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The Crafty Crow

The Crafty Crow
This month I'm sharing some of the shows available on Netflix Streaming that I have watched with my children - not because I'm a fan of Yu-Gi-Oh! and Clone Wars, but because I see it as an investment in my relationship with my kids. More often than not I end up enjoying the shows but I especially like being able to talk about them with the kids and keep up with their interests even when they are different than mine. It's an investment that has really paid off as my kids have gotten older too. We have great conversations and shared interests that keep us close as a family, and it keeps me young too! Scooby-Doo! Rugrats PokemonPower Rangers Yu-Gi-Oh! I hope you enjoy this #StreamTeam sponsorship with Netflix and know that all opinions and words written here are my own. *Of course, you know your children best so please use any movie and TV suggestions only as a guide and be sure to preview before sharing with your kids.

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Earth Day Activities Kids and Earth Day are a natural combination -- with their sense of wonder and excitement about the environment, as well as their boundless energy, this is the perfect time to get kids involved in Earth Day activities like art projects, music, crafts and anything else that celebrate Earth. Make a Papier-Mache Earth Kids can learn about the Earth, its oceans, ice masses and continents by making their very own globe from strips of papier-mache wrapped around a balloon. Painting and naming each land mass, mountain range and body of water is a valuable geography lesson they can take home and keep for years. Music and Songs

Tim Tingle's CROSSING BOK CHITTO [Note: This review used by permission of its author, Beverly Slapin. It may not be published elsewhere without written permission of the author.] ------------------------------------------------------------ Tingle, Tim (Choctaw), Crossing Bok Chitto: A Choctaw Tale of Friendship & Freedom, illustrated by Jeanne Rorex Bridges (Cherokee). Flapping Paper Butterfly I had a baby so I’ve invited some fave guests to take over for me while I spend time with the little guy. Today’s post is from super crafter and cute mom, Amelia of The Homebook. Growing up, I had an aunt who lived in Canada. Every year for my birthday she’d send me a card and a fancy little gift.

Kim Sutton, An Earth Day Freebie, and Some Fun Ideas!! Guess where I was yesterday?! Spending the day with THE Kim Sutton!!!! If y’all have never had a chance to see her in person, I *highly* recommend attending one of her workshops at some point in your life! Sunflower Storytime Alphabet: ABC’s Animals: One World Many Animals Ants: The Ants Go Marching Apples Origami Butterfly by Akira Yoshizawa - tutorial Description Today is the 101st birthday of Akira Yoshizawa, the great origami master and the father of the modern origami. You have probably noticed that Google marked the occasion with a special origami doodle created by Robert Lang! Why not to celebrate the event by making your own origami butterfly?! Here is a step-by-step tutorial for a 3-d variation of classic butterfly by Akira Yoshizawa, enjoy!

Choosing Fairy Tales for Different Ages - Waldorf Library Download the article: Choosing Fairy Tales for Different Ages Deciding which fairy tales are appropriate for which age group is a problem which faces every kindergarten teacher as well as every parent who wants to offer fairy tales to children. Over the years, with the experience of actually telling the tales to children, one develops a "sense" for this, but in the beginning some guidelines may be of help. Among the fairy tales, there are stories of varying degrees of complexity. At the simplest level there is the "Porridge Pot", while a considerably more complicated story is the beautiful French tale of "Perronik", the simpleton in quest of the grail who must overcome seven difficult obstacles. The latter is a tale for the elementary school child, perhaps just as he is leaving the world of fairy tales around age 9, while the former little tale is a delight to three year olds as their first fairy tale.

Polymer Clay Tutorials: Candle Holder Crafts One of our most beautiful polymer clay tutorials is this lily of the valley flower which we molded onto a votive glass candle holder. This votive glass candle holder would make a lovely homemade gift for Mother’s Day. Overall, this is a pretty quick and easy craft project to do.