We’d like to thank Toni Carlucci and the folks at the Georgia Museum of Art for a fun fascinating program! The kids created some incredible creatures!
In addition to their “Just My Imagination” outreach program, the Georgia Museum of Art at the University of Georgia offers family programs.
If you missed the program, here’s a beginners project you can do on your own with your kids: felt snakes. Its easy, fun and you can find all the materials at craft stores.
Valentine’s Day is a wonderful opportunity to reinforce literacy skills and self-expression. Here are some ideas to help you celebrate this holiday with your kids in a more personal way.
Reading Rockets has some wonderful ideas to inspire kids to write their own poetry, including some forms which you’ve probably never heard. “Sijo (pronounced see-zhoo), is an ancient Korean verse form similar to haiku but with a different structure — and a distinctive witty twist at the end”. Book reviews include plenty of titles to read to kids to spark their creativity. There are also instructions for a few fun, kid friendly valentines your kids can make.
Barbara Evans offers her instructions to a valentine version of “Scrattle”, a game that combines spelling with math skills. This game will work with two evenly matched players from second through 5th grade. This is a quick, downloadable printable.
ChildFun is a favorite site of mine for all kinds of resources, not just Valentines. It offers an exceptional selection of Valentine songs and finger plays for toddlers and preschoolers.