Water Wise Water Safety Kids Art Contest

YMCA of Long Island & Stew Leonard III Children’s Charities Announce Water Wise Water Safety Kids Art Contest

Water Wise Contest

Partnership Focuses on Promoting Water Safety Awareness Ahead of Swim Season

The YMCA of Long Island announced today that it has partnered with Stew Leonard III Children’s Charities, Inc. to launch the inaugural Water Wise Water Safety Kids Art Contest to help make children more aware of the importance of water safety. Children age 12 and under are encouraged to use this unique opportunity to express their artistic interpretations of water safety and share their own tips for peers. Both organizations strive to educate and engage local communities about the importance of being a responsible swimmer, and this joint venture is the latest initiative aimed at keeping Long Islanders safe this summer.

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Earth Day Events on Long Island – 2018

Earth Day is a day to celebrate our love for our one and only planet and talk about ways to protect it in our community.

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Here on Long Island there is a lot of fun events happening and we have a great list of places you can go to celebrate Earth Day this year.

*Please note we have listed the events from public sites and changes can occur at any time. Please check the particular location’s website/ social media pages for any updates regarding weather or date/time changes ahead of your arrival*

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Watercolor Painting on Ice!

We painted ice blocks with watercolor paints and the result is beautiful!

This can be a very therapeutic and relaxing art activity to do with your kids. One of my favorites to do before bed. Obviously, the ice will melt make sure the dish you do this activity in is deep enough that the melted ice water does not overflow all over your table. I discard the ice and water in the bathtub and then rinse well so the colors don’t end up on my tub floor.

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Paint-Sation Easel by Goliath

We love to Paint and the Paint-Sation Easel by Goliath is one of our new favorite easels since we can bring it on the go.

 

My daughters had so much fun painting and I loved that the painting mess was minimal since the paint pods that attach to the easel prevents paint spills. Sounds awesome, right?

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ORB™ Molecules

My kids and I are loving ORB™ Molecules.

Your child will have fun spending oodles and oodles of time creating anything they can imagine.

 Let their imagination soar!

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Our 2017 Holiday Top Toy List

There are so many great toys this Holiday season and we have put together a list of our favorites.

We have incorporated toys into this list that we have actually played with and recommend for the child in your life. My family and I feel these toys deserve to be on the list since they are fun and creative!

(these toys are in no particular order)

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News 12- Crafty with Shells and Rocks

Getting crafty with your nature walk treasures!

It is Summer time and living on Long Island we love going toward the water and beach combing for shells and rocks. Once you collect them you can turn those tiny treasures into beautiful works of art.

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