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Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Halloween Cutouts

Halloween is almost here! The Aviator Owls have special cutouts just for you. Check out the site, here, and print as many of the free activities as you want! 

Thursday, September 24, 2015

A New Pumpkin-y Twist on an Old Favorite

Everyone knows about the awesome baking soda and vinegar volcanoes, but what if it were fall themed?

Things you'll need:
1. A pumpkin that you're happy to carve (preferably one that is not too big)
2. Carving utensils
3. Baking soda
4. Vinegar
5. Food coloring

So how does it work?

1. Carve your pumpkin. Make a scary face, a happy face, or even something that's not a face - it's whatever you want!
2. Put about 4 tablespoons of baking soda into the pumpkin
3. Add the food coloring
4. Add the vinegar
5. Watch the pumpkin erupt the vinegar and baking soda from it's mouth!

**Please note: this experiment will get messy. You may want to conduct it outside or on a drop cloth.

Have fun!

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Letters to Santa

Santa is so busy at the North Pole! But guess what? He's still looking for letters from you! If you want to send him one, check out this cool online letter! If you're lucky, he might even write back...

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

The Aviator Owls Save Christmas

Hello everyone! As you may or may not know, our new book, The Aviator Owls Save Christmas, is now available for purchase! It's extremely exciting because other than having a new book out, it means that we have a new cause to support. This book supports Toys for Tots. If you're looking for a great holiday gift, this should definitely be on the list!

Every book we sell supports a great cause, and this one is perfect for Toys for Tots because it features the five owls learning that giving up their own Christmas toys may be much more fulfilling than keeping them.

While this book supports Toys for Tots, we also support HALO Animal Rescue, First Book and The Halloween Helpers! If you'd like more information about any of our books or the charities they support, check out our site! (We also have free printable activities for kids there).

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Leaf Rubbings!

In honor of fall, I found a cool fall related project. I love fall leaves, so I added an image of the Aviator Owls playing in the leaves below.

But the project is a little more hands on. What you need to do is go find a leaf (or many), and get some paper and colored pencils and do a really fun rubbing with your kids! After you're finished you can go over the parts of the leaf with them. For a full tutorial, check out this site (where I pulled this activity from: kcedventures. Enjoy!

Monday, October 27, 2014

Aviator Owl Books Inc.

I have not posted on this blog for some time because I have a new blog, called Owl be the Author , where I keep people updated about my company, Aviator Owl Books Inc. Recently there has been a lot of activity on this blog, so I thought I would help some people out.

Aviator Owl Books has free printable kids activities (uploaded every Monday) and those can be found here. 

We also have a Pinterest set up and every day we add a few more kid friendly activities, holiday ideas, and more. You can find that here

If you are interested in our books, those can be found below. Updates on the books are posted on both my author blog and the Aviator Owl blog. Every book we sell donates 50% of the profit to a great cause or charity. We currently support First Book, HALO Animal Rescue and the Halloween Helpers. And if you'd like to follow me on twitter, you can at @saporcher. 

Buy it here!

Buy it here!

Buy it here!

Saturday, August 13, 2011

A Whole New Project

I am beginning a whole new project, and since I haven't used this blog in so long, I'm going to re-build it and begin to use it as a foundation for what's coming up next.

And what is that, you may ask? I'd love to begin to write books geared toward helping people. Either books that are built on certain themes, like love, hope and friendship or books where the proceeds go toward a goal. I already have two manuscripts started on themes of the environment, and I am beginning work on the illustrations.

But what does this have to do with Kids Daily Challenge? I am also considering a new series of books with only a manuscript or only illustrations. The point of these books will be for the kids to write or draw their own stories based on the half of the book that's finished. This will encourage kids everywhere to imagine their own stories.

These books will be sold online, so I need to think about the cheapest, but most professional print on demand publishing company before I can move forward. Please feel free to leave comments if you find this a good idea!