Bunny Bucks

This year we stuffed our Easter eggs with handmade bunny bucks.  After the big hunt the kiddos redeemed their bunny money for treats and goodies!
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I love seeing Easter through their eyes.  Surprises around every corner!

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“The story of Easter is the story of God’s wonderful window of divine surprise.”  

Carl Knudsen

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Hello Easter

Just as soon as we said HELLO to Easter it was already time to say  GOODBYE!

A few of my favorites from this month…

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Cottontail Cookies!

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Dunk!

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Preparing the eggs for dunking!  You can’t fake this kind of enthusiasm!

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Carefully drying each egg…

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Before color!

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 During color!

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After color!  Blaise really liked yellow this year.

 Even my 17-year-old dunked a couple with us this evening.  He said, “I like the smell of this… reminds me of when I was a kid at Easter.” hehehehe…

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Today

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Today we rolled around on the kitchen floor.

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Today he learned how to peel carrots.

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Today we made Easter egg snacks.  (h/t pinterest).

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Today we hung out with big bunnies.

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Today she loved plastic eggs.

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Today they tossed eggs everywhere.

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Today he really really wanted to make cookies.


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Today.

Today was rich and cozy and beautiful.

Today wasn’t perfect, but full of perfectly beautiful moments.

Thank you God.

For Today.

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St. Patty’s Day!

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Last day on Leprechaun Lane!

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Breakfast.


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Lunch Mess.

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Hmmmm…  that must be one good green sandwich!

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Serious Leprechauns.

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My very very favorite St. Patty’s tradition!

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Hope you had a WONDERFUL St. Patty’s Day!

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Larry the Leprechaun [2013]!!

Larry the Leprechaun is the fictitious Leprechaun who visits our home the week before St. Patrick’s Day.  Each year Larry surprises the kids with treats, activities and all sorts of fun.  This year Larry kicked off his week by leaving a self-portrait at lunch and by doing a little ding-dong dash with shamrock shakes.  Even though the kiddos know that Larry is imaginary they still love to play along with his mischievousness!

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This is how Larry likes to practice sight words!

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How fast can you fill Larry’s hat?!

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Larry’s treasure map with a twist this year!

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Larry’s jello sensory play & pot-o-gold multiplication toss.

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Ready, Set, POP!!!!

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copyright-katherine-marie-031513gLarry’s Rainbow Words —win tickets & gold!!

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Leprechaun Larry is named after someone very special in our life who is MISCHIEVOUS as can be, creative, fun and spoils us like crazy– my DAD!  We love you POPS!

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Happy St. Patty’s Day!!!!

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Rainbow Day Fun & Play

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 Roll-A-Rainbow Snack

Best combo 3 + 6!  Worst combo 1 + 6!

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Colored Sand Rainbow Play

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Paint a Popcorn Rainbow

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Adding a drop of food coloring to light Karo syrup makes shiny, edible paint.   You can also experiment with  plain yogurt, vanilla pudding and sweetened condensed milk as an edible paint base.

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Rainbow Subtraction Sort

This activity can work for any basic math fact including number recognition, addition and multiplication.

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