Village Friends and a GIVEAWAY

This weekend we say goodbye to our friends we have made this summer during our internship and head back to real life. Before that happens we had to put our friends in the village.  Here is Abby's house:
And here is Stone's house, where Jay had Spanish lessons and I gave piano lessons each week.
Those are the only 2 we have done so far.  I sewed velcro onto the front of each house and used a sharpie marker to write some numbers and the friend's name.  That way they are all interchangeable and we can practice making 2 digit numbers.


Our village has been Jay and Kay's favorite {little project} this summer.  Today, before we packed it up we got everything out and made the full village. 
 Here is a little tour:
The library, post office, store, and park/farm area:

We added a small airport this morning on the back left, and you can see Abby's and Stone's houses, the construction site, and the roads and stop lights.

Here is an arial view:

We just used the cofee table that was in our apartment.  It was the perfect height for the kids. If you are building a village too, consider a short table.  A train table would also work well.

We will miss seeing and playing with our friends here, but at least they still "play" in our village.
When we get back we will make a few more people to resemble our friends.  This past post has links for a list of how to make your own roads and village places.

And now for a little GIVEAWAY fun!  We have had a great time with these animal finger puppets and I picked up an extra set to share with YOU!
So one lucky winner will receive this little set of animal finger puppets:
And another winner will receive this collapsible box.  I love storage like this.  We have stored our village in one of these this summer and I have an extra to share. 
This fun little box will come with some fun little wooden people too!
1- To enter the giveaway, leave a comment.
2- If you are a follower of This Little Project (you can add yourself on the sidebar) you can leave another comment and be entered again.
3- If you subscribe to this blog please leave another comment to be entered again.
4- And if you blog about the village let me know with a comment for another chance to win.
So there are 4 chances for each of you :)  Don't forget to leave a way for me to contact you if you win! The giveaway ends on Tuesday, August 25th!  

19 comments:

Kama @ Today's Housewife said...

I am always impressed by your "little" projects. So cute! My son is 11 months old (and I'm 20 weeks pregant), so I can't wait for our kids to be big enough to make and play with some of these ideas I'm getting here!

Kama @ Today's Housewife said...

I also follow your blog on google reader.

Lisa said...

I love this series of projects. You've given me lots of ideas.
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Lisa said...

i'm a follower.
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carn family said...

You are such a cute and fun mom. I love that there is an Abby's house :) We will really miss you guys. Call us as soon as you hear anything and we hope to see you again very soon!

Kellie said...

I would love a chance at this giveaway!

by the way - your village is so neat! You can tell an awful lot of work went into it!! Good job!!

Kellie said...

I am a follower of this blog!!

Kellie said...

I just became a subscriber

Kellie said...

I blogged about the village and the giveaway!

http://trainingupachild.blogspot.com/2009/08/new-game-new-instruments-and-another.html

elspeth said...

I'd love a chance to win!

abc said...

Those puppets are amazing! And who wouldn't love one of those storage boxes?

abc said...

I'm a subscriber!

Nova said...

Cool!

Jennifer Slaugh said...

I love your little village! I think my 4 year old and 2 year old would love to make one of these Thanks for the idea.
jennifer552@hotmail.com

Jennifer Slaugh said...

I am a follower!
jennifer552@hotmail.com

natalie sherwood said...

I just made a puppet theater for my girls. They would love to have puppets they can actually use to go with it. You village idea has also been a hit around here. Thanks for the ideas!
barlownatalie@hotmail.com

Ticia said...

I love your little village. Where did you get the houses?

Ticia said...

I follow

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