The Dowdling Song: A Sparkle Stories Sing-Along!
In this week’s new Martin & Sylvia story, Sylvia learns a song to help when something needs to be done that you might not want to do- we've created a version of it just for you!
X Investigates: A Summer Scavenger Hunt
This week, we are sharing this fun Summer Scavenger Hunt, based on the new Life as a Martian episode! We’ve created a free downloadable pdf to guide you through the X Investigates Summer Scavenger Hunt. Just print out a copy for each of the kids who will be participating, provide a writing utensil, and let the fun and games begin!
THREE Sparkle Playdate Themes
Do your kids miss playdates with their friends? I know my kids do. Playdates were a regular thing for my eight- and ten-year-olds. We’ve been doing some thinking here at Sparkle and came up with an idea that might help: a Sparkle Stories playdate.
How Well Do You Know Martin & Sylvia?
In celebration of "Martin & Sylvia" this week, we've made up a little Sparkly Quiz with some rather challenging questions. Find yourself a piece of paper and a pen and see how many of these you can answer!
Make 'Em Laugh: 3 Silly Family Games
There's no better way to rest and relax than to play a game with your family. Here are three of our favorite Sparkle games guaranteed to have you smiling and laughing together in no time.
Summertime Fun! Our Best Sparkle Games
At Sparkle, we love games — especially homemade games. We've rounded up nine of our best games for you to try out this summer. Some of them can be played inside or outside (or both). Some can be played in the car or anywhere you have to wait for something. We hope these games bring some fun to your long summer days.
Sparkle Summertime Bingo! Free Printable Game
Launch your family into exploring our summertime content with this free printable. Between stories, crafts and recipes, there's plenty to fill your long summer days.
Favorite Summertime Game: Capture the Flag
It has running, hiding, chasing, strategy, and in our case – battling. We play all year long in the same park in Austin and enjoy how the landscape changes from summer to fall to winter to spring. We hide in the wildflowers in spring – we climb trees in the winter, we slide around in the mud in autumn, and of course we sweat through the summer.
Nature School Project: Squirrels Uprising
Today we are joined by Jeannine Tidwell of Twin Eagles Wilderness School. Jeannine explains how to play the game “Squirrels Uprising."