Each issue of Playful Picks includes links to projects and articles, and sometimes a peek at what we’re currently reading or creative products we love. 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
Read & Play: It Looked Like Spilt Milk – three art explorations perfect for a cloudy day
Birdseed Cookies – treats for hungry winter birds!
Activities & Projects
Close-Up Snowman Painting Art Project :: Deep Space Sparkle
52 Smiles (Random acts of kindness to do with kids) :: Katherine Marie
Play Dough Inventor’s Workshop :: The Imagination Tree
Easy String Art Painting Experiments :: Tinkerlab
A Shared Journal :: Rhythm of the Home
What We’re Reading
Julie Andrews’ Treasury for All Seasons: Poems and Songs to Celebrate the Year
Selections by Julie Andrews and Emma Walton Hamilton
We gifted this book to a special toddler for Christmas. Of course, we had to give it a good preview first! Poems and songs, organized by month, are paired with gorgeous, joyful watercolor illustrations by Marjorie Priceman.
The collection of poems is a good mix of classics, by poets like Whitman and Dickinson, and modern favorites, like Jack Prelutsky. Highly recommended for your family library!
“Be glad of life because it gives you the chance to love, to work, to play, and to look up at the stars.”
~Henry Van Dyke