Happy Spring! April Vacation Week is already here. Here are a few easy activities for you and your school vacationing clan to check out. 1. Visit the bluebells in Swan Point Woods, Providence. If you head into in these magical woods you will find the most wonderful and secret (Ssh!) glen of bluebells. To get […]
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 Bentley’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 flurry of December days rush by at a terrific pace, you may be like our family and still have many gifts still to buy. You see shopping is not one of our favorite sports and neither is spending stacks of money. Thinking up a frugal and exciting alternative to socks while possessing minimal […]
Here are a few fun Thanksgiving crafts to do with your little ones.
From crayons to chalkboard art, painting is one activity that pretty much every child enjoys and for good reason: what kid could turn down a chance to get messy with mom’s permission? Whether you’re looking for a family project or just trying to find something to occupy your little one for a while, following are […]
These tin can robot kits reminiscent of Mr.Potato allow kids to create (and re-create) robots from recycled parts and magnets. All the “body” parts can be stashed inside the tin can, wrapped with a how-to label—perfect for a DIY party craft or gift.
Sock Bunnies | hotcakes Sock bunnies made from toddler socks, dried beans and a rubber band! Tape-Covered Spring Vase | Better Homes & Gardens Cover a glass bottle with layers of thick and thin strips of colored tape. Easter Egg Garland | Craft Endeavor Wrap embroidery floss around a balloon using a paper maché technique. […]