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Four Crafts for an Autumn Nature Table

Autumn is a fantastic time to make nature crafts. Leaves are changing colors, acorns are falling to the ground, and mushrooms are sprouting up in forests. Here are four crafts to inspire your kids to get outside and get creative with these amazing natural materials. ...

sparkle crafts — memory book

In the Loving Our Grands story “Grandpa Red-Crest’s Memory Nest,” Grandpa Woodpecker is having trouble with his memory. This confuses and concerns Little Bluebill. His mother suggests a plan to help that offers comfort, excitement, and a special challenge for the little woodpecker:...

sparkle crafts: car ride activities

Keeping little ones entertained on car rides can be quite the challenge. Every parent dreads the "are we there yet?" question that endlessly repeats from the back seat during a journey. If it's a short ride, you might get by with a few toys and some Sparkle Stories, but if you're hitting the road for a longer trip, our Sparkle team has offered up some ideas on how they keep their own kiddos busy. Here's to a peaceful, fun, and happy time on the road for all!...

Back to School Crafts and Recipes Round Up

In this season of back to school, we are all looking for ways to encourage our children as they settle into their new routines. That's why we're offering four free stories that inspire courage, curiosity, self-confidence, and a sense of belonging....

sparkle crafts: four crafts to cool down with

Hot summer days call for water activities. Even if you live in a place where water conservation is key, we have an activity for you that will require minimal water waste. Here are four fun and cool activities to try out!...