Category Archives: Art

a kids’ swap

Last February I participated in my first blogger’s swap.  I had so much fun and I wrote about it a couple times already.  I am still enjoying my presents as they decorate our tables around the house. After looking around blogland … Continue reading

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Native Americans : Northeast Woodland Tribes : birch bark canoes (part 2)

We made birch bark canoes. You know, the small kind. Just like the baskets we made earlier (that I posted about few days ago), we made the template on regular paper first, to make sure we liked the design and … Continue reading

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Native Americans : Northeast Woodland Tribes : birch bark baskets (part 1)

We had to see what we could do with birch bark.  Our friends living in Massachusetts, sent us a whole box of it! (Thanks Lisa!) You should have seen us when we got the package.  It was like Christmas, all … Continue reading

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Native Americans : Eastern Woodland Tribes : Part 4

From the same book we made the corn husk mask, we made a Warrior’s Feathered Hat.  Both Siena and Lucas picked the Feathers-in-Front Warrior Hat worn by the Iroquois. They drew what they wanted to have on their hat, with … Continue reading

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it’s how you see

The other day at a fair we went to, I saw a girl wearing a t-shirt with this design. I had seen it before via Imagine Childhood.  What a pretty quote, isn’t it? Love it!  Have a wonderful day.

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Native Americans : Eastern Woodland Tribes : Part 3

We’ve had lots of fun learning about Native Americans.  There is so much history, so much art, so much geography, so much of life to learn from them and from the older days. As we read and learn about them, … Continue reading

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Native Americans : Northeast Woodland Tribes : Part 1

After finishing our Ancient Greece unit, and taking our ‘fall break’ (while my parents were visiting), we continued our studies about Native Americans.  We’ve studied the tribes from the Arctic, The Pacific Northwest, California, The Plateau and Great Basin, The … Continue reading

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Native Americans : making a dreamcatcher

The other day we made dreamcatchers. I’ve never heard of them until I moved to the US (many years ago), and since then, I’ve read about their meaning, and of course, seen them all around.  But it was when Lucas … Continue reading

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the treasures from the sea

“Here I came to the very edge where nothing at all needs saying, everything is absorbed through weather and the sea, and the moon swam back, its rays all silvered, and time and again the darkness would be broken by … Continue reading

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Día de los Muertos

    Happy Halloween or Día de los Muertos or whatever you are celebrating these couple of days.  Growing up in Chile, we didn’t have either of these.  We had a holiday called Día de Todos los Santos (“All Saints Day”) but … Continue reading

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