Tuesday, July 30, 2013

15 Hour Road Trip Success

Here are just a few pics of our straight drive from New York to Illinois. The activities were a success and they definitely helped to keep the kids busy! They loved getting "presents" and unwrapping them. :)

We left at 3:20 am and arrived to Illinois at 9:30 pm (with many pit stops and fast food in between). It was beautiful seeing the moon guide our way through the night and then watching the sun rise and set all in one day. You really get a true understanding of the earths beauty.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Road Trip Activities Completed :)

Okay so here are pics of many of the activities that have been prepared. A lot of them were things that I have downloaded (which I probably provided the links to in the previous post). Many items are from my local dollar tree, target and acmoore.

The green Christmas bag is a whole bunch of $1 items that are wrapped up and will be given through out the trip, if they behave. >=)

When I get a chance I will update and provide more information! I have to finish packing now! Good night!

Leave a comment if you have any questions! :)

Sunday, July 21, 2013

LONG Road Trip Activities for the Toddler and the 5 year Old

We are embarking on a 14 hour journey from New York to Illinois!
This should be very interesting! I have searched the web for hours for activities to make for the kids to keep them busy! I remember taking trips down to Florida from New York and the main items in my mind that stuck out the most were; frozen yoohoo "chocolate milk", Madlibs, scary stories on audio tapes and our drawing pads. I also remember rarely ever using my seat belt and making the most comfortable bed on top of everyone's luggage in the back of our 1988 toyota camry station wagon, so dangerous. :) Ahh those were the days...too bad for my kids....they are going to be strapped down in a 5 point harness, snuggly fitting three across in the back of our pathfinder.

So to keep them busy I have created and gathered a lot of cool things! They better like it, because if they don't...I will be very sad :(
Below are some links to all of the cool things that I have searched HOURS for.


FILE FOLDER FUN! (this links to an ASL file folder, but there are so many more! for FREE! Awesome!



Many More activities and ideas here @ 123homeschool4me

And to throw a little Montessori in the mix, I downloaded some FREE farm animals and Color sorting nomenclature cards from the Helpful Garden. Thank you!

And don't forget Confessions of a Homeschooler, she has an awesome curriculum of the United States. I plan on printing the states we will be passing through to learn from interesting info and have my 5 year old complete.

Now to make all of this stuff car ready I am getting creative (well sort of) with the items below...

So I will be posting pictures of my creations next!
Leave a comment below if you have any ideas or other links to share or responses...also so I know people are actually reading this stuff! hehe Good night!

New Chapter....

It is with much sadness (and a little relief :) ....that we will be officially closing Sprouting Learners Child Care....BUT on the contrary....we will be starting a new chapter in our life and that is ... Sprouting Learners Home School! 

We are embarking on a new and exciting journey in our life where I will be able to focus solely on my children's education and growth. I have enjoyed the past few years working with many families. I have become attached to many children and loved caring for them. I have learned so much from starting my own business from scratch (with much help and support from family and friends!) and seeing it flourish and become successful. I can't wait to see whats in store for us!
Sprouting Learners Spring 2013