Monday, November 1, 2010


Happy Monday!!  Hope everyone had a frightfully delightful Halloween!  Munchkin has been pretending to be a robot every now and again, and after all the birthday and Halloween festivities, I needed an easy theme ;)  Here's our planned robot fun for this week:

Letter of the Week: R
Creative, Crafty, Sensory Fun:
  • R is for Robot letter craft
  • Paper roll (TP) Robot
  • Magnetic Build a Robot (found here at No Time for Flashcards)
  • Build a Robot game
  • Robot shape matching

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Cupcake Matching

Happy Tuesday!  Here's one of our birthday-tivities - a cupcake matching game :)  It was so simple to make and so adapatable to ANY theme - just buy different wrapping/scrapbook paper to change the theme - easy peasy!

2 small foam sheets
cupcake wrapping paper
glue stick

  1. Cut out individual cupcakes/images - we used 6 different images, but this could easily be expanded to increase the level of difficulty
  2. Cut the same number of squares from your foam sheets (you could also use card stock)
  3. Glue the images onto the foam squares

Tuesday, October 12, 2010


Happy Tuesday!  Today we made a paper roll monster.  Munchkin got to work on his scissor skills and got to use glitter glue - he was in heaven :)  Here's what we used:
  • TP Roll
  • Black marker for the hair and scar
  • Green markers and green glitter glue for the body
  • Gems or googly eyes for the eyes
  • Scissors to cut the hair with

Monday, October 11, 2010

Growlie Monsters!

Happy Monday!  Only a few more weeks until Halloween!  Lately, Stinkerpotamus has been into playing monster.  He chases me around and growls and I scream...then we switch.  So this week's theme is (you guessed it), Monsters!  Oh, and I should mention that actual monsters seriously scare Munchkin, so these monsters are going to be of the friendly variety :)

Letter of the week: M
Creative, Crafty, Sensory Fun:

  • M is for Monster Letter Craft
  • Stuffed Paper-Bag Monsters
  • Felt Monster Faces
  • Grow a Monster Capsuls (I found these at Jo Ann's dollar bins)
  • Monster Cardboard Rolls

Monday, September 27, 2010

A is for Apple

Happy Monday!  Well fall is definitely here!  The leaves are changing colors and the temperatures are (finally!) starting to dip.  This upcoming weekend marks one of our favorite autumn traditions - a big Apple Festival.  Tons of crafts and all things apple - total autumn heaven!  To get ready for this weekend's fun, our theme this week is Apples!  Bring on the pie :)

Letter of the Week: A
Creative, Crafty, Sensory Fun:
  • Apple Collage (using red scraps of paper, foam, etc)
  • Apple Stamping (using an actual apple)
  • Apple Tree Craft (tissue paper 'apples')
  • Apple Sensory Tub
  • Apple Memory Game

Monday, September 20, 2010

L is for Leaves

Happy Monday!  Here's our Falling Leaves letter craft for this week.  Here's what you'll need:
  • Blue construction paper for the background
  • Brown construction/scrapbook paper for the letter L
  • Green construction paper for the grass
  • Orange, Green, Yellow and Red construction paper for the leaves
Munchkin had fun using his glue stick to glue all the leaves on!

Feels Like Fall

Well hello there!  After a bit of a late summer blogging hiatus, its time to get back to some Munchkin Theme Mondays!  The leaves are changing and the weather is cooling down.  That can only mean my favorite season is almost here :)  And since Munchkin's birthday falls smack dab in the fall, I'm sure it's going to be a favorite time of year for him too.  Here's our autumntivities for this week:

Letter of the Week: F
Creative, Crafty, Sensory Fun:
  • L is for Leaves letter craft
  • Leaf print painting
  • Fall sensory tub
  • Ripped paper acorn collage
  • Paper stuffed football

Monday, August 23, 2010

Yippee Ki Yo Ki Yay

Happy Monday!!  This week's Munchkin Theme is Cowboys!  Rootin, tootin, shootin cowboys.  Munchkin hasn't had much exposure to Cowboys (fictional or real) and it seems high time the lil pardner gets in the saddle.  Here's a round up of our planned Cowboy activities

Letter of the Week: H
Crafty Creative Sensory Activities:
  • H is for Horse letter craft (since Cowboys ride horses)
  • Bandanna matching game
  • Horseshoe sponge painting
  • Dowel rod 'hobby horse' races
  • Gold digging sensory tub

  • Home on the Range
  • I'm a Little Cowboy (I'm a Little Teapot tune)
    • I'm a little cowboy here's my are my spurs and here are my chaps
    • When I get up, I work all day...then get on my horse and ride away

Monday, August 16, 2010

Alphabet Soup

Happy Monday!!  We've been doing the letter of the week thing for awhile now.  I'm not sure if the letter knowledge has really been sinking in with Munchkin, so this week I decided to do a full alphabet theme.

Letter of the Week: All of them
Creative Crafty Sensory Activities:
  • Alphabet hop game (I spread foam letters out and then call out a letter for Munchkin to hop to)
  • Letter tracing
  • Letter fishing (with foam fish having a metal brad eye)
  • Letter hunt (during weekly errands)
  • Alphabet collage


Tuesday, August 10, 2010

C is for Car

Happy Tuesday!  Here's our C is for Car letter craft - Munchkin liked this one so much that he's told me that he only wants to make car crafts from now on :)  Here's what we used for our letter craft:
  • Green construction paper for the background
  • Blue construction paper for the letter C
  • Yellow, Orange, Red, Purple and Black construction paper for the cars