Monday, May 28, 2018

Surfing-Themed Birthday Party

This past weekend we celebrated my son's birthday with a fun surfing-themed party in our backyard!  Planning and setup could not have been any easier as I was able to find everything I needed from Oriental Trading and various websites!  

Scroll down to read more as there are lots of FREEBIES that I can't wait to share with you!

The Surf's Up Surfboard Backdrop was the bright and captivating backdrop that I needed!  It comes in three large separate pieces that can be taped together to make a very large backdrop!

In addition, the Surf's Up Birthday Table Topper helped make the our Surfer Boy cake stand out! 

The treat bags were a breeze to put together! I simply filled them with some small snacks and a silly straw, clipped these adorable tags that I downloaded from Made In A Day, and VOILA!  They were done!

You can also grab these water bottle wraps for FREE from Made In a Day!  Aren't they so RAD??!!!

I ordered these vanilla and chocolate cupcakes from a nearby bakery then resized and printed these adorable surfboards from  I then taped them onto little toothpicks and that was it!

To make serving chips a little more fun, I poured a bag of Bar-B-Que chips into a clean bucket with a sand shovel and a Hang Ten sign.  This sign is actually a photo stick prop from a set of 12!

I also used another stick prop as a decoration piece along with with some tropical straws for the cake table.

And of course.... the COOKIES!!!  The cookies were made by my wonderful friend Antoinette from Shoelaces&SugarCookies!  All I can say is that she makes all of my cookie dreams come true year after year with her amazing talent and baking skills!

As for other details, such as the Surfer-themed tablecloths, napkins, and plates, you can find them all here!

Well, there you have it!  An easy-to-plan and easy-to-setup Surfer-themed Birthday Party!  If you do throw one, please let me know how it goes.  I bet it will be TOTALLY RAD! :)

If you need some fun summer resources, scroll down more for all the details!

Disclosure: Some of the links are affiliated links, meaning that I will earn a commission if you click through the links and make a purchase.

Thursday, May 17, 2018

15 Color Activities

Hello, friends!

I have teamed up with my amazing friends to bring to you 15 SUPER FUN color activities!  From learning to identify different colors to matching to adding and using a color code to making a walking color rainbow, these activities will definitely make learning more exciting and of course, more COLORFUL! :)

Click to the links below for all at fun activities!

Color Word Match It! // The Primary Post
Color Puzzles // A Dab of Glue Will Do
Coloring Sheets // Playdough to Plato
Color Safari // Literacy with the Littles
Color Hunt Around the Room // Mrs. Jones' Creation Station
Walking Water Rainbow // The STEM Laboratory
Color Games // Fairy Poppins
Add, Color and Build Flowers // Happy Days in First Grade
Rainbow Train Color Graphing Game // Stay at Home Educator
Color Matching Fish // Teach Me Mommy
Matching Colors and Numbers // Liz's Early Learning Spot
Color Sorting Mats // Sweet Sounds of Kindergarten
Learning Colors Memory Game // Sara J Creations

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Add, Color, and Build a Flower FREEBIE

Age: 5-6 Years Old

Hello, there!  If you need a fun and quick way to review addition for your little ones, add this activity to your math lesson! :) All you need is a blue, green, and yellow crayon, scissors, and glue!  If needed, small counting manipulatives would be helpful as well!

Step 1: Students will add the addition problems.

Step 2: Color the pieces of flowers according to the code.

Step 3: Cut the pieces apart.

Step 4: Arrange then glue the pieces together to build a flower! And tah-dah!!!! 

 Easy enough?! :)  Click to the button below to download your own copy!

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Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Summer Giveaway with Oriental Trading

You guys! I have teamed up with Oriental Trading to treat one of my followers with a $50 gift card!!!  Yes, that's right!  $50!!!  With $50, you could buy so many fun summer prizes and products for your students or maybe more supplies for your classroom! Ahhh the possibilities!!! :)

In addition to the GIVEAWAY, here are some of my fun summer FREEBIES just for you! Simply click to download!

 If you are interested in more digital notebooks, check out my summer reviews for first, second, and third grade!  They are PRINT and DIGITAL!

Need a simple and fun writing activity?  Download my How to Make Popsicles FREEBIE below!  Review writing procedural texts and then make your own popsicles to share as a class!

To enter the GIVEAWAY, follow the rules below!  This GIVEAWAY starts May 1st and ends on May 15th. Once the contest ends, one lucky winner will be contacted by Oriental Trading to claim his/her prize!  Good luck!

Win a $50 Oriental Trading Gift Card from Happy Days in First Grade

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