Tag: Holidays

4th of July – America’s Independence Day

Celebrate the 4th of July Fran W. The holidays are a great time to learn about history, people, places, events and seasonal foods! Celebrate the 4th of July with fun activities! United States Flag – Find out about the flags of the United States and make one of your own.Declaration […]

Make Your Own: Cocoa Lip Balm

Cocoa lip balm by Fran W. If you like chocolate, then you may enjoy wearing this lip balm!  3 tsp (or 1T) Petroleum jelly or shea butter1 tsp Cocoa powder1 Vitamin E capsule and a pin (optional)Craft sticksMeasuring spoonsHeat-proof bowl for mixingSmall containersHow to make lip balm…*Melt petroleum jelly […]

Valentine’s Day

Valentines by Fran W and Becka V Did you know…Over 190 million Valentine’s Day cards are sent in the U.S. each year! Today’s Activity: Make homemade Valentines Through the ages, people have made their own Valentines to give away.   There are many different types of Valentine’s you can […]

Spark of the Day: Symbols of Fall: Twist Balloons

Twist balloon pumpkin by Fran W. We enjoy decorating our home for the fall holidays each year and this year we decided to incorporate twist balloons into our holiday because they can be turned into so many creative things!We are planning to make…Pumpkins, ghosts, spiders, cats, turkeys, a cornucopia, […]

Celebrate Summer!

Summer items by Fran W. The warm weather is here! It’s a great time to plan a summer celebration!  Who will you invite? Whether you’re inviting everyone you know, or keeping it a family-only event, invitations help to set the stage for fun and give everyone something to look […]

Make your own: Bottle Cap Stamps

Bottle Cap Stamps by Fran W Homemade stamps can be made with inexpensive materials and offer hours of creative fun! To make your own stamps, you will need: Bottle caps, foam stickers, markers or stamp pads, and paper Alternate method: Foam, scissors, and white glue What to do….. Using […]

The 3 Sisters: Squash – Pumpkins

Did you know… Native Americans called pumpkins, “isqoutm squash” Recipe: Original Pumpkin Pie (with a modern twist) and Roasted Pumpkin Seeds One of the first pumpkin pies were baked right in the pumpkin shell! A delicious custard was prepared and poured into a cleaned out pumpkin and the whole […]

Voting

Lever style voting machine displayed at the National Museum of American History The History of Voting Did you know… Election day takes place on the first Tuesday after the first Monday of the month of November!Activity:  Watch Schoolhouse Rock: Electoral College video Schoolhouse Rock: Electoral College Video Lyrics to Electral […]