I kinda love these. Is that ok, since I made them? I love that they're not candy. I love that they're small. Wanna make some? Head on over to Somewhat Simple and download these cootie cleaner labels now! And Happy Valentine's Day! --xoxo
[In my church, I am the second counselor in our Relief Society Presidency, which is the counselor over the monthly activities.] This month, we decided to do a White Night. In preparation for the Gilbert AZ LDS Temple open house, our goal was just to have an evening to sit together and learn a few things about Temples. All while having fun as sisters, of course. ;)
// We asked that each of them wear something white
// We brought a computer + played this Temple Jeopardy Game [ps - I was uber embarrassed by my lack of Temple trivia knowledge]
// We had the sisters share some of their thoughts/stories about how the temple has blessed their lives.
// We ate pretzels + oreos dipped in white chocolate, along with powdered donut holes
// And handed out these:
What I love about these handouts is that it's not just for Relief Society - it's perfect for all ages! Want to make these yourself? Just click HERE to download the word doc I created. It holds 10 handouts to a page. All you need to do is cut out, staple a mint on it [I used the Lifesaver Wint-o-green flavor] and you're set!
We did this last year as a family, and LOVED it! Moments like my son taking 3rd place in the pinewood derby, my daughter's first piano recital, my son's first orchestra concert were recorded, but my favorite were the funny things my kids said. Like when my daughter called moles boobs (it was a really awkward conversation at first), or when she asked if clouds pooped snow, or when my son exited the bathroom in just a towel and said "Nothing to see here" when we made eye contact, etc.
Awhile ago, I was approached by Jason Sandberg to review one of his e-books for children. I'm a sucker for children's books, so I immediately said yes!
Jason is a fine artist who wants to produce books that he would have loved to read as a kid. And what kid doesn't love dinosaurs????
His book, Candy and the Cankersaur is an homage to Syd Hoff (whom I ADORE) and is a picture book about a girl who receives a dinosaur as a gift and her determination to train him to be a good pet, but there's a jealous neighbor boy who stirs things up. It's a fun book for dinosaur lovers, and is also great for trips, since it's an e-book.
My kids LOVED the colorful pictures, and it provided a great opportunity to teach my children a valuable life-lesson: people are more important than things. And I loved that it showed the boy feeling sorry and fixing is mistakes. That's something I try to teach my kids, and this book provided the perfect visual example for them. We need to do more than just say sorry. We need to right the wrong.
You can check out his book and the many ways to get a copy for yourself by going to his website jasonsandberg.com.
Hope you all have a great weekend! -xoxo
Thank you Jason, for letting me review this book, and for giving me a chance to teach my kids something that's very important to me. :)
Disclaimer: I was not paid to write this review. I was given a copy of Candy and the Cankersaur for free, in return for writing my honest opinion. All opinions are my own.
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