Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Let it snow...Let it snow...Let it snow

Christmas time and snow are so much fun for kids. All the decorations, gifts, cookies and playing with snow never fail to fascinate a child. This having been said, kids who don't get to play in real snow need not miss the fun. Sounds great, isn't it? These paper snowflakes add to the fun and excitement right from folding the paper, cutting, to the point of opening to see the nice snowflakes. I used the instructions from Martha Stewart.

I used different size of squares to obtain snowflakes in different sizes. Just tape the snowflakes on one side to a thread and hang it from the ceiling. You can make it into a garland, a wreath or anything your imagination leads to.
Am not sure if the picture does justice, but am sure my son is cool and excited!!! :)

I plan to do more and enjoy the 'snow'.

Happy Snowing!!

Enjoy this song from you tube.

Friday, November 22, 2013

Egg Carton Xmas Trees

Christmas season is fast approaching and what is Xmas without xmas trees. These cute little xmas trees are sure to make the kids excited and get going.

Cut out the tree shapes from the egg carton, as you can see in the picture. Paint and let it dry before adding glitter. Stick a sequin at the top. You can paint the carton cover as shown in the other pic and use that as a base. Or you can arrange your little xmas trees individually. These can be glued one over the other to give a tall and real xmas tree effect.

Hope you like it.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

My chirpy friend

You sang for me my friend
Composing a new note each dawn;
Tilting your slender neck
Giving a glimpse with your tiny eyes;
Bringing smile to my face
And joy to my heart;

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Put me in the zoo

My kids and I enjoy many a books, its hard to remember all of those. When my friends ask me to recommend a book for their kids or sometimes when I plan to buy a book as a gift with little time in hand, I do forget about few good ones. What's the big issue when I do have a blog? I've been thinking to record the books we like, if not useful today am sure it would be a great recollection in the later years. So here I start, with "Put me in the zoo" by Robert Lopshire.  Sounds as if it said to me, "put me in the blog!", right?

Well, coming to the book, its a great hit with kids. First its about a dog, and what more do kids want! The story goes likes this. A dog wants to be put in the zoo. (huhhhh??). When the zoo personals refuse to do so the frustrated dog shows his tricks to a boy and girl, to convince them that he should be put in the zoo. The tricks the dog does with his spots amuses the kids. 

pic taken from our book

It kind of teaches the colors too. Anyways the boy and the girl think the dog should not be in the zoo. What!!!?? Yes, they think he should be in the circus!! :-)
Read and enjoy the book. Hope you will like it.

Note: This is just for my records and kind of a review and I intend of no copyright violation.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

I'm a writer

I'm a writer
I write everywhere;
I write in the sky so blue,
And jot in the air too;
I squiggle over the waters,
And shed ink on the clouds;
Sometimes I engross,
Sometimes I scrawl;
Empty or Expressive, 
Its just that I contrive;
I'm a writer, 
I write everywhere;

Monday, November 11, 2013

Child talk

Ecstatic it is to hear the kids talk
Merely watch them ask silly questions,
Silly? Its wise for those little wonders;
Hearing the same for the umpteenth time
Makes me laugh, sometimes angry too;
But, Little ones are sure spring of joy-
We just have to know how to savor
For those childhood years are less in number;

Friday, November 8, 2013

Joyous Day

No great things can make my heart glad
Than a tiny little robin's aslant coo;
A crimson rose blooming from its bud
With green leaves gleaming with dew;
Such is the serenity of the first blush
Unfolding a joyous bright day all afresh;

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Many a times Many a times

Many a times Many a times
I open the notepad
Nothing just comes onto it

Many a times Many a times
I open the pen
Not a word it would write

Many a times Many a times
I open not a notepad
Words bounce rapidly before me

Many a times Many a times
I open not a pen
Words get etched in my mind

Many a times Many a times
These opening and bouncing
These opening and etching match

Those are the times Those are the times
Some fine piece is written
Some fine verse is etched

Monday, November 4, 2013

Orange fish, Black fish

Orange fish, one two and three
Shiny black one and two
Black fish, hard to count thee
Sleeping with swaying fins

Small fish wagging the fins
Are you learning to swim?
Oh no! doesn't look like it
What a cute explorer you are!

Here comes a white fish
So big with one red spot
Is that your crown?
How beautiful you are!

What are those fish?
Light orange with oval mouth
Opening constantly in rhythm
Sending up a bubble now and then

Absolute peace it is
To watch you fish
Swimming here, swimming there
Swimming everywhere!

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Shower where needed

The peaceful serenity you cause
Before showering your love, the Earth
People swiftly clearing the outdoors
Birds returning to the nests

Your arrival announced by
The aroma of the sand
Clouds reverberating your majesty
Streaks of light reinforcing it brightly

You fail not to fascinate me
Captivating my senses every time
You fail not to satisfy me
Renewing me in your liveliness

Each time you open the clouds
Lavishly embracing the Earth
You certainly awake my cells
Making them bounce with joy

Won't it be wonderful
If every soul rejoices
So shower where needed
Let not anyplace be flooded


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