Blogger Spotlight #42

Welcome to the Bloggers Spotlight Link

and Pin-it Party #42

Thanks everyone for stopping by today!  We love to pin and tweet all our favourite posts that get linked up and we cannot wait to see what you bring.  Don’t forget to read the rules at the bottom.

 

 

 

 

Here’s what you may have missed from your hosts :
14067607_10210151132720403_8336850271548996084_n
14079469_10210151132760404_2077492399347257716_n
Thank you for sharing the word on our party too, whether by adding our party button to your party page or side bar, tweeting, etc. We really appreciate each and every one of you.

 

Meet Your Hosts:

 

 

Not a must but we appreciate follows! Follow your host in any way, let us know if you are a new follower and we will be glad to return the love.

 

Cristina of A Bountiful Love

 

 

THIS WEEK’S FEATURE:

Please PIN the features

dec-1-fav

10 Reasons All Kids Should Read At Their Own Pace

PIN-IT

Homemade Liquid Castile Soap

PIN-IT

Glitter Ornaments

PIN-IT

SWEET AND SAVORY CORNBREAD COOKIES

PIN-IT

If you are featured, don’t forget to grab your button!

 

grab button for Raising Fairies and Knights

<div class=”raising-fairies-and-knights-button” style=”width: 260px; margin: 0 auto;”>
<a href=”http://www.raisingfairiesandknights.com/category/bloggers-spotlight/” rel=”nofollow” target=”_blank”>
<img src=”http://www.raisingfairiesandknights.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/Blogger-Spotlight-Link-Party-FallFeature.jpg” alt=”Raising Fairies and Knights” width=”260″ height=”260″ />
</a>
</div>


Sign up for Blogger Spotlight Link Party email reminder, we will only remind you of the party …we don’t like spam too!

Subscribe to our mailing list

* indicates required

NEW AND SIMPLE RULES:

  • Leave a link to your actual post and not the homepage.
  • Leave as many links as you want (family-friendly, inspiring, uplifting, new and old).
  • We ask that you PIN THE FEATURES
  • Put the Bloggers Spotlight badge on your sidebar or party page.
  • Have fun and visit a couple or more links! Pin, tweet, and/or comment, share the love, meet new friends.

grab button for Raising Fairies and Knights

<div class=”raising-fairies-and-knights-button” style=”width: 260px; margin: 0 auto;”>
<a href=”http://www.raisingfairiesandknights.com/category/bloggers-spotlight/” rel=”nofollow” target=”_blank”>
<img src=”http://www.raisingfairiesandknights.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/Blogger-Spotlight-Link-Party-Fall.jpg” alt=”Raising Fairies and Knights” width=”260″ height=”260″ />
</a>
</div>
By adding your link to this blog hop gives A Bountiful Love and Raising Fairies and Knights permission to share your posts and pictures via social media. Emails are obtained ONLY TO NOTIFY participants of the next link-up and for that reason only. You may opt out of these emails by unsubscribing from them at any time.

BUTTON

Come join us at #bloggerspotlight, like up your fav posts and meet other bloggers. #linkparty Click To Tweet


Link up here


<!– end InLinkz script →

TW Fall BS
avatar
A mom of two trying to stay sane while running a household, working part-time from home and looking after her baby, toddler and husband.

Holiday Gift Guide for the Essential Oil Lover

Holiday Gift Guide for the Essential Oil Lover is perfect for many people on your shopping list.  Essential oils are amazing and have so many benefits.

 

Do you have someone in your life who is into holistic healing or a more natural approach?  Are pagan, hippy, or just like aromatherapy?  This Holiday Gift Guide for the Essential Oil Lover is for you then!  Essential oils are amazing.  They can help so much, for improving your mood, helping with depression, anxiety, sleep issues, colds, flus, and much more.  Here are some gifts the essential oil lover in your life is sure to get some use out of.

#holidaygiftguide for the #essentialoil lover is sure to please many people on your list! Click To Tweet

Holiday Gift Guide for the Essential Oil Lover is perfect for many people on your shopping list.  Essential oils are amazing and have so many benefits.

A Diffuser

a-diffuser

You can never have too many diffusers, one for every room in the house in a lot of people’s opinions!  There are a lot of different types and styles, but it’s a gift, so go nuts and have fun choosing one you think they would love.

 

Diffusing jewelry

diffusing-jewelry

Beautiful bracelets with natural stones, pendants to wear as necklaces, there are lots of options to get beautiful pieces to wear on the go and still get the benefits of essential oils (or EO’s).

