It’s back to school time… a time for new routines, new faces and new places. For little ones leaving familiar surroundings this can bring anxiety and tears – a heartbreaking experience for both children and their parents.
According to Mary Jo Ciani-Gaddie, a child therapist with 10 years experience in school counseling, “An image bracelet is exactly what students need to make the transition from home to school a little easier. The image bracelet serves two purposes, it provides one- on-one time while creating the bracelets, but more importantly it provides a wonderful opportunity to tell a story about what their school day will look like. Transitions are always easier for children when they know what to expect. Bracelets can start with a picture of a school bus, add an image of a teacher, a desk or students working, then put in a picture of mom or dad, lunch time, recess, pictures of siblings, grandparents or pets, rest time, story time, and a school bell to indicate the end of the day.
Children love stories and this story can be about a magical bracelet that only the bravest children wear to school. This works far better than a blanket, stuffed animal, or even pictures that are difficult to handle. The image bracelet is the perfect way for your little one to feels your hugs all day long…right around their wrist!”
Celebrate Friendship Day 2015! Because we humans are social creatures, we have always valued the importance of friends in our lives. So let’s celebrate on Sunday, August 2: Friendship Day! We all have friends that have been around forever, but how long have we celebrated Friendship Day? For 80 years, as a matter of fact. […]
Are you cut out for crafting? 1. Do you like to get your hands messy? If so, then crafing with paints or glue is perfect for you! If not, stick to making friendship bracelets or coloring with crayons and colored pencils! 2. Do you like colorful things? Use your favorite colors in your crafts! 3. Do you like […]
It’s Father’s Day! Father’s Day is right around the corner and we have some awesome craft ideas! Show Dad you care with a gift from the heart. A great idea is to make him a book mark with his favorite colors, or even his favorite sports team’s colors! Choose a friendship bracelet pattern here. […]
Photo credit: Erica 6 Facts About Friendship Bracelets 1. Friendship bracelets have been around for centuries and were originated in Central America. There are even some records dating them back over 200 years B.C. from China. That’s mind-blowing! 2. As tradition goes, one gives a friendship bracelet to someone who has a wish. They then […]
There are a million reasons to thank someone and with the school year ending, some very deserving “thank-yous” go to our teachers. I mean, without teachers, there wouldn’t be school. And if there wasn’t school, there wouldn’t be a summer vacation! Gifts are tokens of one’s feelings and should be given often. With that […]
We’re excited to honor our troops this Memorial Day! In the midst of the BBQs, cookouts, games and fun, don’t forget to say a prayer for our troops or participate in a moment of silence for those who have sacrificed their lives for our freedom. We’ve come up with some ways you can sport […]
#TBT In honor of Throwback Thursday, we wanted to share our memory with you! It’s hard to believe this was 5 years ago. It all started with My Friendship Bracelet Maker, and now, we have over 20 award-winning products in our line! We couldn’t have done it without YOU! Do you love one of our […]
If you’re trying to think of some creative ways to say goodbye to your classmates for the summer, try out these crafty ideas! 1. Make them a friendship bracelet! For decades, friendship bracelets have been a symbol of faith, love and true friendship. Traditionally, the bracelet is worn until it falls off and when […]
5 Fun Facts About Ladybugs 1. Ladybugs aren’t always red with black spots. They can be pink, gray, orange, brown, and yellow. A lot of people think you can tell the age of a ladybug by how many spots they have. However, this is not true. The spots of a ladybug have nothing […]
Friends are such an important part of life. They’re a shoulder to cry on, a companion to share adventures with and a source to confide in. The friends we make when we’re young are a huge part in molding who we are in adulthood. They influence who we are and directly affect who we will […]
Did you know that April Fool’s Day, also known as All Fool’s Day, dates back to Renaissance times? It’s not a holiday but is recognized as a day of jest in many different countries including the United Kingdom, United States, Poland, Canada, India, Australia and Brazil. Each country has their own take on just […]
We’re all about St. Patty’s Day around here! The shamrocks are sparkling, green jello is in the fridge and of course, we’re on a fantastic search for our pots of gold. We’ve been working hard on our St. Patty’s Day crafts, too! Check out this awesome shamrock pattern you can make with My […]