Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Line leader rope

I teach nursery {18 months to 3 years old} at church. I love it. During the 2-ish hours we spend together, we like to take a walk around the outside of the church and talk about the pretty flowers, and the grass and the sky. Sometimes we chase bubbles, sometimes we play ring around the roses, sometimes we play spin and spin until you fall down, and sometimes we play c'mon honey, let's not play with those rocks, or I know that pit with a grate covering it is fascinating, but let's keep walking! {they ALL get distracted by this 5ft x5ft grate in the grass on the lawn of the church...}

anyway, with 8-10 munchkins out at a time, and two adults keeping track of them, the almost 3 year olds cruising ahead, and the eighteen-month olds barley toddling along trying to keep up, we needed a line leader rope.
They sell these online for anywhere from $25-50 bucks, I made mine for $6.
It's just webbing (that I happened to have a ton of in my stash) with the loops covered in WILD ribbon (each spool cost $2 on sale at Hobby Lobby, wasn't a necessity, but I'm glad I didn't leave it plain. The loops are spaced about 12 -15 inches apart.

Each child grabs hold of one of the loops and as we walk, they all stay together! I've seen these used in pre-school for outings, especially great for crossing the street etc.

This little beauty will keep 12 little people all together and safe during our walks! I can't wait to try it out!
The little man HAS to be in the pictures I'm taking lately, he thinks he's so funny. He is :)

I don't have an action shot of this yet, but it will be awesome.
I'm remembering having something similar to this when I was little, it was just a white rope with knots tied in it every 12 or so inches and we each had to grab onto a knot. Anyone else remember those?

Monday, October 3, 2011

Labels for Jenni

I know I have been MIA for, well, too long...but I am back. I don't make any promises as to how often I will post, but definitely more than the last few months :)

During nap time today, I whipped up a batch of labels for my SIL Jenni, she requested some cute labels to put on the things she sews her three little munchkins. All her outfits are DARLING! See??!! This is just one of the most recent ones!
I was happy to oblige, the least I could do after she took our family photos last time she was here, she's also an amazing photographer! See??? Awe, cute.
She wanted some girly-and some boyly...
{no I don't think that is a word, but my six year old niece Lily says it all the time }
...with owls and monkeys, I threw in the tricycle ones for fun :)

In case you forgot, I used this tutorial here :)

Thanks for giving me the excuse to make these darling labels Jenni!