Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Dinosaur Manners Lesson

I love using these manners dinosaurs to teach polite behavior to young kids. Each dinosaur has a name that represents their attributes such as Stingy Stego, Angryosaurus, Yellingdachtyl and Happyosaurus. There is a story you can tell about the dinosaurs. I usually customized my story to help teach behavior that was an issue with that particular group. Pokeyceratops was rarely slow but would poke and tickle and bother his friends. 

I printed the dinosaurs onto colored card stock and then laminated them. Happyosaurus was printed onto tie dye scrapbook paper. Visit Executive Homemaker for a free pdf file of the dinosaur pattern and story.  

Since I love books here are a few that tie in with the dinosaur manners lesson. 

The Mine-O-Saur

How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight?

How Do Dinosaurs Eat Their Food?

How Do Dinosaurs Go To School?

How Do Dinosaurs Get Well Soon?

How Do Dinosaurs Love Their Dogs?

What are your favorite ways to instill manners in children? 

Monday, June 6, 2011

Reading Inspiration: Fathers Day Books

Help your family get into the spirit of fathers day by reading books that celebrate fathers and grandfathers.
Magnets spell

Friday, June 3, 2011

Trying to find headband storage inspiration!

My daughter has headbands all over my house!  Both hard headbands and crochet ones.  So I have been on the hunt for something I can hang on her wall to store her headbands!

Does anyone have some awesome ideas they would like to share?  Please pass them along!  Leave a comment or shoot us an email!