Easy Art ~ Arte fácil

Easy Art ~ Arte fácil

Create Art with Household Items ~ Cree arte con cosas de la casa   By Connie Goldin, LMFT   Salt and Chalk Art ~ Arte del sal y gis   With very simple supplies, you and your children can have lots of fun creating interesting art projects. The materials for these two craft projects include: … Continue reading »

Mother’s Day ~ Día de la Madre

Mother’s Day ~ Día de la Madre

Celebrating Moms in Children’s Books     That’s My Mommy! by Ann Hodgman Illustrated by Laura Logan Bunny Roo, I Love You by Melissa Marr Illustrated by Teagan White Mom School by Rebecca Van Slyke Illustrated by Priscilla Burris Did You Know That I Love You by Christa Pierce   Celebrando a las mamás en … Continue reading »

Nest ~ Nido

Nest ~ Nido

Make a Bird’s Nest ~ Haga un nido de pájaro By Connie Goldin, LMFT   There are many lovely things that you can do when you do this craft with your preschool-age child. Talk about the parts of the bird’s body–the beak, wing, tail, breast, back, legs and feet, and the feathers. On this bird, … Continue reading »

For Mom ~ Para Mamá

For Mom ~ Para Mamá

Two Mother’s Day Gifts ~ Dos Regalos para el Día de la Madre By Connie Goldin, LMFT   A Rose for Mom ~ Una rosa para Mamá Here is an easy way to make a beautiful card for Mom or Grandma. Use a cut celery stalk as a stamp. Dip celery in nontoxic, washable paint. … Continue reading »

Pedrito El Conejo Travieso

Pedrito El Conejo Travieso

Cuentos por Beatrix Potter   By Connie Goldin, LMFT   El Cuento Clásico de Pedrito el Conejo Travieso, Y otros entrañables relatos por Beatrix Potter, es literatura clásica infantil Inglés y es “imprescindibles” para las bibliotecas de la familia. Ahora, esta colección de cuentos amada está disponible en español, traducido por Vicente Echerri, con nuevas … Continue reading »

Tube Watercolors & Chickens

Tube Watercolors & Chickens

Watercolor Painting with Kids Going “Theme-less”   By Connie Goldin, MA, MFT This month, Mom to Madre is bringing new watercolor paints in tubes to our Family Literacy Parties. Usually we have some loose theme, like “Turtles” or a project based on the season or holiday. This month, I found a book of photos of … Continue reading »

Back to Basics

Back to Basics

  Back to Basics Art that’s glitter and glitter-glue free! By Connie Goldin We love letting kids go wild with glitter and glitter-glue, stencils and stickers. Every now and then, it’s nice to get back to the basics–crayons, colored pencils, watercolors and really nice paper. At a recent family party, our seasonal activity was planting … Continue reading »

Mother’s Day Cards

Mother’s Day Cards

    Make Your Own Cards Simple ideas for beautiful cards By Connie Goldin   Get out your art supplies! Markers, crayons, scissors, glue, glitter and ribbon offer lots of options for creating beautiful cards for Mom. Mom to Madre volunteer, Maureen Blackhall brought notecard stock, watercolor paper and construction paper, along with lots of … Continue reading »

Egg Tempera Leaf Prints

Egg Tempera Leaf Prints

  Leaf Printmaking Try Using Homemade Egg Tempera Paint By Connie Goldin   Try something new this coming spring–make leaf prints using egg tempera. We opted for ingredients that all age groups could use. Everything, including the leaves we chose, are nontoxic. Traditionally, egg tempera was made by poking a hole into a separated egg … Continue reading »