Wow in the World

We love a good podcast. Here's our top five and why we think they're pretty great.

 photo courtesy of Story Pirates

photo courtesy of Story Pirates

Wow in the World: This podcast is the one that started it all in our house. And it's still our go-to when in the car. Hosted by Mindy Thomas and Guy Raz guide, listeners are taken on a "journey into the wonders of the world around them". It's an exploration of the coolest topics related to technology and science.

Story Pirates: A wildly entertaining series put on by improv comedians from the Upright Citizens Brigade and Groundlings, some of whom have gone on to Saturday Night Live. It's premise is set on stories written by kids and performed by the Story Pirates. It's hilarious and fun, great for road trips or a laugh on the way to school.

Circle Round: Geared for kids ages 4 to 10, Circle Round addresses topics such as kindness, generosity, and persistence through folktales. It's a great one to have on while making dinner or at bedtime.

Awesome with Alison: It's like having your own personal cheerleader in your pocket. Alison's episodes are full of insight into going after your dreams, overcoming anxiety, building mindfulness, making decisions...and she does it with with and humor.

Sounds of the Trail: Created by hikers, this podcast is for everyone. Contributors hike the Appalachian Trail and the Pacific Crest trail and "send back transmissions, updates, and interviews with other hikers...a podcast about the ups, downs, and switchbacks of trail life" (source).

Do you have a favorite podcast? We'd love to hear from you!

Summer Camp 2018

They came. They made. They conquered! Our summer camp kids were an ABSOLUTE dream to have in camp! Here's a snapshot of what we made. Be sure to follow us on Instagram and Facebook, if you're not already.

 

Fourth of July Decor

Planning on riding in a parade on the 4th? Get in on creating decorations for your bikes and making memories with your family. No bike? No problem. Read on...

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What You'll Need:

  • Red, White, and Blue Construction Paper 
  • Blue Painters Tape
  • Silver Glitter Pipe Cleaners

Directions:

  1. Cut construction paper into 1-1.5" strips, about 12" long.
  2. With adult help, curl about halfway down each strip of paper using open scissors (optional).
  3. Using blue tape, attach ends of construction paper to ends of handle bars, leaving the majority of the paper to hang free off the sides.
  4. Wrap pipe cleaners over tape.
  5. Always wear a helmut.

And if you don't have a bike, THAT'S OK! Decorating empty paper towel tubes in place of bike handles gives you an instant wand to wave. 

We'd love to see your decor! Tag us on Instagram @thearterieartstudio