Donna's Day: Fun Activities that Bring the Family Together

Donna's Day: Fun Activities that Bring the Family Together

by Donna Erickson, David LaRochelle
     
 

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"it's the little things that we do with our kids that yield big results!"
- Donna Erickson

Stir up some family fun with Donna Erickson, creator and host of the hit Public Television series Donna's Day. With enthusiasm, bright wit and personable style, Donna offers parents, grandparents and other involved adults creative, practical ideas for

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"it's the little things that we do with our kids that yield big results!"
- Donna Erickson

Stir up some family fun with Donna Erickson, creator and host of the hit Public Television series Donna's Day. With enthusiasm, bright wit and personable style, Donna offers parents, grandparents and other involved adults creative, practical ideas for celebrating the importance of children, strengthening families and creating memories that last a lifetime. Donna's Day is brimming with fresh, inventive, stimulating activities that prove you don't need endless time or unlimited budgets to entertain and educate kids. Her ideas help answer the question, "How can I make the precious time I spend with my kids count?" Throughout, Donna presents her special take on family life — integrating children into everyday routines including cooking, laundry and raking leaves. It's these moments together that build relationships and increase self-esteem.

Donna gives easy-to-follow directions for turning common, inexpensive material's into colorful canvases, imaginative toys, and handy gadgets for the home.

Mix together laughs with a concoction of Donna's famous Gooey Goop

Melt crayons for a sparkling suncatcher

Rival impressionistic paintings with Sandpaper Art

Transform an old jam jar into an enchanting Snow Globe

Create Handmade Gift Wrap with fruits and vegetables

Donna's Day also includes ideas for making trips exciting adventures, chores a game, and cooking a virtual tour of international cuisine.

With more than a hundred ideas from the show, Donna's Day provides hours of fun for kids of all ages and theadults who love them!

The TV Series, Donna's Day, Is the Winner of a 1997 Parents Choice Gold Award!

Critics rave about Donna's Day!

"Turns simple family activities into extraordinary memories that will enhance children's lives, strengthen family ties and build family traditions.
...Chock-full of brilliant ideas and projects."
- Chicago Tribune

"Ideas from a mom who has road-, yard-, or kitchen tested on her own three children and a good portion of her neighborhood."
- Seattle Post-Intelligencer

"An everyday genius...the arts-and-crafts-impaired have a secret weapon: Donna Erickson."
- TV Guide

Author Biography: Donna Erickson is the author of two award winning activity books, the creator and host of Public Television's Donna's Day and the Donna's Day home video collection, and the creator of Time-Life Kids' Preschool Activity Kits. She is a King Features syndicated columnist and the writer of "Do It Together" pages in Parents magazine . She also hosted a daily program on nationally syndicated Radio AAHS. She has an M.A. in education and lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota, with her husband and three children.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780060191115
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
04/04/1998
Pages:
159
Product dimensions:
7.63(w) x 9.59(h) x 0.71(d)

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