Our family loves Star Wars, and my younger son is in major Star Wars mode right now. Whenever we go to the library, he’s always on the hunt for a Star Wars book even if we’ve checked it out before. For his Valentines, he wanted to pass out pencils as lightsabers, but I was thinking of how I could attach the “happy valentine’s day” part to it. Alas, I figured it out and love how these Star Wars Valentines came out! Super easy to put together too!
First, tape on the Lightsaber Pencil Wraps onto the eraser part of your pencil. I put a little tape on part of the pencil and the wrap in order to keep it from sliding off, and then wrapped the rest of the paper around and finished it off with another piece of tape.
Next, you’ll want to use an Exacto knife and make a little slit above the lightsaber, like pictured above. It is going to be bigger than the lightsaber in order for your pencil to fit through.
Put your pencil through the slit, leaving a little bit of the pencil behind the printable. Apply tape to keep it in place.
And that’s it! You’re kids are going to have lots of fun with these, and they’ll love pretending they have a mini lightsaber! My son loves using his pencil lightsaber to do his homework, and I’m guessing your little ones will too.
If you have a child that’s always wanting to buy something new, or wanting to make some money, this Printable Job Chart is one of the best ways to help your child keep track of the jobs they need to do in order to earn some money.
This past Christmas, my son had the opportunity to buy gifts for members of our family at school. My husband and I both agreed that if he wanted to buy gifts for everyone, he needed to learn the value of earning money and what it was like to spend his own money. He was totally for it, and we all agreed on what jobs he could do around the house and how much each would be worth. In order for him to keep track of what job he was doing and how much he was earning, I came up with this Job chart.
He loved it! Whenever he completed a chore, he marked it off in the box and would look at his chart to see what he could do next. During the week he would add up the boxes and see how much he had made so far and if he needed to make more money by doing more chores. At the end of the week he counted all his boxes and how much he made, and put it in the box under the date. It was great for me because I didn’t have to make sure I had money on the spot after he completed a chore, or make sure I always had quarters or dollar bills. Once the end of the week was completed, I’d go out and get him the money he earned.
What’s great about this printable, is you can actually edit the chores each week on the file before you print it off. In order to keep the same look as the chart above, download the font Moon Flower Bold. You can also use this Job Chart as a way for your kids to earn screen/game time. This is a great way to help your kids get started and learn the value of earning money.
My 1st grader is a total goofball and knows it. He also loves hearing jokes and tries to make up his own knock knock jokes even if they aren’t very good. Now that he’s able to read, I thought it would be fun to put some Halloween Jokes in his lunches when he goes to school so he can get a bit of a laugh during the day. Now he can try and make his friends laugh in the lunch room too!
All of the answers are on the bottom of the of each cut out and upside down to make it a little trickier for your kiddo to see the answer. I like to print these Halloween Lunch Box Jokes onto cardstock so they don’t get destroyed in their lunch box. Scroll down below to grab your own lunchbox printables for your kids!
I can’t believe that the beginning of the school year is just around the corner! The summer always seems to go by faster than I plan and while it has been fun, it has also been a little crazy in our house with 3 little kiddos running around (I’m sure many of you moms know exactly what I mean). This year, we’ll be putting our 3 year old in pre-school for the first time and I know he’s super excited about it! He’s been waiting to go ever since his brother started kindergarten last year.
Today, I’m happy to share with you a “First Day of School Sign” that you can use to capture your cute kiddos on the first day of a new school year. These make it so much easier to help you remember what they looked like on the first day of school in a new grade and what year they actually started that grade. They’re also great for scrapbooking or using them as a binder cover that you keep your child’s projects in for safekeeping.
I’d love to see how you use your First Day of School sign on Instagram! Have a great school year!