For Kids, Three Dimensions September 7, 2017

Making A Thaumatrope-A Simple Animation Toy with a Fancy Name

Thaumatrope; what a deceptively simple name for such a simple little toy.  Say it with me “thaw -ma-trope.”  These toys are super simple two sided precursors to modern animation.  A thaumatrope has a different image on each side.  When spun rapidly the two images give the impression of blending into one.  It’s kind of like ice age animation.  It’s simple but also a little magic.

Encouraging Quotes, For Mamas September 5, 2017

The Power of Play- Printable Quotes about Play

Is playtime only important to young children? At what age does playing stop being an acceptable way to learn?  Playtime doesn’t need to be relegated to the youngest of kids or be limited to a twelve minute recess after lunch.  Play counts, no matter your age.  Check out these quotes about play as a way to remind you and your tribe that play is a big deal!

For Kids, Three Dimensions August 31, 2017

Straw Sculptures for Kids Building Up & Out

Building structures is something kids innately enjoy.   Think of the hours spent on Lego’s, blocks, and Lincoln logs.  Building is fun and satisfying.  Now we’re going to replace the blocks with straws, yes, straws. These fun, sculptures for kids come together super quickly due to their construction with just pipe cleaners and straws.  That’s all ya’ need!

Art Appreciation, For Teachers August 15, 2017

Visit a Museum with Kids -Printables and Books to Make It Fun

When you think about visiting you local art museum with kids what images does that conjure up for you?  Maybe a sweaty anxious mom worried that my kids are too loud, my kids don’t know proper etiquette, my kids might topple a priceless work of art.  It’s a panicky world I live in, I know.  Use these free printable museum activities for kids to make your visit stress free and fun!

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