Not much time left now to find all the hidden pictures at HIGHLIGHTS spooktacular online site. Scurry over and see if you can do it.
Or if you’d like to do some thrilling reading in the Halloween theme, go to my website where you’ll find FRIGHTFUL READS.
Always popular this time of year is MAKE A SPIDER craft. I know I’d much rather make them than find them unexpectedly. The ones you make are soft and fuzzy. You can make them in a variety of colors and sizes–just right to frighten a friend, or not.
Your friends would certainly enjoy SPIDER SNACKS. They are a treat to make and yummy to eat.
And last but not least, a Halloween joke for you:
What kind of pants do ghosts like?
HIGHLIGHTS magazine online has tons of fun of kids this month. You can download the Hidden Picture, “First Snow,” and try to find all the hidden items.
there are crafts, puzzles, stories, poetry and more.
Or you may want to try a couple of the puzzles on my website.
After you try these two, see if you can make up one of your own!
And HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Matt!!!
This site provides fun online games for you to try: POP CAP GAMES. You can download them or play them online.
Author illustrator Eric Carle has a cool craft activity for you to try at his website. Make a collage
like he sometimes uses for his illustrations. To see examples of his art work, read THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR or one of his other books
I hope you are able to find time for fun this holiday season–and the best fun is always shared with family and friends.
This is the perfect time of year to create a tasty gingerbread house. HIGHLIGHTSKIDS.COM has this cool online site. Now gingerbread house fans can make one without any of the mess.
Or you might want to read some other gingerbread tales. For a new twist on the story, try THE GINGERBREAD COWBOY
by Janet Squire. You can probably find a copy at your local library or bookstore.
But if you are ready to make a real gingerbread house, find a book like Jennifer A. Ericsson’s GINGERBREAD HOUSES FOR KIDS
and start creating.
magazine offers some online craft activities designed especially for right now.
You can make this a “green” project by using newsprint or other paper for recycling.
Or try this stamped Rosh Hashanah card. It’s made with an apple for a delightfully different design.
For another craft of the season, try making a SPIDER from my website in the KIDS section. Or one of the Halloween games.
Or if you want more fun and games, visit HIGHLIGHTS Games and Giggles.
Kyra, age 8, from Florida sent in this joke:
What’s green and oinks?
Kermit the Hog!
Send me your favorite joke, and I’ll share it here. Have a hoppy day!
The bugs featured on today’s blog
are courtesy of Nikki Schaefer
http://www.nikkischaefer.com/ from her illustrations for my poem
Have a fun time with your little critters and help them celebrate the arrival of spring using Eric Carle‘s book, THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR. This book is filled with one brilliantly colored page after another. An insatiable caterpillar literally eats his way through a week and almost everything else. In end, of course, he changes into a beautiful butterfly.
After reading the book through a time or two with your child, help him create a caterpillar puppet using a white tube sock and permanent markers. Slip a piece of construction paper or tag board inside the sock so the markings don’t go through to the other side.
To make the butterfly, use a clothes pin and tissue paper and chenille wire. Here’s a link to the San Diego Zoo’s Crafts for Kids to show you how: http://www.sandiegozoo.org/kids/craft_butterfly.html
Or your child might like to make a string of food (that the caterpillar could eat) by clipping photos from magazines or newspaper ads. Punch holes in the foods and then string them up with days-of-the-week name tags interspersed through the pictures.
Other books by Eric Carle that you can share with your child are
THE GROUCHY LADYBUG
THE MIXED UP CHAMELEON
THE VERY BUSY SPIDER
Happy reading and crafting!
A PAPER snowflake day, I mean!
Here’s a link to Paper Snowflakes for Children where there are directions for making all types of paper snowflakes: http://www.papersnowflakes.com/
This next link takes you to a page with the photograph of Snowflake Bentley, the first man to photograph snowflakes. http://usasearch.gov/search?v%3aproject=firstgov-noaa-images&v%3afile=viv_898%4024%3aoFpMHb&v%3aframe=viewimage&v%3astate=%28root%29%7croot&id=Ndoc0&rpaid=&
Here at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration you’ll find page after page of Snowflake Bentley’s snowflake photographs. You won’t believe your eyes at all the different designs. http://usasearch.gov/search?v%3Aproject=firstgov-noaa-images&query=snowflake+bentley
You can also check out my speedy snowflake directions here on my website: https://www.cynthiareeg.com/kids/snowflake.html
Two great books to go along with your paper snowflakes are The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats
and Snowflake Bentley by Jacqueline Briggs Martin.
Let it snow! Let it snow! Let it snow!