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Little Sparkles

Little Sparkles April 2021

Little Sparkles innovative package of stories, puzzles, and activities is designed for 3- to 6-year-olds to enjoy on their own and with their parents, grandparents, and loved ones.

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12 Issues

in this issue

1 min
pom pom caterpillar craft

We love caterpillars, and their whole life cycle is fascinating to us. We loved reading The Very Hungry Caterpillar book and then making our own pom pom caterpillar craft. Supplies: 1 Sheet of green paper. Eyes (craft) Glue (gluestick) Pom poms Scissors Sketch out a rough leaf shape from the green paper and cut. This will be super easy and quick. Next, we added glue to the leaves and placed pom-poms in an alternating pattern on the leaves. This is a great fine motor skill activity, and it’s good for sequencing skills. Then, we added a drop of glue to the front pom pom, and placed the eyes on the caterpillar’s head.. If you want to add some paper punch holes to the leaves, you can do that too!…

1 min
the tortoise and the bird

A tortoise was resting under a tree, on which a bird had built its nest. The tortoise spoke to the bird mockingly, “What a shabby home you have! It is made of broken twigs, it has no roof, and looks crude. What’s worse is that you had to build it yourself. I think my house, which is my shell, is much better than your pathetic nest”. “Yes, it is made of broken sticks, looks shabby and is open to the elements of nature. It is crude, but I built it, and I like it.” “I guess it’s just like any other nest, but not better than mine. You must be jealous of my shell, though.” “On the contrary”, the bird replied. “My home has space for my family and Friends; your shell cannot accommodate…

1 min
animal shelters

● What do bird use to build their nests? ● Which animals live in burrows? ● Where do the hens keep live? ● Animals with ready shelters! Why do we need houses? Very cold weather, gusty winds, scorching sun, heavy rains can cause us great discomfort. We live in houses to protect ourselves from them. The. house also protects us from thefts. Some people live very close to forests. They have to face the threat of wild animals. A house protects them from the wild animals, too. Like us, do animals also need shelters? Some animals do. They build shelters for themselves. Some other animals find shelter in safe places in the environment. A new term: Shelter: a safe place where one is protected from any danger. A place where one is protected from the sun, rain, wind, etc. What…

1 min

The newest journal in the Do One Thing Every Day series is the perfect prompted journal for kids ages 6-10 to unplug, think critically, and get creative! With this journal, kids can embark on a journey of creative exploration. Daily prompts in this journal range from mindful check-ins and drawing exercises to questions based on quotes from your kiddo’s favorite books. Boasting quotes from big sellers like Harry Potter, Wonder, and The Dork Diaries, this journal will engage kids who love to read and write.…

1 min
the young crab and his mother

One day, a young crab and his mother were on the beach, spending some time together. The young crab gets up to move, but it can only walk sideways. His mother scolds him for walking sideways and asks him to walk forward by pointing his toes out front. “I would like to walk forward mom, but I do not know how to”. Hearing this, his mom gets up to show him how, but even she is unable to bend her knees forward. She realizes that she was being unfair, apologizes sheepishly, and sits back in the sand. Moral: Don’t condemn someone for not doing something that you yourself are unable to do.…

1 min
its different!

Most of us complain about the morning commute when it rains on our way to class. Well... Students living in the Sichuan Province of China climb for a dangerous five hours to get to elementary school in the Gulu mountains.... The path is around sixteen inches wide at certain points and overlooks a drop of a couple of thousand feet. The remote school, Yi Minority Administrative Jurisdiction, is in the middle of nowhere. Hidden amongst the clouds, it is the only school for the children who live in the surrounding area. Located halfway up a cliff in the mountainous region, the school is only reachable by foot. Shen Qijun is the only teacher and guarded the isolated school for 26 years. He visited the site as an 18-year-old — during a time when…