Each issue of Playful Picks includes links to projects and articles, a peek at what we’re currently reading, and creative products for kids. I’ll also be linking to one or two past posts at Let’s Explore – after 4+ years of blogging, the archives are getting deep around here!
From the Let’s Explore Archives
Alphabet Photo Book – a fun and simple book to make with your child
The Chore Bucket – our favorite way of doing chores when the girls were preschool-age
Activities & Projects
Simple Plexiglass Easels for Outside Painting :: Teach Preschool
Washi Tape Wrapped Pencils :: Pink and Green Mama
Map Your Memories :: Craft Warehouse Blog
17 Must-Have Kids Cooking Tools :: Make and Takes
What We’re Reading
We’re usually book first-movie second type people, but the girls just watched Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory for the first time. Natalie promptly added the book to her wish list, and I have a feeling she’ll be working her way through all of Roald Dahl’s books over the next few months.
I know she’ll love the dual-novel, The Complete Adventures of Charlie and Mr. Willy Wonka, maybe followed by Matilda or James and the Giant Peach. Or maybe The BFG? So many fun ones to dig into to. (Roald Dahl has a pretty cool website, too!)
Delaney is the aspiring inventor in our house. She’s always constructing contraptions with boxes, cardboard tubes, yarn, and tape. Lots of tape!
I think she would enjoy the challenge of the Mindware KEVA Contraptions kit, which contains 200 wooden planks and an idea book for creating funnels, chutes, ramps, and more. Recommended for ages 7+.
“Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere.”