Crafts & Activities
Let It Snow
Inspired by The Snowy Day
The Snowy Day live-action film (and the heartwarming story behind it), cute claymation and marionettes, real snow, fake snow and paper crafts
Inspired by Whistle for Willie
Ways to whistle, make a whistle, dachshunds are a kid’s best friend, why spinning makes you dizzy
Inspired by Goggles!
Fancy forts and hideouts, super spex, dogs in goggles, resources on bullying
Inspired by Dreams
Playing with shadows, sleepytime cuteness, how to marble paper
Baby It’s You
Inspired by Peter’s Chair
Toddlers love their babies, turning chairs into art, how pink and blue became baby colors
Nature by Numbers
Inspired by Over in the Meadow
Aww is for animals, make counting fun, modern marbling, why we change the clocks, a book for spring
Make-believe & Mischief
Inspired by Hi, Cat!
Cat crafts, paper-bag costumes, paint with ice cubes, ice cream by the bag
Pets in Black & White
Inspired by Pet Show!
Companions and champs, famous cats and black cats, germs pro and con
Team Cat or Team Dog?
Inspired by Kitten for a Day
Playful pups and kits, crafts and facts about dogs and cats, baby animals and ancestors
Hats for the Birds
Inspired by Jennie’s Hat
Take a bird break, make a bird habitat, baby animals and their people, spring hats—Jennie style!
Love in Bloom
Inspired by Clementina’s Cactus
Desert flora, crafty cacti and rain makers
Inspired by A Letter to Amy
Wild and pet parrots, learning letters and writing letters, going postal, what makes it rain?
Inspired by John Henry
The legend of John Henry in folklore, music and railway history, a third-grade book review, a read-aloud version of the story
Inspired by The Trip
Fancy paper planes, cool dioramas and Halloween chills, can you name these classic flying scenes?
Inspired by Regards to the Man in the Moon
Real-life adventures in space, links to space-age activities, Ezra’s space odyssey remembered, what’s new (a quiz).
Inspired by Louie
Puppetry around the world, making puppets, building a puppet theatre, teaching with puppets, making history come alive
Sounds Like Fun!
Inspired by Apt. 3
Musical musing, handmade harmonica, rainmakers, sense-ational stuff!
Rhythm & Recyclables
Inspired by Louie’s Search
Machine music, homemade beats, surprising art, crafty kids