 

Essential Oils storage bag

essential-oils-storage-bag

A pretty bag or case to carry all their EO’s in.  A way to keep them organized and visible.  This is my personal favourite one HERE, I like to be able to see each one so it is easy to grab and go and helps to prevent mix-ups when you have a few bottles that look alike.

 

More Essential Oils!

more-essential-oils

Whether it is a new blend they may need, their favourite oil that you know they go through often, or a fun new one to try out, you always need more oils!

 

Tools to help them make things with their own EO’s:

tools-to-help-them-make-things-with-their-own-eos

  • Empty roller bottles
  • Lip gloss containers
  • Shea butter
  • Cocoa butter
  • Beeswax
  • Glass spray bottles
  • Carrier oils such as grapeseed oil, fractionated coconut oil, jojoba oil, etc.

 

Holiday Gift Guide for the Essential Oil Lover is perfect for many people on your shopping list.  Essential oils are amazing and have so many benefits.

 

I am not affiliated with any of these company’s, just showing examples of products I like and would recommend.  If you want ideas on brands comment below and I can tell you my favourites.

 

What would you give to an Essential Oil lover?  What is you favourite EO or the one you want to receive as a gift?

 

Follow Raising Fairies and Knights’s board Essential Oils on Pinterest.

 

If you like what you just read please click to send a quick vote for me on Top Mommy Blogs- The best mommy blog directory featuring top mom bloggers

avatar
A mom of two trying to stay sane while running a household, working part-time from home and looking after her baby, toddler and husband.

Gingerbread Man Loose at Christmas

Gingerbread Man Loose at Christmas - As part of picture book month an easy craft for toddler or preschooler to go along with the book Gingerbread Man Loose at Christmas.

I am so excited to be participating in Picture Book Month again this year.  Earlier this month I did my first book, Pirate Treasure Hunt by Jan Peck .  I signed up for my second book, Gingerbread Man Loose at Christmas by Laura Murray.   It’s a fun story about a class trying to do good deeds around Christmas time.

Picture Book Month - IGG

A big thank you to  Krystal at Healthy Happy Thrifty Family for organizing this blog hop this month in support of Children’s Literacy.  I am a big supporter of encouraging children to read and love the idea of pairing a book with the craft to further their love of it.

I love the story line of Gingerbread Man Loose at Christmas by Laura Murray.  My favourite part is the kids trying to come up with ways to spread joy and thanks at this time of year.  Especially because the kids are making things themselves and coming up with their own ideas, that makes it even more special.

 

 

 

Gingerbread Man Loose at Christmas Craft

I have a three and a half year old and an almost two year old,  so any craft that I do has to be easily adapted so my daughter can have fun and be challenged, but my son can participate too.  I pre-cut all the pieces before-hand so when we sit down it isn’t as hard to get them to sit still and do the craft.

15171029_10157881217325245_6657703944455234873_n

Materials Needed:

  • Gingerbread Man Loose at Christmas book by Laura Murray
  • Glue
  • Construction paper in various colours.
  • Scissors, markers.
  • Pompoms and other decorations.

How-to Instructions:

  • Cut out a gingerbread man on brownish paper.
  • Grab some red paper and cut out a red hat and red scarf.
  • Next cut out white eyes, either draw on the pupils or have your older child do it.
  • Lastly cut out purple shorts.
  • Time to gather the kids together, give them some glue and let them go nuts.  My son’s parts weren’t quite in the right position, but my daughter got it spot on.  Bee, my daughter grabbed some decorations to decorate the gingerbread man afterwards.
Gingerbread man! A craft to do with #toddlers & #preschoolers #childrensliteracy,… Click To Tweet

Gingerbread Man Loose at Christmas - As part of picture book month an easy craft for toddler or preschooler to go along with the book Gingerbread Man Loose at Christmas.

After the craft we grabbed the book, Gingerbread Man Loose at Christmas, and read the story while playing with our new gingerbread men.

Please comment below with your favourite holiday-themed book!

Gingerbread Man Loose at Christmas - As part of picture book month an easy craft for toddler or preschooler to go along with the book Gingerbread Man Loose at Christmas.

Follow Raising Fairies and Knights’s board Children’s Literacy on Pinterest.

 

If you like what you just read please click to send a quick vote for me on Top Mommy Blogs- The best mommy blog directory featuring top mom bloggers

avatar
A mom of two trying to stay sane while running a household, working part-time from home and looking after her baby, toddler and husband.

