Learn to draw!

I never thought about how freeing it would be for my kids to have some guidelines on how ed emberlyto draw stuff. This Christmas my sister (Hi Jenny!) got my sons Ed Emberley’s Make a World which teaches them how to draw loads of stuff. They love this book!

I thought at first that having a drawing book would stifle their creativity, but it was the opposite. Now they could finally draw all the things in their minds! They started making up stories and illustrating them, and they have not stopped.

Today Harry was working on his new book, C is for Clover, which is an ABC book about St. Patrick’s Day. When he got to P he needed some help drawing St. Patrick and that is how I stumbled upon this website: http://www.activityvillage.co.uk/learn-to-draw-saint-patrick. Both boys had so much fun drawing St. Patrick that I kept digging and found a few more March themed drawing pages. Check them out here:

These are just links to the drawing instructions but this whole website is really fantastic. Check it out and let me know what you think!







Marvelous March


March is around the corner and there is lots of fun to be had! Check out the calendar here: Calendar and enjoy some of the activities I found to keep you busy!


No go have some fun!


Fabulous February!

I am very excited to be starting this blog in February. I thought December was packed with events, but it is nothing compared to February. So here is your very first Tip from TipsyMama: Take advantage of special days and holidays to help keep your kids busy without having to develop materials yourself. There are SO many packets and plans out there related to holidays and once your find a few good sites you will see that it is easy to keep your kids active and engaged.

Below is a list of the events we will be celebrating in our house. Next to each date there is a link to an activity, craft or handout to use with your children.

Each month I create a Busy Book for my boys. I don’t print out everything, but I take about 30 minutes and go through the packets and print out things that will be quick and easy and will keep them occupied for a few moments after school or while we wait for the bus, or just even when they need a break from each other. I don’t always use it all, but it’s better to have it and not use it then need it and not have it.

Now get printing and go have some fun!

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