Monday, January 30, 2012

Groundhog Day 2012

Here are some fun books for kids for February 2, 2012

Substitute Groundhog by Pat Miller. Who could be a good substitute for groundhog for this special holiday? Many animals try. See who is best by sharing this cute book.

Groundhog Day by Gail Gibbons. An all time favorite author does it again with this book that tells about how the holiday got started and some interesting facts about groundhogs.

Double Trouble Groundhog Day by Bethany Roberts. Uh-oh! What happens on this day? Who can solve the problem? Read it together and see.

Groundhog Weather School by Joan Holub. Who better to go to weather school than the groundhog? See how it all turns out.

Gretchen Groundhog, It's Your Day! by Abby Levine. Not all groundhogs are happy about popping out of the burrow to do the forecast. What happens if you're shy? See how Gretchen makes out in her new job.

Easy Art Project

For this project you need a brown paper lunch bag, a dessert size paper plate, some drawing paper, crayons and a stapler.

Cut most of the top of the paper bag away to make the "burrow." Fold down the remaining top of the bag toward the outside, making a rim. Color the outside edge of the paper plate in greens to look like grass. Cut the middle out, leaving the outside ring intact. Place the green paper ring on the paper bag rim and staple. Have the kids draw a groundhog any way they wish. You may provide some pictures from books as a reference. Cut the groundhogs out and place them in the paper bag "burrow" with the heads popping out. If the cutouts need to be higher, you can put some tissue paper in the bottom of the bag for support. You can make several and put family member's names on the bag and use as place settings if you wish. Enjoy the holiday and don't forget to share the weather forecast prediction with your child!


Monday, January 23, 2012

Healthy Lunch Ideas

Follow this link to get some interesting healthy lunch ideas for the kids.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Do You Read Grand Magazine?

Grand Magazine is a great online magazine for grandparents. I found this article really interesting. It's about avoiding some common food mistakes with kids. Check it out as well as the other informative articles.