Grandparent's Day Craft Free Printable

 I am happy as can BEE because the best Grandparents belong to me! I was searching for an easy printable craft to make with my 2k preschoolers for Grandparents Day. I found some on Esty, but they either had spelling errors or they weren't at the price point that I thought was fair to other teachers, especially private school preschool teachers. Since I am pretty handy at making printables, I thought I would give it a shot. A free bee image later and here is what I came up with. ENJOY!

Grandparent's Day Craft Free Printable

Best Disguise a Turkey Ideas on Pinterest

 Whether you are hiding a turkey or disguising a turkey, whether your child is in preschool or in kindergarten, we have searched all of Pinterest to find the Best Disguise a Turkey (Creative Writing) Ideas on Pinterest.

Best Disguise a Turkey Ideas on Pinterest

"Turkey is in trouble. Bad trouble. The kind of trouble where it’s almost Thanksgiving...and you’re the main course.

But Turkey has an idea―what if he doesn’t look like a turkey? What if he looks like another animal instead?

After many hilarious attempts, Turkey comes up with the perfect disguise to make this Thanksgiving the best ever! Wendi Silvano’s comical story is perfectly matched by Lee Harper’s watercolors."

Does your child have a Thanksgiving project due to "hide a turkey" or "disguise a turkey", my daughter go to do this one year in preschool and it was so much fun. She wanted the turkey dressed as a princess and it turned out so cute! I wish I could find the picture I took now. Remember to print those pictures, people! Since I can't find the picture of my daughter's disguised turkey, I will share a cute picture of my son dressed up for Thanksgiving at his preschool at the end of this post.

Ways to Celebrate a Preschool Graduation

It is such an exciting time! Create a special experience for your preschool students to mark their big graduation day. Here are 10 ways to celebrate a preschool graduation for your littles and their parents.

Why I Handwrite Notes to My Kids + School Lunch Box Note Ideas

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #PilotPen4School #CollectiveBias #PowerToThePen

School is starting for us in less than a week! I can't believe how fast the summer went by. I'm sure it was because we were so busy. With school starting back, it's back to the daily schedule of making lunches, getting kids to school, and extra curricular activities. I enjoy making my kid's lunches in the morning because I like to know what they are eating and so they can know how much I care while they are there through handwritten lunch box notes.

school lunch box note ideas

I have fun thinking of creative sayings or little love notes of inspiration so they can get a little pick me up during the day. It's also great for them because they get to enjoy organic reading that they'll love. Seeing your handwriting with a Pilot Pen on a little note card can bring an unexpected to joy to their day letting them know you are thinking about them. My daughter says she tells her friends too when I add in jokes.

Make Sure to Never Miss a Date with Pipsticks+Workman Planners

I am one of those people that has to write everything down in order to stay organized.

This product was featured in my Back to School Shopping Guide.

Pipsticks+Workman sticker gift line: A new line of 17-month planners with coordinating sticker books and notekeepers that are perfect for mom and tweens/teens who want to keep track of their school work. This is the first planner line where each planner’s interiors (monthly art and stickers) are unique to the theme.

Thank A Teacher with Crayola

This post is sponsored by Crayola in the form of complimentary products. All opinions are my own. These products were featured in our Back to School Guide.

My mom was a teacher when we were growing up. I remember watching her go back to school after she and my dad divorced. She worked so hard to become a teacher, a lot of late nights studying and creating lesson plans. She loved being a teacher so much. Educating our children is such an important and, often times, underappreciated profession.

Crayola has been our brand of choice for so many years. My mom and I would create lesson plans and activities using Crayola because they make high quality products with beautiful vibrant colors in every box. And they are the one and only crayon and marker brand I trust to actually be washable when the package says it is. This summer Crayola has started an amazing initiative. They have started the next phase of the “Thank a Teacher” campaign. They want kids around the country to show their appreciation for teachers and help reach one million thank-yous to teachers across the country!

Safe Family Travel with Diono radian® rXT Convertible Car Seat

It is Child Passenger Safety Week and I am so excited to share with you all about the Diono radian rXT all-in-one Convertible Car Seat. I have wanted to work with this brand for a while now. Diono is a top brand in child safety and with all of the traveling we have been doing this year, I want to make sure my family is safe.

Lunch Box Ideas for Kids of All Ages

During school season, I make my daughter's lunch everyday. I don't have anything about buying her lunch or those that do, but this is just what I choose to do for our family. It isn't an inconvenience for me and I actually like doing it. I know I'm weird. Maybe one day I will get to where I'll give her lunch money or maybe she will want to buy her lunch one day, but as of right now - we get creative with our lunch box ideas for kids of all ages.

Back-to-School Giveaway, $200+ in Prizes, Ends 9/1

Welcome to the 2nd annual MamatheFox's Back to School Giveaway

hosted by MamatheFox

Sponsors include: Wean Green, Momobaby, Gina's Soft Cloth, I See Me! and Teach My

Packing Trendy Lunches with Fit & Fresh

Back-to-School season is in full swing and that means I have already packed 13 lunch for my daughter. This year our back-to-school list included a new lunch bag. I didn't want to get her anything with too kiddie of a print on it, but I wanted something for her that was something she would like.

