Playful Picks (May 2, 2011)

by Amy on May 2, 2011

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Quote of the Week

The world of reality has its limits; the world of imagination is boundless. {Jean-Jacques Rousseau}

Fun Activities & Projects

Triptych Art Project :: angry chicken

Homemade Paint Brushes & Texture Tools :: Pink and Green Mama

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Balls :: this homemade life

Kids Art: Threading Mobiles :: Childhood 101

stick + drill = threading game :: Mini-Eco

What We’re Reading

On our last trip to the library, we picked up a couple of fun activity books.

Delaney has an interest in all-things nature, including bugs. She has been loving Insectigations: 40 Hands-On Activities to Explore the Insect World. This book is filled with games, experiments, art projects, and interesting facts about insects. I have a feeling we’ll be learning a lot about insects this spring!

You can find more insect book recommendations in our May Book List, too.

The other activity book that has been a big hit is Making Music. The description on the cover reads, “From tambourines to rainsticks to dandelion trumpets, walnut castanets to shepherd’s pipes to an abundance of homemade drums, here is a joyful, quirky assortment of good sounds from found objects.”

There are some really unique ideas in this book, such as a paper orchestra filled with ripping, tearing, crumpling, etc. Paired with delightful sketched illustrations, Making Music is a wonderful kid-friendly musical resource!

See you back here tomorrow with my

Ways to Play in May free download!

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