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As a young black girl, I struggled with loving myself. I hated my color, my hair, and all the stigmas that came along with being a young black little girl. It took me a long time to love being black and I knew that I didn’t want that for my four daughters. I didn’t find out about the self-love books for African-American children until well after my second child, but it’s okay cause I taught my girls how beautiful their black was. Now that I know they have these books I read them to my youngest and even to my oldest and self to help us all understand that we are just as beautiful and the greatness of our black.
This post is a little different from what we normally share, but I thought this was so fun and my girls really enjoyed our week.
We have moved from the Windy City to Sunny North Carolina. The problem is that there is nothing sunny about it right now. We came in and the weather was beautiful but that changed the very next day. The theme this week is ice and I would like to say that I struggled with what to do but the truth is thanks to nature I didn’t have to prepare anything.
This week we have been having fun with Mittens. We played a few games and learned that there are many ways to have fun when playing with mittens. I want to share some of the activities that we did that my girls enjoyed.
My toddler is in love with her color sorting box I put together for her. So I figured I would present her with a color sorting activity for her to try or not. It proved to be a hit.
Color sorting is becoming a little more easy for my toddler and I am finding her sorting colors all the time,
The holiday’s are here and we all celebrate in one way or another. My family this year is going real hard with celebrating Kwanzaa. It’s not like we haven’t celebrated it before, but we have moved away from some of the meaning and us as a family need to get back to it. During Kwanzaa you learn to love yourself, family, culture, and the world as a whole.
For celebrating Kwanzaa, you don’t need much but if you’re going all out like we are then you will need a few things.
A while back we made these cute paper plate Santa that my girls had fun making while I was busy in the kitchen I like crafts that they can do on their own or with a little help. It lets them feel like big girls and gives them the confidence to try to do harder crafts on their own before asking for my help.
Last week on Thanksgiving my mother in law was cleaning out things that she no longer needed or used and I seen these two beautiful boxes that sparked my imagination. I was tossing everything out the boxes when my 11-year-old point out some nail polishes and told me not to toss them. We kept them along with a few eye shadows and yesterday we used them for a project. We made some Salt dough holiday ornaments for our tree.
With a moo here and a moo there. Animal sounds are all that I have been hearing this week and it’s all my fault. I let the girls help come with an activity for this week Nursery Rhyme theme for our Early Childhood Education Themes. (This post contains Affiliate links)
For the Nursery Rhyme theme, we ended up singing and playing in our sensory bin. The setup was easy and all you need to make it happen is some black beans, farm animals toob, alphabet bottle caps, and a sensory bin. You can add spoons, pots, and other sensory bin play items also.
Normally during the holiday season we just put a sticker on the days we celebrate and just cross out our days as usual, but this year with our new calendar I wanted to try something a little more creative and different for us. (This post contains affiliate links)
Our calendar this year has reusable numbers that attach to our board. That leaves me to have to print out a few different calendar number seasons and I didn’t want to do that this year. Our family celebrates both Christmas and the Seven Principles of Kwanzaa, and none
The dogs ate our project y’all. As a matter of fact, it was so tasty that they ate it twice. While we are glad that the dogs thought our project was tasty we had not finished seeing how many of our senses jello used.
I didn’t come up with this 5 senses project for my girls, my five-year-old did, she loves jello. So much so that she makes it on her own. ( She always practice safety and someone older is always in the kitchen with her. ) She presented the project to me when I told her what our next Early Childhood Education theme was. Ready for it? Well, here it goes.