Below are our Storytime videos and activity suggestions from this spring, provided by SIGN All In One Family cultural programming. We hope you will share and enjoy them with your children.
Here's something you can do after watching the video:
Make a list of three things that bring you happiness. It might be having a dance party, drumming, or making a craft. If it makes you happy, put it on the list!
Then go ahead and do one of them!
Our Smallest Warriors, Our Strongest Medicine is a very special story to share with our families during this time. This story, adapted from My Hero is You, seeks to portray a sense of communal efficacy, strength and hope in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. Thank you to the Johns Hopkins University Alliance for a Healthier World, as well as the JHU Office of the President and Office of the Provost, for funding this project.
Click the button below to access the story, coloring pages, language activities, and parent worksheets including family trees based on Our Smallest Warriors, Our Strongest Medicine. Our children are our futures.
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We cut a four-foot string and weaved it through out beads, added a keychain link and created a popsicle!
Would you like the materials for this project and more projects like it? Would you like a tutorial video on beading? Stay tuned this summer for our beading group!
We made E for Eagle with our handprints.
All you need is paper, scissors, and glue. We found googly eyes but you could just draw your eyes too.
Trace your hands and draw your body, beak, feet, and head, then assemble together!
Fun simple craft for every age group.
Can you find somethings in your house or yard that are the colors we read about in our story today?
Find as many as you can, gather them all together, take a picture and send it to us so we can share it with others!
Step 1. Get together your supplies. We used construction paper, pencil crayons, scissors, leather string, wood beads, and cup to trace a circle.
Step 2. White is north (mental), red is east (body or physical), yellow is south (emotions), and black is west (spirit). How do you take care of each part of yourself as you create wholeness and balance?
Step 3. Color, draw and write down your thoughts.
Step 4. Cut out your circle and make a hole at the top to run your string through. Add beads to your string if you want!
Step 5. Wear you medallion with pride and remember to live in wholeness, balance, and unity.
Rock painting is a super easy and fun way to get creative. There is no right or wrong way. So just have fun and enjoy the process more than the end product.
Step 1: Pick your rocks. My kids and I went on a little “nature walk” in the back alley and found flat stones that “spoke” to us.
Step 2: Wash the rocks. It makes it easier to paint when they are clean!
Step 3: Chose your paint colors. You could also use markers and glitter. We used paint, paint brushes, water (for rinsing our brushes), a paint tray and toothpicks and q-tips to help paint very thin lines and dots on our docks, and a garbage bag cut open for our mess sheet so my table wouldn’t become part of the masterpiece.
Step 4: Paint those rocks. You can look up ideas online or just paint from the heart. We ended up with some solid rocks, a ladybug, a feather design, and more!
Step 5: Let your rocks dry.
Step 6: Display those masterpieces. Put your rocks in your garden, on your window, or even on a book shelf.
Thanks for reading and crafting with us! See you next week.
Find a stick and paint it with acrylic paint;After the paint is dry, use a variety of materials to embellish the talking stick, wrapping, tying, twisting and taping to attach pieces. No glue needs to be used; the pipe cleaners and wire were great for attaching things. You can use materials such as
Have fun making your talking stick. It will be beautiful!
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