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How to edit your iPhone photos

Hello again! Michelle here and today I’m talking about Photography and making the most of your iPhone photos. I know that you probably have thousands of photos that mean the world to you on your phone right now… I currently have 11,244 photos and 525 videos!!! omgoodness and I have to admit that those are all from this past year!

I use two cameras every single day. My Canon 5D Mark iii and my iPhone 6 (I’m holding out for whatever amazing phone comes out this fall). There are so many apps and filters and resources for photography on the iPhones of today, but I wanted to share with you my process for my iPhone images. There is a fine line between being obsessed and taking 40 shots for that one awesome image… or just taking a couple good images and still being present and involved in the activity that is happening around you. My goal is to never become so involved in getting an image that I’m not present with my family. There is of course a time for both instances of course. There are times that I become a little crazy and my family lets me know. So….. what do I do from taking a photo to posting it on my Instagram account?

First and most importantly, come follow me on Instagram

Camera

I use the built in camera of the iPhone to take my photos. I use the “photo” setting. I’m a wide angle kind of girl and I love to get as much into the frame as I can. I feel like the square setting limits a lot of what I can pull into the frame. There are camera functions within many of the photography apps, like VSCO, Instagram and countless others that you can use as well.

Taking Your Images

I look for light when I’m going to take my photo. The most beautiful photos include natural light, whether they are outside or inside my home. Turn your subject so that the light is most flattering on them. Avoid very harsh light and raccoon shadows in the eyes.

Editing Images

I try to be spontaneous with my picture taking on my phone and not focus too much on editing them. I also keep my edits simple and clean. I have three favorite apps that I use for editing.

My first go to app is Photoshop Fix. I use this for the most irritating issue… that angry 11 between my eyebrows or a pimple, scratch, or jelly goo on one of the kids’ faces. Use the healing brush, click and poof it’s gone! If you are a Lightroom user, there is also a Lightroom app.

Next I use an app to edit the look of my image; color, contrast, brightness and sharpness, etc. My favorite app to use is VSCO. I use some of the VSCO presets in Lightroom when editing my photos from big girl camera, so there is some consistency when using the app. VSCO gives you a wide variety of tools to use for your images, including the vertical and horizontal tilt of your photos… for those people who for some reason can’t always take a photo straight. That would be me! Here are two examples and my settings in VSCO.

This morning we ventured to the awesome donut shop in town and this little guy was overwhelmed with the cookie monster in front of him.

How to edit your iPhone photos

All of my color images were edited with the A7 preset and I used the X2 preset for my black and white edit. Once I choose my preset or the filter that will be on the image, I then make the fine adjustments that are found under the tools. For the above two images I made the follow adjustments. Clarity +1, Shadow Save +1, Sharpen +1, Fade +1, Highlight Save +3, Tint +1, and Skin Tone +1.  Most of my adjustments were very minor. The only difference on the black and white version was a little added in grain of +2

How to edit your iPhone photos

This image is one that I used on Instagram to show what my car office looks like when I’m waiting for the kids at rehearsals and practices. This image was also the A7 preset with the following adjustments: Contrast +1, Highlights Save +3, Saturation +1, Sharpen +2, Clarify +2.

How to edit your iPhone photos

I’m a huge sucker for sun flare. Some avoid it like the plague, but I love love love a beautiful huge sun flare. This image was also done with the A7 preset. I went a little more drastic with my adjustments to bring out the sun flare more dramatically. Shadows Tint +7, Temperature +1, Highlights Save +6, Clarity +6 and Saturation +1.

I will also use Pic Tap Go for a quicker edit and also Instagram. In Instagram, I typically don’t use the filters at all but instead use the tools similar to VSCO to edit the images. In the end, the goal is to make your image look as close to real life colors as possible while adding a little extra oomph and interest. Avoid filters that make you look like an oompa loompa or an alien. Scroll through the multiple filters and find your favorites. Using consistent filters for editing will give your photography a consistent and clean look.

Backup

Since I have 11,244 images, backups are essential. Make sure that your iCloud is up to date and is backing up your images continuously. I’m terrified of a crash. I also use my external hard drives to periodically backup my images as well as an online backup system. I pay a small $3 fee each month with iCloud for an increased amount of storage.

I hope that you have fun doing quick and consistent edits of your iPhone images… and remember to be present and involved in the activities and get in those photos! Come visit me at Michelle Lea Creative.