Banana Avocado Muffins

Banana Avocado uffins - Try making these Banana Avocado Muffins with your little ones. Easy to make and tasty! Perfect for a school snack and easy to make nut & dairy free.

Time for another easy muffin recipe.  Banana Avocado Muffins are a favourite in my house.  My daughter is in a cooperative nursery school and we all take turns doing snack, it usually works out to once or twice a month, but to accommodate allergies it has to be nut-free and dairy-free, so I have to be creative sometimes to come up with a snack for 15 kids that still accommodates this.  This is one of my go-to muffin recipes.  Super easy to make, my kids love to help me, and the kids at school eat it.  Plus *shhhh don’t tell them* its not all that bad for them and they are eating healthy things like avocado too!

Need a #healthysnack? Try these easy to make muffins! Click To Tweet

How to make Banana Avocado Muffins

14358759_10157526219430245_3901141910194924177_n

Banana Avocado Muffins
 
Author:
Recipe type: Baking
Ingredients
  • 3 ripe bananas
  • 1-2 ripe avocados
  • ½ c of coconut oil or butter softened or melted
  • 1 egg
  • ½ c sugar
  • 1½ c flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ c chocolate chips (or other filling if dairy-free) *OPTIONAL*
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 and get kids to put muffin liners in the muffin tin while you get out the ingredients. Grease muffin liners if using.
  2. Combine bananas and avocado in mixer and blend together thoroughly until there are no lumps. Add in coconut oil/butter and egg then blend it up. While that is mixing get kids to help you combine the rest of the dry ingredients in another bowl except the filling. Blend it up and then add to the wet ingredients. Mix that up again and then add ½ c of your favourite filling (we used mini chocolate chips) if you want. You can also leave it as is.
  3. Spoon the mixture into your muffin tin (maybe without kids help!) and bake for 20 minutes in a big muffin tin or closer to 15 minutes in a mini muffin tin!

Banana Avocado uffins - Try making these Banana Avocado Muffins with your little ones. Easy to make and tasty! Perfect for a school snack and easy to make nut & dairy free.

Getting kids involved in the kitchen

Personally, I am a big fan of getting kids to help you when you do things in the kitchen, especially baking.  My daughter at three-and-a-half is very good at helping, I tell her to measure out half a cup of coconut oil and she can do it unaided.  But my son at not-quite-two needs a lot more guidance.  He can help peel the bananas, break eggs (on the table when you aren’t looking!), and practice his scooping and pouring with the flour.  I have not baked with my son in over a month and I was amazed how good he was, he had no problem sticking out the silicone muffin wrappers in the tin, for the first time ever on his own.

When you bake with your kids regularly it is surprising how their skills develop, you see what areas they are learning in and where they need more help and guidance, my kids surprise me each time at what they can do un-aided.  Yes it is more work, yes it is messier than doing it alone, BUT look at it like an activity you do with your kids.  Carve the time out to spend with them (when you can) and teach them about measuring, numbers, counting (we need three cups of flour, lets count as we put them in), and ingredients.   They learn so much and take such pride in helping!  You can be sure daughter will be proudly telling her class today how she helped to make them!

Get your kids in the kitchen! Teach them to bake, a learning activity & fun Click To Tweet

Life lessons learned

A hard lesson in baking, patience, one my son has not mastered yet.  He wants to eat the muffins NOW, not in 20 minutes, and cries as he waits, getting him to watch through the door helps, but this is a hard lesson that is good for him to learn now too!

What is your favourite way to involve your kids in baking?

Banana Avocado Muffins - Try making these Banana Avocado Muffins with your little ones. Easy to make and tasty! Perfect for a school snack and easy to make nut & dairy free.

 

Follow Raising Fairies and Knights’s board Vegetarian Yummys on Pinterest.

 

If you like what you just read please click to send a quick vote for me on Top Mommy Blogs- The best mommy blog directory featuring top mom bloggers

avatar
A mom of two trying to stay sane while running a household, working part-time from home and looking after her baby, toddler and husband.

Blogger Spotlight #41

Welcome to the Bloggers Spotlight Link

and Pin-it Party #41

Welcome to Bloggers Spotlight!  Thank you for making the party successful and wonderful! We enjoyed stopping by and learning new things. If you are  new here,welcome and we are glad to have you. If not, welcome back! Don’t forget to read the rules at the bottom.

