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Free Frida Kahlo Coloring Sheet

For years, Google Arts & Culture collaborated with museums and experts worldwide to bring the many facets of Frida Kahlo’s legacy together in one online place. The result is Faces of Frida, the largest collection of artworks and artifacts related to Kahlo ever compiled. To celebrate her incredible work, take time to visit Faces of …

Stella Chiweshe

Stella Rambisai Chiweshe, affectionately known in Zimbabwe as “the queen of mbira” or “Ambuya (grandmother) Chiweshe”, passed away on 20 January 2023. Chiweshe was born in July 1946 in the rural area of Mhondoro in the Mashonaland province of northern Zimbabwe. She began playing the mbira, an ancient thumb piano, in the early 1960s. At …

Felicia Bennett

The first band Felicia Bennett saw in concert was 311 at the Lakewood Amphitheater in her hometown of Atlanta. There were tons of people, and Bennett remembers seeing sheer joy as music filled the venue. The experience planted a seed for her career as the founder and CEO of Get A Room Productions. The company …

Five Fun Fiction Books for Kids and Teens Featuring Disabled Characters

Disability representation is slowly increasing in books geared toward children and teens. In 2019 the Cooperative Children’s Book Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison – a library that allows teachers, librarians and researchers to view books before deciding which ones to buy – found that only 3.4 percent of books it received from publishers included …

Sharon Arteaga

Filmmaker Sharon Arteaga had an unusual request when it came time for her Quinceañera. Instead of having a celebratory event, she convinced her mom to buy her a video camera. With it, Arteaga began making spontaneous films. A few years later, she started penning scripts. Today, Arteaga has won numerous short film competitions, including being …

storytelling parenting

“What would happen if one woman told the truth about her life? The world would split open.” ―Muriel Rukeyser, American poet and political activist When was the last time you shared a story with your children from your life before you became a parent? Do they even know you had a life before them? There …

sand play

One of the things kids love most about the beach is the chance to play with sand. Sand is an excellent material to play with. It is versatile, widely available, open-ended and cheap. Not only is it nature-based, but it involves manipulation, exploration, and construction with materials to create imaginary worlds. On top of being …

What Makes You Come Alive

What makes you come alive? As parents and caregivers, the question is worth pondering as we move into a new year. That’s why nationally recognized life balance author/speaker/coach Renée Trudeau shared the following guest post with Girls That Create. Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive and go do it. …

Set up a Kids Art Studio

Many parents want to encourage their children to be creative. This is not just about training the next Archibald Prize winner. Young people develop important emotional and cognitive skills when they make art. But at the same time, it can be tricky to know where to start. Or how to overcome the fear of a …

Amna Nawaz

Amna Nawaz will be one of two new co-anchors of PBS NewsHour starting on January 2. Nawaz, currently the flagship evening news program’s chief correspondent, and Geoff Bennett will be replacing Judy Woodruff, who on December 30 is stepping down from the NewsHour anchor seat she has held since 2013. Nawaz is a first-generation American, …

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