The school year started with a bang. Our four kids are in three different schools plus my teaching schedule begins at 8:30am. Mornings are colorful to say the least. Speaking of which, my new little fifth grader came home in tears because she had to memorize all the states and their capitals. Being my offspring, I knew she needed something both pretty and interesting to capture her interest in learning something new. So I found this amazing free printable DIY jigsaw map. Right here.
My creative learner loved all the fun colors! And I have to say, I’m impressed with the detail in the design.
You can print this out or if you’re extra crafty, make it into a puzzle…we’re attempting to make it into a puzzle. Note: I am literally the worst do-it-yourselfer out there. First of all, I can’t focus on a project unless I have a super clean space…which is insane because our home is always full of non stop action. So I have to make sure the kitchen is all clean and sparkly before I begin any D.I.Y. venture. After I get into the busy portion of the project I become easily distracted – the purr sound of an email, birds fluttering at the feeder, the dog barking at the UPS guy, you name it. I’m not great with tiny details if they take more than 30 minutes, ha ha.
But I’m committed to finishing this project for my child even if it kills me!
Of course you can make these adorable little flags to embellish your map, but I can’t even go there. By the time I worked on the second toothpick flag I’d be distracting myself with random things like pinning pictures of farmhouse gates or googling recipes on how to make the perfect finger sandwich. How I wish I were good at finishing projects!!! Maybe it’s a sickness?
Switching gears to a big girl color topic, I loved this informative colorscope chart from paper source which links your favorite color to your personality traits. Couldn’t find a color description that said “big A.D.D. hot mess.” I loved several colors on the chart, but narrowed it down to chartreuse, which is a hue I’m drawn to for design accessories and paper goods.
Next I’ll share with you my favorite color to work with in my wardrobe. Think you can guess it? You might be surprised. Check out the colorscope – feel free to share with us which is your fave!