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2nd
Oct 2013

Mother completing the school projects

How do you feel about parents completing school projects that their kids are supposed to do?

Hi, its Ray again. I seem to be wallowing in nostalgia this week and after the last post where I brought up the subject of sharing the Zane videos with your children, I thought some more and remembered when I was living in the Philippines. They had so many projects to carry out at the school the child of the house attended. Every couple of weeks he would bring home a printed sheet explaining what he had to do. (more…)



5th
Sep 2012

Children’s Activity 102: Kitchen Trace

An Arts and Crafts Activity

Your kitchen is a wonderful source of objects that can be traced and transformed into fanciful works of art.

Materials Required:

  • Paper
  • Pens, pencils, or markers
  • Kitchen containers and utensils 

Instructions:
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31st
Aug 2012

Children’s Activity 101: Kitchen Finery

An Arts and Crafts Activity

Ready for a surprise? Your pantry is chock-full of good stuff for making jewelry. Here are a few suggestions.

Materials Required:

  • String, yarn
  • Pasta

Optional Materials:

  • Food coloring

Instructions:

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20th
Aug 2012

Children’s Activity 93: Judy’s Clay

An Arts and Crafts Activity

This recipe for homemade clay allows you to “fire” any objects your children make in your kitchen stove.

Materials Required:

  • Flour
  • Salt
  • Water
  • Poster or tempera paints

Optional Materials:

  • Cookie cutters
  • Plastic container

Instructions:
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26th
Jul 2012

Children’s Activity 77: Household Factory

An Arts and Crafts Activity

Manufacturing machinery can be fascinating for kids and adults alike. With this activity, your child can pretend that he or she is stamping out widgets (whatever those are), toys, or common household objects.

Materials Required:

  • Large cardboard box
  • Tape
  • Paper towel and toilet paper tubes
  • Crayons or markers
  • Dashboard items – Bottle caps, plastic container lids etc
  • Toys, stuffed animals, household props

Instructions:

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19th
Jul 2012

Children’s Activity 72: Homemade Dashboards

An Arts and Crafts Activity

Extracting our son from the driver’s seat of our car proved to be one of the greatest parenting challenges we had ever faced. Life became easier when we gave him his own dashboard.

Materials Required:

  • Cardboard box
  • Plastic container lids
  • Bottle caps
  • Brads
  • Crayons and markers
  • Cardboard tubes

Instructions:

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