Playful Picks (May 30, 2011)

by Amy on May 29, 2011

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Quote of the Week

Hitch your wagon to a star. {Ralph Waldo Emerson}

Fun Activities & Projects

Bubble Party: Experiment Station :: One Charming Party

Rock Washing Station :: Two Chicks and a Hen

Toilet Paper Tube Target Practice :: Pink and Green Mama

unplugged sunday :: beauty that moves

Word Rings :: Fairy Dust Teaching

10 Simple Art Activities to Set Up After School :: The Artful Parent

What We’re Reading

Summer plans for cooking, crafting, and experimenting are shaping up around here. These books seem to have the most pages marked right now, by girls and mom alike:

Honest Pretzels and Pretend Soup – I’m sure I’ve mentioned Mollie Katzen’s amazing children’s cookbooks before – we just love them! The step-by-step picture instructions are perfect.

Science in Seconds for Kids: Over 100 Experiments You Can Do in Ten Minutes or Less – The title says it all – quick & easy science fun!

Sewing School – A wonderfully kid-friendly book! We’ve already made the doll skirts and can’t wait to try more projects.

365 Things to Make and Do – This book has a wide-variety of crafts, art techniques, and other creative projects. Loads of fun!

Creative Products

Here are a few of our favorite travel-friendly activities – get ready for summer road trips!

I Spy Extreme Challenger

Sticker Stories sticker books

Summer Fun Mad Libs Junior

Travel Bingo

Wikki Stix Activity Set

Have a wonderful week!


Julie May 30, 2011 at 8:27 pm

I really enjoy your ideas – thank you! I need to get hold of Pretend Soup for my son. He has recently shown an interest in making things in the kitchen himself – even brought me breakfast in bed yesterday – gotta love cheerios and OJ on a cookie sheet!

Amy May 31, 2011 at 8:21 pm

Thanks for the comment, Julie! Love your breakfast in bed – so sweet. You and your son will definitely love cooking with Pretend Soup. Have fun!

Two Chicks and a Hen June 6, 2011 at 11:41 am

Thanks so much for the link! I also loved that post from The Artful Parent and starred it in my feed reader.

Amy June 7, 2011 at 9:34 pm

You are very welcome!

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