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Getting letters is fun...getting something extra with that letter is even better!
But what to send? Oh, we found lots of great ideas! (Most of these will fit easily in a regular envelope; some, like erasers, may need a padded envelope and some extra postage.)
I'm pretty sure I had way to much fun with these potion bottle decorations. Between coming up with the names and then making them look "realistic" by deciding what to put inside...yep, way too much fun!
These shapes have been sitting among my craft supplies for a year.
A whole year!
After our cotton ball ghost I was inspired to make these, but I never got around to doing more than cutting them out last year, so I kept them around just in case I got to it this year. Unlike most things I save for that reason, this one actually was finished!
E-mail is faster, texting is the style, but there's still something about opening the mailbox and seeing a real envelope with your name written on it that's exciting no matter how old you are.
Learning to write is one of those crucial "musts", but it can also be, well, boring. Worksheets, essays, book reports...NOT the most exciting thing for kids. But writing to a friend about what you like and what you've been doing is a lot more interesting, especially when that letter means you'll get one in return!
Last year Kay won this awesome pail with her name on it for Halloween. We've used it to store things all year and I've been telling myself I was going to try to recreate it as some point.
We've reached that point.
These pails I used are much smaller than the one that inspired me, but they make perfect favors for the upcoming Halloween Girl Scout party. I made them in neutral colors rather than distinctly Halloween so that they could be used all year round.
Another Monday, another Thoughtful Spot gathering! Thanks for joining us!
So...this is what it's like trying to do crafts with a child who has the attention span of a gnat?
When Kay gets home from school, she's not usually in the mood for a nice, quiet craft session. That's fine. But I wanted to work on these bags and she was eager to help.
For 2 minutes. Tops.
For many people Halloween is the start of the holiday season, with Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, and Christmas coming so close after. For me, Halloween means the start of the unofficial crafting season!
We went to a program at the library last year just for kindergartners (let's hear it for libraries!) and it was an hour filled with science fun. It was amazing to see a room full of kids get that excited about science and seeing what was going to happen next. I wish all learning could be so hands-on and exciting!
This is one of the ones that was a hit.