BEST Toy Story Party Ideas

If your kids want to have a Toy Story Party, you’ll enjoy these fun Disney birthday party ideas featuring Woody, Buzz Lightyear and the gang! Amazing cakes, free printables and games.

Toy Story Party Ideas for kids. Fun Disney birthday party ideas featuring Woody, Buzz Lightyear and the gang! Amazing cakes, free printables and games.

The Best Toy Story Party Ideas

Toy Story is one of my favorite Disney movies and I can’t wait for Toy Story 4! A Toy Story Birthday Party is a classic party idea that works wonderful for little boys or little girls.

We love anything Disney related in our home! I’ve hosted a Frozen birthday party, made Mickey and Minnie Mouse cookies, and Minnie Mouse Cookie Pops, but have always wanted to throw a Toy Story Party!

Adorable Toy Story Party Ideas

Here are some amazing party ideas if you love Toy Story too. Find cute Woody, Buzz Light Year and the gang themed cakes, cookies, cupcakes, free party printables, party favors, crafts and kid games!

Originally published  June 23, 2010

Toy Story Party ideas! Disney Birthday Party Ideas for kids. Cute Woody, Buzz Light Year and the gang themed cakes, cookies, cupcakes, free party printables, party favors, crafts and kid games! LivingLocurto.com #birthday #toystory #party

 

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Toy Story Party ideas! Disney Birthday Party Ideas for kids. Cute Woody, Buzz Light Year and the gang themed cakes, cookies, cupcakes, free party printables, party favors, crafts and kid games! LivingLocurto.com

Toy Story Party Decorations

First, you need to think about who to invite. These free printable Toy Story Party Invitations are perfect your party!

Toy Story Birthday Party Ideas - Free Printable Party Inviations

 

Of course you’ll need to get cute plates, cups and napkins. This Toy Story 3 Party Pack is really fun!

Toy Story Party Ideas with Free Printables- Toy Story Party Pack Plates

 

Decorate with a fun Toy Story Pinata!

BEST Toy Story Party Ideas. Buzz Lightyear pinata

Get some decorating ideas from this adorable Vintage Toy party featured on Hostess with the Mostess.

Toy Story Party Ideas- vintage toy birthday party

 

Toy Story Party Food

I highly recommend you start planning your Toy Story Party with the food. There are so many great party food ideas you could try. Here are some of my favorite Toy Story party recipes.

Toy Story Birthday Cakes

Want to make your own Toy Story Cake? This is a simple, adorable Toy Story cake with Woody and the gang by Beth Kruse.

BEST Toy Story Party Ideas. Easy to make Toy Story Birthday Party Cake

 

I am in love Bakerella’s Toy Story Cake Pops!! Aren’t these the cutest?

Toy Story Party Ideas - Pig Cake Pops

Toy Story Party Ideas - Mr. Potato Head Cake Pops

 

I love these Green Alien Cupcakes and Jessie’s Cowboy Hat treats as well.

Toy Story Party Ideas alien cupcakes    Toy Story Party Ideas - Jessie's Cookie Hat

 

Woody Cowboy Hat Cupcakes made with just a few ingredients like a Pringles Chip, Gumdrop and a Twizzler would be so cute!

Toy Story Birthday Party Ideas - Cute Woody Cowboy hat cupcakes

 

Check out this easy to make Spaceship Pizza that Jamie from Mommas Fabulous Playground made!

Toy Story Party Ideas - Buzz Lightyear Rocket Pizza

 

Simple Toy Story Army Man Cupcakes! Pipe green icing for the grass add a toy soldier on top. Use this frosting tip -> for making grass.

Toy Story Party ideas - Simple Toy Story Army Man Cupcakes! Pipe green icing for the grass add a toy soldier on top.

 

Terri at Crafty Working Mommy made cute cupcakes for her daughter’s party!

Toy Story Party Ideas Cute Pig and Alien cupcakes

 

Toy Story Party Favor Ideas

This inspiration for Toy Story cookies by Laurie from Whimsy Cookie Co. would be fun for party favors.

Toy Story Party Ideas - Buzz Light Year Sugar Cookie

 

Toy Story 3 alien party hats and Buzz party favor boxes are too cute!

Toy Story 3 alien party hats   Buzz party favor boxes
This Toy Story 12 Pack of Pez is perfect for party favors!

