Label Around The House

  • Toothbrushes
  • Toy Bins
  • Book Shelf
  • Pantry
  • Slippers
  • Personal Towels
  • Specific Toys
  • Vanity Bins

It is a short list, but you can use these handy and reliable labels in just about every situation. We will be using them in every room of our house and for each of us, adults too! 

I am excited to show you how we are using our own labels, I can’t wait for them to arrive. When they arrive, I will update this post to show exactly how we used them. For now, be sure to grab this 25% off before it is gone. 

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Save Money For Your Disabled Child With ABLE United

Disabled Florida Residents Now Have A Way To Save Money Without Penalty

ABLE United is here to help relieve some of the stress so you can focus on more of the other parts of life. Being a parent of a disabled child is hard, very hard. There are so many moving paths and parts going on all at once that can be quite overwhelming. 

 This is a sponsored post brought to you by ABLE United to show you a way to save tax-free money for disabled Florida residents. Please check out my affiliate and sponsors disclosure if you have any questions.

One of the most stressful parts is money! Paying for the day to day expenses creates extreme hardships on parents. Whether they are needing to pay expenses today, tomorrow or five years from now, it is always on their mind, hovering that dark cloud over their heads. 

Did you know there is now a way for you to save money for future expenses whether they are living or medical expenses? You can now keep yourself under the “umbrella” and you will not lose your benefits such as SSI. 

As an added bonus friends and family can also contribute to help you save the money too! 

Who Is ABLE United

ABLE United stands for Achieving A Better Life Experience – A program that allows disabled Florida residents to save up to $14,000 annually, tax-free; without affecting assistance programs such as SSI/SSDI and Medicaid.  

Made possible after the passing of Stephen Beck JR; The ABLE Act was signed into law nationally December 19, 2014, and later in Florida May 2015. 

The ABLE Act amended section 529 of the Internal Revenue Code that allows for tax-free savings accounts for people with qualified disabilities. 

 Only 15 Minutes To Your Child’s ABLE United Savings And Investment Account Today! *Annual $30 Fee Waived Until 2018!

Who Can Eligible For An ABLE United Savings And Investment Account

Disabled Florida residents can open their account in fifteen minutes. The account is owned by the disabled person and authorized adult such as a parent, guardian or power of attorney can manage the account. Anyone can open the account for the disabled individual. 

  1. Disability Must Have Been Diagnosed By Age 26 Years Old
  2. Florida Resident
  3. Qualified Disability

Why Your Disabled Child Should Have An ABLE United Savings Account

With seven different investment options, there are lots of ways to help secure money for the disabled child’s expenses. When you have a disabled child medical expenses will add up pretty quickly and you never know what their financial situation will be in the future. 

When you have a disabled child medical expenses will add up pretty quickly and you never know what their financial situation will be in the future. 

A medical bill, medical equipment, a nurses aid or even handicapped housing can easily surpass $5,000.  

With an ABLE United account whenever those situations come up, you wouldn’t have to be scrambling to gather funds for things that your child needs. 

Get Detailed Answers To Frequently Asked Questions on ABLE United’s FAQ Page

Some Expenses That Parents Need To Handle For Their Disabled Kids Are

  • Medicines
  • Therapy
  • Medical Equipment
  • Assistant Aid and Therapists 
  • Housing and Accommodations
  • Education and Training

And so many other things they come across in order to get their daily needs met. Having the burden and stress of money can make the daily care of a disabled child almost impossible…. Yet parents of disabled children get through the day, every day, without a break or end in sight. 

These Children Have Heroic Parents That Go Through Things That Test Their Human Limits. 

Some parents have some luck and help from family and friends and now those friends and family can help even more without the worry of that financial help negatively affecting the child’s benefits! 

If ever you are looking for a gift idea, contributing to a disabled child’s ABLE United account is a huge gift. 

A Few Other Great Reasons To Open An ABLE United Savings Account For A Disabled Child

  • Tax Free
  • Save Up To $14,000 Annually
  • Use Funds Without Fees
  • No Authorization Needed To Use Funds

 In 15 Minutes Your Child’s ABLE United Savings And Investment Account Can Be Opened! 

Thank You, ABLE United for coming to our rescue to help ease the stress and worry of how we will be able and capable of taking care of the needs and expenses of our disabled children. 

