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SECRET DECODERS WITH MAGNA-TILES

February 10, 2022
Magna-Tile Secret Decoder

Who didn’t love those secret decoder glasses with the red lenses as a kid? There was something so fun about pretending to be a spy, searching for secret messages or pictures. Like most of my ideas, this Secret Decoder Magna-Tiles Activity was inspired by observing my kids at play. My daughter was hiding little drawings between Magna-Tiles and she noticed how parts of her drawing disappeared when certain color Magna-Tiles were on top. This gave me the idea to create…

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SNOW PAINTING ACTIVITY WITH COOKIE CUTTERS

February 1, 2022
snow painting cookie cutter stencils

Need a quick snow day activity for when its too cold to go outside to play? Bring the snow inside and try this quick and easy snow painting activity. Fill up a bin or a pan with snow, grab the watercolors and let your little ones do some snow painting. To extend the fun add some cookie cutters to create fun shapes to paint. Kids can use them like a stencil or pack the snow inside the cookie cutter to…

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New Books From the Philadelphia Museum of Art

August 3, 2021

I've reviewed a lot of books in the last 5 years but these two are extra special! These books come to you from The Philadelphia Museum of Art where I spent a third of my career and are written by one of my favorite colleagues Liz Yohlin Baill. I am so impressed by these two books and am excited that children from all over the world will be able to experience some of my favorite pieces from the museum's collection…

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Flower Potions STEM Activity

June 2, 2020
Flower Potions

One thing that is always a hit in our household is a magic potion! There is something that kids find so special about mixing and pouring ingredients and getting the surprise of a fun chemical reaction. You can make a potion activity for almost every theme imaginable. We've done love potions for Valentines, spooky witch potions for Halloween and edible lemonade potions. For Flower Week of our free U Ready Kids Camp we knew we needed to add a flower…

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