Pez Candy Toy Story Party Favors

 

Toy Story Free Printable Pencil Toppers make great party favors for kids!

Toy Story Free Printable Pencil Toppers make great party favors for kids!

Toy Story Party Games & Activities

Play a game of Pin the Tail on Bullseye! This free printable game of Woody’s horse is super cute!

toy-story-bullseye-printable

 

 

Make crafts with these Free Printables by Disney. I love the Squeeze Toy Aliens and Woody Marionette

free toy story party crafts  toy story woody marionette printable

 

Decorate and craft with this Free Printable Toy Story Fun Book and 3D Buzz Light Year.

free toy story party crafts   free toy story party crafts - Buzz Printable

 

For a fun Toy Story Birthday Party Cctivity, print some Toy Story 3 coloring pages at Cartoon Jr.

For a fun Toy Story Birthday Party Cctivity, print some Toy Story 3 coloring pages

Toy Story 4 Movie Trailer

I hope you enjoyed all of these fun Toy Story Party ideas! Visit my Shop for more fun ideas and printables and don’t miss the new Toy Story 4 movie trailer!

Disney’s Frozen Summer Party Ideas

Frozen in Summer Birthday Party Ideas! Disney’s Olaf finally gets to enjoy the beach. Fun food ideas, cupcakes, printables and games for the beach or a pool party. LivingLocurto.com

 

Toy Story Party ideas! Disney Birthday Party Ideas for kids. Cute Woody, Buzz Light Year and the gang themed cakes, cookies, cupcakes, free party printables, party favors, crafts and kid games! LivingLocurto.com

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50 BEST Back to School Free Printables

Start the school year off right with over 50 of the BEST Back to School Free Printables!

50 Best Back to School Free Printables. Download amazing printable designs to help get organized for the school year.

Best Back to School Free Printables for kids!

These Back to School Free Printables are just what you need to get kids ready for school. From teacher gifts, lunch box notes, tags and labels, to free weekly calendars and free printable bookmarks you’re sure to find what you need.  I started this Back to School Free Printables list many years ago, and will add to it each year. FUN! It’s always nice to have a little help during the school year and these are some of the best printable ideas around.

These back to school free printables are great for the entire school year, so be sure to come back often to check for updates! If some of these printable links don’t work anymore, please let me know. Thanks and enjoy! -Amy

 

50 of the BEST Back to School Free Printables. Get ready for school with the BEST Back to School Free Printable downloads. Teacher gift ideas, lunch box notes, labels, calendars, bookmarks and more! LivingLocurto.com

Originally published September 8, 2008 

Enjoy these Back to School Free Printables

To help with planning ahead for school lunches, I designed a free printable lunch box weekly calendar. I also put together a free printable with 85 food ideas to add to a lunch box.

Free Printable School Lunch Box Planner with 85 Lunch Ideas. LivingLocurto.com

 

 

Enjoy Free Printable Morning Routine Cards to make back to school life easier with small children!

Kids Morning Routine Free Printable Flash Cards. Visuals to help kids be more responsible on their own. LivingLocurto.com

7 Back to School Free Printable Lunch Box Notes by Paper Crave

Back to School - Free Printable Lunch Notes by PaperCrave LivingLocurto.com

 

 

Cute Free printable school stickers from Paper Crave.

Free Printable School Stickers. Back to School tags by Paper Crave.

 

These Lunch Box Notes by a Blissful Nest are the perfect Back to School Free Printables!

Free Printable Lunch Box Notes by A Blissful Nest.

 

 

 

Free Printable 1st Day of School Signs for each grade by A Blissful Nest!

1st Day of School Photo Ideas. Free Printable Signs & Photo Booth by A Blissful Nest via LivingLocurto.com

 

 

 

Back to School Free Printable Teacher Gift Tags by Giggles Galore.

Back to School Free Printable Teacher Gift Tags

 

Out of this world customizable Free Printable Back to School Star Wars Legos Tags & Stickers.

Free Printable Star Wars Lego Backpack and lunch box Tags - Back to School Free Printables

 

School is Sweet Free Printable Cupcake Tags and book plates.

Back to School Free Printables - Cute Cupcake Backpack and lunch box tags.

