Wednesday, February 1, 2012

The Heart Project & Hands On Play Challenge

Well I have had a ton of posts to do today - it is not often that these things all fall on the same day but this time it has.  The Stamp of the Month Blog Hop post is here and you will find the Cooking for Cricut Challenge post here.  For those of you who have been following my Hands On Play Challenge (inspired by Jamie over at Hands On As We Grow) we are on day 21 already!  Today's challenge is make music!  We gathered some fun things from my kitchen cabinets, put on some music from pandora and went to town in the living room!  

My son wanted to wear his monkey suit again (even though it is way too small)
that look no his face is priceless - makes me laugh every time!

Now, I have been super inspired by Jamie and have joined her in another project this month - the Heart Project: American Heart Association Collaborative Fundraiser.  You will find all the details over at Jamie's blog post but I'll give you a quick summary :)

70 + bloggers have gathered together to put together a beautiful book of heart projects!
As a mama of three little ones my heart just aches for other moms who have to live through trials like little Ellie's mom and family.  It also rejoices with them in the glorious moments of raising a precious little "gril" as my boys call them :)  It is because of Ellie's story, people like her, my deep gratitude for Jamie and her desire to help and my own story (like my husband's grandmother, my own grandparents, and the surgery I had to relieve pressure from my own vital organs including my heart) that I am involved in this project.  You can read Ellie's story here.

Mom's around the world unite!  We can (and do) make a difference starting with our own children!  This book includes 100 projects that are both heart and kid related!  These projects include art made by kids, with kids, for kids or about kids :)  You will find inspiration for cooking, creating, decorating, and playing with your kids!

You can receive a copy of this book by donating $5 to the AHA and we hope you will joining us in spreading the word to reach our goal of raising $1000 by Valentines Day!
Here is a sneak peek of what is included in the book

Receive a copy of this book with your $5 donation

Add to Cart
(this book is only available for donation through the month of February)

For every book purchased is donating an additional $1 (up to $500)!
You can stop by Craftprojectideas facebook page and thank them for their donation :)

There is also a printed version (full color, 8.5 x 8.5 and paperback) available as well.  Five dollars ($5 US) will be donated to AHA for every paper version sold.  
  If you would rather just donate without receiving a copy of the book you are welcome to do that

In addition from now until Valentine's Day several blogs will be hosting giveaways (some of their own handmade projects, items related to their projects or heart related items) including yours truly :)  Others will also be donating giveaways over at Jamie's blog so be sure to check back often to enter!  My giveaway will be a heart related stamp set on February 6th so be sure to stop by here that day :)

hands on : as we grow
A Little Learning for Two Among Many Blessings
Angelique Felix
At Home with Ali Broken Treasures
Busy at Home
Busy Kids Happy Mom Carrie Saindon's Photo Journey
Child Central Station
Classified: Mom Classroom Magic
Creative with Kids
Creativity My Passion Critters and Crayons
De Tout et de Rien
Dilly-Dali Art Dinosaurs & Octopuses
Excited 2 Learn
Hand Over the Cookies Handprint & Footprint Art
Happy Hooligans
Heart Journey Imagination Soup
Jamie's Jumble
Kitchen Counter Chronicles Kreative Resources
Let Kids Create
Little Illuminationss Living Montessori Now
Loudness of the Lambs
Love and Lollipops  Mama, hocemo nesto da pravimo
Mama Pea Pod
Mama Smiles  MemeTales
Messy Kids
Mindful Meanderings  Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas
Mommy Labs
Mommy Perks  Mum Paints Lives
Mummy Mummy Mum
My Creative Family  NurtureStore
One Artsy Mama
Peace Love & Rainbows  Play Dr Mom
Putti Prapancha
Rainbows within Reach  Reading Confetti
Ready. Set. Read!
Red Ted Art  Sense of Wonder
Share & Remember
Stacy Molter  Sun Hats & Wellie Boots
Teach Preschool
The Artful Child  The Chocolate Muffin Tree
The Craft Barn
The Educators' Spin on It  The Golden Gleam
The Imagination Tree
The Iowa Farmer's Wife  The Joy of My Life
The Kids Fun Review
The Outlaw Mom Blog  The Preschool Toolbox
The Seeds Network
Toddler Approved


Opperation Smile Fundraiser going on now
for more information check out my post here

Elizabeth Mindemann
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1 comment:

  1. Okay, I admit it, I totally ripped off your using kitchen utensils to make music idea today... and the kids LOVED it!


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