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Happy New Year!
There’s always something exciting about this time of year! It’s more than a slight chill in the air; the sense of possibilities for the upcoming year is palpable. It’s a great time to think about all the ways we want to grow this year. Here are a few of my resolutions for the upcoming year:
1. Learn about the world
My husband and I just took our honeymoon and rang in the New Year in France, but it’s easy to travel the world from the comfort of West Palm Beach. We loved looking through the book This is Paris by M. Sasek before we left!
2. Learn to Crochet
I’ve wanted to learn to knit or crochet for years, and this year I’m taking lessons at a local knitting shop! The library has lots of books full of super cute things I can make once I the hang of this! I love these flowers:
Do you want to learn how to knit? Stop by KidSpace every Wednesday between 3 and 4:30 for the knitting club!
3. Practice cooking and share what I know:
I get a kick out of Julia Child. This year I want to learn more about the ins and outs of why cooking works. There are even rumblings of a series of kids cooking classes here in KidSpace…stay tuned! In the meantime, check out these super fun books that inspire me to make new things:
and Cake Pops
Who else has New Years resolutions they’d like to share? We’d love to hear them here!
See you soon!
Celebrate the magic of the holidays with the West Palm Beach Public Library!
Friday, December 10 5:30pm
Kids hop on the Polar Express, play holiday games, and more!
Help fill Santa’s Sack with your donation of a new toy for a needy child!
Wear your pajamas just like the children on the Polar Express!Sponsored by the West Palm Beach Library Foundation.
Some of my favorite Halloween Crafts!
Make your own trick-or-treat bag! Eco Craft
Lots of masks!
Hand print Bat Craft from DLTK.com
Paper Plate Spider Web Craft from Allkidsnetwork.com
Floating Paper-Mache Ghosts from Martha Stewart
Kids all over the country ask,
“How do I become President when I grow up?”
Now is your chance to come up with an answer and enter to win a prize!
1. Visit challenge.gov/challenges/44 for official entry information
2. Create a poster showing how you would become President.
3. Enter your poster by November 3 for a chance to win!
Over $5000 in prizes!
Go on , get creative!
The USCIS (U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services) is accepting artwork from kids, ages 5-12 from around the nation.Draw your answer to the question “People have come from all over the world to become Americans. Why does that make us great?”
Check out their website for the complete requriments and information on how to submit your artwork.
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We need your help to break a spell, or Beauty will sleep for 100 years!
Join this interactive program from Page Turner Adventures.
Saturday, June 19 @ 2pm
For a lot of kids, the Memorial Day Holiday is a day of fun. School is closed and summer is coming; it’s a great opportunity to be outside and spend time with family. But it is also an important holiday in our country and can be a chance to teach children about the history and customs of the day.
- Memorial Day is a day to remember and honor the people who have died in wars.
- Memorial Day goes back to the Civil War, which was fought between 1861 and 1865. A group of women went to a cemetery and put flowers on the graves of all soldiers, from the North and the South, honoring their sacrifice, no matter which side for which they fought.
- Memorial Day is always the last Monday in May.
- The word memorial means a recognition or structure in honor of something a person or multiple people did. It is a lot like the word memory.
- Many people visit the graves of people who have died in a war and place flowers or flags at the site. Some people take this day to visit the graves of other loved ones who have died, whether or not they have fought in a war.
- After World War I, the red Poppy flower has been distributed in honor of veterans (people who have served in the military).
Although this holiday is celebrated with barbeques, trips to the beach, and other recreation, it is important to remember the history of the day and the men and women who have given their lives for our great country. A great place for kids to learn about the holiday and the history of our country is our World Book Database. And, of course, books!
Kids can celebrate by creating their own Memorial Day Poppy:
What you need:
Red tissue paper
Green pipe cleaner
What to do:
Cut 4 circles (about 3” in diameter) from the tissue paper.
Lay the circles on top of each other.
Push about 1” of the pipe cleaner up through the center and then down through the paper nearby the first hole. Twist the end around the stem.
Crumple the tissue a bit to give the flower some body.
This can be stuck through a button hole or given away.
This Sunday, May 9, is Mother’s Day! A homemade card or gift is one of the most special things a mom can receive. Kids can create a free mug for Mom at the Downtown Waterfront this Sunday from 12-4pm. If you want to do something on your own, I have posted links to some websites featuring ideas and instructions for Mother’s Day related crafts for kids. You can find a perfect gift idea or an activity for moms and kids to do together.