Oct 042013
 

There are lots of upcoming movie releases, plus the first-even Curious George Halloween special, new TV shows and apps, and more. One show new to DVD is Disney’s Gravity Falls. I’m curious if any of you have watched it and what your opinions are? Leave me a comment and let me know!

PEG + CAT

PEG + CAT on PBS KIDS

Don’t miss the premiere of the new PBS KIDS show PEG + CAT. It kicks off on Monday, October 7th, on your local PBS channel. And just in time for the first episode, you can download the PEG + CAT app, PEG + CAT Big Gig (for iOS and Android).  While singing along to songs and simple melodies from the TV series, kids can practice counting up and down by ones and twos, adding ones, and extending patterns.  Kids can even make their own music with the Sound Check game, where funky music can be recorded and played back. Continue reading »

Oct 042013
 

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Starburst.  I received product samples to create DIY Halloween projects and to facilitate my review, and promotional item as a thank you for participating.

I love decorating for the holidays.  Before I had a toddler, I often completed complex projects that required a lot of time and supplies.  Now that I have a little one, finding time for DIY projects can be a challenge.  So I tend to look for projects that are easier to complete and take less time.  Score extra points for projects that use items from around the house.

DIY Halloween Projects with #StarburstCandyCorn

Tori Spelling is a mom, too, but she still loves to entertain and craft.  So she’s partnered with Starburst to share a number of crafts using their Candy Corn.  One of the projects she made was a cute “BOO” sign.  It was so cute, actually, that I decided to make one myself! Continue reading »

Sep 282013
 

October is just a couple of days away and, at least around here, people are starting to break out the fall and Halloween decorations.  We haven’t started decorating just yet, but I have been looking at pumpkin stencils and thinking about what pumpkin carvings we might do this year.  I plan to print out a few and let Bubbles make the final decision (though I have a hunch that Bubble Puppy might be one of her choices).

30 Jack-O-Lantern Pumpkin Stencils for Halloween

30 Pumpkin Stencils

If you like to carve pumpkins, too, and aren’t sure which designs your Jack-O’-Lanterns will be taking this year, I thought I’d share some of the pumpkin stencils I’ve collected over the years, plus a few that I’ve found recently.

A Bat
Ariel
Boston Red Sox
Bubble Puppy from Bubble Guppies
Cars 2 logo
Cute Spider
Fire-Breathing Dragon
Gil from Bubble Guppies
Goofy Ghost
“Happy Halloween” Phrase
Herman Munster from The Munsters
Jack Skellington from The Nightmare Before Christmas
Jolly Roger (Skull & Crossbones) from Pirates of the Caribbean
Kermit the Frog
Lightening McQueen from Cars 2
Mater from Cars 2
Mike Wazowski from Monsters, Inc.
Minnie Mouse
Molly from Bubble Guppies
Mr. Grouper from Bubble Guppies
Ralph from Wreck-It Ralph
Rapunzel
Skeleton Hands
Sparky from Frankenweenie
Tigger from Winnie the Pooh
Tinker Bell
“Trick or Treat” Phrase
Vampire Mickey Mouse
Witch
Woody from Toy Story

Oct 312012
 

Fun Halloween activities from Disney’s Wreck-It Ralph.

Here are a few free printable Halloween activities from Wreck-It Ralph.  Click each image for a larger, printable version.

If you were waiting until today to carve up your pumpkin, you’re in luck!  This Wreck-It Ralph would make for a smashing jack o’lantern.

Free Halloween activities from Disney's Wreck-It Ralph

And there are two more free printable Halloween masks for you.  Add them to your Frankenweenie mask stash and the kiddos will always have an alter ego for pretend play even after Halloween is over.

Free Halloween activities from Disney's Wreck-It RalphFree Halloween activities from Disney's Wreck-It Ralph

Click here to print Van’s ponytail to complete the look.

You can also play the games from the Wreck-It Ralph movie.  In between Trick or Treaters why don’t you check out Fix-It Felix, Jr. (featuring Wreck-It Ralph), Sugar Rush Speedway (featuring Vanellope von Schweetz) and Hero’s Duty (featuring Sergeant Calhoun).