-Michelle

How to edit your iPhone photos


DIY Garden Markers - A fun way to add color and personality to your garden! A great activity for kids too!

DIY Garden Markers

Spring is in the air and I’m anxious to get outside!  However, it’s not quite warm enough to start planting my garden.  So today we are gathering DIY Garden Marker ideas… you can get them all ready to go now and dream of warmer days.  Get the kids involved, they’ll love it!

Kid Painted Garden Markers from A Girl and A Glue Gun

DIY Garden Markers - A fun way to add color and personality to your garden! A great activity for kids too!

Letter Tile Garden Markers from The Farm Girl Gabs

DIY Garden Markers - A fun way to add color and personality to your garden! A great activity for kids too!

Painted Rock Garden Markers from Crafts By Amanda

DIY Garden Markers - A fun way to add color and personality to your garden! A great activity for kids too!

DIY Garden Plant Markers from Grey Luster Girl

Garden Plant Marker

Brick Herb Markers from Simple Details

Brick Garden Markers

Beaded Garden Markers from Paging Fun Mums

Beaded Garden Markers

 

Wood Spool Marker from Eighteen25

Wood Spool Garden Markers

 

Painted Garden Markers from Ready Set Read

Painted spoon garden markers

Chalkboard Garden Markers from Handmade in the Heartland

Chalkboard Garden Markers

Recycled Spoon Garden Markers from Domestic Simplicity

Recycled Spoon Garden Markers

Rainbow Garden Markers from Living Well Spending Less

Rainbow Garden Markers

 Indoor Chalkboard Garden Markers from The Crafting Chicks

Indoor Chalkboard Garden Markers

DIY Garden Markers - A fun way to add color and personality to your garden! A great activity for kids too!


Childhood Photography: Capturing the Details

Hello The Crafting Chicks readers! I’m Michelle from Michelle Lea Creative. I spend my days as wife, mom to 3 awesome kiddos, photographer, graphic designer, and chauffeur. I’m so excited to be sharing a little post on photographing your little ones today.

I have been in love with photography since I was very young. I love to get lost in the story of an image and a few years ago, I realized how much I love my snapshots that capture the details of the moment or the current stage.

It can be hard to remind ourselves to get the details, but I promise you once you start looking for those moments they will appear without having to think about it. When you look at a photo you are naturally drawn to the eyes first and then the connection between the subjects… so we can miss some of the amazing little details of a moment. I love to document my little ones in a way that will tell the story of their childhood. My children are constantly asking “what was I like at x age, what did I like, or say, or do?” I think of my photos as a way for my children to know their story…. long after I am gone and can no longer tell it to them. I want my images to speak when I can’t… and now I’m crying haha. So what do I mean by the details?

My daughter had talked her Granny into buying these Crimson (cause we are OU fans and it’s crimson and creme of course!) hightop Converse for Christmas. She just loves them and this was the perfect day to capture them flying through the sky with the bright blue Oklahoma sky and whispy clouds behind them. Her shoes are the first thing that pop out at you in this photo.
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Think outside the box when you are pressing down the shutter. I will get down on the ground, roll around, climb on top of something…. or even lay on the ground under my child swinging if it will get the shot that I want.

Childhood Photography: Capturing the Details

Another type of details shot that I like to capture are our daily routines… small glimpses into their lives and what they like. Here we are at breakfast with my youngest. You can still see his face in the reflection of the glass. I purposefully had his reflection in the frame, but it isn’t what you are drawn to first. It’s his little hands concentrating on eating his waffle. When I am inside my home, I open all of the windows and I will guide the kids to an area where the light is flowing in. I will raise my ISO and adjust my settings to get as much light into the image as possible.
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We are in a little bit of a Thomas the Train obsession these days… just a little. He adores this Christmas present. I will use a wider aperture to keep in focus what I want to highlight in the photo.
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This is my oldest, with his cell phone… in the middle of a photoshoot with Mom. I would kill for a photo of the big cell phone my parents had when I was little, or that big flip phone that I took to college with me!! Who knows what technology will look like when he is in college or taking photos of his children.

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Let me say that life is not perfect! You’re house will not be perfectly clean or put together for the magical photo all the time. I challenge you to look back at your childhood photos that mean the most to you. They are probably slightly out of focus, bad angle, lighting… a million things, but they represent you and that is all that matters. My house is not perfect (reference the desk below), but it has love and that is the overall emotion that I want my children to remember. They won’t see the imperfections that I see. So take photos, as often as you can and write your history for your children to remember, when you are no longer here to tell them.