 

 

 

 

Here’s what you may have missed from your hosts :
14067607_10210151132720403_8336850271548996084_n
14079469_10210151132760404_2077492399347257716_n
Thank you for sharing the word on our party too, whether by adding our party button to your party page or side bar, tweeting, etc. We really appreciate each and every one of you.
Why We Exchange Gifts at Yule - IG

Why We Exchange Home-Made Gifts at Yule & Ideas of what to Give

PIN-IT

pirate-treasure-hunt-by-jan-peck-ig

Pirate Treasure Hunt by Jan Peck

PIN-IT

Meet Your Hosts:

 

 

Not a must but we appreciate follows! Follow your host in any way, let us know if you are a new follower and we will be glad to return the love.

 

Cristina of A Bountiful Love

 

 

THIS WEEK’S FEATURE:

Please PIN the features

n16-1

5  Easy Ways To Eat More Fruits and Veggies

PIN IT

A Break In Action

PIN-IT

Origami Chocolate Frog and Butterbeer for Harry Potter Night

PIN-IT

6 Easy Herbs to Get You Started Growing Your Own Medicine

PIN-IT

 

If you are featured, don’t forget to grab your button!

Grab button for Bloggers Spotlight Link Party FEATURED

<div class=”Bloggers-Spotlight-Link-Party-FEATURED-button” style=”width: 260px; margin: 0 auto;”>
<a href=”http://www.raisingfairiesandknights.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/Blogger-Spotlight-Link-Party-Fall.jpg” rel=”nofollow”>
<img src=”http://www.raisingfairiesandknights.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/Blogger-Spotlight-Link-Party-Fall.jpg” alt=”Bloggers Spotlight Link Party, I was FEATURED” width=”260″ height=”260″ />
</a>
</div>

 


Sign up for Blogger Spotlight Link Party email reminder, we will only remind you of the party …we don’t like spam too!

Subscribe to our mailing list

* indicates required

NEW AND SIMPLE RULES:

  • Leave a link to your actual post and not the homepage.
  • Leave as many links as you want (family-friendly, inspiring, uplifting, new and old).
  • We ask that you PIN THE FEATURES
  • Put the Bloggers Spotlight badge on your sidebar or party page.
  • Have fun and visit a couple or more links! Pin, tweet, and/or comment, share the love, meet new friends.
By adding your link to this blog hop gives A Bountiful Love and Raising Fairies and Knights permission to share your posts and pictures via social media. Emails are obtained ONLY TO NOTIFY participants of the next link-up and for that reason only. You may opt out of these emails by unsubscribing from them at any time.

Grab button for Bloggers Spotlight Link Party FEATURED

<div class=”Bloggers-Spotlight-Link-Party-FEATURED-button” style=”width: 260px; margin: 0 auto;”>
<a href=”http://www.raisingfairiesandknights.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/Blogger-Spotlight-Link-Party-FallFeature.jpg” rel=”nofollow”>
<img src=”http://www.raisingfairiesandknights.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/Blogger-Spotlight-Link-Party-FallFeature.jpg” alt=”Bloggers Spotlight Link Party, I was FEATURED” width=”260″ height=”260″ />
</a>
</div>

Come join us at #bloggerspotlight, like up your fav posts and meet other bloggers. #linkparty Click To Tweet


Link up here


<!– end InLinkz script →

TW Fall BS
avatar
A mom of two trying to stay sane while running a household, working part-time from home and looking after her baby, toddler and husband.

Blogger Spotlight #40

Welcome to the Bloggers Spotlight Link

and Pin-it Party #40

Thank you for making the party successful and wonderful! Sorry my family has been battling the flu for two weeks now but I have loved visiting everyone’s links whilst being a human pillow for my kiddos 🙂

 

 

 

 

Here’s what you may have missed from your hosts :
14067607_10210151132720403_8336850271548996084_n
14079469_10210151132760404_2077492399347257716_n
georgie-the-gingerbread-fairy-wand-craft-pt
Ways to celebrate the Winter Solstice - PT
Thank you for sharing the word on our party too, whether by adding our party button to your party page or side bar, tweeting, etc. We really appreciate each and every one of you.

 

Meet Your Hosts:

 

 

Not a must but we appreciate follows! Follow your host in any way, let us know if you are a new follower and we will be glad to return the love.

 

Cristina of A Bountiful Love

 

 

THIS WEEK’S FEATURE:

n20

Please PIN the features

http://perfectlyimbalanced.com/30-activities-to-do-with-your-kids-in-november/

PIN-IT

http://keepingitrreal.blogspot.com.es/2016/11/5-perfect-sewing-projects-for-beginners.html

PIN-IT

Six things to make with Beeswax

PIN-IT

Tea Cup Exchange

PIN-IT

If you are featured, don’t forget to grab your button!

