For the first time in the twenty-one years I’ve been publishing Surfnetkids.com, I didn’t send a newsletter for two weeks in a row. Here’s why.
On February 25, my Mom passed away. She was 87-years old, and had been suffering from dementia for more than nine years. You can read a modified version of the eulogy I read graveside on my BarbaraFeldman.com blog, along with a few pictures of her (and her fabulous jewelry!) For a deeper dive into her jewelry box, there’s also My Mother’s Jewelry Box.
To answer the inevitable question about how I am doing. I’m doing fine, but some days are better than others. And today, I am back at my desk.
See ya on the Net,
Barbara J. Feldman
“Surfing the Net with Kids”
St. Patrick’s Day Crafts
St. Patrick’s Day Crafts Printable(** for Premium Members only)
For a wee bit of green fun in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day, here’s a roundup of creative craft projects. Most are easily made with materials you already have at home or in the classroom, and many are simple enough for the tiniest of leprechauns.
Activity Village: St. Patrick's Day Crafts
Rainbows, shamrocks, and leprechauns, oh my! Each St. Patrick’s Day craft page from Activity Village includes a photo, materials list, and directions. You’ll find additional projects by following the category links (such as Leprechaun Crafts, Rainbow Crafts, or Shamrock Crafts) listed under Explore Activity Village.
Disney Family: St. Patrick's Day
“On March 17th, the luck of the Irish is yours with these leprechaun-approved St. Patrick’s Day crafts, desserts, printables and games.” The photos here are gorgeous, and every craft and cupcake simply jumps off the screen. These are not categorized, so you’ll need to scroll through all the pages if you are looking for something specific.
DLTK: St. Patrick's Day Crafts for Kids
These fun and easy St. Patrick’s Day crafts are listed by subject, including leprechauns, pots of gold, shamrocks, and rainbows. Each illustrated craft recipe includes a recommended minimum age, a materials list, and (of course) instructions. Most include printable templates in both color and black and white (for those who wish to color their own crafts.) And, best of all, the instructions are available in a printable format (look for the highlighted link at the bottom of each craft page.)
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Surfnetkids Printables Club Members also get the following printables to use in the classroom, the computer lab, the school library, or to send home with students:
St. Patrick’s Day Crafts Printable
St. Patrick’s Day Printable
St Patrick’s Day Clipart Printable
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St. Patrick's Day Dress Up
St. Patrick’s Day Word Search
Quote of the Week
“Ideas are like rabbits. You get a couple and learn how to handle them, and pretty soon you have a dozen.” ~~ John Steinbeck ~~ (February 27, 1902 – December 20, 1968), American novelist. Clever and funny, find more at the John Steinbeck page at Lightafire.com.
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