Letter of the Week – Letter O – Octopus Hot Dog

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I have been making Octopus Hot Dogs for M and M for a long time.  They are so easy to make, so much fun and of course the perfect way to celebrate the Letter O! Grab some some hot dogs and get ready to impress your kid with an Octopus Hot Dog! Cut the hot dog in half.  You can use a whole hot dog, but I think they are cuter this way. :) Cut the octopus arms (I Googled it, they are arms not legs or tentacles... interesting).  Just start at the middle and cut down.  Turn the hot dog and repeat.  This should give you 4 arms. Since an Octopus Hot Dog needs 8 arms you'll have to cut all of the arms in half.  Then use a toothpick to add Continue Reading

Letter of the week ~ Letter N ~ Catching N Words

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I'm back and oh boy did I miss my little bloggy blog.  Of course I wasn't really gone, just working on a little behind the scenes project.   I hope you enjoyed the week of guest posts, I know I did.  Another really, really big thanks to Kim at Little Stories, Kristina at Toddler Approved, Jamie at Hands On: As We Grow, Ali at At Home With Ali, Trisha at Inspiration Laboratories, my Mom and Big M.  You showed up with such awesome posts it made stepping back a bit easier.  I was able to accomplish some big stuff.  THANK YOU!!! Now for the letter of the week... The Letter N was so much fun.   I knew right away how I wanted to celebrate N Continue Reading

Letter of the week ~ Letter M ~ M Box

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The letter of the week is M, and you know we love the letter M around here. ;)  This Letter Box activity can be done with any letter, you might even choose to make it a permanent companion to all of the letter of the week activities. what you need: a box ~ a small piece of paper ~ tape ~ marker ~ items all starting with the same letter Have you read the series by Jane Belk Moncure?  Each letter of the alphabet gets its own book.  A character, “Little M” in this case, collects items starting with that letter and fills his box.  You can read more about the series here.  We started by reading My “m” Book.  I pulled out the perfect box and Continue Reading

Letter of the Week – Letter G – Granola

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Today I am sick... blah and even though Mom life goes on, blog life will have to take a back seat.  (Sort of ;) ).  I promised you the Letter G and the Letter G you will get.  My plan was to make Granola with M and M. I don't want to be touching food today (especially not food that we will be munching on for a week.)  So instead of telling you what we did... I will tell you what we are going to do. We will use this recipe... these yummy ingredients...  these measuring tools... this mixing tool... these hands (washed first of course)... to make the most delicious homemade granola we have ever eaten. While we are cooking I will Continue Reading

Letter F: Five Green and Speckled Frogs

It's time for the Letter of the Week... and look at me all on time and stuff!  I have a perfect way to enjoy some F fun.  Have you heard the song Five Green and Speckled Frogs?  It's one of my favorites.   In fact I even made it into a flannel story.  If you haven't heard it, gather up the kids and get ready to learn a new song. Five Green and Speckled Frogs Five green and speckled frogs sitting on a speckled log eating the most delicious bugs.  Yum, yum. One jumped into the pool, where it was nice and cool. Now there are one, two, three, four. Four green and speckled frogs sitting on a speckled log eating the most delicious bugs. Continue Reading

Letter of the week ~ Letter C ~ C Chart

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  The letter C is pretty tricky.  It makes so many different sounds.  I wanted to keep this one really simple so we made a very basic C Chart. I prepped the chart before sitting down with the kids.  Then I used a marker to write words as M and M shouted them out.  (Little M has been very interested in writing so she took over for a few words.)  I helped come up with some of the words and filled the no list... M and M didn't say any non C words.  Is it possible it's not as tricky a sound as I thought? This post is a part of the Letters series. Continue Reading