Archive for Category: Kids Activities

book

Reading List: Find the Perfect Book to Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

This month’s reading list is brought to you by the Springdale Public Library. The library is now renting books by appointment only. They are offering online story times in English and Spanish, craft tutorials, S.T.E.A.M. videos and more, posted every weekday on their Facebook page. In celebration of Hispanic...

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swimming

Making Waves: Safe Swimming Tips

What did you do this summer? Maybe you went swimming! Swimming is super fun and great exercise for kids and grown-ups too! Swimming is good way to release for all that energy you build up through the day! Lots of kids in Northwest Arkansas are learning to be safer in...

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flowers

Make Paper Flowers (Flores de Papel) for Hispanic Heritage Month

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month by making these colorful flowers! To make a one flower you will need: 1 green chenille stem/pipe cleaner 3 sheets (12-by-6-inch sheets or larger) of colored tissue paper. We used white, blue & pink. Ruler & scissors  Prepare the tissue paper. Take the tissue paper out...

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fairy garden

Lilly’s Fairy Garden

Last spring, Official Kids Mag told you about creating a fairy garden, or a tiny habitat you can make for imaginary fairies. Lilly M., 5, has built an amazing fairy garden in her yard, and she wrote to tell us about it and sent us pictures of her magical...

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imagination

Books About Invention and Imagination

Books about inventions and imagination are an important part of stimulating the minds of kids. Check out our awesome list! Iggy Peck Architect (Picture Book) by Andrea Beatty Kindergarten and First Grade Ever since he was a baby, Iggy Peck has built towers, bridges, and buildings, which comes...

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imagination

Exercise Your Imagination

Great inventors have one thing in common…they have great imaginations! Imagination sometimes means looking at things from a different point of view, dreaming up new ways of doing things, or doing the same old thing in a whole new way. Here are some ways to exercise your imagination muscles!...

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house

A Girl Grows up to Build Her Dream House: A Castle

When Elise was a little girl, she loved the outdoors. She began collecting rocks as she walked along a creek bed to school. She dreamed of one day having a big house surrounded by the natural beauty of the Ozark mountains where she could display her collection of rocks...

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rainbows

Fun Reads About a Rainbow and the Sun

This month’s reading list about the science behind a rainbow and the sun is brought to you by the Fayetteville Public Library. Visit faylib.org for information about library hours, limited services and to find links to downloadable e-books, music, magazines, streaming video and more. Fiction Ava and the Rainbow (Who...

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rain

Catch Some Rain: Create a Rain Catcher

Every time it rains, water runs off surfaces, such as roofs, and flows across land, collecting dirt, fertilizer, oil or garbage along the way. The United States Environmental Protection Agency estimates that pollutants carried by rain water runoff account for 70% of all water pollution. A rain catcher can...

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butterflies

Attracting Butterflies: Make a Butterfly Puddle

Attract butterflies to your garden by adding a special water and nutrient source for them. Butterfly puddles are a great way to bring them around! Materials: Shallow container Sand Soil, composted manure, or salt Instructions: Puddles or other shallow water sources are important, primarily for male butterflies, as a source...

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