10 Ways to Have an Eco Friendly Easter

10 eco friendly Easter ideas. Create a meaningful Easter without all the stuff.

What kind of Easter celebration do you have with the kids? Have you ever considered having an eco friendly Easter, or “Green Easter?” Aside from going to church (if you go), do you plan an egg hunt? Give the kids baskets? As a kid, at Easter we never had elaborate festivities, so I’m genuinely curious,… Keep Reading →

16 Japanese Folktales for Kids

Japanese folk tales for kid. List and reviews of great picture books to read aloud.

This latest addition to my series of book lists featuring folktales for kids comes just in time Asian-Pacific Heritage Month (May). Read these traditional Japanese tales and folklore and you might even start to feel quite Zen about the world. These stories run the gamut from amusing anecdotes to legends, to full-scale adventures. Many of them… Keep Reading →

Poetry Challenge for Kids {Week 3}

Poetry Challenge for kids to get everyone reading poems!

Welcome back to our very casual, very flexible, very fun Poetry Challenge to get you and your kids reading (and enjoying!) poems during National Poetry Month (and I hope you continue well beyond April). If you missed the introduction, you can read all the challenge details in the first Poetry Challenge for Kids post. How… Keep Reading →

Earth Coloring Page

Free Earth Day coloring page to print

This month’s earth coloring page by Melanie Hope Greenberg is perfect for Earth Day. It features a globe encircled by a group of multicultural children holding hands. This coloring sheet comes from an illustration in It’s My Earth Too by Kathy Krull. Download and print –> Earth Day Coloring Page (by clicking this link you agree to our… Keep Reading →

Poetry writing for kids: 14 Ideas

14 creative poetry writing ideas for kids to write poems!

I am not a creative writer and so I sympathize with kids who find writing poems to be difficult. These poetry projects are good writing prompts for those of us (like me!) who need ideas in order to get started. April is National Poetry Month and the kids and I have been even more gung-ho… Keep Reading →

How to Make a Pop Up Book {With Your 5 Year Old}

How to make a pop up book with your kids. This is actually an easy project!

Today’s book list comes with a twist! If you’ve ever wondered how to make a pop up book, you are in for a treat. Art and design superstar Ana of Babble Dabble Do and I are starting a BOOK ART collaboration and our first project is pop-up books. Since Ana is all about design and… Keep Reading →

Poetry Challenge for Kids {Week 2}

Poetry challenge for kids during National Poetry Month. Learn to love poetry.

Welcome back to our (very casual) poetry challenge. Every Friday during National Poetry Month, I will be sharing one short, classic poem to read with your kids. The rules are very simple and flexible. You can learn all about them and get the first poem on the introductory poetry reading challenge post. Before I introduce… Keep Reading →