***WAITING bag giveaway reveal***

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Have you been waiting on pins and needles?  I came straight to the computer (the coffee is still brewing) just to see if there were any new entries.  The winner of this super fun Waiting Bag is. . . Andrea! I especially liked your feedback on the menu bar.  Thank you and congratulations!!!  Just contact me with your address and I will get this little bag to you a.s.a.p.! Thank you to everyone who entered.  I will announce the next give away in June.  Hooray! Continue Reading

simple WAITING games… Story Starters and I Spy Board

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Are you ready for the two games that will complete your Waiting Bag?  These are so easy to put together and can also double as car games.  (Don't you just love multi purpose toys?) Story Starters I've told you a little bit about my love of storytelling.  Now that you know how to go about storytelling, let me take a little of the weight off of your shoulders.  These Story Starter Cards will come in handy.  On one side is a list of story starts.  The first sentence. . . to get the story rolling.  The other side of the card shares a list of character ideas so you can easily create your own story starters. Tips (to maximize learning):  1. Continue Reading

simple WAITING games…Pebble Play

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Do you dread waiting in a restaurant with your little ones?  The kids can handle the waiting room, they can be patient while we order. . .but WAIT for food too?  That is a lot to ask.  I put together this fun Waiting Bag, to keep M and M occupied for those impatient times.  I made an extra set too, do you want it?  Click here to enter the Waiting Bag GIVEAWAY. The Waiting Bag holds 4 open ended activities for creative play in tight spaces.  Ready to find out about activity #2? Pebble Play We (the entire family, including cousins, Grandma and Grandpa, Aunts and Uncles) had dinner out one rainy day.  Rainy meaning that we were squished into Continue Reading

simple WAITING games…The Line Game

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If you missed Monday's post.  Make a quick trip over to get the scoop on my Waiting Bag.  Sound like something you never knew you always needed?  You can find out how to make one here.  Now let's start talking about how to fill this little lifesaver. The Line Game Big M and I came up with this fun game while we were waiting for Little M to finish up her bath one night (she loves water just as much as paint, so there was a lot of WAITING!) what you need: paper or drawing pad ~ writing utensil One person starts by drawing a line on a piece of paper.  The line can be anything from a dot to a curvy loop. Once the line is drawn the paper Continue Reading

no sew WAITING bag tutorial + sewn bag tutorial

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Have I mentioned that my kids are really active?  When they have wide open space to roam life with them is a blast, but squeeze them into a little waiting room or plop them into a cramped booth and suddenly keeping them occupied is a must.  Big M is no longer interested in tic-tac-toe and if there isn’t someone close by to listen to Little M sing, waiting is no fun at all. In pure desperation I decided to make myself a WAITING BAG.  Small enough to fit in my purse or the glove box of my car so that the bag is really easy to keep close by.  It holds 4 fun, creative, open-ended activities that make waiting a breeze. no sew WAITING Continue Reading

***waiting bag GIVEAWAY***

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Have I mentioned that my kids are really active?  When they have wide open space to roam life with them is a blast, but squeeze them into a little waiting room or plop them into a cramped booth and suddenly keeping them occupied is a must.  Big M is no longer interested in tic-tac-toe and if there isn't someone close by to listen to Little M sing, waiting is no fun at all. In pure desperation I decided to make myself a WAITING BAG.  Small enough to fit in my purse or the glove box of my car so that the bag is really easy to keep close by.  It holds 4 fun, creative, open-ended activities that make waiting a breeze.   Over the next Continue Reading