Sketch Journal

Sketch Journal

 Amelia Hammond-Nye (12 year old) Portland, Oregon   Are you ever bored at the end of the day where it’s almost dinnertime but not quite. Well a quick thing to do is a sketch journal. Each day you write the date and make arrows to parts of your day that you...
MARBLED PAPER MADE WITH SHAVING CREAM

MARBLED PAPER MADE WITH SHAVING CREAM

By Leora DuBrock, 12 year old, Portland Oregon   Make marbled paper with shaving cream and food coloring!It looks really cool and it is fun to make. The shaving cream is also fun to play with.       You will need a baking sheet or tray, shaving cream, chopsticks,...
Make Chocolate Chip Cookies

Make Chocolate Chip Cookies

Post Submitted By Baya Stack (11 years-old), Portland, Oregon    BAKE, BAKE, AND BAKE SOME MORE! If you are sheltering at home, you will need to do lots of baking.  Here, Baya shares her favorite recipe in all its beauty....
Write a Newspaper for your Friends

Write a Newspaper for your Friends

By Amelia Hammond Nye (12 years-old), Portland, Oregon   If you are feeling a little bored at home this week, write a newspaper for your friends and family if you feel like that is too big, then maybe just a little report on something your are learning about or how...
What To Do?

What To Do?

Hi friends,Like everyone, we are at home this week, and after a week of just relaxing, my girls are ready to create, share and be productive.  With the idea ahead of us that we will have kids at home until April 28 (at the earliest), we have decided to use this old...
Satyagraha and Acts of Resistance

Satyagraha and Acts of Resistance

For many years, I taught college writing courses that had a special focus on key American arguments about the rights declared for all men in the declaration of independence.  As part of these arguments, we looked closely at Gandhi’s ideas about nonviolent...
A Religion of One’s Own

A Religion of One’s Own

I recently read Thomas Moore’s book, A Religion of One’s Own. More is a former Catholic monk, with a doctorate in theology.  Many of you will be familiar with Thomas Moore, who also wrote the wonderful book, Care of the Soul.  He is a very accessible writer, a...
Wishing Tree

Wishing Tree

Kids love to makes things special, and in spring, it’s fun to make a wishing tree, as people have all over the world for generations. Not only is it a beautiful way for us to see our dreams manifest as a beautiful tree blooms, but wishing trees are a sign of...
Corn Dolls for the Harvest

Corn Dolls for the Harvest

Just like the heroine in Berry Magic, you can make your own “magic” doll.  This simple doll is taken from Native American traditions.  Legends have it that corn dolls are magical friends.  They will be loving companions, as long as you make them with love and you...