Category Archives: crafts

Tu B’Shevat

It’s time for Tu B’Shevat, the Birthday of the Trees. And what better way to celebrate than with an Epic Snow Storm? In case your celebration plans are cancelled (our synagogue has plans for a conservation talk and an animal … Continue reading

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Tu B’Shevat

In my Tu B’Shevat book, Happy Birthday, Tree, Joni makes a promise to take care of the trees of the world. As a project this week, 70 kids told me how they would take care of the trees, the environment, and the … Continue reading

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National Book Festival

I was so happy Canary in the Coal Mine got to represent West Virginia at the National Book Festival this weekend in the Pavilion of States. Here’s a breakdown in pictures.                   … Continue reading

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Holidaze

In our family, we give each of the eight nights of Hanukkah a different theme. There’s Giving Night and Sock Night (a remnant from my childhood and still not the kids’ favorite, even though I found socks with clone troopers … Continue reading

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Peeps

After years of watching from the sidelines, the kids and I finally put together an entry for the Washington Post’s annual Peeps Diorama Competition. Have you SEEN what people come up with for this thing? Half of the dioramas seem … Continue reading

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