Friday, February 6, 2015

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

This is a sponsored post. Some of the links are affiliates.

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.


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