We believe it's never too early to introduce kids to poetry. And Poem in Your Pocket Day, on April 24, is a perfect time to start. You can encourage your kid to pick a favorite poem – or better yet, write their own – carry it with them, and share it with others throughout the day.
To get you started, download this activity sheet from the Wee Workshop, and help your kids create a pocket-sized, crazy, silly, sad or happy Haiku.
We'll also be checking out quirky classics from Shel Silverstein, like "One Sister For Sale!" and "Sarah Cynthia Sylvia Stout" (who refused to take the garbage out). Children's Poet Laureate Ken Nesbitt has lots of other poetry recommendations and fun for kids.
In celebration of Earth Day, create an awesome habitat for our friend Sidney the Squirrel. Download and print this activity sheet from the Wee Workshop to get started.
Our favorite pins this week are Earth Day and Easter inspired.
Gardening is one of our favorite Earth Day activities for kids. This kit – or this one – make it super easy to get started.
If Laura Ingalls was your childhood hero, consider introducing your kids to life on the prairie with this incredible little Prairie Dollhouse.
Best DIY craft of the week: yarn-wrapped sticks with bells.
Fingerprint painting is always a hit. Our kids are making Easter brunch placecards with these happy little chicks.
These DIY geometric Easter cards make us want to get it together to send Easter cards.
Oh, hi little bunny.
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What's Inside, by OKIDO
"What's Inside?" is the best kids' book of the past year, and one of our favorites of all-time. It teaches curious kids about science in a brilliantly engaging way. When you hold a page up to the light, you can see through it to the page behind, magically revealing what's inside a whole bunch of things – like a brain inside a head, an engine inside a car, and a bear inside a cave. It's one of those rare books that sparks conversations, laughs and learning when we read it with our kids – and that they love to discover solo, too. Thanks, talented team at OKIDO.
Wheee! The Wee You-Things App was selected as a Webby Awards Official Honoree for Best Visual Design.
The International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences considered 12,000 entries from more than 60 countries for the 18th Annual Webby Awards. The Official Honoree distinction is awarded to only the top 15% of all work entered.
Thank you, Academy! And congratulations to our design partner, Office.
Download the app here.
Tech with Kids, which offers expert reviews and recommendation lists of kids' technology, selected Wee You-Things for its top 10 apps for preschoolers.
Giving Wee You-Things five stars out of five, they wrote: "The best preschool apps are full of irresistible charm and whimsy … By creating a joyous environment in which to celebrate the things that make us different, this feel-good-app rises to the top.”
Download the app here.
We're loving these springtime picks, especially for Easter celebrations.
Instead of baskets, try these DIY bunny bags or jars.
For an alternative to hiding eggs, hunt blocks instead.
We try to include a book in our Easter baskets each year. This one features Celerina the bunny.
Make these origami Easter bunnies or little clay rabbit bowls.
We're inspired to bake these bunny cookies filled with strawberry butter cream. Mmmm.
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Celebrate your pet and download this free activity sheet from the Wee Workshop.