Best of 2008 Count down ! #4

Letter of The Week !

Our letter activities have been big hits all year long, and for those of you who missed them during the holidays, they will be back next week!

Here is the full list of our first round of letters! Click on the letter to see the full activity.

A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
I
J
K
L
M
N
O
P
Q
R
S
T
U
V
W
X
Y
Z

Also you may notice by looking at the dates I posted each letter that I didn’t do them in the same order as the alphabet, that was intentional. I introduced them to my son as he showed interest in something that I could bridge them to, I wanted them to be taught in context and have meaning to him so that he retained that knowledge . So don’t feel that you need to follow the alphabet or my rotation, follow your child!

Best of 2008 Count down ! #5

Custom Roadway

I originally posted this in the summer, my son still plays with it daily, it is still in great condition and I have since made a second one, with a Home Depot and a Church ( my son’s favorite destinations). A friend did a cool version of it with sharpies as a outline and her son colored it in, very cute! I wonder what activity will be number 4?


  1. Gather your materials . You will need a brown paper grocery bag, black, green and any other color you choose construction paper, double sided tape , glue, scissors, colored pencils and contact paper.
  2. Cut your bag open so it’s wide , trim the bottom piece off and save for later.
  3. Using black paper and yellow colored pencil design your roadway.
  4. Once you have decided on the design , cut it out . Cover your bag with green construction paper, glue it down, then tape your roadway down I say tape because you may want to move it , tape is easier to move.
  5. Start adding scenery like a pond.
  6. You can use the extra grocery bag paper to make a house or other buildings too.
  7. Tape your scenery down.
  8. Add a contact paper cover to make it sturdy and keep everything in place.
  9. Add some Hotwheels and have hours of fun!

Best of 2008 Count down ! #7

Bubble Wrap
Corn !

This was out 7th most voted for activity- although we did it for Thanksgiving , you can use white paper and yellow paint and do it any time for the year while learning about food! Don’t forget to check back tomorrow to see what’s next on our countdown!

Also corn is one of the symbols of Kwanzaa, it symbolizes the children and their future. I am still learning about Kwanzaa and will have more activities in future years. If you have one you want to share please feel free to leave a comment and share the link!

  1. Gather your materials. You will need 2 pieces of paper, a crayon, paint, a piece of bubble wrap, a paint brush, glue and scissors.
  2. Draw 2 ears of corn on a yellow or white piece of construction paper.
  3. Mix some paint on a plate, and dip the bubble wrap in it, I blotted it in paper towel first. This was as much as my son would do with the wrap, right after I took this picture I got told ” No , no brush, pease” .
  4. If your child likes bubble wrap have them press the bubble wrap on their corn. My son used a paint brush instead. I did a bubble wrap one though, so you can see the results below ! Let the corn dry.
  5. When your child is painting with bubble wrap or a brush, draw some husks on the 2nd piece of paper.
  6. Have your child paint it brown with a paint brush, as you can see my son was all over this step! Let everything dry.
  7. Cut out the corn – you can see that as cool as the bubble print corn is the one my son made is just as wonderful, so don’t stress if your child goes “off book” it’s all good! It looks almost like he used the wrap in places but it was all dotting with the brush.
  8. Cut out the husks, if your child can use scissors let them do the cutting, and glue to the top of the corn.

Best of 2008 !

The new year is fast approaching and leading up to it I will be doing

BEST OF 2008 !

The week leading up to January 1st I will feature my reader’s favorite NTFFC activities. So I need you to email me and tell me what your favorite was. Then I will re-post the 7 most popular favorites to celebrate the end of this fantastic year.