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    Newsletter: January 2008

    Valentine Fun--Make Your Own Cards


    from KidCreate Studio

    This year, save yourself a trip to the store for another box of Dora, Spongebob or Scooby Doo Valentines. Have your kids create their own cards using these great art techniques. They will have so much fun, they won't even miss the cartoon characters!

    Stencil Fun
    Kidcreate's teacher Chloe says stencils are all the rage in graffiti art. So, with this stencil technique your child will be making some very hip valentines!

    What you will need:
    White letter size paper
    Index cards
    Oil pastels

    ... Continue reading Valentine Fun--Make Your Own Cards.

    Minnesota Family Getaways


    Yes, it's still winter but there's no reason to be house-bound. Within a short drive from the Twin Cities are quick getaways the whole family can enjoy.

    The animals at the Lake Superior Zoo don't mind the weather, especially the resident polar bears, Bubba and Berlin. You can also check out the Great Lakes Aquarium where the otters are always a big draw.

    In addition to the animals, popular area attractions include the Lake Superior Railroad Museum, where kids can climb aboard restored train cars, and Carnival Thrillz, an indoor family entertainment center with miniature golf, laser tag, bum ... Continue reading Minnesota Family Getaways.

    How to Cure your Kid's Rainy Day & Summer Boredom Blues


    By Jolanda Garcia

    Most kids are out of school and the long lazy days of July and August lay ahead. You've probably already heard the dreaded phrases "I'm bored" or "There's nothing to do." So, what can you do to entertain those kids that are bored and don't know what to do? Here are some helpful ideas to fill in those long summer days and to cure those rainy day blues.

    Fun with Bubbles
    A jar of bubble liquid will provide hours of giggles and fun. You can purchase bubble mixture just about anywhere, but part of the fun of bubbles is making your own. Concoct your own bubbles solution and then ... Continue reading How to Cure your Kid's Rainy Day & Summer Boredom Blues.