I remember when my kids started learning to read, learning about the letters, a bustour through town could be so much fun.
Every sign they saw had to be spelled out loud, the sign for BUTCHER, SUPERMARKED, KIOSK etc. Even the P for parking was interesting, and the only limit was the speed of the bus.
Now it’s my grandchildren who loves to have fun reading and recognizing the letters.
A friend of mine, Birgitte, has made some great Alphabet books, “The Alphabet Detective” series, where you see pictures from the nature and your surroundings and you shall find the hidden letter.
This is a new idea to me, and now I spend a lot of fun time with my grandchildren looking for “the hidden letters” when we are walking in the town or in a park.
I am still not as good at this as Birgitte, far from actually, but both my grandchildren and I are getting better and better the more we look!
Kan you find the O, the U, the K and the X in the pictures above? I guess you can.
Try this little Alphabet game the next time you take a walk, I can highly recommend it. It’s fun!
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Here are a couple of really cute and funny ideas for something you can make together with children for Easter.
The yellow Erantis (aconite) is made of a yellow pipe cleaner pulled through the green carton leave and the yellow flower. The pipe cleaner creates the flower’s center.
You can make a bouquet of them, or hang them from the ceiling. The ladybird just happened to be on the wall behind the flower, but it looks nice, I think.
The next photo shows a picture made by a pre-school child age 6. It is made from bubble Wrap, cut in shape and then paited white. It gives the sheep the curly look.
Then legs and heads are cut in black cardboard, and the eyes and the bow are glued to the picture. Cute, isn’t it?
Go to Homepage and maybe the page Easter Clip Art.
Well, I don’t really know if you can call them new?
These two children’s books are written by Elizabeth Gordon and illustrated by T. M. Moss early 20th century, and the two books are classics in children’s literature.
But they are new in the way that I have carefully restored each drawing, trying to make each drawing look as good as possible without destroying the original charm of the illustration
Here they are:
The first one is the e-book “Flower Children”, with 82 wonderful drawings of flowers, mixed with children drawings. We follow the flowers throughout the year, from the first crocus to the Christmas Holy. With each illustration there is a short poem about the flower.
The second e-book is “Bird Children”, with lots of charming drawings of birds/children, and again there is a little funny and educational poem for each bird.
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I seems that I haven’t been making new posts here for a while. I guess I have been too busy celebrating Christmas and New Year with my family and friends, or maybe I have just been too busy with other stuff.
But- one thing I have been doing is constantly working on improving my website Clipartqueen.com.
I am working through all the pages and adding a download-button to make it easier for you to use my clip art. At the same time I am sometimes making the pictures larger, and sometimes better.
Also I have added a page with frog clip art with both cut-outs from photos of different kinds of frogs as well as my own cartoon frog drawings.
The last thing I have been working on is making some more coloring sheets with princesses. As I write on the page I am using some vintage paper dolls from my own childhood as kind of templates, adding princess crowns and dresses.
Here is a princess coloring sheet you only find here:
Go to Homepage if you want to read more and find more clip art.
I wish you all a very happy Thanksgiving Day!
You can find this Thanksgiving clip art and a lot others, as well as Thanksgiving coloring pages, Thanksgiving cards and Thanksgiving mazes on Clipartqueen.com.