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And get yourself in the details Moms and Dads, holding the hands of your children!

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Thank you for letting me stop by and share a little bit of photography love with you today! Come visit me at Michelle Lea Creative or on Instagram. I shoot with a Canon 5D Mark iii that is my fourth baby and all of these images were shot with my 50mm 1.4 lens.
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15 fabulous Elf on the Shelf printables - These will make my life so much easier! We love our Elf on the Shelf!  (But sometimes, he’s a lot of work.)  This year we’ve made it super easy to have fun with your Elf!  Just click and print… your kids will love all of these great ideas!

Elf on the Shelf Printables

 

Encourage your kids to give back with this Elf Arrival Letter from Living Locurto

15 fabulous Elf on the Shelf printables - These will make my life so much easier!

Help your kids to serve others this season with these Good Deed Cards from Over the Big Moon

15 fabulous Elf on the Shelf printables - These will make my life so much easier!

Printable Calendar with 25 ideas from Uncommon Designs

15 fabulous Elf on the Shelf printables - These will make my life so much easier!

Elf lost it’s magic? Use the Magic Elf Dust printable from Sweet C’s Designs

Magic Elf Dust

All in one Printable Kit from Pizzazzerie

Elf on the Shelf printables

Let your kids perform Mission Impossible tasks each day with these printables from Over the Big Moon

Mission Impossible assignments

Try these Cutout Printables from Perfectly Printables, for your elf to play with.

Cutouts

Occasionally kids need a reminder to stay on track. Just print this Official Elf Warning from Harper Loft

Official warning

Give your elf some Printable Props the year, from Glamourous Project.

printable props

Just print and go with these Printable Notes from Frugal Coupon Living

printable notes

Elf Acts of Kindness Printables from Mommy Savers

acts of kindness

Get organized for the month with a Printable Planning Calendar from Crystal and Co.

calendar

Check your child’s behavior with this Official Elf Report from Magnolia Creative

official elf report

Warm things up with a Hot Cocoa stand from Seven Thirty Three

hot cocoa stand

On Christmas Eve, leave this Goodbye letter from Balancing Home

goodbye letter


Disney vacation ideas and printables! Countdown, luggage tags, games, incentives for kids, t-shirt designs, autograph books, and so much more!

Disney is such a fun family vacation destination!  We absolutely love the memories that we make when we are there.  Sometimes planning a vacation can be overwhelming.  We’ve rounded up some of our favorite Disney vacation must haves.  We’ve got it all, countdowns, autograph books, incentives for kids, stroller printables, games for waiting in long lines, luggage tags, and more!  Enjoy!

Disney Vacation Ideas and Printables

Disneyland Countdown Printable from The Crafting Chicks

disney countdown

Disney Countdown Printable from All for the Memories

disney countdown

Disney Vacation Incentives for Kids from The Crafting Chicks

disney incentives for kids

Disney Autograph Book from The Cards We Drew

disney autograph book

How to make Disney Luggage Tags from Disney Cruise Mom Blog

luggage tags

Disneyland Fun Book Free Printable from The Craft Patch

disney activity book

Disneyland Journal from Eighteen25

disney journal

15 Things to Buy Before Your Trip to Disneyland from Mother’s Niche

things to buy before your trip to disneyland

50 Photos to take on your Disney Vacation from Simple As That

photos to take on your disney vacation

DIY Disney Stroller Tag Template from 2 Paws Designs

stroller tag printable

DIY Disney Shirts from Two Oh Two Seven

disney tshirt design

Disney Travel Game from Get Away Today

disney game

Hidden Mickey Tracker from Yellow Bliss Road

hidden mickey printable

Disney Vacation Packing List from 123 Homeschool 4 Me

disney packing list

Jedi Training Academy Sign from Follow That Mouse

jedi training printable


15 Favorite Freezer Meals - Love these recipes! Healthy options, kid friendly, saves time!

Favorite Freezer Meals

We love freezer meals!  They are such a timer saver on those busy school nights.  Today we are sharing 15 of our favorite freezer meal recipes.  Great ready, these are delicious!

