March Families, Create! Wrap-up Post

April 2nd, 2011 by Dionna | 5 Comments
Posted in Carnival and Special Series, Families, Create!

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March’s Families, Create! challenge was filled with awesome animal-themed posts. From Mo Willems to monkey finger puppets, our writers and crafters kept busy getting creative with the little animals in their lives.

Visit Code Name: Mama and Living Peacefully with Children to find out how you can participate in the next Families, Create! Carnival.

Our April theme is “Fantasy” – childhood is a fascinating time, filled with magic around every corner. What can your family imagine and create?

Please take time to read the March submissions by the other carnival participants:

Beautiful photos taken by Lizz at Am I a Funny Girl.

  • Lizz at Am I a Funny Girl turns a family outing at the zoo into a picture book to keep.
  • Maman A Droit shares her easy pattern for a felt monkey finger puppet with you!
  • Aunalise at My Sweet Potatoes offers helpful ways for a child to remember calming techniques with a “Calming your Beast” basket.
  • Most of us have monkeys running around our house at times. Or lions. Or elephants. Make your child’s creative animal play even better with stuffed animal tails! Dionna at Code Name: Mama shares an easy tutorial.

Finger puppets by Maman a Droit.

  • Galit Breen at These Little Waves shares an easy way to get creative with Mo Willems’ “We Are In A Book.”
  • Maman A Droit shares her pattern for a felt bunny finger puppet-a perfect Easter basket filler!
  • Brenna at Almost All The Truth shares a look at butterflies through metaphor, books and a coffee filter craft.
  • Amy at Anktangle shares photographs of crocheting a lovable stuffed turtle for her son to play with.
  • Aunalise at My Sweet Potatoes knows a few ways to bring beneficial birds to the garden.

Check out the fancy hide & seek memory game Lauren at Hobo Mama made.

  • Lauren at Hobo Mama has a fun and easy game to make to stimulate your preschooler’s memory.
  • Aunalise at My Sweet Potatoes is making nature bags or field bags for nature journals and the other things we may need as we explore our planet.

Join us in April to create something with (or for) your own family. Visit Code Name: Mama and Living Peacefully with Children to find out more about April’s “Fantasy” theme.

5 Responses to:
"March Families, Create! Wrap-up Post"

  1. These look like so much fun, can’t wait to read through them. Funny, though, we did a couple postings to participate towards the end of the month and I know I filled out the webform…. who knows! We’ll try again this month and I’ll really try to spread the word to get more people involved!

    • Dionna   CodeNameMama

      Oh no Acacia – your entries did not show up on the webform, I only did this post yesterday! Do you want to send me the summaries (with links) and I’ll add them? TY!

  2. Thanks for hosting such a wonderful carnival! Now I need to go read everyone’s posts. :)

  3. Maman A Droit   MamanADroit

    Thanks so much for including my posts-I loved seeing what everyone else came up with. I have so many ideas to try now!!

  4. Lauren @ Hobo Mama   Hobo_Mama

    Hey, I’m fancy — sweet! :)

    Thanks so much for hosting this carnival again. It’s a lot of fun to make something every month and see how other folks are getting creative.

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