In 2011, I created a Year in Review Printable that was downloaded thousands of times. It’s 2016, let’s update this free Year in Review printable and give it an update with a FAVES twist.
2016 Year in Review Printable
This New Year’s printable was created with your kid in mind. Download, print this out and let your kids fill out (or fill out for your kids.) This is a fun year-end keepsake.
When I originally created this in 2011, I filled one out (see below.) 5 years later, I chuckle and a bit of sad reading my answers. My fave pet, Bobo passed away the following year. He was our first baby – a fur baby, but one of our’s. I had just had our fourth child – he is now *cry* FIVE YEARS OLD. Instagram was fairly new – but still love me some Insta! Green is my fave color. Poke the Box (my fave book of the year), I just had the pleasure of seeing Seth Godin speak – he’s a long time favorite author of mine – so not surprised by that answer. Chips and salsa will forever be my fave food.
Here are the questions to answer about 2016:
Name (at the top)
Favorite memory from 2016
Goals for 2017
Don’t forget to fill out one of these 2016 FAVES in Review! You, yes YOU! You won’t regret it! And have your kid fill out one too!
And here is the 2011 year in review that I was chuckling about:
2011 Year in Review and New Years Resolution for Kids free printable. Hey and sometimes when you get a creative inspiration at like 4 in the morning and do a blog post about it, you make mistakes like see the above photo? Chip and dip? REALLY?!
Happy New Year! 2017 will be amazing, it has to be.
How to make a solar oven! That’s right – Goodbye Easy Bake Oven – Hello solar cooking. With summer right around the corner and kids home, we will be introducing a series of summer projects for kids!
If you are looking for a sun kid science project – this is the perfect acticity for those hot summer days. Here in Texas – we KNOW hot. It gets disgustingly hot here. So what better geeky project to do then to use that heat for good.
How to Make a Solar Oven
Easy Bake Oven, forget about it. Let me show you how to make a solar oven with a pizza box! With a solar oven, you can bake cookies or a kid favorite: smores! Your kids will love this science project!
Let’s get to it. Here is what you’ll need to make a solar oven.
Looking to make paper pilgrim hats for Thanksgiving day? This is a fun activity for the kids to do while the grown-ups are making the Thanksgiving meal. Growing up, we used brown paper bags for Indian costumes and made paper pilgrim hats for Thanksgiving. Yes, some will say it’s un-PC – blah, I know I know. Regardless, it’s what my childhood memories were made of. At our Thanksgiving meal, we have kids who are Indians and Pilgrims.
If you are looking to make a paper pilgrim hat, I found an awesome tutorial.
Make a Paper Pilgrim Hat for Kids
Leave it to Martha to show us how to make these adorable paper pilgrim hats for kids. This is an easy Thanksgiving DIY that you can do with your kids.
The paper Martha uses is 19×25 drawing paper, though construction paper should work just fine. She also uses glue dots, because MARTHA. You could use hot glue, or tape just as well.
After you have download the paper pilgrim hat template, simply trace it onto your paper.
Cut and Glue
Next step for the DIY paper pilgrim hat is to cup and glue. First, cut out the buckle and cut out the silhouette of the hat. You will want to fold up the brim.
Next, cut a headband and put the inside the fold of the brim – here is where the glue dote, tape, or what-have-you will come in. You want to glue the buckle onto the hat – above the brim and wrap your headband around the head. Secure it with the glue dot or tape. Or staples, just not while the kid is wearing it please.