Freezer to Grill Shish Kabobs from New Leaf Wellness

Freezer to Grill

Healthy & Freezer Friendly Chicken Nuggets from Make the Best of Everything

Healthy Chicken Nuggets

Baked Beef Chimichangas from Thirty Handmade Days

Baked Chimichanga

Homemade Frozen Pizzas from The Kitchn

Frozen Pizzas

Freezer to Grill Marinated Chicken Packs from New Leaf Wellness

Freezer to Grill

Baked Ziti from Six Sisters Stuff

Baked Ziti

Chicken Pot Pies from Meal Planning Magic

Chicken Pot Pies

French Toast Sticks from Been There, Baked That

French Toast Sticks

Crock Pot Chicken Dinner Freezer Pack from Goodness Gracious

Crock Pot Chicken Dinner

Apple Crisp from Happy Money Saver

Apple Crisp

Pepper Steak from Ring Around the Rosies

Pepper Steak

Freezer Mashed Potatoes from About A Mom

Mashed Potatoes

Tropical Freezer Smoothies from Ring Around the Rosies

Freezer Smoothies

Bean and Cheese Burritos from Money Saving Mom

Homemade bean and cheese burritos

Ready to jump into making freezer meals?  Don’t forget to check out our post: How to Plan and Make Freezer Meals with a Group from The Crafting Chick! 


30 Halloween Favorites - printables, games, decor, desserts, pumpkins, treats, and more!

Halloween is one of our most favorite holidays!  Who can resist the festive decor and sweet treats?  Not to mention all of the darling ghouls and monsters running around!  We wanted to share a few of our most favorite Halloween projects with you.  We’ve got the best of decor, treats, games, gift ideas, party decor, and neighbor treats.  You’re going to love it!

Halloween Favorites

Striped & Polka Dot Pumpkins from Simply Kierste

30 Halloween Favorites - printables, games, decor, desserts, pumpkins, treats, and more!

Bumble Bee Costume from The Crafting Chicks

30 Halloween Favorites - printables, games, decor, desserts, pumpkins, treats, and more!

Spooky Décor from The Crafting Chicks

30 Halloween Favorites - printables, games, decor, desserts, pumpkins, treats, and more!

When Witches Go Riding Sign from Blooming Homestead

30 Halloween Favorites - printables, games, decor, desserts, pumpkins, treats, and more!

Halloween Donuts from The Crafting Chicks

30 Halloween Favorites - printables, games, decor, desserts, pumpkins, treats, and more!

Trash Bag Spider Webs from How About Orange

30 Halloween Favorites - printables, games, decor, desserts, pumpkins, treats, and more!

Marquee Pumpkins from The Crafting Chicks

30 Halloween Favorites - printables, games, decor, desserts, pumpkins, treats, and more!

Fingerprint Bat Silhouette Craft from Crafty Morning

30 Halloween Favorites - printables, games, decor, desserts, pumpkins, treats, and more!

Pin a Bow Tie on Mr. Bones from The Crafting Chicks

30 Halloween Favorites - printables, games, decor, desserts, pumpkins, treats, and more!

 

