Posts tagged ‘thursday’


~Earth Week~ Wednesday: Mid Week Ramblings—Guitar Craft

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009 in Thursday: The Importance of the Arts

The girls and I saw this fun craft on Nick Jr. showing how to make a guitar out of recycled household items–the perfect craft for Earth Week! Materials: Tissue Box Paper Towel Roll Paintbrush and Paints Stick or Dried-up Pen Rubber bands Instructions: Paint your tissue box and paper towel tube with fun, bright colors […]

Thursday: The Importance of the Arts–Fair Trade Art

Thursday, March 26th, 2009 in Thursday: The Importance of the Arts

Ten Thousand Villages is a fair trade retailer that carries handmade jewelry, home decor, gifts and much more. They work with over 130 artisan groups in more than 38 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Fair trade enables artisans to earn a fair wage and provides the opportunity for a better quality of life. The girls […]

Thursday: The Importance of The Arts–Irish Dance

Thursday, March 19th, 2009 in Thursday: The Importance of the Arts

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day a little longer by Irish dancing around the house with the kiddos. Irish dancing is notable for it’s rapid leg movements, body and arms being kept largely stationary. Did you know that this type of dance came from the evolutionary descendants of the Quadrilles danced at the French court in the […]

Thursday: Importance of the Arts—Kids & Photography

Thursday, February 19th, 2009 in Thursday: The Importance of the Arts

I am so grateful for all of the wonderful guest writers helping me get my posts done this week, I am busy getting ready for my Birthday Bash tomorrow and will be back to posting regulary soon. I have been learning tons from everyone and excited to learn from Jessica over at Mom Shots.   […]

Thursday: The Importance of the Arts—Getting the Most Out of Your Art Museum Trips

Thursday, February 12th, 2009 in Thursday: The Importance of the Arts

I try not to “re-post” to often but I wanted to re-post these great tips my sister, Rebecca, posted a few months ago. We are going to take a trip to the art museum soon and I needed to review these tips! Getting the Most Out of Your Art Museum Trips The old motto, “Be […]

Thursday: The Importance of the Arts—Valentines Day Craft

Thursday, February 5th, 2009 in Crafts, Thursday: The Importance of the Arts

First off…. #1 I feel silly putting this under the “art” category. #2 I feel silly even posting this because it might be the easiest most simple craft you have ever seen on a blog. BUT, this is what we did with my Mom growing up to celebrate Valentine’s Day. We would use them to […]

Thursday: The Importance of the Arts–Love & Photography

Thursday, January 29th, 2009 in Thursday: The Importance of the Arts

I saw this idea of arranging family photographs in the shape of a heart in this month’s issue of Martha Living to celebrate Valentine’s Day. The girls had such fun arranging the photos, talking about where each one was taken and what we were doing in each photo. It was almost overwhelming to me when […]

Thursday: The Importance of the Arts—Teach Your Children about Bach

Thursday, January 15th, 2009 in Thursday: The Importance of the Arts

Short Biography of Johann Sebastian Bach Born into a very musical family, Bach was the youngest son of eight children. He was born on March 21, 1685 in Eisenach, Germany to Johann Ambrosius Bach (the local town musician) and Maria Elisabetha Bach. Both of Bach’s parents died within a year of each other – making […]

Thursday: The Importance of The Arts—Dan Zanes

Thursday, January 8th, 2009 in Thursday: The Importance of the Arts

Dan Zanes and Friends long-awaited Spanish-language family album is now available! Weird fact about my family, we dance around the house listening to my husband’s Spanish albums he bought while living in the Canary Islands, so this is perfect! There are so many wonderful things about this album, it can serve as fantastic party music your kids […]

Thursday: The Importance of the Arts—Simple Coloring Fun

Thursday, January 1st, 2009 in Thursday: The Importance of the Arts

Have you used Watercolor Crayons before? They are pretty fun, almost “magic” Abby informed me today. You draw a picture with the crayons…   Put a little bit of water on the paintbrush and rub it in….   Then you have a completely different look to your picture!   Don’t forget your children might love […]