Want a summer project that’s steeped in books and crafts? One that creates memories of a lifetime for your own kiddos, your students, or the tiniest library patrons… I have got you SO covered! In celebrating Summer Reading’s 2022 theme of Oceans of Possibilities, I’m giving the step-by-step on how to make the world’s most… Read more »Read More
Why You Need Your Own Personal Ocean (and How to Get one!)
What is it about the ocean that brings calm, inspires us to dream, oh… and is filled with so many stories and so much science to keep our brains well fed? This summer librarians across the country are celebrating all things oceans with a cool summer reading theme: Ocean of Possibilities. I am so here… Read more »Read More
Camp COVID Summer Learning: Black Joy! Our Black History Awakening
Hello Friends! As part of our summer learning adventure, we are in the midst of an amazing, eye-opening, heart-swelling journey through Black History. It’s all coming together visually with our Black History Awakening Mural project. The recipe here is simple: Books + movies + crafts = mural. This beautiful mural is serving as a deep-conversation… Read more »Read More
Camp COVID Summer Learning: Jump the Broom!
Hello, Friends! We are deep into our Black History Awakening Mural… and it’s so so good! And today we’ve got a great book and a fun craft that is bringing our mural to life! If you are just joining us, welcome. We are in the midst of an amazing summer learning project. My family… Read more »Read More
Camp COVID: Our Black History Awakening (and how you and your family can have one, too!)
Friends, I’ve got to be honest. I made a discovery over the last few weeks that was a record-rip STOP EVERYTHING moment. In the midst of having lots of candid conversation with my kids about race, racism, Black Lives Matter, white privilege, and more . . . I uncovered a gap that needed to be… Read more »Read More
Silly Spooky Spider
This craft keeps creepy on the fun side of Halloween. All you need is two inverted paper plates, some paint, construction paper for the legs and eyes, Elmer’s glue, hole puncher and string or ribbon. Paint the wrong side of the paper plates. Cut eight strips out of construction paper and fold accordion style. Cut out… Read more »Read More
Beautiful Changing Leaves (and an easy way to celebrate them)
Here’s an easy way to celebrate fall with your little ones! Our autumn tree is made up of a very special trunk! We painted C’s arm and hand and printed it on the page. For the leaves, I gave C a palette of fall paint colors and another plate full of torn up tissue paper… Read more »Read More
‘R’ is for Rocket!
And ‘C’ is for croup! Baby Q and I had a midnight to 3AM mommy-baby date at the ER this weekend. One massive dose of steroids later, he was breathing like a champ. It was my first trip to ER as mom and Q’s first trip at all. As a bonus, he witnessed his first… Read more »Read More
3-2-1 Blast Off!
Want an exciting way to teach your pre-schooler to count backwards? Watch video of Space Shuttle launches. This is how we are starting our day, by watching Discovery launch over and over again… and counting along! With the launch looped in the background, we embark on making our very own Space Shuttle, using a paper… Read more »Read More
Letters in Space
Now that we have our brilliant night sky, time to fill it up with space words, images and letters! We are starting the letter ‘A.’ ‘A’ is for Alien!!!! I love him so much, we made three more. And stuck them on Mars as… drumroll please… Martians. No brainer. A is for asteroid… We simply… Read more »Read More