Posts from 'Kids'

Car S’mores

“It was good and it was fun” – a direct quote from my daughter. Yesterday we made s’mores in my car. It’s as simple as that…

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Fake Casts For Young Actors

Every so often, my kids and their friends like to pretend that they have broken limbs. They act out dramatic scenarios that revolve around a tragic injury and the convalescing that follows. I thought I’d give them a few props to help feed their imagination…

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A Craft For Toothless Children

My 6 year old and her friends are quickly becoming a toothless bunch as their baby teeth are falling out at an exceptional rate. They couldn’t be happier about it – it is almost all they talk about when they get together. I figured I could make a project that celebrates this life changing event and came up with a simple craft that any toothless child would enjoy…

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There’s Nothing Funny About A Hostess Gift For A Child

When I was a child, my parents had friends who, whenever they came over for dinner, would bring a hostess gift for my mom and a small gift for me as well. The gift was always the same – a small white envelope filled with balloons sprinkled in talcum powder (to prevent them from sticking together). This may seem like no big deal, but it delighted me to no end. It made me feel special. They never forgot to bring this little treat for me – not once. So, now I hope to pass on this sweet gesture and have come up with my own small hostess gift for the children of the homes we visit.

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Homemade Mummenschanz

For those of you who may not be familiar with it, Mummenschanz is a non-verbal performance art group that became popular the 1970’s. As a child I was absolutely fascinated by Mummenschanz. I became so familiar with them through their TV ads & PBS performances, that I would attempt to recreate their costumes and movements…

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