 

After School Station with Free Printable Weekly Calendars

After School Station with Free Printable Weekly Calendars LivingLocurto.com

 

Simple Teacher Gift with Free Printable “You’re a Star” Tags.

DIY Teacher Gift in a Jar with Free Printable Tags. Kids Craft by Livinglocurto.com

 

Free Printable After School Routine Poster

Back to School Free Printables

 

Print on Post-It Notes! – Free Printables for School Homework

 Print on Post-It Notes! – Free Printables for School Homework by Livinglocurto.com

 

“Welcome Back!” Free Printable Bubble Labels for Teachers.

Back to School Free Printables

 

Thank You Teacher Free Printable Cards & Tags by Angeli.

Teacher Appreciation Gift Idea - Free Printable Owl Tags

 

Free Printable How Was Your Day School Notes for kids to fill out about their day.

School Notes Free Printable by Living Locurto

 

Free Printable Personalized School Snack Labels.

Free School Snack Labels - Back to School Free Printables

 

The cutest free printable back to school cupcake topper and wrapper by PaperGlitter.

Back to School Free Printables

 

Back to School Time Capsule Craft with Free Printable 1st Day of School Interview by Giggles Galore.

Back to School Time Capsule Craft by Giggles Galore at LivingLocurto.com

 

Back to School Teacher & Student Interview Card Free Printables

Back to School Free Printable Teacher Interview Cards by Parties for Pennies for LivingLocurto.com

 

Free Printable Teacher Thank You Notes & cute gift idea.

Teacher Appreciation Gift Idea - Free Printable Tags

 

Happy pencil free printable circle tag from PaperGlitter.

Happy Pencil Tags. Cute for cupcake toppers or lunch box notes. Back to School Free Printables

 

Easy craft ideas for back to school photos with free printables!

Back to School Free Printables

 

Free Printable Thank You Teacher Gift Tags and Ice Cream Sundae Cupcake Treats.

Ice Cream Sundae Cupcake Recipe - Free Party Printabels

 

Really cute Back to School Free Printable Photo Props via Tip Junkie.

Free Printable School Photo Props via Tip Junkie featured on Living Locurto

 

Eighteen25 designed these cute teacher gift labels for fortune cookie containers available for downloading over on HowDoesShe.

Cute teacher gift labels for fortune cookie containers. Back to School Free Printables

 

A cute back to school printable pack by Bird Crafts.

Back to School Free Printables

 

Cute Free Printable lunch box menus by Jennifer at Classic Play.

Cute Free Printable lunch box menus. Back to School Free Printables

 

Love these–>After School Conversation Cards from The Crafting Chicks

After School Conversation Cards - Back to School Free Printables

 

 

Janna Wilson made the cutest Free Printable Teacher Thank You labels.

Back to School Free Printables

 

And these Teacher Note Cards!

Back to School Free Printables

 

Amanda’s Parties to Go has a fun free printable back to school printable collection.

Back to School Free Party Printables

 

Oh my word, these school Lunch Bag Stickers from Martha Stewart are awesome!!

school Lunch Bag Stickers - Back to School Free Printables

 

 

Here are more cute back to school school stickers and book plates from Martha Stewart!

Cute back to school stickers and book plates. Back to School Free Printables

 

Magnetic Lunch Chart by Martha

Back to School Free Printables

 

Make some back to school crayon pretzel treats by Gourmet Mom on the Go. Mandy even has free printable labels!

crayons -Back to School Free Printables - fun food

 

Lunch Surveys by June Pfaff.

Cute School Lunch Surveys for kids! 50 of the BEST Back to School Free Printables

 

 

Back To School Sticker Sheers from Kaden’s Corner

Back to School Free Printables

 

Love book plates? You’ll love Blue Bird Lucy’s Ready for Fall Bookplates.

Back to School Free Printables

 

Print these handy teacher notes by Mommypalooza. She also has a good printable calendar if you use paper organizers.

Back to School Free Printables

A whole list of printable Lunch Notes

Back to School Free Printables

 

Lunch box notes, tags and stickers from Cindy Hopper via Alpha Mom.

Lunch box notes, tags and stickers for fruit. 50 of the best Back to School Free Printables

 

Babalisme’s cute school labels.

Back to School Free Printables

 

Free School Party printables featured on Catch My Party and Bird’s Party Blog.