Grab button for Bloggers Spotlight Link Party FEATURED

<div class=”Bloggers-Spotlight-Link-Party-FEATURED-button” style=”width: 260px; margin: 0 auto;”>
<a href=”http://www.raisingfairiesandknights.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/Blogger-Spotlight-Link-Party-Fall.jpg” rel=”nofollow”>
<img src=”http://www.raisingfairiesandknights.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/Blogger-Spotlight-Link-Party-Fall.jpg” alt=”Bloggers Spotlight Link Party, I was FEATURED” width=”260″ height=”260″ />
</a>
</div>

 


Sign up for Blogger Spotlight Link Party email reminder, we will only remind you of the party …we don’t like spam too!

Subscribe to our mailing list

* indicates required

NEW AND SIMPLE RULES:

  • Leave a link to your actual post and not the homepage.
  • Leave as many links as you want (family-friendly, inspiring, uplifting, new and old).
  • We ask that you PIN THE FEATURES
  • Put the Bloggers Spotlight badge on your sidebar or party page.
  • Have fun and visit a couple or more links! Pin, tweet, and/or comment, share the love, meet new friends.
By adding your link to this blog hop gives A Bountiful Love and Raising Fairies and Knights permission to share your posts and pictures via social media. Emails are obtained ONLY TO NOTIFY participants of the next link-up and for that reason only. You may opt out of these emails by unsubscribing from them at any time.

Grab button for Bloggers Spotlight Link Party FEATURED

<div class=”Bloggers-Spotlight-Link-Party-FEATURED-button” style=”width: 260px; margin: 0 auto;”>
<a href=”http://www.raisingfairiesandknights.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/Blogger-Spotlight-Link-Party-FallFeature.jpg” rel=”nofollow”>
<img src=”http://www.raisingfairiesandknights.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/Blogger-Spotlight-Link-Party-FallFeature.jpg” alt=”Bloggers Spotlight Link Party, I was FEATURED” width=”260″ height=”260″ />
</a>
</div>

Come join us at #bloggerspotlight, like up your fav posts and meet other bloggers. #linkparty Click To Tweet


Link up here


<!– end InLinkz script →

TW Fall BS
avatar
A mom of two trying to stay sane while running a household, working part-time from home and looking after her baby, toddler and husband.

Pirate Treasure Hunt by Jan Peck

Picture Book Month - IGG

I am so excited to be joining the Picture Book Month again this year hosted by Krystal at Healthy Happy Thrifty Family.  The book I am focusing on is Pirate Treasure Hunt by Jan Peck.

A great way to get kids involved in reading is by incorporating the book into something more than just reading, like a craft.  This was the inspiration for the Monthly Crafting Book Club that I host each month for bloggers.  We focus on a different book or theme each month and come up with a fun craft or activity to do with the book.  If you are interested in joining us please join our Facebook GROUP for more info. Check out some of our fun crafts below we have covered in past months.

January – Barnyard Dance

February – If You Give A Moose A Muffin

March – ABC’s

April – Piggy in the Puddle

May – Five Little Monkeys

June – A Camping-related book

August – A Back to School-related book

September – It’s Pumpkin Day Mouse

October – Have You Seen My Monster

Last year for the Picture Book Month I covered Little Elliot Big City, which is still a favourite of my kids.

Elephant Family Hand Print Painting - pt

Encourage #childrensliteracy by doing a fun craft to accompany a book! Click To Tweet

Pirate Treasure Hunt Craft - As part of #picturebookmonth, I am covering Pirate Treasure Hunt by Jan Peck and doing a fun binocular craft to help your kids on their adventure.

This year I will be participating in two days worth of stories, the first is to cover a book by Jan Peck.  Once I signed up for Jan Peck I immediately put my name on the waiting list for all her stories at our local library.  But, I guess they are popular as even after over a month this one was the only one available, so this was the one we did! Pirate Treasure Hunt by Jan Peck, is a fun book, similar to going on a bear hunt to help a child go on an imaginary adventure.  After getting to the page about needing a “spyglass” I immediately decided to make binoculars with the kids to help them go on their own pirate adventures.

