|Download Bedtime Routine Chart Here|
Children benefit from a nighttime routine. Here is a chart I use with my son. I laminated the chart (or you can print on card stock) and added Velcro dots for each picture. Then he uses a picture of himself to track what step he's on. Bedtime has gone a lot smoother since I started him on this chart. Click the picture for download.
H loves to make muffins with me in the morning, so I set up a little extra "cooking" time while our real muffins were baking.
- fake eggs and egg carton
- empty muffin box
- spoon and whisk
- bowl and measuring cup
- muffin tin and wrappers
- animal crackers
|You need: flea market bench or chair, staple gun with staples and screw driver|
|1. Turn the bench or chair upside down and look for the screws holding the seat in place. There are usually four.|
|2. Take out previous staples with a screw driver. For stubborn staples, finish pulling them out with pliers.|
|My bench had two layers of fabric. Since the next layer was thin, I left it on. If you remove all fabric, there will be a foam pad. Leave it in place if it's in good shape still. Otherwise buy a replacement at a local craft store.|
|3. Lay your new fabric wrong side up on the floor. Place your seat topside down.|
|4. Using your staple gun, place one staple in the middle of one of the sides of fabric.|
|5. Pulling fabric tight, repeat on the opposite side. Secure both sides down with several staples.|
|6. Repeat step 5 on the remaining sides.|
|7. On the corners, tuck them so the fabric doesn't fold over too much on the front. Staple all four corners in place.|
|8. Now screw the seat back in. Unless the fabric is really thick, the screws will create holes in the fabric on their own.|
|Sit down and enjoy your new bench!|
|Use the same steps on dining room and desk chairs!|
Picture Match I-Spy
- black beans
- black felt
H dug through the uncooked beans to find matching animal pictures to place on his chart. Simply stick the stickers on a piece of felt and cut around. Attach the matching stickers to a piece of paper or cardboard.
Letter Match I-Spy
- black beans
- permanent marker
- ABC printable
Label rocks with the alphabet. Have your little one dig through the beans to find the letters and match them on the ABC printable.