Free Printables - Back To School Party   Free Printables - Back To School Party

 

Kids will love these sandwich wraps by Little Lovely and cute apple notes from One Charming Party.

Free School Sandwich Wrap Labels    Lunch Notes - free Printable

 

Find great free labels for school at Paper Glitter and One Charming Party.

Free School Labels    Free School Lunch Labels

 

Kim at The TomKat Studio also has adorable Teacher Thank You cards.

ThankYouApple



You’ll also love these Fun Food and Craft Back to School Ideas!!

Back to School Fun Food Bento Lunch at livinglocurto.com

 

 

Over 50 Amazing Free Printables for School! Get ready for school with the BEST Back to School Free Printable downloads for kids and moms. Teacher gift ideas, lunch box notes, labels, calendars, bookmarks and more!

 

 

 

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Blackberry Margaritas

Last updated on July 20th, 2018 at 07:04 pm

Easy Blackberry Margaritas Recipe in a Jar! This fun drink recipe comes with Free Printable Tags perfect for a party!

Yummy Blackberry Margaritas recipe

Easy Blackberry Margaritas in a Jar

Blackberry Margaritas are my favorite!!! I basically love anything blackberry and you might remember my Margaritas in a Jar for Cinco de Mayo. Well, I’m now a little stuck on drinks in jars and made a Blackberry Margaritas in a Jar for you today with some new free printable jar tags that are perfect for a serving these fun drinks at a party!

Drinks in a jar are just too cute and easy, that I can’t help myself! In Texas, it gets so hot in the summer that you can’t enjoy the outdoors without being in a cold pool. Now is the time when we’re having our outdoor parties and casual gatherings while we have perfect weather and not sweating to death! Last week, with my new favorite margarita recipe in hand, I headed over to my neighbor’s house for a fun girl party.

To give the girls some variety on drinks, I made delicious Blackberry Margaritas. And of course, I designed pretty labels and delivered them in jars! It’s all about presentation right? I also wanted to try making a drink with fresh fruit for summer.

Originally published in May 2012

Serve Blackberry Margaritas in a Jar this Summer

Walking in a party with a tub of these cute drinks in jars can certainly make you the life of the party! They are easy to transport in the car or have handy in a cooler if you are the host of the party. My free printable jar labels make it easy to make a BIG splash at your next pool party!

Easy Blackberry Margaritas Recipe in a Jar! This fun drink recipe comes with Free Printable Tags perfect for a party!

 

Drinks in a jar. Yummy Blackberry #Margarita recipe and FREE Printable tags by Amy at LivingLocurto.com

Free Printable Celebrate Tags #freeprintable

Blackberry Margaritas Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups Sauza® Blue Silver 100% Agave Tequila
  • 4 cups sparkling blackberry soda (such as IZZE Sparkling Juice in Blackberry flavor)
  • 2 cups fresh blackberries
  • ¾ cup fresh lime juice
  • ¼ cup simple syrup
  • Ice

Directions

  1. In a blender, puree 1 cup fresh blackberries with ¾ cup lime juice and ¼ simple syrup. Strain into a cocktail shaker, add the Tequila and ice and shake to chill.
  2. Pour each jar/glass nearly full with the Blackberry-Lime-Tequila mixture.
  3. Top with chilled Blackberry soda.
  4. Add ice, 2-3 fresh whole blackberries and a straw in each glass.

Make the drinks ahead of time and store in jars for easy serving.

Drinks in a jar. Yummy Blackberry Margarita recipe and FREE Printable tags by Amy at LivingLocurto.com

Blackberry Margaritas Free Printables

Drinks in a jar. Yummy Blackberry Margarita recipe and FREE Printable tags by Amy at LivingLocurto.com

Download the Free Printable Tags

Blackberry Margarita Tags

Celebrate Tags

Use a glue dot to stick the circle tag on the lid and tie kitchen twine around for decoration.

Drink Up!

I’ll leave you with this photo for you to imagine sitting by the pool. Summer will be here before we know it. Are you ready?

Drinks in a jar. Yummy Blackberry Margarita recipe and FREE Printable tags by Amy at LivingLocurto.com

 

 

Blackberry Margaritas

Easy Blackberry Margaritas Recipe in a Jar! This fun drink recipe comes with Free Printable Tags perfect for a party!

