10 Advent Activities for Toddlers & Preschoolers

10 fun and easy Advent activities for toddlers and preschoolers. www.GoldenReflectionsBlog.com

It's hard to believe Christmas is right around the corner. Since my daughter is two this year, I wanted to find some fun and easy ideas for her to do this Christmas reason that would point her to the real meaning of Christmas, Jesus. So today I am sharing 10 Advent activities for toddlers and preschoolers that they will love to create.I have also teamed up with The Kid Blogger Network to bring you an amazing cash giveaway, scroll down to the bottom of the post to enter for a chance to win.10 Advent Activities for Toddlers And Preschoolers Advent Activity Tree - The Imagination Tree Peppermint Play Dough As Gifts - Frugal … [Read more...]

Nativity Sensory Bin

An easy, DIY Nativity sensory bin, perfect for the Advent season. www.GoldenReflectionsBlog.com

The Christmas season is nearly upon us. This year, I really wanted our focus to be on the true meaning of Christmas, Jesus. Now that Ellie is 2 years old, she can understand more of the story of baby Jesus and I wanted to give her a fun way to explore this story. So our Nativity sensory bin was born.It took me about half an hour to make this, it's super easy to do and you just need a few items to make it.  Items for Nativity Sensory BinWooden activity tray or basket Brown crinkle paper (you could also use real straw if you have access to some) Craft sticks Wooden stick people or peg people Felt (3-4 colors of … [Read more...]

10 Gift Ideas for Toddlers Who Love Animals

Have a child who lives animals? Check out these fun gift ideas for toddlers who love animals. www.GoldenReflectionsBlog.com

My daughter loves animals. Maybe it's because we have three dogs, a cat, and a fish. When looking for gift ideas for her I always know something animal related will be a hit. So today I am going to share 10 gift ideas for toddlers who LOVE animals.We are all about real life and hands-on activities around here. So many of the items you will see below are designed to encourage independence and explore the world of animals in an age appropriate way. A quick  story about this picture. As soon as I saw it, I knew I had to use it for this post. Ellie's Auntie Aimee has a bunny at her house. Every time we go over to grandma and grandpa and … [Read more...]

5 Tasty Treats for Fall – Good Tips Tuesday #46

5 tasty treats for fall as featured on Good Tips Tuesday. www.GoldenReflectionsBlog.com

It's hard to believe Thanksgiving is just a week and a half away. Soon we will be on to winter and Christmas. Here are some great, last minute tasty treats for fall that you can squeeze in for Thanksgiving.5 Tasty Treats for Fall Lemon Thyme Cake with Lemon Glaze - Sassy Southern Yankee Homemade Doughnuts - Little House Living Walnut Puff Cookies - My Sweet Mission Pumpkin Bread - Creative Homekeeper Traditional Shortbread Cookies (Gain Free) - Intoxicated on LifeGood Tips Tuesday LinkUp PartyWe want this to be a resource for you to find Good Tips for your life, home, kids and everything in between! So what kinds of posts … [Read more...]

Memorizing Scripture with I Can Learn The Bible + Giveaway

Memorizing scripture with the I Can Learn The Bible from Tommy Nelson. www.GoldenReflectionsBlog.com

Kids can begin memorizing scripture at a very young age. Whether through songs, stories, or fun devotions like the I Can Learn The Bible devotional from Tommy Nelson. You could win your own copy below in the giveaway too.Memorizing Scripture With Kids With I Can Learn the Bible from Tommy Nelson, your kids can learn 52 scriptures within a year. Each week they are given a new scripture to memorize that are simple and easy to learn. During that week, each chapter gives you ideas to discuss and have fun with entire family, just not your child.This book is adapted from the gift book The Joshua Code into this devotional for kids. I love … [Read more...]

5 Tips for Buying Gifts for Children with Special Needs

Do you have or know a child with special needs who isn't able to tell you what they want? Here are 5 Tips for buying gifts for children with special needs. www.GoldenReflectionsBlog.com

Searching for Christmas gifts each year is stressful - at least for me it is. It's hard to figure out what to get each person on your list something you know they will love and appreciate. If you have a child with special needs on your gift list this year, figuring out what to get them can be just as frustrating, if not more so. Especially if they are not able to communicate their wants or what interests to you. Are you struggling to find a great gift for children with special needs? Today I am teaming up with Achievement Products for Special Needs to give you some tips on how to pick out those gifts. And don't miss the special 15% off … [Read more...]