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sparkle crafts: woven berry basket

In this week’s Martin & Sylvia: Saturdays! story, “Calling It Done”, Martin is determined to create a basket for Mr. Brown to gather eggs. He manages to create something durable and well-suited to the purpose, but struggles to know when to call it done. I’m sure we can all relate; we’ve all found ourselves at one time or another in the middle of a project struggling to call it finished, knowing that there are still ways that it can be changed or improved....

sparkle crafts: painted stone dominoes

In this week’s Martin & Sylvia: Saturdays! story, “When You Need Your Numbers”, Martin is reluctant to practice his math, protesting to Momma that he never even uses math in real life. So Momma offers him a challenge – to count the number of times in the day he has to use his math skills. Martin reluctantly agrees, not thinking much of the challenge. Pretty soon, though, Martin begins to see that there is math all around him – from telling the time on the clock to building his model houses, math is a big part of his life and he didn’t even realize it! In the end, Martin is...

Martin & Sylvia's: Saturdays! Printable Project Page: Measuring

In the Martin & Sylvia: Saturdays! story “When you Need your Numbers,” Martin is inspired to use his numbers when making a model house. You can make a model of your room by using a measuring tape, some cardboard and some tape....

sparkle crafts: felt storytelling board

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Martin & Sylvia's: Saturdays! Printable Project Page: Story Cards

In the Martin & Sylvia: Saturdays! story, “When Pigs Fly,” Sylvia is upset when a visiting first grader starts to tell stories about a little piglet named “Explorer Pig”. She insists that only she can tell those stories! But Mrs. Brown lets her know that stories often move around from teller to teller....