Peanutty Sesame Noodles from ChopChop

It’s getting close to the time of year when a cold noodle salad is the perfect meal. We went to the ChopChop Magazine website to see what was on the menu and decided on “Peanutty Sesame Noodles.” We love this dish because of [...]

Drawing Easter Stuff with Shoo Rayner

If you’re gearing up to make Easter decorations or cards and need some inspiration, look no further than our friend, Shoo Rayner. He’s got a boat load of drawing videos dedicated to the Easter or Springtime theme. We’ve posted [...]

Origami Crafts for Spring

We went in search of some origami crafts with a Springtime twist and came up a few fun examples: This adorable tulip card craft is easy to make and would make a great greeting card or table place card. Find easy instructions for it right here [...]
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Websites We Like — Flixxy

Sometimes it’s fun to simply sit and click one video after another and see where you end up. Unfortunately if you do that on YouTube, especially if you are not using Safety Mode, you’ll run into questionable material, and by that [...]

Freezer Paper Stencils with Mark Montano

Super Crafter Mark Montano has many fun projects on YouTube but not all of them are in the “fairly easy” range in which we like to roam. That said, he’s got a new instructional video on how to make a stencil using freezer [...]

The First Lady Goes To China

First Lady Michelle Obama was on a weeklong trip to China from March 19-26, 2014. She traveled around the country giving speeches, talking with Chinese leaders, and visiting major Chinese landmarks, including the Great Wall and the Terra Cotta [...]

Enter NASA’s “Cassini Scientist for a Day” Essay Contest

NASA has announced “Cassini Scientist for a Day” – An essay contest for students in grades 5-12. Click here to see the flyer. You have an opportunity to be a scientist for a day by telling NASA which target you think [...]

1,000 Years of Toilet History and More at the Royal Palaces

As Anglophiles, we appreciate the Historic Royal Palaces YouTube channel, the independent charity that looks after the Tower of London, Hampton Court Palace, Kensington Palace, Kew Palace and the Banqueting House on Whitehall in England. The [...]

Fantastic Mr. Fox Audio Book

We found a lovely recording of Fantastic Mr. Fox, by Roald Dahl, on YouTube. It’s a particularly nice audio recording by James Murphy. If you’re one of these young people who have a hard time unplugging at night, consider closing [...]
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A Little About — Growing Pains

  If you experience growing pains then you are probably a very active kid. Although growing pains often strike in late afternoon or early evening before bed, pain can sometimes wake a sleeping child. The intensity of the pain varies from [...]

PBS Digital Studios’ It’s Okay To Be Smart

It’s Okay to Be Smart is a blog and a YouTube channel about science. “But it’s probably not about science the way you’re used to it.” Joe Hanson, Ph.D. biologist and host/writer of PBS Digital Studios’ It’s [...]
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Drawing with Animator Simon Tofield

You already know we’re huge fans of Simon’s Cat, from the United Kingdom. Today we’re sharing the how-to-draw videos that creator Simon Tofield generously shares with his fans on his website and YouTube channel. Simon Draws: [...]

Retro Cartoon — Professor Balthazar

Professor Balthazar was a Croatian cartoon series for children about an old inventor that ran from 1967 to 1978. It was created by animator Zlatko Grgić. The cartoon has been shown in several countries besides the former Yugoslavia, including [...]

Learn to Program with Scratch

Scratch is a programming language that makes it easy to create interactive art, stories, simulations, and games – and share those creations online. With Scratch, you can program your own interactive stories, games, and animations — and [...]