Volume XI, Issue 24 ~ June 12-18, 2003

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Not Just for Kids

What Are You Going to Do About Dad?
by April Falcon-Doss

Here in the Falcon-Doss household, we are going crafty this Father’s Day. With butterflies still lofting in our heads, we’re painting butterflies Dad and Grand-dad can wear. Your father and grandfather will like this gift, too, because it’s made with your hand prints. Write the date on your masterpiece, and they’ll always remember just how small you once were.

You’ll like it, too, because you get to get all smeared with permanent paints.

Paint a Butterfly

You’ll need:
fabric paint
a T-shirt or solid-colored bandanna
paint brush or marker

Make butterfly prints from your hands. Cover the palm and fingers of your hands with paint — not too thick. Press your hands down on the paper or fabric so that the heels of your two hands are together and the fingers of your hands are pointing away from each other. Carefully lift your hands up off the paper or fabric, so that the hand print doesn’t smudge.

Wash your hands!

Then take a paint brush or marker and draw the outline of a butterfly wing around each hand. Draw the butterfly’s body in the narrow space between the two hand prints. Draw antennae coming out from between the wings.

Do you know how to say Father in any of these languages?

1. Spanish: padre
10. Dutch: vader

2. German: vater

11. Hebrew: abba
3. Italian: padre
12. Arabic: abu
4. French: pere
13. Polish: ojciec (óy-chets)
5. Portuguese: pai
14. Danish: far
6. Russian: otyetz
15. Latin: pater
7. Indonesian: ba
16. Greek: pateras
8. Japanese: otousan

17. Swedish: far

9. Hungarian: apa

Kids Calendar

Friday, June 13
Camp S’more
Boys 8-15 test your mom’s camping knowledge in fishing, hiking and canoeing. Bring your own tent and sleeping bags. 6pm-11am @ King’s Landing Park, King’s Landing Rd., Huntington. $25 includes meals and bait; RSVP: 410/535-5327.

Saturday, June 14
Water Wiggles
Kids ages 6-9 become scientists as they catch and inspect cool water dwellers. Wear shoes and clothes that can get wet. 10-11:30am @ Battle Creek Cypress Swamp, Gray’s Rd. off Sixes Rd., Prince Frederick. $3 w/discounts; rsvp: 410/535-5327.

Monday, June 16
Get Buggy
Kids ages 5-7 investigate insects and their buggy ways through this interactive program. 3:30-4:30pm @ Patuxent Research Refuge North Tract, Rt. 198 off Baltimore-Washington Pkwy and Rt. 32. free; rsvp: 301/497-5887 • patuxent.fws.gov.

Wednesday, June 18
Kids ‘N’ Critters
Kids ages 3-5 learn about and explore the world of rocks. Bring your own special rocks for examination. 10am and 2pm @ Battle Creek Cypress Swamp, Gray’s Rd. off Sixes Rd., Prince Frederick. $3 w/discounts; rsvp: 410/535-5327.

Worth the Trip
If These Walls Could Talk
Thru Sept 1–Kids of all ages use workstations to learn how the wind can damage and demolish buildings. 10am-5pm M-F; 10am-6pm Sa; noon-5pm Su @ Maryland Science Ctr., Inner Harbor, Baltimore. $10.50 w/age discounts: 410/685-5225.



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