Little Sunshine’s Playhouse, is anticipating a January 19th or 26th opening day, depending on variables of inspection, in Gilbert (1059 N. Val Vista Road). They, with the help of the Gilbert Chamber of Commerce, will be hosting a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Open House on Saturday, January 10th at 12:00 pm with a family-fun celebration to follow. The school is being brought to the area by franchisees, Daniel and Angela Jaworowski.

Reindeer Ornaments Materials:  Matte ornament bulbs of any color Brown paint Sharpie Instructions: Write your child’s name or initials and the date on the bulb Paint your child’s thumb Press your child’s thumb onto the bulb After it dries, use your sharpie to draw on eyes, nose and antlers

Dream Snow | Author: Eric Carle  Hopper | Author: Marcus Pfister In the Snow: Who’s Been Here? | Author: Lindsay Barrett George It’s Snowing! | Author: Olivier Dunrea Little Polar Bear | Author: Hans De Beer Olive, the Other Reindeer |Author: J. Otto Snow Comes to the Farm | Author: Nathaniel Tripp The Longest Night | Authors: Marion Dane and Lewin Bauer The Polar Express | Author: Chris Van Allsburg Time to Sleep | Author: Denise Fleming Winter Board Book |

African Animal Alphabet | Authors: Beverly Joubert and Dereck Joubert Grateful: A Song of Giving Thanks | Authors: John Bucchino and Anna-Liisa Hakkarainen Howard B. Wigglebottom and the Power of Giving | Authors Howard Binkow One Little, Two Little, Three Little Pilgrims | Authors: B.G. Hennessy and Lynne Avril Cravath Starry Safari | Authors: Linda Ashman and Jeff Mack Thanks for Thanksgiving | Authors: Julie Markes and Doris Barrette Thanksgiving Is for Giving Thanks | Authors: Margaret

We love our “Giving Back” Curriculum Theme this month! This is such a wonderful way to learn and grow with your children and really use this time to show them how “Giving Back” will help their community and make them feel even better, too! For our at home activity this month, we’ve created a special project for the whole family to participate in! Items Needed: Jar (of any kind) Construction Paper Markers/Crayons Directions:

  Barnyard Dance! | Author: Sandra Boynton Big Red Barn | Authors: Margaret Wise Brown and Felicia Bond Farm Animals | Author: Phoebe Dunn Farm Rhyme Time Silliness and Count to 10 | Author: Jill Harmony Funny Farm | Author: Mark Teague Jobs on a Farm | Author: Nancy Dickmann Moo Moo, Brown Cow | Authors: Jakki Wood and Rog Bonner Old Macdonald Had a Farm (Classic Books) | Authors: Child’s Play and Pam Adams Old Macdonald Had

Muddy Pigs We found a great sensory project for our families to try out and incorporate this month’s curriculum, Farm Animals, at home with the kiddos! You’ll need: Pig Pictures Brown Paint Sand/Oatmeal Instructions: Mix the sand or oatmeal with the brown paint Paint the “mud” mixture onto your pigs using a paintbrush or your hands To make the “mud” puffy, add shaving cream

All of our Little Sunshine’s Playhouse preschools love being involved with their community.  On Friday, September 19, 2014, Little Sunshine’s Playhouse, Leawood had the opportunity to participate in Strike Out SIDS at the K (The KC Royals stadium) to help bring community awareness to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). They were invited to participate in the event by SIDS Resources Inc. The event included tailgate games, child-friendly activities, and a

Airplane Flight!: A Lift-the-Flap Adventure | Authors: Susanna Leonard Hill and Ana Martín Larrañaga Curious George and the Hot Air Balloon | Authors: H. A. Rey, Margret Rey and Vipah Interactive Freight Train (Board Book) | Author: Donald Crews Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site | Authors: Sherri Duskey Rinker and Tom Lichtenheld Hot Air | Author: Marjorie Priceman Little Blue Truck (Board Book) | Authors: Alice Schertle and Jill McElmurry Steam Train, Dream

Traffic Light Snacks Who doesn’t love a yummy snack to make after school or on the weekend? Plus, who doesn’t love incorporating this month’s curriculum theme into that snack? If you answered yes to either of those questions, we have the perfect activity for you and your kiddos! Materials: Graham cracker sheets, broken into individual rectangles Chocoloate frosting, or Nutella Chocolate Hazelnut Spread Red, green and yellow M&M’s candies Instructions: Spread