11 Jewish Folktales for Kids

jewish folktales for kids

Next up in my series of book lists featuring folktale picture books are these Jewish folktales for kids. These stories and folklore books are great to read anytime of year, but as May is Jewish American Heritage Month I hope you will put a few of these titles on hold at the library for reading right… Keep Reading →

Poetry Challenge for Kids {Week 4}

Poetry reading challenge with poems from Christina Rossetti

Here we are at week four of the very casual, very flexible Poetry Challenge for Kids. I must say, my kids have been enjoying poetry all month long, even more than I had anticipated. Both boys still like to show me how they can recite the poem from week one by heart! Last week’s poem… Keep Reading →

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 →