Friday, October 28, 2011

Switch Witch

Last year we introduced a new "tradition" for Halloween for Jerimiah.  I cannot take credit for this idea, however, I forgot where I found it so I can't give credit where credit is due. the Switch Witch!

The Switch Witch comes the night after Halloween (well, Trick or Treating anyway) and switches out your candy for a toy.  I didn't know if Jerimiah would like this idea so I told him about the Switch Witch and how she comes and takes your candy and leaves you a toy and he was SUPER EXCITED!  I let him graze through his candy all Saturday and then the night before Switch Witch comes he got to pick out just a few of his favorites to save out and then we left his candy out for the Switch Witch.  She left him a note along with a Spiderman Puzzle and a Spiderman Nightlight!

He LOVED IT!  He was SO super excited and because he had picked out just a few of his favorite candies he didn't even miss the rest!

Now the big question...what is the Switch Witch going to do with all this candy!  HAHA, at least it saves Jerimiah from WEEKS of sugar over load!

P.S. Jerimiah's already made requests for what he would like the Switch Witch to bring this year!!!!

Adding Eggs

(June 2010)
I wanted to post a craft for you too I did while Jerimiah was gone that he absolutely LOVES!  I found it on one of my Crafty Mommy Blogs...but I can't remember which one to give credit to, SORRY!  I call them "Adding Eggs"

I used just a half egg carton and saved 6 plastic Easter eggs.
On the outside of all the eggs I wrote a simple equation.

On the inside I wrote the answer and also included decorative marbles to help Jerimiah figure out the answer.

HINDSIGHT NOTE:  I thought it might be helpful to write the answer on the inside.  If I did it again I would NOT do that.  You can see the answer through the egg on the outside...and because Jerimiah knows his numbers he doesn't have to count the marbles most of the time to come up with the answer.

He really loves those adding eggs though...great simple idea (wish I could give credit where credit was due though, sorry...can't remember where I originally found the idea).