Read It Make It: Paperbag Firefly

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Fly, Firefly written by Shana Keller and illustrated by Ramona Kaulitzki is cleverly written and will help your child connect to the natural world. Keller was inspired by a letter…

Read It Make It: Friendship Bracelet

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Last Stop on Market Street written by Matt De La Pena and illustrated by Christian Robinson is such an important story to share with your child. This picture book is…

Read It Make: Goldfish Craft

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Pet Show written and illustrated by Ezra Jack Keats is a heartwarming story of a young boy, Archie, wanting to enter his beloved cat in the neighborhood pet show. The…

Read It Make It: Cat Chalk Drawing

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Mr. Wuffles! written and illustrated by David Wiesner is about a beautiful black and white cat. The book Mr. Wuffles! is a Caldecott Honoree Book of 2014. Mr. Wuffles, the…

Read It Make It: Seed Bombs

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In a Garden written by Tim McCanna and illustrated by Aimee Sicuro is a rhyming picture book. It is the perfect book to read this time of year. It will…

Read It, Make It

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Welcome back to Read It, Make It! This post will celebrate Spring with an additional flower craft. As in the past, Read It, Make It pairs a children's book with…

Mother’s Day Crafts!

Here are a couple of simple crafts you can make for your mother, grandmother, aunt or friend! COFFEE FILTER BUTTERFLY SUPPLIES: 1 round coffee filter Markers 1 clothespin 1 pipe…

Keeping in Touch

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Perhaps the hardest part of the COVID-19 pandemic is not being able to see family and friends. Of course, many of us miss being at work and being able to…

May the 4th Be With You

Are you looking for fun activities for kids (or kids-at-heart)? Celebrate May the 4th with Tom Angleberger, author of the Origami Yoda Files series, by making these simple Star Wars paper crafts: Folding Jabba the Puppet https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YhCdk0ZIWLs How to…

Spring Flower Craft

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https://youtu.be/hiD5wTEItMM Make a fun flower craft just in time for Spring! Materials 2-8 ½ x 11 pieces of colorful paperMultiple paint colorsMarkersGlueScissors Instructions Cut a vase shape from one piece…

How to Make an Origami Frog

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Learn how to make an origami frog with Miss Cathy! https://youtu.be/dwdoImqA7KU I’m going to show you how to make an origami frog. Origami is the art of paper folding. There…

How To Make a Face Mask

There are many mask-making tutorials available on the internet, from blogs like this one to YouTube videos. There are people selling masks, making masks to donate, and reviewing different types…