The annual Cherry Blossom Festival is happening right now in Washington, DC. It is a springtime event that celebrates the gift of the cherry blossom trees and their symbol of enduring friendship between the citizens of Japan and the United States. Actually, technically it is over 90 events over several weeks, and held all over our nation’s capital ....more
Here’s a new set of April Fools Day worksheets to create some pretty fun learning opportunities on April 1st. First there is a reading page to teach kids a little bit about the history of April Fools, then there is a quiz on the reading to test reading comprehension. There is also a page with 5 short answer questions to get kids writing, suitable for grades 4 – 6 ....more
Have you heard that a new Muppets movie is coming out in March 2014? I love The Muppets, not just because I was a Muppets Show junkie as a child. I’m probably most impressed with the fact that they have been able to stay interesting, funny, and relevant over several generations (sadly unlike another favorite, Charlie Brown) ....more
Spring is just around the corner and it can’t come soon enough! Nothing brightens our days more than a cheerful rainbow, and these adorable printable rainbow coloring pages are a great way to welcome spring with a smile! Growing up in Chicago, rainbows have always been a wonderful rare treat ....more
When my daughter was really little, she got this unbelievably cool book for her birthday on making Tissue Paper Flowers. I think I made more flowers from that book than she did, and today I just wish I could find that darn thing. The flowers in there were just gorgeous, and included patterns for iris, poppies, marigolds, and just about any specific flower you can think of ....more
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