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[Things I Found While Looking Around]

Make your own “Keep Calm” poster.

An open letter to moms from Kid President: Hug more, shout less, and cool it on the meat loaf.

Create your own Picasso Head online: so easy and so fun.

Got a free hour? American Experience’s Surviving The Dust Bowl [full episode] is online right now. It is hard to believe that this catastrophe occurred in America not very long ago. I loved all of the original footage in this program.

The only existing film images of Anne Frank. It’s her, it’s really her.

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A list of things to share with the kids this weekend:

Remember the The Red Balloon (French: Le Ballon rouge)? It’s a 1956 fantasy featurette directed by French filmmaker Albert Lamorisse. Mr. Lamorisse used his children as actors in the film. His son, Pascal Lamorisse, plays Pascal in the main role, and his daughter Sabine portrays a little girl.

How to doodle a glass fish bowl, a hot air balloon, and a prairie dog.

The results are in: the 2013 Peeps Show Diorama Contest Winners.

Don’t throw those pencil shavings away.

Do you have mature(ish) trees on your property? Find out how much they are “worth” in dollars, using the National Tree Benefit Calculator.

What does a cat’s meow sound like in other languages?

No joke, I think this is kind of pretty. Wait for it.. it starts going about 30 seconds in..

Have a wonderful weekend!