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An Airplane From an Old Shampoo Bottle

by Kimberly Hays October 30th, 2014| Ages 7 and over, Crafts
In honor of Aviation History Month we are presenting crafts to celebrate flight. I’m a huge fan of recycling items to use for crafts, so I am using an empty shampoo bottle to make an airplane. If you don’t have an empty shampoo bottle on hand right now, you
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Books for Aviation History Month in November

by Tania Cowling October 28th, 2014| Books
Use the month of November to enthrall your family with Aviation History. Throughout the years, flight has taken many forms, from hot air balloons, to early historic airplane flights, to even space travel. Pick up some books from your local library or bookstore to read about famous air travel
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A Simple Airplane Craft for Aviation History Month

by Tania Cowling October 27th, 2014| Ages 6 and under, Crafts
Young children look up whenever they hear an airplane. They are fascinated by the sound, by the glint of sunlight on the shiny metal, and by the sight of a big noisy object moving in the sky. Since November marks National Aviation History Month you can use this interest
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Glow in the Dark Space Objects Craft

by Kimberly Hays October 23rd, 2014| Ages 7 and over, Crafts
In honor of Space Week 2014 we are going to show you how to make a craft that the kids will enjoy hanging in their bedroom. While making this craft you can spend some time talking about outer space, the constellations, the moon landing, and the planets. You can
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Engage in Fun Games During Space Week

by Tania Cowling October 21st, 2014| Games
October is when we celebrate awareness of outer space. It’s not an official holiday, but a time to reflect on our missions to space and teach the children about its properties. Where were you on July 20, 1969? Do you remember or have you heard about our astronauts landing
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A Celestial Craft for Space Week

by Tania Cowling October 20th, 2014| Ages 6 and under, Crafts
During the month of October we celebrate space awareness. Children all over the world look up at the night sky and are amazed at the bright moon and twinkling stars surrounding it. This is the perfect time to discuss the phases (shapes) of the moon and spark your child’s
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Make Frankenstein From a Can

by Kimberly Hays October 16th, 2014| Ages 7 and over, Crafts
All of the kids are getting excited about Halloween so they are sure to want to make Halloween crafts.  This craft is made by recycling a can (I saved a can from green beans) that they will paint and add items to that will make a not so scary
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Halloween Monster Craft for Young Children

by Tania Cowling October 13th, 2014| Ages 6 and under, Crafts
Halloween is an exciting time for children. It appeals to their imaginations, stimulating an inner urge to be something or someone else and to fantasize about it. Ghouls, goblins, and monsters come to mind during this time of year. Whether it’s Frankenstein, the king of monsters, or one a
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A Fun Mummy Craft for Halloween

by Kimberly Hays October 9th, 2014| Ages 7 and over, Crafts
There are so many Halloween crafts that kids enjoy making, but I must say that this is the best ever, in my opinion. Not only is it easy and fun to make, but the kids will enjoy playing with it for hours and hours. These mummies don’t take long
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Candy Corn Painting Craft for Halloween

by Tania Cowling October 6th, 2014| Ages 6 and under, Crafts
A favorite candy for Halloween over the last 100 years is candy corn. It is a well-known triangle-shaped candy with sections of white, yellow, and orange that fills trick-or-treat bags across the country. George Renniger, who was an employee of the Wunderlee Candy Company, invented this candy back in
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Columbus Day Ship Hat Craft for Kids

by Kimberly Hays October 2nd, 2014| Ages 7 and over, Crafts
Columbus Day is October 13th in 2014, and even though this isn’t a holiday that we go all out for as far as decorating and special get-togethers, the kids will still have fun making a craft that they can wear. While they are making their ship hats, you could
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Columbus Day Ship Craft for Kids 6 and Under

by Tania Cowling September 29th, 2014| Ages 6 and under, Crafts
Christopher Columbus, an Italian explorer, discovered America on October 12, 1492. He sailed from Spain on three ships; the Nina, Pinta, and Santa Maria with a crew of sailors in search of the New World. Children are familiar with the saying, “Columbus sailed the ocean blue in 1492” so
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