Monday, December 12, 2011


I want to start building up the Messy Fingers Blog and we are going to start with a give away. I have another goodie bag filled with fun science activities.
It will have things like a
  • Compare and Contrast kit with playdough
  • Bubbles - homemade and store bought
  • Shadow paper
  • Tools - like droppers
  • and some other surprises.
The drawing will be next Monday 12/19/11. I will announce the winner by 9am.

Here's how you enter (make one comment per entry please):
  1. Comment below with your favorite Messy Fingers activity you've done with your child
  2. Follow this blog
  3. Add you email to the list for Messy Fingers in January
Good luck!

Friday, December 2, 2011

Chain of Lights and Messy Fingers

Sunday is Millbury's Chain of Lights - a holiday fair with loads of fun family activities like caroling, cookie decorating, raffles, food, and stories at the library. As part of the Library celebration, there will be two Messy Fingers bags of goodies for the raffle.

The goodie bags will help you explore science with your kids activities such as

Compare and Contrast with playdough and a kit to make your own homemade playdough
Bubbles - store bought and home brewed
Shadows - special paper for making shadows
Tools - like droppers to explore liquids with
Model magic to make fossils well as some other surprises. The two kits will be different so check out the Chain of Lights on Sunday from 11 am - 5 pm in Millbury.

If you don't live in Millbury or can't make it Sunday, stay tuned and I will announce a special give away on Monday.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Book Review: Bears!

Bears! By Emma Helbrough is a beautiful book with lots of drawings of bears doing many different things. All eight of the different species of bears are included and information on each one is well described.

My biggest concern with this book is that pandas are included as bears. Pandas are not bears. They are more closely related to raccoons.

3/5 stars.