Chocolate Kisses Games To Help Kids Retain Newly Learned Skills

Chocolate Kisses Games – A Tasty And Fun  Game

These chocolate kisses games will bring on lots of giggles, teach new skills and at the end, becomes a tasty treat. 

memory games with treats
Have Fun Playing Games and When Your Done, A Tasty Snack

Things Your Child Can Learn From This Chocolate Kisses Games

  • Letters
  • Numbers
  • Colors
  • Shapes
  • Simple Math
  • Spelling
  • Sight Words

That is just a few things that your child can learn. They can also improve their eye-hand coordination, patience, perseverance, sportsmanship, turn taking, leadership and many other important skills they need to learn. 

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Have Fun Learning and Then Have a Snack Afterwards!

What’s Needed For Your Chocolate Kisses Games

 With just a few items you can have this chocolate kisses games all set up and ready for playing. 

  1. 16 Hershey Kisses, per set
  2. White Dot Stickers
  3. Colored Markers

You can do all kinds of sets, depends on your child’s needs. A few ideas are letters, animals, shapes, colors, sight words and more. 

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Supplies For Chocolate Kisses Memory Game

How To Set Up Your Chocolate Kisses Games

  • For a Color Matching Game: Using the white stickers, take your 8 favorite colored markers and color 8 sets of stickers a different color on 16 stickers.


  • For a Letter Matching Game: Using the white stickers, write 8 sets of your favorite alphabet letters on 16 stickers.


  • For a Number Matching Game: Using the white stickers, write 8 sets of your favorite numbers on 16 stickers.


  • For a Shapes Matching Game: Using the white stickers, write 8 sets of your favorite shapes on 16 stickers.
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Have Fun WHile Learning Too

How To Play Chocolate Kisses Games

Now choose which game you want to make first and take 16 of the Hershey kisses and press a sticker on the bottom of each one.

Spread the kisses out on the table and take turns picking 2 kisses at a time until all the matches are found.

For younger kids, use one set at a time. To make a more challenging game for older kids, use numerous sets at the same time.

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Simple Yet Fun And Tasty!

These Chocolate Kisses Make Memorizing Stuff Pretty Easy Huh!

A great way to have fun and learn at the same time! The best part is when you are done playing you can eat up the chocolate kisses.

Tell me in the comments below what kinds of ideas you have come up with for variations to challenge the kids. Other parents may want to try out your idea!

I want to see your kids photos or video of them playing their own chocolate kisses memory game on our FB page -> Chocolate Kisses Memory Game 

Berry Best Dad Card Craft

Dad, You’re The Berry Best!

Simply funny Father’s Day card craft that the kids can easily make and Dad will enjoy the fruit of their labor years later. 

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Supply List To Create Berry Best Dad Card Craft

  • Card Stock – White, Red and Green
  • Pencil For Tracing
  • Kids Scissors
  • Thin Markers
  • Glue
  • Googly Eyes
  • Stamps and Ink (optional)
  • Crayons (optional)
  • Stencils (optional)
  • Stickers (optional) 

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Dad, You Are The Berry Best Handmade Card

Berry Best Card Instructions

A funny and simple card that your child can possibly do all on their own. Just save the picture of your strawberry, print it out and follow the instructions. 

The wording on the card can be done using stencils, stickers, stamps, or free hand written. Ask your child which do they prefer, giving them two to three ways to choose from will help them customize the card to their liking and helps them with decision-making skills. 

Step One

  1. Right Click and Save Strawberry Template
  2. Print Out The Template 
strawberry template
Save Me To Your Computer And Print Out On Regular Printer Paper

Step Two

  1. Cut Out The Strawberry
  2. Then Cut Off The Top Leaves 
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Cut Me Out Please

Step Three

  1. Trace The Leaves Onto Green Card Stock
  2. Trace The Strawberry On Red Cardstock
Trace The Leaves On Green Cardstock and The Strawberry On Red Cardstock

Step Four

 Cut Out Your Strawberry

Step Five

Glue The Leaves On Top Of The Strawberry

Glue The Green Leaves Onto The Strawberry

 Step Six

  1. Glue The Google Eyes Onto The Strawberry
  2. Copy The Words Shown On Photo – This can be done using anything you want to use. Markers, stencils, crayons, stickers etc. 

Customize the inside of the card with anything dad will love. 

Glue The Eyes On And Add The Words As Shown. Then Fill In The Inside Of The Card With Anything You Like


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