Paper Chain and Thankfulness

Saturday, 18 November 2017

I found this activity while searching the web and thought it sounded like a fun activity but also a great way to get the kids thinking about what they have in their lives to be thankful for. While waiting for the Thanksgiving feast to begin, have your children write 25 […]

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Left Over Halloween Candy and 6 Ways to Use It!

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Halloween this year was on the chilly side, but we were able to stick it out for a good hour and collect more candy than we need to be eating. In years past I’ve thrown the left-over candy out, or truth be told, I’ve been the house to pass out, […]

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National Hispanic Heritage Month and Maraca Craft

Saturday, 26 August 2017

In honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month, I’ve added a fun kids craft to the September Aupairheart Newsletter. Last year, around Halloween, during my kid’s Spanish class with their amazing teacher, Carol Edwards, Language Logix, Inc. they made, maracas. A year later, they still take these maracas out and create beautiful music […]

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Maraca Facts

Friday, 25 August 2017

BY LOUISE GALLAGHER JUNE 21ST 2016 The simple design and intuitive process of the maracas have made it a familiar favorite around the world, but may often lead to an underestimation of its value in creating variety of rhythmic expression. Yet this rattle-like instrument has a long history of engaging audiences of […]

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Children’s Day Craft

Saturday, 6 May 2017

May 5th is Kodomo no Hi or Children’s Day in Japan. It is a day set aside to respect children’s personalities and to celebrate their happiness. On this day, families raise the carp-shaped koinobori flags (carp because of the Chinese legend that a carp is the most spirited fish that swims upstream and becomes […]

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