Category: kids corner

homework helpers

One of the things we’ve learned about the Internet is this: It’s a Great Place to get help with your homework! Problem is… if you just use a search engine, half of your study time is spent sifting through about a million sites that won’t help, to find the one that will help. Here’s a…

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best friends

A friend is a person with whom I may be sincere.Before him, I may think aloud. Ralph Waldo Emerson  an Internet friend asked, “why do you sign your posts, “hugs, e” Well the following poem describes part of the reason: Hugs It’s wondrous what a hug can do.A hug can cheer you when you’re blue.A hug…

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kids corner

stories ‘n stuff Come in dear hearts! Come in! My name is Martha Byrd, and I am a sparrow. I live inside a storybook, and I just love having company. It was awfully nice of you to drop by. While you’re here maybe we can share a glass of milk and a cookie in the kitchen,…

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paper gnomes

We’re having a heat wave! Record temps – WITH humidity!  Feels like 112° F.  It’s way too hot for outdoor activities that aren’t covered with water! “What can we do today?” Make some cute paper gnomes. Click on over to 3EyedBear and download the PDF file.  Print ’em out.  Grab your scissors and some paste and…

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’tis the day

May there always be work for your hands to do. May your purse always hold a coin or two. May the sun always shine on your window pane. May a rainbow be certain to follow each rain. May the hand of a friend always be near you. May God fill your heart with gladness to…

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make some papier-mâché

More rain today.  Still house bound and getting bored.  I’m thinking we need a project.  One of my favorites is papier-mâché, (A substance made from paper pulp that can be molded when wet and painted when dry.)  If you’ve never tried it, I can highly recommend it for good…messy…fun.  Sure to turn those “I’m bored!”…

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play clay

Make Some Play Clayand Create Critters Here’s what you’ll need: A grown up person to HELP you.1/2 cup table salt (not kosher or sea salt)1/2 cup hot water1/2 cup cold water1/2 cup cornstarcha few drops of food coloring in 3 or 4 colors Mix the salt and hot water in a large pan. PLEASE – don’t ever use…

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easy bubbles

Blow Some Bubbles – Make Your Own Here’s what you’ll need: 1/2 liquid dish washing detergent1 cup water2 drops food coloring Mix all the stuff together in a jar with a tight cover. Make a bubble wand using some wire, or use a purchased bubble pipe or wand. Store your bubbles at room temperature when you’re…

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water colors

Make Some Water Colors and Paint a Picture We’ve been fogged in for days! While the eastern and middle parts of the country are being bombarded with winter, our Central California Valley is socked in with Tule fogs.  Dense Tule fogs! Dangerous, cold, gray, Tule fogs.  Talk about cabin fever! But… We never have time…

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