  • 1 ½ cups silver Tequila
  • 4 cups sparkling blackberry soda (such as IZZE Sparkling Juice in Blackberry flavor)
  • 2 cups fresh blackberries
  • ¾ cup fresh lime juice
  • ¼ cup simple syrup
  • Ice
  1. In a blender, puree 1 cup fresh blackberries with the lime juice and simple syrup. 

  2. Strain into a cocktail shaker, add the Tequila, ice and shake to chill.

  3. Pour each jar or glass nearly full with the Blackberry-Lime-Tequila mixture.

  4. Top with chilled Blackberry soda.
  5. Add ice, 2-3 fresh whole blackberries and a straw in each glass.

Drinks in a jar. Yummy Blackberry Margarita recipe and FREE Printable tags by Amy at LivingLocurto.com

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Sauza Tequila Import Company. All opinions about this product are my own. Please drink responsibly! Recipe via Sauza’s website.

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Softest Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

A recipe for the BEST and softest chocolate chip cookies! Fluffy cookies that come out perfect every time.

A recipe for the softest chocolate chip cookies! Soft fluffy cookies that come out perfect every time.

The Softest Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

I finally made the perfect chocolate chip cookies! First of all, I have to tell you that I  love anything with chocolate chips. We have a friend who makes the fluffiest, softest chocolate chip cookies that my husband goes nuts over. When I try to make cookies like hers, they come out flat and not soft at all. I’m happy to say I have figured out the perfect cookie recipe now and excited to share it with you!

I thought my flat cookies must have been my oven, the cookie sheet, or the cookie fairy just didn’t like me! I have always been good at making cakes, but cookies not so much. Well, no more!

If you have ever had cookies come out flat, then you must try this recipe for the softest chocolate chip cookies! Believe me, you won’t be disappointed!

Softest Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe originally published on June 4, 2009

How to make the Softest Chocolate Chip Cookies

A recipe for the BEST and softest chocolate chip cookies! LivingLocurto.com

I swear these cookies are fluffy and are so good. You absolutely have to try them! It’s been our go to recipe for years now. Basically , this is a classic chocolate chip recipe with a twist. It’s all about the secret ingredient…by adding pudding mix, the batter is thicker than usual. You can easily roll the batter into balls before baking. These chocolate chip cookies come out soft and fluffy perfect every time! Enjoy!

A recipe for the BEST and softest chocolate chip cookies! Soft fluffy cookies that come out perfect every time. A classic chocolate chip cookie recipe.

 

I love to decorate these cookies for Christmas with Rolo candy and holiday sprinkles. You will find this recipe in many of my party food ideas here on Living Locurto!

Rolo Double Chocolate Chip Christmas Cookies. Recipe at LivingLocurto.com

Recipe for the Softest Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ingredients:

  • 2 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 small pkg. instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 pkg chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup nuts (optional)

Directions:

  1. Stir baking soda, flour and salt; set aside.
  2. Combine butter, sugars and pudding mix, beating until fluffy.
  3. Add vanilla and egg; beat until smooth.
  4. Add dry ingredients; mix well.
  5. Stir in chocolate chips and nuts.
  6. Bake at 375° for 8-10 minutes.

Don’t these chocolate chip cookies look amazing?

A recipe for the BEST and softest chocolate chip cookies! A classic chocolate chip cookie recipe.

 

Softest Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

A recipe for the BEST and softest chocolate chip cookies! Soft fluffy cookies that come out perfect every time. A classic chocolate chip cookie recipe.

  • 2 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup butter (softened)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 small package instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup nuts (optional)
  1. Preheat oven to 375°
  2. Mix baking soda, flour and salt in a large bowl and set aside.
  3. Combine butter, sugars and pudding mix into a mixing bowl, beating until fluffy.
  4. Add vanilla and egg, then beat until smooth.
  5. Add flour mixture to the cookie batter and mix well.
  6. Stir in chocolate chips and nuts.
  7. Shape into one inch balls and place on a cookie sheet.
  8. Bake for 8-10 minutes.

Download a printable version of this recipe here

Print this chocolate chip recipe and put into a binder if you like.

A recipe for the BEST and softest chocolate chip cookies! LivingLocurto.com

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Free Admission To Museums Nationwide

Sign us up!

Tickets for Smithsonian magazine‘s 13th annual Museum Day Live! are now available for download!

