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 »

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 »

New Books and Fun Art

New Books and Fun Art

New Picture Books Plus–Easy Art Projects for Kids By Connie Goldin, LMFT   Here are two beautiful and different books that were published this year, 2017.   In the Middle of Fall   In the Middle of Fall by Kevin Henkes (Author), Laura Dronzek (Illustrator) was published in September, just in time for fall–at least … Continue reading »

Fall Art ~ Arte del otoño

Fall Art ~ Arte del otoño

Building Preschool Skills through Art Construyendo habilidades preescolares a través del arte By Connie Goldin, LMFT Yesterday, I had the pleasure of bringing art supplies for several projects to twenty Head Start families. There were moms and dads, grandmas, babies, toddlers, preschoolers, and older siblings. There were even a few cousins, in tow! We had children … Continue reading »

Pink Lemonade ~ Limonada rosa

Pink Lemonade ~ Limonada rosa

  Reading, Art and Botany ~ Lectura, arte y botánica   Pink Lemons with Stripes ~ Limones rosados con rayas Have you ever seen or tasted a pink-striped lemon? I was given three of them recently and I am in love! The lemons have a beautiful fragrance and are slightly sweet. They taste delicious and … Continue reading »

The Creation Story for Kids

The Creation Story for Kids

Learning “The Creation Story” through Art and Literature God said, “Let there be light!” (Genesis 1:3) Read children’s stories about “The Creation” for a sense of wonder, enrichment, and literacy. He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands  (Beautifully Illustrated by Artist, Kadir Nelson) All Things Bright and Beautiful  (A Popular English Hymn) Creation   (Charming … Continue reading »