We made it! The snow and colder days of Winter have finally bid us farewell and we welcome the warmer days of birds nesting and rain clouds with open arms. Is it wrong to say I miss those slower, cozy days of winter? Browsing the airwaves for some easy Spring craft ideas, I came across […]
Don’t know about you but we recycle a fair amount of milk cartons these days. With a milk-guzzling toddler and two tea drinking parents, it would perhaps make more sense to invest in our own backyard Freisian. In lieu of this, here are some pretty cool and unique ideas to turn your disused milk cartons […]
Check out the wonderful September programs and events for children and families at the Audubon Society of Rhode Island. Audubon Environmental Education Center Bristol, RI Audubon Raptor Weekend September 12th & 13th 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Bring the brood and get up-close with owls, hawks and falcons at Raptor Weekend! There are flight presentations, […]
The 7th annual Rhode Island Mini Maker Faire will be happening during Foo Fest on Saturday, August 8, 2015 from 1pm to 8pm! The Rhode Island Mini Maker Faire is an awesome event for kids of ALL ages celebrating New Englanders’ do-it-yourself ingenuity and innovation. Great place to explore and connect with a cool community […]
Most know Margaret Wise Brown as author of the preeminent book about going to sleep, Goodnight Moon. There are, however, many other reasons to celebrate Margaret Wise Brown or ‘Brownie,’ as her friends and family referred to her… Early on, she worked as a teacher in the Bank Street School where she learned to play […]
Ooops! Mother’s Day is this Sunday and you may well have forgotten or not got around to making a card or grabbing a gift for that special Mom in your life. Check out these easy ideas for all ages (including adults) to save your bacon just in time for Sunday morning! Paper Flower Pot (Food, Love and […]
Looking for some fun and interesting things to do during the upcoming vacation week? Check out the following ideas: From furry animals, seals and bluebells to mud, masks and tree canopy walks – there is plenty to do in our local area to keep even the busiest of littles happy. 1. Explore the bluebell woods […]
Since our local elementary school has tightened food rules to restrict giving candy etc, we have been trying to think up some easy ideas for non-food Valentines gifts for my daughter’s first grade class. Here follows some multi-age, inexpensive ideas to fit the bill. * Fabric Hearts (image shown above). Can be made out of […]
We have decided to celebrate the magic of snow (and lack of the white stuff in the northeast) by hosting a Snow Party – complete with stories, crafts, science experiments and snacks. Followed by a trip outdoors in real snow if the temperatures drop and the rain changes to snow.
Read “Snowflake Bentley” (Caldecott Medal Book) by Jacqueline Briggs, illustrated by Martin Mary Azarian. This is the true story of Wilson Bentley, a farmer born in 1865 in Jericho, Vermont, a small town between Lake Champlain and Mount Mansfield. The story shows Bentleyâ€™s fascination, determination, and success in learning how to photograph snowflakes after his mother gave him a microscope when he was fifteen. Beautiful, bold woodcut illustrations.
As the temperatures drop, try your hand at making some nature-inspired sun catchers to decorate your windows. Using a tub, box of any kind, collect some nature bits, pop in tub and fill with water (which could also include food coloring if you wish). You can also include some string or yarn to be used […]