Playful Picks

by Amy on February 10, 2013

Playful Picks at Let's Explore

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 5 years of blogging, the archives are getting deep around here!

Happy playing!

From the Let’s Explore Archives

Celebrating Presidents’ Day - links to books, coloring pages, and activities about Washington & Lincoln, plus a design-your-own coin printable

I Wish… Poemsuse a simple sentence starter to write amazing poems with your kiddos

Activities & Projects

15 Cute Homemade Wordplay Valentines :: The Crafty Crow

DIY Winter Bird Feeders :: Fireflies and Mud Pies

Snow Volcano :: Science Sparks

25 Ideas for Family Time at Home :: Childhood Beckons

Valentine Art for Toddlers: Scratch, Roll, Resist :: hands on : as we grow

Hardware Store Bath Toys :: The Brooding Hen

What We’re Reading

Poetry books are getting a lot of love around our house right now. Do your kids like to listen to or read poetry? My girls love silly poems, clever word play, and poems that describe everyday things in new and interesting ways. It only takes a couple minutes a day to share a poem together! Here are five favorites we’re digging right now:

“We don’t read and write poetry because it’s cute. We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race. And the human race is filled with passion. And medicine, law, business, engineering, these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love, these are what we stay alive for.”
~ from the movie, Dead Poet’s Society

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