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Fuzzy Furry Felt Fun!

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!

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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.

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

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.

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