(affiliate links are used in this post) For the past week, a favorite book has been Touch the Art: Make Van Gogh’s Bed by Julie Appel and Amy Guglielmo, a book in their Touch the Art Series. This series, which has several other titles, including Count Monet’s Lilies, Brush Mona Lisa’s Hair, and Pop Warhol’s Top is an accessible and fun way for kids to learn
I’ve found that with some glue sticks, my kids press so hard on the paper that it rips. I don’t usually mind making a mess, but the idea of turning over an entire bottle of glue to a preschooler makes even me quail. Still, we love projects that involve gluing! Sometimes my son just asks, “Mommy, can I do a gluing project?” Usually this entails
On a hot day we decided to see the water cycle in action. Our supplies were simple: a cup of water, a cup of ice, a bowl of water, and several paintbrushes. We headed outside and set up our test station on the front steps. My son splashed the water onto the front step, and placed the ice cubes nearby. We periodically checked in and noted
This week I had one of those “What’s for dinner” panics… I hadn’t yet done my shopping yet, and supplies were low. But I always have carrots. My grandfather used to joke that if I was eating dinner, he would double the carrots in the recipe so that everyone would get some. Come to think if it, maybe he wasn’t joking. I went with a
All things involving space fascinate my 4 year old. I’m embarrassed to admit I didn’t know (or didn’t remember) that the Asteroid Belt is located between Mars and Jupiter until he informed me! After we discussed that asteroids are made of rocks and metal in various shapes and sizes- some small, some bigger than our house, some bigger than the state we live in-
A picture book we’re loving this week is Behold the Bold Umbrellaphant: and Other Poems by Jack Prelutsky, Illustrations by Carin Berger. What is an umbrellaphant? It is what you get when you add an umbrella to an elephant, of course! We picked up this great book by chance. I was browsing a nearby shelf at a local library, and my preschooler spotted this cover,
We go through huge amounts of bananas in our house, and I’m constantly trying to come up with new ideas for banana snacks. It was a hot day, so I used flaked coconut as snow around a banana sled, to make the kids think of colder weather. Making Our Banana Snacks: I had all the ingredients on hand: -1 banana -1 tbl plain yogurt -honey
We just checked Duck Tents by Lynne Berry out of the library, and it is absolutely adorable. Five ducks go fishing and camping. The ducks get scared when they hear a strange noise (WHOOO could be out at night?), and end up snuggling in one tent. Duck Tents is charming, and even though I’ve probably read it 20 times already, I haven’t once considered hiding it!