Every year our Girl Scout troop picks a service project that we can do as a Mother-Daughter event. We’ve helped packed lunches for kids in need, made blankets for kids in the hospital through Project Linus, and this year, we held a shoe-cutting party for Sole Hope. (see a list of fantastic service projects for kids here!) The pieces we cut out of recycled jeans would be used to make shoes for kids in Uganda, preventing infections from jiggers that live in the sand. Volunteering and service projects help teach kids empathy and instill compassion- two essential traits of little world citizens!
Pat Mora has always been one of my favorite children’s authors because she brings a diverse voice to stories that are loved by all children. Today I’ll share our favorite Pat Mora stories, and some activities to learn about the desert of the Southwest (US). Celebrate multicultural literature as you learn about west Texas’ landscape and cultures with Pat Mora! Continue reading
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March 22 is World Water Day!!! Here are some fantastic HANDS-ON water activities for kids to engage in authentic learning about water, water conservation, and the water cycle!
Kids: let’s learn about landforms, with a clever paper art project that incorporates all of the types of landforms on a single poster. This geography craft is a great component in a unit on landforms for kids.
Would you like to learn pandas facts? Whether you are doing a report on pandas or you just adore these cuddly animals, here’s everything you need to know: panda facts for kids, books about pandas, plus videos, games, and more!