I was so excited to find all the different varieties that Fit & Fresh had. This was actually my first time hearing of this brand, but their styles are so cute to choose from.

Monster Mike's 1st Day of Pre-K {Wordless Wednesday + LINKY}

My "Wordless Wednesday" posts never seem so wordless. LOL

Yesterday was my Peanut's first day of pre-k. As I've mentioned, he will be going three hours a day, three days a week. His big sister was so excited for him because she loves school so much and told him about all the friends he would make. He has been so excited to start school and he walked right in like a champ.

First Day of School Picture Ideas

Personalize Back-To-School with Office Depot

The school shopping lists are covered. We have bought everything for both of my kiddos school supply lists thanks to Office Depot. Office Depot and OfficeMax have a ton of fun, fashionable school supplies, plus amazing accessories to make your kiddos' supplies truly personal.

Everything You Need for Back-To-School Shopping Lists

Now that summer is in full-swing, it’s time to start thinking about back-to-school. From clothes and shoes to backpack and lunchboxes to snacks and accessories, this list has something for everyone (including the moms) for all your back to school shopping list needs.

Both of my kiddos are starting school this year. My daughter is headed to 1st grade while my baby is starting his first year of pre-school. People ask me, "what are you going to do with yourself all day?" My son is only going three days a week for three hours a day. And it will fly fast, so I will try to get a little work done and grocery shop by myself for sure! But since they both are headed off to school this year, I thought what better time to put together a back to school guide when I have never really done one before.

Back to School Shopping with Schoola

Yes, you read that right. It is already time to start thinking about back-to-school season, especially if you want to score the good deals. Kids grow way too fast to pay full retail price for clothing. I try to buy marked down in any way I can. I have been shopping with Schoola since they first launched in 2013. They have clothes up to 70% off retail and I have had a great shopping experience since. I was excited to collaborate with Schoola on my very first back to school guide because they are company I believe in.

Match It Up Game - Help Kindergarteners Use Numbers as Adjectives

Anyone planning on doing a little homeschooling this summer? I want to give my child a break, but I also don't want her to forget everything she has learned this year. So we have been researching fun and creative ways for her to continue her education this summer.

Match It UpCheck out this excellent way to practice ordinal numbers, or numbers that identify order within a group. First, find a deck of playing cards. Second, divide the deck by suit. Third, you're ready to play! You and your child will have endless fun trying to match numbers as you turn over cards. Practice saying the numbers together, and your kid will be a pro at using numbers as adjectives in no time!

Kids Can Carry It All with the Coolwoo Backpack #HGG2015

These products are featured in our 2015 Holiday Gift Guide.
My daughter is in preschool and although she carries a special bag to school, she still needs a special backpack for herself for when she goes to dance or spends the night out somewhere. So when I received the opportunity to review the super cute Coolwoo Mouse Backpack for Kids, I jumped all over it.

Coolwoo backpacks are made with neoprene like diving material, so if something is spilled on the outside or it's a rainy day, everything inside will still stay dry. It is made with BPA free, Phthalate free, PVC free, and PD free materials. It has a front pouch for snacks and adjustable mesh bottle pockets. It also has padded, adjustable comfy shoulder straps.

Easy School Snacks with Cheerios + Giveaway

It's back to school time! We are already back to it because we are on a balanced year calendar, but some of you still have some time. With back to school means easy snack ideas. My daughter has to take a non-perishable easy-to-go snack to school every day. And I thought it would be fun to share a super easy recipe with all of you, that we make every so often for her to take.

Cheerios is not only one of our favorite things to have for breakfast, but our go to snack. For this recipe you could use any kind of Cheerios you'd like.

First Day of Pre-K {Wordless Wednesday LINKY}

My daughter started back school last Monday. She is going 5 days this year, they are still half days. I felt this would prepare her for Kindergarten better. We are still adjusting to the change. I didn't cry this year. And she is already walking in by herself.

Hanna Anderson Backpack Giveaway, Ends 8/17

Welcome to the Hanna Andersson Back-to-School Giveaway
Sponsored by Hanna Andersson

It's almost time to send your kids back to school! Have you started your back-to-school shopping yet?   At Hanna Andersson, you'll find fun backpacks, lunch bags, pencil cases, water bottles and more, to send your child back-to-school with a smile on their face!

Enter to WIN a $75 Zutano Gift Card! #Off2School Ends 8/17

I received complimentary products to provide this post. All opinions are my own.
Welcome to the 3rd Annual "Off to School We Go!" Giveaway Hop hosted by Heather from Mommy's Favorite Things and Michelle from Mama's Baby Cupcakes. This hop is focused on items you'd want/need for your children to get ready for school! Each blog has a minimum prize package of $25 per winner and after visiting my giveaway, make sure you use the linky below to take a look at the other blogs to see what they have to offer for you!

I am excited to be giving away a Zutano Gift Card! Make sure to watch out for the full review soon!
Zutano is one of the most beloved and influential brands in children's fashion and a leader in exciting design innovation, Zutano incorporates brilliant colors and animated prints in its versatile line of young fashions to bring your child's personality to life.