Materials Needed:

  • Paint
  • Paint brushes, scissors, duct tape, twine
  • 2 toilet paper rolls per child

14909896_10157801254175245_7864218454548581070_n

Instructions

  • Have the children pick out their favourite paints and paint their toilet paper rolls as much as they can.
  • Allow to dry overnight.
  • Take some duct tape and tape the two rolls together.
  • Have the adult poke a hole in the ends of the toilet paper rolls and string a piece of twine through it to make it into binoculars.

14937252_10157801254375245_3881821320703596926_n

Now have an adventure with the kids!  Go over, under, around, and through your obstacles on your adventure!  Have fun with them and help them use their imagination.

Pirate Treasure Hunt Craft - As part of #picturebookmonth, I am covering Pirate Treasure Hunt by Jan Peck and doing a fun binocular craft to help your kids on their adventure.

Where is your favourite place to go on an imaginary adventure?  Comment below and let me know!

 

 

 

 

 

If you like what you just read please click to send a quick vote for me on Top Mommy Blogs- The best mommy blog directory featuring top mom bloggers

Follow Raising Fairies and Knights’s board Children’s Literacy on Pinterest.

Pirate Treasure Hunt Craft - As part of #picturebookmonth, I am covering Pirate Treasure Hunt by Jan Peck and doing a fun binocular craft to help your kids on their adventure.

avatar
A mom of two trying to stay sane while running a household, working part-time from home and looking after her baby, toddler and husband.

Blogger Spotlight #39

Welcome to the Bloggers Spotlight Link

and Pin-it Party #39

After a two-week long party hiatus we are back, a little scattered as can happen after family vacations but trying to be on the ball for the party!  Thank you for making the party successful and wonderful! We enjoyed stopping by and learning new things. If you are
new here, welcome and we are glad to have you. If not, welcome back! Don’t forget to read the rules at the bottom.

 

 

 

 

Here’s what you may have missed from your hosts :
14067607_10210151132720403_8336850271548996084_n
14079469_10210151132760404_2077492399347257716_n
Five Friday Favourites 12 - Films to commemorate Remembrance Day - What better way to commemorate Remembrance Day than with some movies to remind us of our history, war of Independence, Civil War, and World War II.
Thank you for sharing the word on our party too, whether by adding our party button to your party page or side bar, tweeting, etc. We really appreciate each and every one of you.

 

Meet Your Hosts:

 

 

Not a must but we appreciate follows! Follow your host in any way, let us know if you are a new follower and we will be glad to return the love.

 

Cristina of A Bountiful Love

 

 

THIS WEEK’S FEATURE:

Please PIN the features

Memory Capsules Mason Jar Craft

PIN-IT

Passport to Fun – Germany

PIN-IT

Free Printable Future Log Planner Inserts

PIN-IT

Thank you an open letter to my amazing husband

PIN-IT

If you are featured, don’t forget to grab your button!

Grab button for Bloggers Spotlight Link Party FEATURED

<div class=”Bloggers-Spotlight-Link-Party-FEATURED-button” style=”width: 260px; margin: 0 auto;”>
<a href=”http://www.raisingfairiesandknights.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/Blogger-Spotlight-Link-Party-Fall.jpg” rel=”nofollow”>
<img src=”http://www.raisingfairiesandknights.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/Blogger-Spotlight-Link-Party-Fall.jpg” alt=”Bloggers Spotlight Link Party, I was FEATURED” width=”260″ height=”260″ />
</a>
</div>

 


Sign up for Blogger Spotlight Link Party email reminder, we will only remind you of the party …we don’t like spam too!

Subscribe to our mailing list

* indicates required

BLOGGER SPOTLIGHT RULES:

  • Leave a link to your actual post and not the homepage.
  • Leave as many links as you want (family-friendly, inspiring, uplifting, new and old).
  • We ask that you PIN THE FEATURES
  • Put the Bloggers Spotlight badge on your sidebar or party page.
  • Have fun and visit a couple or more links! Pin, tweet, and/or comment, share the love, meet new friends.
By adding your link to this blog hop gives A Bountiful Love and Raising Fairies and Knights permission to share your posts and pictures via social media. Emails are obtained ONLY TO NOTIFY participants of the next link-up and for that reason only. You may opt out of these emails by unsubscribing from them at any time.

