When my daughter was four years old, she was obsessed with Princess Tiana from Disney’s The Princess and The Frog, so for Halloween, she wanted to dress up as (you guessed it) Princess Tiana.  I bought her costume from Toys R Us and it was perfect for her: Green (My daughter’s favorite color) with gorgeous flowers, sequence, and glitter all over.  She loved wearing the costume and she looked like a beautiful little princess.  There was one detail we overlooked. My daughter is White and Princess Tiana is Black. You would not believe...

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Thanks to my wonderful mother in law, my kids have their very own Elf On The Shelf that has visited them every Winter for the past three years.  From Black Friday until Christmas Eve, Juliet finds her way into our home.  (Juliet, the elf.  Not my mother in law.)  I have to say, I like the name Juliet much better than Duck, which is what my daughter originally named her.  She was three years old and obsessed with ducks at the time. Sometimes, Juliet gets into mischief and sometimes she doesn’t, but one thing is for sure....

I did this activity at my daycare after I read “One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish,” by Dr. Seuss.  I really like it, because it doubles as a craft and an activity. Materials: 4 White Index Cards Construction Paper (Green, Yellow, Red, and Blue) Markers Scissors Glue Directions: With the scissors and construction paper, have your child cut out one green fish, two yellow fish, one red fish, and one blue fish. Using a green marker, write “1 Fish” on one index card. Using a yellow marker, have your child write...

This is a great craft to do with children for Cinco de Mayo and to celebrate Mexican heritage. Materials: Red Plastic Cup Red Paper Plate White Green Pompom Scissors Glue White String Tape Directions: Put glue on the rim of the cup. Turn the cup upside down and place it in the center of the plate.  Push hard to secure it in place. Cut out small circles from the white piece of paper. Glue the circles on the outer part of the plate, leaving space in between for the pompoms. Glue the pompoms on the outer part of the plate, in between...

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