Friday, March 11, 2011

March Break Inspiration

I am a mother of three. I am a teacher of 19 kindergarten children. Today was the last day of school before March Break begins. My husband will be working through the break, so I'll have 10 hours a day with my children.

Many of you out there homeschool. I think that's marvellous and have my fantasies of being home with my kids every day. Then Violet tries to gouge Margot's eyes out, or attempts to strangle her brother, and I know that spending some time apart is as much about survival as it is about financial necessity.

I want March Break to be fun for my children, enjoyable for me, and cheap. You probably want all of these things, too. So, join me next week, where I will be sharing lots of ideas of how to entertain your 2-6 year-olds.

If you want to prepare for the week, you might want to pick up some supplies: acrylic craft paints and brushes, salt and flour, large pieces of paper, glitter, yarn, and perhaps some large butcher paper. Gather up your children's favourite books and music, and some blankets and pillows.

Prepare to get messy, and to fill your house with lopsided little handmades! See you on Monday!


  1. *GASP* You're going to use glitter?? You should be mother of the year!! Can't wait to see what you have planned. We're on spring break too and I need some ideas...

    Stephanie :)

  2. March Break doesn't exist in our house so next week is just another week in my world. It sounds great for the kids and challenging for their mothers (parents). This is a very hopeful and positive entry and I like that you will help parents who may be at a loss of what to do with a week at home with their kids.

  3. So looking forward to your crafts:)
    Take care
    Linda xo

  4. I go nutso at home with just ONE child...I think you will need a big bottle of wine after next week. Can't wait to hear the ideas, as I'll have Aylen for 2 days and want to do something fun together!

  5. Too funny! I just told the kids that we were going to pull out all our scrapbooking supplies over March break. Yikes! What have I done? You know what though? Crafting, although messy, keeps everyone's energy focused in a positive way (including momma's!) Here's to glue on the table, scraps on the floor, smiles all round and memories to last a lifetime! :)


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