How to Make Halloween Shakers

Pink and Green Mama calls her Halloween Shakers “Eye Spy Bottles”–another terrific idea, but we decided to make musical instruments of shakers instead. The kids love these shakers and they are actually one of their favourite toys to play with right now, believe it or not. Mind you, musical instruments in general are definitely a favourite around here–so take that with a grain of salt! Haha! Have a Happy Halloween everyone!!! Do you have any special Halloween plans? I’d love to hear about them. I just love Halloween. Here are our materials all laid out for you. I coloured my … Continue reading

Crayola Rocks My World! (REVIEW)

I love Crayola products! I always have, ever since I was a little kid. Opening up fresh, new crayons got me almost as excited as Christmas morning – I know, I’m a freak! When I was a Kindergarten Teacher, I had the opportunity to order either Crayola products or another brand that I won’t mention. One year, I decided to attempt to save money in my (small) budget by ordering the other brand. I learned my lesson! Never again would I make that mistake. Crayola products are quality products and they stand up to the test, they always have for … Continue reading

Picture It Books – Picture Books Where Your Child is the Illustrator!

My daughter and I have fallen in love with Picture It Picture Books! These books are story books that have all of the words, but the pages are blank above the text, all ready for a child’s creativity and imagination. For a child who loves to draw, these books will help their drawings come alive. My daughter has now illustrated a couple of these books and it is so amazing to see how proud she is that she is in fact the illustrator of a book. She will go an select a story to be read to her at bedtime … Continue reading

Do You See a Money Tree? (Review and closed Giveaway)

Congratulations to the winners: Maya Wade, Penny Minding Mom, Deanna T, Shari G, tinatchick! We received a copy of Do You See a Money Tree?, an activity guide about money for children written by Ellen Roseman, the Toronto Star’s personal finance and columnist, for review. I was excited to see this book, as teaching our children money sense is something that is very important to me. We are living in a “gimme” society these days where many children are growing up thinking that money does grow on trees. I can’t believe how many toys our children have compared to what … Continue reading

Book Review: Art with Anything: 52 Weeks of Fun Using Everyday Stuff by MaryAnn F. Kohl

Art with Anything is a very fun and unique Art Activity book that is written for children aged 4 to 10 in mind by MaryAnn F. Kohl. I really like how the book is organized by week and each week focuses on a different type of craft material. It’s truly amazing the number of activities that one can do with the same type of material! This way, you can stay somewhat “set up” for the week without getting too many different things out. This book is written with the craft enthusiast in mind, however, you don’t have to do the … Continue reading

FREE Lunchbox Notes

I discovered the cutest printable LunchBox Notes from Canada Freebies Eh!. Putting little notes in your child’s lunch reminds them that you think of them even when they are at school. AND for little ones, it can give them yet another little Literacy Activity–a note from home! The original notes are from Parentella. If you go to the original source, they even have blank notes for printing! Products for review are provided free of cost to Multi-Testing Mommy by the manufacturer or a representing PR agency. Opinions expressed belong to Multi-Testing Mommy and are NOT influenced in any way.

Inexpensive Valentine’s Day Idea

I went to the good old Dollar Store and picked up some inexpensive materials, along with some things we had at home, to make a fun activity for the kids with a Valentine’s theme! Little heart shaped boxes that open up filled with different “noise makers”. I doubled them up so that they could play a little game of “find the matching sound”. I also taped the hearts shut afterwards so that my 2 year old wouldn’t take them apart and make a mess of choking hazards. As I would learn later, the mess part wasn’t stopped… I put those … Continue reading