Friday, February 6, 2015

Free Craftivity: Curious George Valentine's Day Cards & New Episode

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Curious George continues to be one of the ways that children are first introduced to STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) concepts. And what better way to teach kids about the world around them than with a clever little monkey who is curious about his world just like they are?

I heard somewhere that all children are born scientists with an innate curiosity, but that in time, we wind up suppressing their curiosity so much that they begin to do it themselves and stop asking questions. What a shame! Too few of our kids grow up to explore careers in STEM fields already. That's why I like to encourage parents to nurture their kids' interest in science and math. But the art is important, too, because without it there is no inspiration, no creative thinking, no invention.

I'm excited to share today's post because the creators of this beloved little monkey are showing their love to all of his fans, too, with a special new episode this Monday! In “Happy Valentine’s Day, George,” Curious George wants to make his friends the best Valentine’sDay card ever, but even with four paws, it takes a long time to create homemade cards for everyone. Using sponge shapes, red paint, and a waffle iron, George creates the first ever monkey Valentine’s printing press! Here's a sneak peek at the episode.

And you and your kids can make your own Valentine’s Day cards just like George does in the episode! Just click here to download the simple instructions, then watch the episode on Monday to inspire your child to make his or her own valentines.


Don't forget that you can visit the Curious George website for a more fun games, special activities, printables, and videos!


And remember that there are a lot of wonderful books that feature your child's favorite chimpanzee, like this one...Happy Valentine's Day, Curious George! (affiliate link)



Disclosure: I'm a PBS KIDS Ambassador. I received a screener kit for review purposes. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

2 comments:

  1. I wanted to tell you Muchas gracias, mi family loves George and he has such a magic at my house that as soon the kids from my 15 to 3yrs old hear him the world freezes (even my in laws when they visit) and it doesn't matter if they have seen it, they love it. Is a type of cartoon that still teaches the kids to be kids in this type of advance world that we are living this days with so much technology and less sense of touch.
    I also would like to thanks you because i truly didn't know how to reach the teaching part using there printable and ideas until i click one of the links and it took me right in. I love the ideas on having access to the STEM and that is something i try to look in everything with my kids and it makes me super happy that i can do this much easy with the resources with one of there favorite cartoon and with the help on how to guide them in different project. The best thing of all is that i can also do this in Spanish.
    My kids saw me working on the computer and when the little one saw George or goshi as what he call him he said: San Valentin, goshi y corazones, he felt in love and now they kids and even my husband are looking forward to Monday.

    Muchas gracias again.
    Fam

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    1. I'm so happy, Fam, that you've enjoyed this activity!

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