Monthly Archives: June 2016

A Favorite Book for Kids during Berry Season

A Favorite Book for Kids during Berry Season

Berry Magic, by Terri Sloat A Tlingit story of how one yucky bitter berry was made by magic into all the sweet berries of Northwest America.  This is a myth — a creation story about why things are as they are.  It celebrates a young woman’s magic and the gifts of listening, making, and dancing(…)

One More for the Road — Memory Jars

One More for the Road — Memory Jars

Here is another fun way to save fun summer memories — create a memory jar.  Use a mason jar, a vase, or anything that would be nice to display.  You can slowly add to it over the summer — keeping items that symbolize fun events, trips and moments.  At the end, put on the cap,(…)

A Summer Activity: Adventure Journal

A Summer Activity: Adventure Journal

With all 0f this heat in Portland, it feels like summer is already here.  The kids will be out of school soon, and they will suddenly wander around the house asking what you are going to do with them.  Here’s an craft idea that will be special all summer: a summer adventure journal.  The tradition(…)