Fun Stuff Roundup!
The Loves Science series is not only adorable and fun, but also chock full of brainy info about, well... SCIENCE! Yay!
Test your knowledge, use your imagination, and enjoy: Click for activity kits including mazes, crosswords, coloring pages, and a downloadable Science Bingo game.
Every Child a Reader has a bunch of downloadable coloring pages from your favorite Children's Book artists, including one from Raúl the Third!
Highlights for Children is chock full of FREE cool stuff, like:
* Free printable workbook pages at bit.ly/HighlightsWorkbookPrintables
* Crafts, recipes, science experiments, games, puzzles, and more at HighlightsKids.com
* Hours of puzzle videos at bit.ly/HighlightsKidsYouTube and animated stories at bit.ly/HighlightsHighFiveYouTube
* Highlights Hangout podcast episodes on bit.ly/HighlightsHangoutYouTube, or wherever you listen to podcasts
* Engaging digital play on HiddenPictures.com or any of their apps, available in the App Store or on Google Play
Cardboard Inspo with Kim Smith
Author-Illustrator Kim Smith is something of an expert when it comes to Empty Cardboard Boxes... her book BOXITECTS might just inspire the creative young maker in your life! You can buy a copy here, but meanwhile:
Here is a short and fascinating experiment about corrugated cardboard -- just what makes it so strong?: https://youtu.be/rwsQrWMgifY
And here is a draw-along with the main character from Boxitects, Meg! : https://youtu.be/2U5ud24jB9g
Fun for Little Crafters
Cool Activities To Do At Home
Wanna make a Comic? Cartoonist Mike Lawrence, creator of the graphic novel series STAR SCOUTS, has a free Star Scout activity sheet pdf ready to download that includes a "how to draw guide" and create-a-comic worksheet. Get it here!
Make Your Own Reading Fort (and so much more!): Picture book author Jessica Young has a great Teacher/Parent resource page on her website that includes instructions for making your own cozy reading fort! (We could all use one of those...) -- this page also includes printable coloring pages and other activity sheets, and more is being added. Check it out!
Wanna Hear a Story? Kate Messner shares a sneak-peek of OVER AND UNDER THE RAINFOREST, a book she wrote with illustrations by Christopher Silas Neal. The book doesn't come out until August, but you can see and hear it today. Take a look!
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