Arts and craft kits make great gifts. They’re colorful, engaging, multisensory and come with directions! To help with your shopping I’ve curated a few shopping lists, based by age. This list is for your older elementary and middle school aged kids.
There’s a lot of talent at Young Rembrandts and it’s flowing into the streets! Recently the Elgin Cultural Arts Commission sponsored a public art project inviting local artists to submit designs featuring images to raise awareness about storm water and the importance of storm drains. Bill Duca’s design was one of the designs selected, out of hundreds of submissions!
Spring break is upon us and, it’s exciting to be free from schedules and homework. However, fear strikes when you realize no school means no routines and nothing for the kids to do all day. But have no fear! There are ways to make your time off fun, maybe even fruitful.
One of my favorite self-care ideas is coloring! There is just something about the simplicity of a new coloring book and the smell and excitement of a new box of colored pencils that calms and resets my mind. And the great thing about coloring is that it can be done almost anywhere whether you have 5 minutes or 5 hours to devote to it.
I’ve gathered an assortment of fun activities to keep your kids busy. And within each category, there are things kids can do independently and things to do as a family.