Grab button for Bloggers Spotlight Link Party FEATURED

<div class=”Bloggers-Spotlight-Link-Party-FEATURED-button” style=”width: 260px; margin: 0 auto;”>
<a href=”http://www.raisingfairiesandknights.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/Blogger-Spotlight-Link-Party-FallFeature.jpg” rel=”nofollow”>
<img src=”http://www.raisingfairiesandknights.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/Blogger-Spotlight-Link-Party-FallFeature.jpg” alt=”Bloggers Spotlight Link Party, I was FEATURED” width=”260″ height=”260″ />
</a>
</div>

Come join us at #bloggerspotlight, like up your fav posts and meet other bloggers. #linkparty Click To Tweet


Link up here


<!– end InLinkz script →

TW Fall BS
avatar
A mom of two trying to stay sane while running a household, working part-time from home and looking after her baby, toddler and husband.

Georgie the Gingerbread Fairy Wand Craft

Georgie the Gingerbread Fairy Wand Craft - Come check out Georgie the Gingerbread Fairy a great Christmas book with an accompanying Wand Craft to go with it. Perfect for toddlers & kids of all ages.

 I chose to do Georgie the Gingerbread Fairy Wand Craft because my daughter loves this series of books.  Besides, wands are super fun to play with so I knew this would be great.  I also have a toddler son, who likes to be included in everything.  I thought I could have him do the craft too that way both kids would have fun and do something age appropriate.

 

 

Back to Georgie the Gingerbread Fairy Wand Craft, this is a great craft to do with any age of kids, you can adapt it to make it age appropriate for them.  For the little ones you will do all the cutting and tracing, then have them help with the gluing part.  My daughter was able to help trace and use the pen.  For my son I had him hold the template so I could trace around it, there is always a way to adapt a craft to make it fun for all ages.

Materials Needed

14906923_10157775742560245_3083480460138412810_n

  • Georgie the Gingerbread Fairy book by Bugbird Tim
  • Construction paper and recycled cardboard.
  • Glue, scissors, marker, star template (I used a cookie cutter), paint brush, tape
  • Pom poms in Christmas colours of red, green, and white
  • 2 green pipe cleaners per wand

How to Assemble

14708191_10157775740090245_1431800807560669788_n

  • Use the cookie cutter to mark out the shape of a star on the white construction paper.  Or draw free hand if you are good at it, which I am not.  Then cut it out and glue it on your brown piece of cardboard paper.14657513_10157775739695245_5767303453574340878_n
  • Cut out the cardboard around the star leaving some extra space.
  • Glue a selection of pom poms onto the star and let dry.
    14650277_10157775739490245_5535780283599743513_n
  • Grab the pipe cleaners, try to make the fun bow design on one then twine it with the other one.  Next glue it onto the back of your cardboard star, or tape it on (glue did not hold up to my toddler & preschooler waving it about!).

14906823_10157775739200245_9028281714219049873_n

My kids had a blast running around and trying to make up magic spells with their wands.  They got destroyed pretty quickly with their vigorous play but it was worth it to keep them entertained for so long. We of course pulled out our Georgie the Gingerbread Fairies book so we could play with our new wand craft as we read.

Georgie the Gingerbread Fairy Wand Craft - Come check out Georgie the Gingerbread Fairy a great Christmas book with an accompanying Wand Craft to go with it. Perfect for toddlers & kids of all ages.

What is your favourite Christmas Story?  Comment below and let me know!  I am looking for ideas for the Monthly Crafting Book Club this month too!

 

 

Monthly Crafting Book  Club

A monthly installment I host on my blog is called the Monthly Crafting Book Club were every month we do a craft based on a book.  If you are interested check out some of my posts below on them.  Or if you are a blogger and want to join us join the Facebook group here, totally up to you which ones you want to participate in and no pressure once you join.  We have the following books coming up:

December any winter themed book, January is Ladybug Girl series, February is Giraffe’s Can’t Dance.

All you have to do is schedule your post to go live in the morning on the 25th of the month, and send me a picture and the URL by the 20th, that is all it takes to join us!

Monthly Crafting Book Club for December - Christmas themed book & craft

Check out the other awesome Christmas related book crafts below:

Georgie the Gingerbread Fairy Wand Craft - Come check out Georgie the Gingerbread Fairy a great Christmas book with an accompanying Wand Craft to go with it. Perfect for toddlers & kids of all ages.

bear-stays-up-for-christmas-title

little-blue-truck-christmas-11

if-you-take-a-mouse-review

mcb-pic

img_6406

 

If you enjoy doing fun crafts and activities to go along with kids books then check out these below.  We love to encourage children’s literacy and pairing a fun craft or two with their favourite book is a great way to encourage them to read.

