Sunday, November 9, 2008

New Blog Carnival - Carnival of Homeschooled Children's Creations

Few things inspire my kids more than being able to show off their creations. Every time they create something of which they are very proud, they ask me to photograph it and post the pic to my blog.

Working on the Book Arts Bash has shown me, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that homeschooling children are incredibly creative.

I thought that a blog carnival dedicated to children's creations would be a perfect way for children to showcase their work.

Do your children love creating with their building toys? Ben's latest craze is building vehicles with his Zoobs.

Or do they, like Shira, love to walk around the neighborhood with camera in hand?

Perhaps they love to cook. Ben made his first ever gluten free, dairy free flat bread the other day.

Shira loves to bake gluten free, dairy free, soy free chocolate chip cookies.

Perhaps your children have been inspired by the Sorted Books Project, like my two have. Notice the sentence the kids made here. Think my political cynicism has rubbed off on them? Please note that this is not meant as a dig to the current president. They took this picture during the primaries.

Enter their poetry, short stories, photographs, pictures, collages, lego creations, just anything that your children have created - please include your child's age and first name.

There are two ways you can enter, write a blog post about your child's creation and then submit to the blog carnival via the Blog Carnival submission form or email the entry to me at shez dot silverberg at gmail dot com and I'll include it into the carnival.

Each carnival, the best entry, as judged by me, will win a book of their choice from (valued up to $8)


LB said...

Another inspiring post. I'm going to have to try my hand at the book sorting thing - it's an interesting idea. V is a shutterbug. She enjoys creating picture series. Perhaps I'll post a few of her pictures.

Thanks for sharing your kids' creations.

Lostcheerio said...

What a GREAT idea! I love this!

Shez said...

LB, sorted books are great fun. I'd love to see what your daughter comes up with. I'll get my kids to do some more for this next carnival.

Lydia, hope to see entries from Benny and Sadie.

Chelle said...

Aussie is so proud of his drawing that he made today. And we are proud of him too. He is 6 years old and you can find it on my blog here:

Shez said...

Great pic, Chelle. Thanks for the link to my blog

Jennifer said...


Our Family of Flowers would like to show of their creativity at

Proud Mom

Kriste said...

My girls are inspiried by the idea that someone else will see their creations.

They were fascinated by the idea of making sentences or poetry with book titles. Me too, truth be known.

M~O said...

Still don't have Kevin's snarky poem back from school, but here's Patrick's endeavor this afternoon (under much duress) to write his turkey story.

Leah said...

Such a neat idea!
I just submitted two blog posts showcasing my daughters' art.

Thanks for setting this up, Shez!