On Saturday, September 23, 2017 museums across the nation will adopt the policy of the Smithsonian, opening their doors for free to visitors with a Museum Day Live! ticket.

The Museum Day Live! ticket provides free admission for two people.

To see the full list of museums and download a ticket visit:

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/museum-day-live-2017/

Beginning today, museum-goers can head to the Museum Day Live! website to download one free ticket, good for two people, for Smithsonian magazine’s 13th annual Museum Day Live!Each ticket grants the ticketholder, and one guest, free access to any participating museum on September 23. One ticket is permitted per email address.

 

Photo Credit: American Museum Of Natural History

This year, Museum Day Live! is partnering with Microsoft to create special interactive lesson plans using Minecraft: Education Edition. Participating museums can download the lesson plans to enhance the Museum Day Live! experience at their facility. The Minecraft: Education Edition extensions are based on Smithsonian materials and are available on the Museum Day Live! website. Following the event, Microsoft will provide schools with access to the Minecraft: Education Edition extensions.  

To register, see the full list of museums, and download a free ticket please visit: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/museumdaylive

WHEN: Saturday, September 23, 2017

WHERE: Participating museums nationwide. For a full list, please visit http://www.smithsonianmag.com/museumdaylive

HAVE FUN!

 

Smithsonian Media is comprised of its flagship publication, Smithsonian magazine, Air & Space magazine, Smithsonian Books, and the Smithsonian Media Digital Network. In addition, Smithsonian Media oversees the Smithsonian Institution’s interest in the Smithsonian Channel, a joint venture between the Smithsonian Institution and CBS/Showtime. Smithsonian Media is a division of Smithsonian Enterprises, the revenue-generating business unit of the Smithsonian Institution. The Smithsonian Institution is the world’s largest museum and research complex consisting of 20 museums and galleries, the National Zoological Park, and nine research facilities. Approximately 30 million people from around the world visit the museums annually. (smithsonian.com  / si.edu)

 

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FREE Books with Barnes and Noble Summer Reading Program

Now your kids can get FREE books with the Barnes and Noble Summer Reading Program! Did you know research over the last 100 years shows that a student’s standardized test results are lower at the end of summer vacation verses the beginning of summer? Ask any teacher you know and they’ll say the one thing you can do to help students this summer break is to READ! And now your kids can even earn free books for doing it! I mean…who wants free books this summer? I DO!!  

The Program is pretty easy.  Have your awesome little readers complete the steps below!

1. Read EIGHT books this summer and record it in your Reading Journal (download journal here).

2. Bring in your completed journal to a Barnes and Noble store between May 16th and September 5th, 2017. (Find a store near you!)

3. Choose your FREE book from the list of featured books (found on the back of the journal).

The Barnes and Noble Summer Reading Program is for children grades 1-6. Get reading!!

Don’t have a Barnes and Noble near by? Contact your local library to see if they have a reading program or join in with other national companies who have programs your kids can participate in.  A few offering summer programs are Half Price Books, Books-A-Million and Chuck E. Cheese!

summer reading program barnes and noble

Have kids that aren’t in love with reading? Encourage summer reading by:

  • Reading with your children (even if they are old enough to read on their own).
  • Make it a family affair! Pick a book for all to read; take turns.
  • Set a goal to read a book that is now a movie; finish the book then watch the movie later!
  • Have an older sibling read to the littles; have the littles draw pictures of what they hear.
  • Let them read ANYTHING!! Back of a cereal box, comic books, books below their grade level–anything!

 

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My 7-year-old son REFUSED to Read — But THIS Changed His Mind

“The Heart of Life Is Good” Printable

I never really liked John Mayer until I heard his live album “where the light is”. It’s magical. And it made the song “Heart of Life” even more magical.

My favorite line of the song, and one that sums up life perfectly: “No, it won’t all go the way it should, but I know the heart of life is good.”

heart of life

I’m a believer. The heart of life is good. We’ve had some crazy things happen in our lives, but it’s still full of magic and goodness. With that in mind, we made this printable version of that line we love.  Print it out, frame it, and hang on the wall to remind you of the good.

Heart of Life Printable Framed

FULL SIZE DOWNLOAD

Download the full size version HERE.

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Printables by Juliann Law for Today’s Mama is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License.
Based on a work at http://www.faboolous.blogspot.com/.

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