January – Barnyard Dance

February – If You Give A Moose A Muffin

March – ABC’s

April – Piggy in the Puddle

May – Five Little Monkeys

June – A Camping-related book

August – A Back to School-related book

September – It’s Pumpkin Day Mouse

October – Have You Seen My Monster

 

I am participating in a fun blog hop this month hosted by Emma Owl where each blogger chooses a Christmas-themed book.

emma-owl-2016

 

 

 

 

 

Follow Raising Fairies and Knights’s board Children’s Literacy on Pinterest.

If you like what you just read please click to send a quick vote for me on Top Mommy Blogs- The best mommy blog directory featuring top mom bloggers

Georgie the Gingerbread Fairy Wand Craft - Come check out Georgie the Gingerbread Fairy a great Christmas book with an accompanying Wand Craft to go with it. Perfect for toddlers & kids of all ages.

avatar
A mom of two trying to stay sane while running a household, working part-time from home and looking after her baby, toddler and husband.

Monthly Crafting Book Club for November – Have You Seen My Monster?

Have You Seen My Monster - The Monthly Crafting Book Club for November is covering Have You Seen My Monster, a great book to reinforce colours & teach shapes to kids.

Welcome to November’s Monthly Crafting Book Club instalment. My son received Have You Seen My Monster for Christmas last year and then shortly after my daughter came home from the library with another one in the series called Have you seen my Dragon, I loved the concept of these books.  You have to look for the monster (where’s waldo style) but while doing something fun, in Have You Seen My Monster he is at a fair or carnival.  Each page focuses on a different shape and colour, you have to identify the shape and find all of the different items at the fair that are the same shape (helped along with being a different colour).  It’s a great learning book and lots of scope for teaching and exploring different shapes and colours.

 

For my kids we decided to do potato painting.  I have actually not done potato painting with them yet, I am not the best with fine details and trying to cut a potato into a shape scared me.  I tried it anyway, they were not perfect, but my kids could identify them and loved it anyway, besides, it’s all about the paint right?

Have You Seen My Monster - The Monthly Crafting Book Club for November is covering Have You Seen My Monster, a great book to reinforce colours & teach shapes to kids.

Materials Needed:

  • Large paper
  • Paint in various colours
  • Potatoes
  • Knife, cutting board, markers, fork, lids for paint.

 

How to:

  • First cut the potatoes in half and identify some shapes you can try to cut out, I did rectangle, oval (leave as is!), circle, star, and more.
  • I drew “Have you seen my monster” and tried to copy the monster free hand onto their big paper.
  • I poured some paint into the top of some old lids and let the kids go nuts stamping and decorating the paper.
  • My daughter wanted to do the monster so I had her use the fork to make his fur.

14642340_10157726489140245_3673319434307698737_n 14725593_10157726627615245_9015733420191157674_n

 

I can’t wait to check out the other bloggers below and see what crafts they have come up with.  If there is a book you want to see us do crafts for comment below so I can look it up!

Monthly Crafting Book Club for October

– Have You Seen My Monster

Have You Seen My Monster - The Monthly Crafting Book Club for November is covering Have You Seen My Monster, a great book to reinforce colours & teach shapes to kids.

14681601_10157726627960245_3199493068151230026_n

14721697_10155650210079815_4844493114455342833_n

cover-pic

have-you-seen-my-monster-book-activities

monster-shapes-1

Have You Seen My Monster - The Monthly Crafting Book Club for November is covering Have You Seen My Monster, a great book to reinforce colours & teach shapes to kids.

Come check out the #monthlycraftingbookclub. October's edition #haveyouseenmymonster crafts… Click To Tweet

 

What book do you want to see coming up in the Monthly Crafting Book Club?

Check out the past month’s editions:

January – Barnyard Dance

February – If You Give A Moose A Muffin

March – ABC’s

April – Piggy in the Puddle

May – Five Little Monkeys

June – A Camping-related book

August – A Back to School-related book

September – It’s Pumpkin Day Mouse

October – Have You Seen My Monster

 

 

If you like what you just read please click to send a quick vote for me on Top Mommy Blogs- The best mommy blog directory featuring top mom bloggers

 

 

Follow Raising Fairies and Knights’s board Monthly Crafting Book Club on Pinterest.

 

Have You Seen My Monster - The Monthly Crafting Book Club for November is covering Have You Seen My Monster, a great book to reinforce colours & teach shapes to kids.

 

 

avatar
A mom of two trying to stay sane while running a household, working part-time from home and looking after her baby, toddler and husband.