Photo Props from Capturing Joy

30 Halloween Favorites - printables, games, decor, desserts, pumpkins, treats, and more!

Countdown Printable from Key Lime

30 Halloween Favorites - printables, games, decor, desserts, pumpkins, treats, and more!

Halloween Porch from The Crafting Chicks

30 Halloween Favorites - printables, games, decor, desserts, pumpkins, treats, and more!

You’ve Been Booed! From It’s Written on the Walls

30 Fall Favorites - printables, games, decor, desserts, pumpkins, treats, and more!

Spooky Treat Cups from The Crafting Chicks

30 Fall Favorites - printables, games, decor, desserts, pumpkins, treats, and more!

Easy Eyeball Garland from Paging Supermom

30 Fall Favorites - printables, games, decor, desserts, pumpkins, treats, and more!

Class Party Ideas from The Crafting Chicks

30 Fall Favorites - printables, games, decor, desserts, pumpkins, treats, and more!

Halloween Rings from Kiki and Company

30 Fall Favorites - printables, games, decor, desserts, pumpkins, treats, and more!

Mint Vampire Brownies from TidyMom

30 Fall Favorites - printables, games, decor, desserts, pumpkins, treats, and more!

Mummy Wreath from Pretty Providence

30 Fall Favorites - printables, games, decor, desserts, pumpkins, treats, and more!

Printable Juice Box Covers from Kiki and Company

30 Fall Favorites - printables, games, decor, desserts, pumpkins, treats, and more!

Halloween Countdown from The Crafting Chicks

30 Fall Favorites - printables, games, decor, desserts, pumpkins, treats, and more!

Bucket List from The Crafting Chicks

30 Fall Favorites - printables, games, decor, desserts, pumpkins, treats, and more!

Fun & Frightful Porches from The Crafting Chicks

30 Fall Favorites - printables, games, decor, desserts, pumpkins, treats, and more!

Spider Porch from The Crafting Chicks

30 Fall Favorites - printables, games, decor, desserts, pumpkins, treats, and more!

Scattergories from The Crafting Chicks

30 Fall Favorites - printables, games, decor, desserts, pumpkins, treats, and more!

Ghost Giggles from The Crafting Chicks

30 Fall Favorites - printables, games, decor, desserts, pumpkins, treats, and more!

Pumpkin Playdoh Mat Printable from The Crafting Chicks

30 Fall Favorites - printables, games, decor, desserts, pumpkins, treats, and more!

Printable Spell Books from The Idea Room

30 Fall Favorites - printables, games, decor, desserts, pumpkins, treats, and more!

Spinning Ghosts from One Creative Mommy

30 Fall Favorites - printables, games, decor, desserts, pumpkins, treats, and more!

Book Banner from The Crafting Chicks

30 Fall Favorites - printables, games, decor, desserts, pumpkins, treats, and more!


Hi everyone, Kiki from Kiki and Company and I am back to share a fun craft project to do with your kiddos this Halloween season. My kids LOVE Halloween. They love to WEAR Halloween on their shirts, their socks, and anything else they can get their hands on! So today, I thought it would be fun to do just that. Today we are going to make rings for Halloween and they couldn’t be easier!

Halloween Rings from kiki and company. Love these!

 

 

To begin you will need the following:

  • Free Halloween Printables
  • Ring bases similar to THESE
  • Hot Glue gun and glue
  • Modge Podge or Diamond Glaze

Halloween Rings from kiki and company. So easy and cute!

 

To make the rings couldn’t be simpler:

  1. Download, print and cut out ring printables
  2. Hot glue onto ring base.
  3. Put a few layers of Modge Podge (the glitter one would be fun!) or use Diamond Glaze to add a nice finish and hardness to the top of the ring.
  4. That’s it! You are done!

Halloween Rings from kiki and company. My kiddos will LOVE making these

 

It is so fun doing simple projects with your kids, and this is definitely one that they will love doing with you and wearing around Halloween time!

Halloween Rings from kiki and company. Cute!

 

 

To download this freebie, click on the link below:

Halloween Rings

 

Happy Halloween crafting!


In the Garden with Kids - Activities and Printables - So many ideas!  Perfect for keeping the kids busy this summer!

To kick off our In the Garden with Kids Themed Week, we’ve got a great round up for you!  Printables, activities, games and more!

In the Garden with Kids

 

5 cool plants for kids from The Typical Mom

In the Garden with Kids - Activities and Printables - So many ideas!  Perfect for keeping the kids busy this summer!

Bean Teepee from Joyful Toddlers

In the Garden with Kids - Activities and Printables - So many ideas!  Perfect for keeping the kids busy this summer!

Seeds Mini-Book from Spell Out Loud

In the Garden with Kids - Activities and Printables - So many ideas!  Perfect for keeping the kids busy this summer!

Garden Hobbit House from Imagine Childhood

In the Garden with Kids - Activities and Printables - So many ideas!  Perfect for keeping the kids busy this summer!

Quick and colorful kids’ garden from K.I.S.S.

In the Garden with Kids - Activities and Printables - So many ideas!  Perfect for keeping the kids busy this summer!

Fairy garden from See Jamie Blog

In the Garden with Kids - Activities and Printables - So many ideas!  Perfect for keeping the kids busy this summer!

Soda bottle watering can from Mess for Less

In the Garden with Kids - Activities and Printables - So many ideas!  Perfect for keeping the kids busy this summer!

Easy plants to grow with children from Nurture Store

In the Garden with Kids - Activities and Printables - So many ideas!  Perfect for keeping the kids busy this summer!

Imaginative play garden from Frugal Fun for Boys

In the Garden with Kids - Activities and Printables - So many ideas!  Perfect for keeping the kids busy this summer!

Checklists and Printables from Lemon Lime Adventures

In the Garden with Kids - Activities and Printables - So many ideas!  Perfect for keeping the kids busy this summer!

Growing sunflowers from The Golden Gleam

In the Garden with Kids - Activities and Printables - So many ideas!  Perfect for keeping the kids busy this summer!

DIY Watering Can from One Creative Mommy

In the Garden with Kids - Activities and Printables - So many ideas!  Perfect for keeping the kids busy this summer!

