Category Archives: Crafts

Coloring Fun

Hello Dear Readers!


Today Dot and Mae have a gift for you!

They’ve made you several pages for you to color! If you look up at the top of the website you will see a link called COLORING PAGES. Just click on that and it will lead you to a page loaded with pictures for you to download, print and color!

The pictures are PDFs. If you don’t have Acrobat Reader click on this link and you can download it for free.

To get to the page you want to color, click on the link underneath the picture (or on the picture itself) and it will open up a new window with the picture in a full size version that is ready to print. The images may take a little bit to open, so be patient!

Stay cool and have fun!

If you have any problems with the files, drop us a note and we will try to help you with it!

Gorillas and Ducks

Today, Dot and Mae went to visit a friend of theirs named Chip. He is a cute little gorilla that lives in the houseplant jungle clear on the other side of the living room (in case you ever want to visit him yourself, you know where he lives).


Chip is a really sweet gorilla, and he’s been feeling a little down lately so Dot and Mae wanted to go cheer him up. Continue reading



Hello everyone! Are you full of spring fever? Dot and Mae are! They’ve seen lots of butterflies lately, popping out of cocoons and flitting all about the new daffodils and fresh green grass! Butterflies are so beautiful and so easily startled that they fly away. Dot and Mae decided to make some so that they could enjoy having butterflies around all the time! Continue reading



Dot and Mae love jars because jars can hold so many interesting things. You just never know what you might find in a jar. Oh sure, some jars have the usual stuff like peanut butter, or candles, or cookies – but some jars hold all sorts of treasure! Do you keep your treasure in a jar? Continue reading

Birds of a Feather


Hello Dear Readers, Dot and Mae love birds. They love to watch them fly about, so busy building nests and looking for bugs to eat. There are so many different kinds of birds, too. They come in all different sizes and colors – some of them sing such lovely songs! Spring is great time for bird watching. Dot and Mae always look for a Robin in March or April – that means that Spring has arrived! Hurray! Continue reading

Scherenschnitte ….wha?


Dot and Mae have a really big word for you today . . . Scherenschnitte . . . whew! What could that mean? Dot and Mae’s friend, a little cat named Nixie came by to tell them all about it. Scherenschnitte is a German word for a type of papercutting. Here is how it is described on one website: Continue reading

Why doncha’ take a picture?


Do you like to take pictures? Dot and Mae do. They like to have pictures of all their friends so they have something to look at and remember all their good times. They also like to look at pictures of themselves and of their friends when they were babies so they can see how much everyone has changed over time. It’s also fun to take pictures of flowers and trees and clouds and pets – you never know what kinds of things you will find that are beautiful or interesting. This is Dot and Mae sitting on a very old camera, but just because a camera is old doesn’t mean you can’t take good pictures with it. You will have to try a camera out before you know what kind of pictures it’s going to take. Continue reading

Little Worlds


Today, Dear Readers, Dot and Mae are eager to work in the garden! They love to plant seeds and watch flowers grow – it’s such a magical thing to put the little seed in the dirt and water it, then slowly watch the little sprout grow and finally bloom! Dot and Mae love all kinds of flowers. What kinds do you like? The photo above shows Dot and Mae with some Hollyhock seeds that Big Girl Gabriella helped harvest last year. When these seeds get planted they will grow all different shades of pink Hollyhock flowers like the ones below. Continue reading

Nature Journal

Hello Dear Readers, Dot and Mae are so excited about spring! They are seeing little buds on the branches of trees and bushes, they have even seen their first robins! We all know that when you see your first robin, you know spring is on its way! HURRAY! A fun and interesting thing to do during spring is to take a nature walk – which is really just a walk where you take some time to notice all the beautiful and interesting things around you. Dot and Mae love to go for walks – you never know what you might see! When you are walking, look down at all the habitats that are right under your feet! Look under rocks and leaves – you’ll find bugs and worms and all sorts of creatures!


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