Drats, FOILED Again: No Mess Craft Project Builds Creative Muscle

I babysat for my nephews a couple of days ago. Since I was coming from another meeting, I didn’t have my usual bag ‘o stuff. I always try to bring craft projects, experiments, books, whatever. Hey, I have a rep to protect as the “fun aunt.” But this time around…nothin’. Are we going to make […]

STEAM TRUNK CIRCUS Indiegogo Campaign

So excited about our new indiegogo campaign. Please click the link to see what it’s all about and support creativity in education! Please help us spread the word by sharing it directly from the Indiegogo page. Thanks!! Go to  http://bit.ly/15fsn3n    

Zombie Tag-A Fun Game for Halloween (or any time of the year!)

Zombie Tag is a great game for Halloween or any time you need to bring a little life (or death) to a party. It’s also a great team-building game because the group has to work together to tag the other players. Make it a Book SmARTS activity and Read: A Zombie’s Guide to the Human […]

Water Balloon Yo-Yo

Featured Creative Literacy Activity:  Water Balloon Yo-Yo   The water balloon yo-you is fun summer activity for all ages.  Surprisingly, it doesn’t get too messy, and can be done indoors.  Make it a Creative Literacy project! Read the book THEN do the craft. Materials   9″ Balloon Extra Large Rubber Band (can be found at office […]

Library Hunger Games

Mulberry Public Library’s Hunger Games Event by Sofia Simpson, Youth Services Librarian Gue The Hunger Games movie is on every teen’s mind right now, it seems. So we, at The Mulberry Library, decided to bring the Games to life by having an actual Hunger Games event.  Played on a high school football field, teens signed up to […]

Vision Boards For Kids

We are limited, not by our abilities, but by our vision. ~ Unknown When I was growing up, I had a poster of a ballerina on my wall with the statement: If You Can Imagine It, You Can Achieve It, If You Can Dream It, You Can Become It. I know.  It’s a little cliché, but that doesn’t make […]


We’re emceeing the MainStage of the Children’s Alley the entire weekend at the Miami Bookfair International! We’re shooting a lot of video. Here’s the intro. More to come soon. Gotta get back there and meet Jeff Kinney today! (Diary of a Wimpy Kid!) We’re in book/author/performing/video heaven!

How to Make Great Slime!

It’s October! Time to get ready for Halloween with some slime! Below is a great recipe. We made this stuff with our 10 year old niece, Chloe and 6 year old nephew, Colby a few weeks ago and they had an absolute blast!!Materials                                                                                                   Corn starch (about ¼ cup)Water (about ¼ cup)A bowl for mixingFood coloring Measuring Cups […]

New York Public Libraries

Hello! Welcome to our new blog. Kenny and I are so excited to have a place to put all the cool stuff we collect in our travels. Seriously, we find some COOL stuff ‘cause we spend our time hanging out with librarians, teachers, parents and kids! We want this blog to be one big soup […]