Eggs ~ Huevos

Eggs ~ Huevos

  Decorating Eggs ~ Adornar de los huevos By Connie Goldin, LMFT     Easter is just a few days away. Now is a great time to get your egg decorating done. The eggs below are both synthetic “craft eggs” and wooden. They’ll last for years. No worries about food safety issues, if you are working … Continue reading »

Permanent Easter “Eggs”

Permanent Easter “Eggs”

Easter “Eggs” that Last Fill a basket with lovely painted rocks.   By Connie Goldin   Mom to Madre has always enjoyed painting rocks with children and families at our Family Literacy Parties. This spring, we are painting smooth clean river rocks to look like beautiful Easter eggs. Rocks are a great canvas because if … Continue reading »

Shamrocks, Potatoes and Rainbows ~ Tréboles, papas y los arco iris

Shamrocks, Potatoes and Rainbows ~ Tréboles, papas y los arco iris

Celebrating Saint Patrick’s Day with Kids Celebrando el Día de San Patricio con los Niños       Our Books ~ Nuestros libros     Our Green Art Supplies ~ Nuestras materiales para el arte verde   Marshmallow Shamrock Prints ~ Impresiones de tréboles con bombón   Source ~ Fuente The Pinterested Parent “St. Patrick’s … Continue reading »

Shapes, Shapes, Shapes!

Shapes, Shapes, Shapes!

  Art and Geometry Learning About Shapes through Neighborhood Walks, Books, and Art By Connie Goldin   Shapes, Shapes, Shapes is a classic children’s book by Tana Hoban, published in 1986. I thought it looked familiar to me and I realized that my children would have had this book. My mother-in-law, Grace Goldin, was an … Continue reading »

Cherry Blossoms

Cherry Blossoms

  Japanese Cherry Blossoms Use plastic soda bottles as flower stamps. By Connie Goldin This is a Post from Our Archives, 2013, that Is Worth Doing Again! This is a beautiful painting project. Volunteer, Maureen Blackhall, found this lovely painting activity on Pinterest by alphamom.com. Plastic bottles of various sizes and shapes are used to … Continue reading »

Circles, Rings, Concentric Things!

Circles, Rings, Concentric Things!

It all Starts with a Great Book Exploring ART PLAY by Marion Deuchars My husband gave me this lovely book for Valentine’s Day and I just got around to really looking at it. It’s fantastic! It’s full of easy ideas for all ages of people, not just kids, and really can be used by anyone, … Continue reading »

Hearts and Flowers Sponge Art

Hearts and Flowers Sponge Art

Use Cut Sponges as Stamps in Print Making   Have fun with your children making beautiful Valentine’s Day art for family and friends. Use new slightly moistened sponges (for protection from bacteria with used sponges), and draw an outline of a heart or flower onto sponge with a watercolor pastel or a Sharpie. Adult cuts … Continue reading »

Valentine’s Day Party

Valentine’s Day Party

Make February 14th a Color-filled Celebration!   Books, Art, and Family Time     Enjoy Darling Books with Your Kids Love Me Tender Lyrics by Elvis Presley, Illustrations by Stephanie Graegin, is a love-fest between babies and parents. It’s perfect for young children, but everyone else will love it too. It’s interesting to see the … Continue reading »

Painting Trees ~ Pintando árboles

Painting Trees ~ Pintando árboles

Fall Trees ~  Árboles del otoño Paint with Aluminum Foil ~ Pintar con papel de aluminio By Connie Goldin, LMFT Use scrunched foil balls to paint treetops. ~ Utilice las bolas de papel de aluminio arrugado para pintar copas de los árboles.     Materials ~ Materiales I used fingers to paint the tree trunk, … Continue reading »

La noche y la oscuridad

La noche y la oscuridad

  Night and Colors ~ Noche y colores     Noctural Flowers from Sponge Stamps ~ Flores nocturnas  por estampillas de esponja By Connie Goldin, LMFT   La noche    “Cada tarde, Gabin acude a su cita con la noche…” Escrito por Ingrid Seithumer con illustraciones por Parastou Haghi, este hermoso libro sobre la fascinación de un … Continue reading »