Don’t miss the rest of our Mother Hen’s Summer Survival Guides!  Please join us for this summer of fun & learning!  We will give you all of the ideas, supply lists, book ideas and more to make this a smooth summer program to enjoy at home.  Sign up for our newsletter HERE.  Each Friday we will be sending links to the weekly theme and posts so that you can get started!

Mondays: We will be sharing the best learning ideas, crafts and more from our favorite sites that tie into our weekly theme.

Tuesday:  We will be sharing the best Children’s Books!  And a literature activity that coincides with both the Chicks’ Pick book and weekly theme.

Wednesday, Thursday & Friday:  We will be sharing posts from our favorite bloggers!  They have the best ideas and are excited to be a part of this series!  All of these posts will tie into the theme:)

Fridays: Make sure you join each Friday to see what activities, supplies & other things you will need to plan your themed week at home.  We also will be having really cool giveaways each and every Friday of this series.


My 5 Senses - Activities and Printables - Touch, taste, smell, sight, sound... so many fun kids activities!

To kick off our 5 Senses Themed Week, we’ve got a great round up for you!  Printables, activities, games and more!

My 5 Senses

Exploring the sense of taste from Learn Play Imagine

My 5 Senses - Activities and Printables - Touch, taste, smell, sight, sound... so many fun kids activities!

Smelling bottles from Things to Share and Remember

My 5 Senses - Activities and Printables - Touch, taste, smell, sight, sound... so many fun kids activities!

Footsy feel from Getting Messy with Ms. Jessi

My 5 Senses - Activities and Printables - Touch, taste, smell, sight, sound... so many fun kids activities!

Go on a sound walk printable from Buggy and Buddy

My 5 Senses - Activities and Printables - Touch, taste, smell, sight, sound... so many fun kids activities!

What flavor is it? From Stay At Home Educator

My 5 Senses - Activities and Printables - Touch, taste, smell, sight, sound... so many fun kids activities!

My 5 Senses with Printable from Playful Learning

My 5 Senses - Activities and Printables - Touch, taste, smell, sight, sound... so many fun kids activities!

Painting with sound from No Time for Flash Cards

My 5 Senses - Activities and Printables - Touch, taste, smell, sight, sound... so many fun kids activities!

Epsom Salt Sensory Table from Teaching 2 and 3 Year Olds

My 5 Senses - Activities and Printables - Touch, taste, smell, sight, sound... so many fun kids activities!

Discovery table from Little Bins for Little Hands

My 5 Senses - Activities and Printables - Touch, taste, smell, sight, sound... so many fun kids activities!

It Feels… from Some of This & Some of That

My 5 Senses - Activities and Printables - Touch, taste, smell, sight, sound... so many fun kids activities!

Scratch and sniff names from Teaching Blog Roundup

My 5 Senses - Activities and Printables - Touch, taste, smell, sight, sound... so many fun kids activities!

Spice painting from Mama Papa Bubba

My 5 Senses - Activities and Printables - Touch, taste, smell, sight, sound... so many fun kids activities!

Touch and feel game from Deceptively Educational

My 5 Senses - Activities and Printables - Touch, taste, smell, sight, sound... so many fun kids activities!

Printable activity book from Gift of Curiosity

My 5 Senses - Activities and Printables - Touch, taste, smell, sight, sound... so many fun kids activities!

Smelling sensory with lotions from Hands On as We Grow

My 5 Senses - Activities and Printables - Touch, taste, smell, sight, sound... so many fun kids activities!

Don’t miss the rest of our Mother Hen’s Summer Survival Guides!  Please join us for this summer of fun & learning!  We will give you all of the ideas, supply lists, book ideas and more to make this a smooth summer program to enjoy at home.  Sign up for our newsletter HERE.  Each Friday we will be sending links to the weekly theme and posts so that you can get started!

Mondays: We will be sharing the best learning ideas, crafts and more from our favorite sites that tie into our weekly theme.

Tuesday:  We will be sharing the best Children’s Books!  And a literature activity that coincides with both the Chicks’ Pick book and weekly theme.

Wednesday, Thursday & Friday:  We will be sharing posts from our favorite bloggers!  They have the best ideas and are excited to be a part of this series!  All of these posts will tie into the theme:)

Fridays: Make sure you join each Friday to see what activities, supplies & other things you will need to plan your themed week at home.  We also will be having really cool giveaways each and every Friday of this series.



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