Families Create!

Please join us for a new monthly blog carnival focusing on families and creativity. Read below for details and for upcoming themes – we have a whole year planned!

Your co-hosts are Dionna at Code Name: Mama and Mandy at Living Peacefully with Children.

So what is the “Families, Create!” Monthly Make and Play Carnival?

Families, Create! is a blog carnival with a purpose: we want your family to get creative and have fun! Each month we will have a theme, things like “Heroes and Heroines,” “Fantasy,” and “Weird and Wonderful” (see below for a complete list of 2011’s monthly themes). You will craft a post (or 2 or 3) around one of those themes.

What will your post consist of? You are only limited by your imagination! You can create a handmade craft that embodies the qualities of the post (publish pictures and/or a tutorial!). You can write a story using the theme as inspiration. Your family can act out a story (we will have a handy list of on-topic books for you each month that you can use or ignore, as you desire).

All we ask is that 1) you and your family create something that goes along with the theme; and 2) you post about it sometime during the month.

Each month you will publish one or more posts on the theme no later than the last day of the month. You will submit your post’s details on our webform. And after we have compiled the links and sent you an email with a little html blurb, you will edit your carnival post(s) to add that blurb. For extra blogger love and good karma, you will comment on a few of your fellow bloggers’ posts and tell them how creative they are.

Sound easy? It is!

2011 Monthly Themes :
January: Cuddle Up
February: Heroes and Heroines
March: Animals
April: Fantasy
May: Characters
June: Adventure
July: Swashbucklers
August: Weird and Wonderful
September: Friends and Family
October: Phizzwizzers
November: Rhymes and Verse
December: Favorite Books

Check out January’s call for creative submissions here.

If you have questions: Please leave a comment or contact us: CodeNameMama {at} gmail.com and LivingPeacefullyWithChildren {at} gmail.com

Our Family Creates! from Code Name: Mama and Living Naturally With ChildrenShow off: If you are a participant or supporter and want our button to put in your sidebar, grab this code and proclaim to the blogosphere that your family creates!

Grab the code:

<a href=”http://livingpeacefullywithchildren.wordpress.com/families-create/”><img title=”Families Create Button” src=”http://livingpeacefullywithchildren.files.wordpress.com/2011/01/families-create-button.jpg” alt=”” width=”125″ height=”125″ /></a>

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