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Ramadan & Eid Cut-and-Paste Card & Activities
Jump to printable downloads. We hope everyone observing this month of fasting, prayer, and reflection enjoy our holiday-themed activity packet and cut-and-paste holiday scene! The packet includes holiday-themed crossword puzzles, mazes, coloring pages, and more. The cut-and-paste scene is perfect for giving or sending to loved ones! Scroll to the bottom to download and print the PDFs. Ramadan Mubarak to all celebrating! Printable downloads:
Happy Holi! Cut-and-Paste Card & Activities
Jump to printable downloads. Holi marks the arrival of spring, and is one of the biggest festivals in India and other parts of South Asia. This Hindu holiday lasts for a night and a day, and celebrates the victory of good over evil. On Holi, people throw colored powder and spray colored dye on each other! We hope you enjoy these Holi-themed activities. Download cut-and-paste card, maze and word search, and color-by-number below. Printable downloads here:
Passover Cut-and-Paste Card & Worksheets
Jump to printable downloads. Wishing all who celebrate Passover a happy and healthy holiday! We hope you enjoy these Passover-themed activities, including a maze and word search, cut-and-paste Seder plate, and secret code messages. Printable downloads here:
Happy Easter! Scavenger Hunt, Activity Packet, and Headband/Puppet Craft
Jump to printable downloads. Wishing those who celebrate Easter a happy holiday! We hope you enjoy these Easter-themed activities, including a bookmark template, outdoor scavenger hunt, activity packet, and headband/puppet craft. Make-your-own bookmark: keep to tuck in a favorite book, or give to a friend or loved one as a gift. Scavenger hunt: Let's go outside! Perfect to bring to a (small and safe) family gathering or service, or for a staged hunt at home or in school. How lucky will your child feel after finding all of these items? Activity packet: includes a word search, mazes, counting and simple math, short story, coloring pages, and more! Headband or puppet cut-outs. - kids can pick a character, then put on a show! Printable downloads here:
Decorate the Easter Egg: Cut-and-Paste Card
Jump to the printable download. Kids can color, cut, and paste the decorations onto their Easter egg, then display it around the house or mail it to someone they love! Printable download:
Spring Activity Packet
Nothing like a few warmer days in March to signal that spring is on its way! Preview pages from our spring-themed activity packet - a great way to pack in some learning while celebrating the changing seasons. It includes a short maze, word search, short story, fun facts, simple math, tracing, coloring, and more! Printable download here:
Let's Put on a Play! Spring Headband/Puppet Craft
Are your kids itching to create a sequel to their winter play? We hope they enjoy these cut-and-paste headbands (or puppets) - perfect for developing turn-taking and pretend play skills. Printable download here:
Welcome Spring Activity Sampler (One-Page)
This one-page activity sampler has it all - enjoy a variety of spring-themed activities including a word search, maze, outdoor scavenger hunt, letter tracing, and coloring. Use as a warm-up activity or to supplement learning about the seasons! See our winter activity sampler, fall activity sampler, and pandemic-themed activity sampler for more worksheets like this. Printable download here:
St. Patrick's Day Activities
Jump to printable downloads. It's your lucky day - we hope you enjoy these free printable St. Patrick's Day-themed activities! Scroll for previews of our activity packet, bookmark template, headband or puppet cut-outs, and scavenger hunt. Activity packet: includes a word search, mazes, short story, coloring pages, and more! Make-your-own bookmark: keep to tuck in a favorite book, or give to a friend or loved one as a gift. Scavenger hunt! Let's go outside! Perfect to bring to a St. Patrick's Day parade if your community allows, or for a staged hunt at home or in school. How lucky will your child feel after finding all of these items? Headband or puppet cut-outs. - kids can pick a character, then put on a show! Printable downloads here:
Donation to Feeding Westchester (January-February 2021)
We are pleased to share that a portion of our proceeds from the months of January and February has been donated to Feeding Westchester, a branch of Feeding America that serves as the primary hunger relief agency in a county with rising levels of food insecurity this year. We thank all of our readers and supporters for helping to make this happen, and invite anyone interested in contributing to their initiatives directly to visit the donation pages linked above. It was also our pleasure to donate Valentine's Day-themed activity books and crayons to the Maria Fareri Children's Hospital in Valhalla, NY. We look forward to continuing our work together!
Today’s post is dedicated to Dr. Maryann Buetti-Sgouros, a pediatrician (and new author!) from New York. During the first wave of the pandemic, Dr. Buetti-Sgouros adhered to the ever-changing CDC guidelines while continuing to care for her patients. She unfortunately contracted COVID-19, but made a full recovery with no long term symptoms. Recently, Dr. Buetti-Sgouros did her part to further help protect her community by receiving the COVID vaccine! Despite being the pediatric department chair at a local hospital, seeing outpatients at her practice, and being a mother, she found the time to publish a children’s book! It’s titled “I’m Not Scared to Get a Shot”. Dr. Buetti-Sgouros hopes to inspire readers to be brave and feel at ease during this very common procedure. All profits from book sales will be donated to children’s charities. For more details about her book, and to place a pre-order, visit www.notscaredtogetashot.com. Thank you to Dr. Buetti-Sgouros for being a true hero in your community!
#ThankYou Hospital Workers
This week we would like to give a huge THANK YOU to this amazing team of nurses (in blue), along with Joan, their unit secretary, and a phlebotomist (in gray). This team works in a hospital in Raleigh, NC in the Perioperative Planning Center. This unit is responsible for making sure that patients are ready for surgery. When the pandemic started, they shifted in-person visits to phone calls wherever possible, and many staff members were redeployed to other areas of the hospital to help units that were in need of extra hands. Since then, their unit has continued to mandate mask wearing, frequently disinfect commonly touched surfaces, and limit the amount of patients in their unit at a time. As cases started to spike again, they were able to shorten in-person visits for testing by completing their paperwork over the phone prior to appointments. In order to help keep themselves and people in their community safe, every single member of this incredible team has already received both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. THANK YOU to Joan and her colleagues at the Perioperative Planning Center for all you do for your community!