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Nice idea for playing with the older kids. This is a good start, but we'll need LOTS of crayons and colored pencils... It's important to have images with words or make your words so descriptive as to create images in the mind!

from Postcards & Passports

Ten Crafty Travel Projects

Postcard Travel Journal. Buy postcards along the way of your trip and write what you did that day on the back: restaurants, funny stories, cool attractions. Don't forget to write the date! Hole punch and attach to binder ring.

What a cool way to engage kids in writing. First prompt - Write a paragraph about a girl named Dot, without using any letters with dots.

from Bren Did

Get Kids Interested In #STEM

Cool Science Experiments for Kids – Get your kids interested in STEM → science, technology, engineering, and math with these easy science projects using physics and chemistry. Create a glitter tornado, shine pennies then turn them green, and catch ice on a string using supplies you have around the house. Smart is the New Cool! #free printable #STEM #lesson plan

Here's a really cool study map for Alma 1 - 27. Print it off. Color code it. Make some inspired notes. It's yours!

from Scholastic Teachers

Three Easy Ways to Help Students Build a Reading Identity

reading_identity_notebook--- great example of a reader's notebook

So cool! I need to do this, but "A Few of My Favorite Things". It could be fun to do each day and then have a whole year's worth of things I was thankful for that year?

I finished my thumbprint biography! (There is a special kind of satisfaction in actually completing projects found on Pinterest....)

Neat tips for using inexpensive water-based kids' markers, by Alisa Burke -- blending, wet-on-wet technique, making alcohol ink #art_journal

Landscape Collage. I was thinking I could find a picture book that uses the same technique as this...then base the landscape on the theme of the book...

A very clever way to bind together a booklet or document with nothing more than a hole punch, rubber band and a paper clip.

from Athletes Abroad

The art of keeping a travel journal


from Martha Stewart

Kids' Art Projects

Treasure Chests Our kids' art projects make it easy for children to create beautiful crafts all by themselves. Here's a simple way for kids to store their collections: Accordion-fold a strip of paper, and glue the first and last pages to the inside of a box's lid and bottom. Keep some pages empty so the collection can grow.