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Babies & Bumps 2015 Recap

Babies & Bumps 2015 Recap

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A Passion for Thrifted Fashion

A Passion for Thrifted Fashion

Affordable Style

  By Phoebe Verkouw It’s May…

Mom's Unite

Mom's Unite

Local Mommy Groups

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The Juicing Revolution: Nature’s Real Fast Food

The Juicing Revolution: Nature’s Real Fast Food

Healthy & Tasty

    By Jordan Venema If…

Party Planning—Without the Stress!

Party Planning—Without the Stress!

It's Party Time

By Gigi Mallatt • Photography by…

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Fresh Stories & Good Stuff

Take Dad Out to the Ball Game!
26 May 2015 18:24

  By Shannon Smith Buy him some peanuts and crackerjacks—show that important Dad in your life that you’re his #1 fan with one of these ‘outta the park’ picks for Father’s Day!

Party Planning—Without the Stress!
26 May 2015 17:47

By Gigi Mallatt • Photography by Ligia Ann Photography Have you ever attended a birthday party where the host or hostess is running around frantic, panicked, and completely stressed out? Chances are, the planning of t [ ... ]

Soothing the Stings, Bites, and Burns of Summer
26 May 2015 17:00

By Ashley Talmadge Ahhh, summer! The joy of being in the great outdoors seems endless. Yet, the season also brings an abundance of biting insects, harsh sunrays, and rash-producing plants. When exuberant squeals turn in [ ... ]

ThePoodlums: Rockin’ Music Therapy
26 May 2015 16:30

By: Jordan Venema Photography by Samantha DeLeon Photography | SamanthaDeleonPhotography.wordpress.com The Poodlums break down musical equipment as children approach them shyly. “I just wanted to say you guys did rea [ ... ]

Shannon & Raychell’s June Juice Challenge
22 May 2015 20:24

  Edited by Shannon Smith After the article on juicing last month, Raychell and I were inspired to give an all juice cleanse a try. I had been feeling a little run down, not sleeping well, and relying on Dutch Bro [ ... ]

Meet Jordan
22 May 2015 19:56

  Sacramento Parent’s newest writer on moving to Sactown and his non-traditional approach to fatherhood By Michelle McDaid Name: Jordan Venema Children: Cassian, 6 years-old Writer, Jordan Venema is Sacramen [ ... ]

Considering Day Camp?
30 Apr 2015 17:19

  10 Questions to Ask   Fortunately, we live in an area where there are camp options to meet every interest, price range, and schedule throughout Greater Sacramento. Knowing your options, as well as your chi [ ... ]

The Gift of Camp: Skill, Adventure & All Kinds of ...
28 Apr 2015 20:22

    By Gayla Grace I treasure the stories my children tell after arriving home from camp. Their daily adventures include experiences that build character and bond relationships. Every camp has a unique way o [ ... ]

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Family Memory Match

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by Heidi Kundin

Matching family photos is a game that kids of all ages will enjoy.  Memory Match (also known as Concentration) is a great way for children to boost their brain power and improve their focus.  This family classic is even more fun when the pictures are of mom, dad, grandma and baby brothers!

 

Younger children will need assistance from an adult to make this project; older children should be able to create this craft with minimal assistance.

Materials:

  • (24) 1 ½ “ round wood disks
  • 1 ½ “ circle punch
  • Mod Podge
  • Paintbrush
  • Paint and/or Scrapbook Paper
  • (12) of your favorite photos (2 copies of each)

Note:  Digital photo software allows you to easily create a single page composite sheet of all your photo circles along with the ability to add text (such as names) to your photos.

Directions:

  1. Paint the edges of your wood disks to give them a fun and vibrant pop of color. Set them aside to dry. Don’t worry if the edges look messy – you’ll be covering up both sides of the disk with your photos and scrapbook paper!
  2. Choose 12 of your favorite photos – family and pet portraits, vacation photos, and pictures of favorite things. Using the circle punch as a guide, select a 1 ½” area of the photo for your game piece and cut it out. You will need two copies of each photo in order to form matching pairs. To make the game more challenging for older children, select two different photos of the same subject instead of using two identical photos.
  3. Use the circle punch to cut 24 circles of scrapbook paper for the back side of the disks.
  4. With your paintbrush, spread a thin layer of Mod Podge on to one side of the disk and apply your circular photo to the wood disk. Use gentle pressure and a smoothing motion to remove any air bubbles and to ensure a good seal around the edges. Set aside to dry completely (at least 30-45 minutes).
  5. When the photo side of the disks are dry, flip them over and repeat the Mod Podge application with your circles of scrapbook paper. Set aside to dry completely.
  6. Apply a top coat of Mod Podge to seal the game pieces and ensure durability. Allow to dry completely before sealing the other side.

Game Time! Lay out all 24 game pieces in 4 rows, face down. The first player takes a turn flipping over two games pieces. If the pieces match, the player removes them and takes another turn. If the pieces do not match, they are turned back over and play is passed to the next player. Continue to play until all matches have been found. The player with the most matches wins!

 

Heidi Kundin is the author of the blog, http://www.happinessishomemade.net/