Saturday, February 25, 2017

Early Care and Education Series (Movie Night)

I saw this movie with my family two years ago when it debuted
(and I knew then) that it was much more than just a "kids' movie"

Disney Pixar's depiction of character emotions:

Joy
Sadness
Anger
Disgust
Fear

starts the conversation that we need to have
as we take a closer look

at the Social-Emotional Development of Young Children

Information Board




Movie Night

Activity Stations
"Sadness" Activity Station
Shades of Blue Painting
Sadness Puzzle
Pipe cleaner bracelets
(stringing mini plastic straws)

"Joy" Activity Station
Blowing Bubbles
Yellow Collage
Music Making (Maracas)

"Anger" Activity Station
Soft Clay Sculpting
Bubble Wrap Popping
"Shake the Box" Waffle Ball Painting
Stringing Large Beads

How do you talk to children about their emotions?

Up next...

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

In Search of True Love

We were looking in the wrong place

eyes glazed
mind dazed

hoping for

pretty
perfectly packaged
products

But instead ended up with His...

Bloody
beaten and bruised
body

And while others were content rushing about with arms full of their earthly treasures,
we knew that it was true love when all we found...

was an empty tomb

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Our Life Together... 17 Years Safe

It's our anniversary weekend
and today's prompt makes me smile...

as I thank God for the 17 years

I've been

physically
spiritually
emotionally

safe

with you



And I know...

that not everyone

lives
loves
life

like this

so I am grateful

for you
for us
for them

another year together
another day

and there is not one single thing that I would change