Playful Picks (April 4, 2011)

by Amy on April 3, 2011

Happy April! I am so happy to be back in this space. Thank you for all the good wishes for my dad. His surgery went well and he is embracing his slow-but-steady recovery.

There will be a Ways to Play in April free download tomorrow, so be sure to stop by! You can download the previous months’ idea sheets here.

Quote of the Week

It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are. {e.e. cummings}

Fun Activities and Projects

Colander Sculpture :: Tinker Lab

Cereal Box Scenery Templates :: Mini Eco

Farmer’s Market Cards :: Little Wonders’ Days

Installing Speed Bumps to Television Viewing :: Childhood 101

How to Draw a Bunny :: Art Projects for Kids

What We’re Reading

Time for spring books! Here are a few special ones we are enjoying from our seasonal book bin and the library:

Little White Rabbit – Kevin Henkes

Rabbits and Raindrops – Jim Arnosky

Rabbits, Rabbits & More Rabbits – Gail Gibbons

Rechenka’s Eggs – Patricia Polacco

Seeds – Ken Robbins

Creative Products

Check out this new quarterly e-magazine celebrating books – so much fun!

Alphabet Glue

  • an e-magazine for children who love books (and their grown-ups)
  • projects, activities, & printables – the felt bracelet books are super-cute!
  • $4.00 at Bird and Little Bird

 

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Kelly April 4, 2011 at 4:23 pm

I’m so glad everything went well with your dad! Hopefully, it will be a speedy recovery.
Thanks for featuring our farmers market cards. I can’t wait for our markets to open full time and get to use them routinely.

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Rachelle April 4, 2011 at 9:55 pm

i’m also so glad things are going well with your dad. thank you so much for including the colander project — it’s such a nice honor to be a part of your community! have a great week.

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