May 21st, 2013
Yo! Yo! The 2013 Bay Area Classic Yo-Yo Competition is here. Check out some cool tricks and maybe try some yourself during the annual event in Golden Gate Park. Some of the world's top yo-yo experts will be on hand to participate in the contest. Admission is free and the event runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Music Concourse Drive. The contests begin at 10 a.m. The day after, Sunday, tends to be
May 20th, 2013
The Maker Faire overflows with creative inspiration, and here are a few fabulous ideas you can recreate at home.
Make your own cardboard structures. DIY brought supplies for building and visitors did the rest. Brightly colored tape helped spruce up the standard cardboard-brown, and participation was encouraged by putting signs saying "help fix me!" on structures that had failed in some way.
May 15th, 2013
Brittany Wade, Camp Galileo Lafayette
Q: What is your job at camp? What do you see as the most important part of your role?
A: I am a Team Leader at Camp Galileo Lafayette. On a day-to-day basis, I provide my campers with an incredibly fun and memorable experience. Beyond that, I feel that the most important part of my role is guiding children to realize their creative potential, teaching
We’re always inspired by hardworking organizations that empower kids to change the world. Our friends over at Girls Leadership Institute (GLI) have been doing just that for ten years and counting. This national nonprofit has an ambitious—and profoundly important—mission: “The Girls Leadership Institute empowers girls to know who they are, what they believe, and how to express it. These skills
May 13th, 2013
Little plastic knick-knacks come home from birthday party favors and kid's meal toys, often resulting in a battle between kid and parent over treasure vs. trash. One way to handle these little plastic pieces is to convert them into creative art through a toy mash-up session.
tiny toys and other small recyclables, like bottle caps, corks, wood scraps, ribbons, beads, etc.
May 10th, 2013
Powwow! The annual Stanford Powwow is this weekend, beginning tonight at 5 p.m. Experience Native American dancing, singing, drumming and more. The Powwow runs all weekend, tonight from 5 - 10 p.m., Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m., and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The event is free and is located in Stanford's Eucalyptus Grove.
Get moving at mobile park day. This Saturday, San
May 6th, 2013
Kids love making wax molds of their hands, and it's loads of fun, even if the end result may look like a creepy Halloween decoration. The set up requires a little bit of planning, but it's not difficult to do and once ready, the wax hands are very easy to make. Also, this doubles as a spa treatment, which means even if the mold fails, you'll have smooth hands.
What you'll need:
Free comic books! It's free comic book day with many stores around the Bay Area participating. Look up your local comic book store and head on in where they will have a list of giveaway comics just for showing up. Some stores are going all out, including storm troopers, face painting, and more at Illusive Comics in Santa Clara and storm troopers and G.I. Joe villains will be on hand for photos
May 2nd, 2013
It all started with a rock collection. I was digging through the storage when I stumbled upon a box that held my childhood rock mementos. I decided my daughter might like it so I got it out for her. She was fascinated by all the different stones; she especially liked the quartz and amethyst. Soon she had me getting books at the library on the subject which led to visiting a gem show. At the
Apr 29th, 2013
Kids of all ages love to doodle on chalkboards and this project will add some easy, inexpensive outdoor entertainment just in time for summer. Exterior chalkboard board made at home is surprisingly durable, and it's easy enough to make that kids can lend a hand in the process.
What you need:
plywood - we used pieces that were 2 ft. x 4 ft., but pick a size that works for your space. Stores