The Fick family followed the clues, enjoyed a letterboxing day and found Keri Smith’s This is NOT a Book at Lake Spring Park in Salem,VA! Way to go, Guys! We know you will enjoy the book. I know the Donahue’s did!
Come out tomorrow night from 7:30 - 8:30 or so for a little late night KIVA adventuring [...]
Nearly finished with our week of activities based on the fantastic books by Keri Smith. Today’s adventure has too parts. First, you must start at www.letterboxing.org. Search for boxes in Virginia. Search for boxes close to Roanoke or Salem. Look for Crazy Eight at Lake Spring Park. Follow those directions to find the starting spot [...]
Thanks so much for the five families who came out yesterday for the Keri Smith inspired Scavenger Hunt of Salem, VA! We had a wonderful time tromping around town. Thanks also to the fantastic merchants and librarians who were so kind to our group yesterday.
45 items were on the list.
Teamwork paid off for the group [...]
Finding that planning spontaneous art takes a little longer than I thought. Not so much the brainstorming. Try it. The more you think about creating art, the easier it is to think of arty things to do. The problem is that it is so addictive. I found myself at the Salem Library twice today, working [...]
Inspired by the poetry of Shel Silverstein, the books of Keri Smith and the music of Billy Jonas (Who’s gonna make our music? We’re gonna make our music.), the KIVA kids took to the stage! Details and sounds coming soon.
Longwood Park’s new music stage came alive yesterday. Just needed a little band, a little imagination and [...]
Several months ago, the local Blockbusters disappeared. Overnight. Empty or half-empty stores remain. The sidewalks, once bustling with the feet of many, are mostly quiet and empty. One such sidewalk is left standing beside our favorite local Starbucks. Reading Keri Smith’s book, This is Not a Book, we were inspired to turn this quiet sidewalk [...]
Coming home today from an 8 hour road trip. Back seated with our littlest one. Napped for a good part, so did he. While he napped, I caught up on some lovely listening through a wonderful downloadable tribute album for the late, yet still amazing Mr. Jack Rose. Also got a chance to dig into [...]
Now that we are all settled in for the evening, I wanted to write to you and thank you for your kind comments regarding our adventures this week. It is our goal to encourage you to spend some family time together. Kidsadventuring.org is our place to share the neat tools and ideas that we have [...]
Inspired by ideas from Family Fun Night, the kids and I went for a “field trip” to Grandin Gardens, our local community garden. We wanted to get some ideas for our own garden. Specifically, we were looking for ideas for growing our own dinner. We walked around Grandin Gardens, looking at their vegetable gardens and [...]
One of my favorite parts of the book, Family Fun Night, is based on volunteering as a family. Most of you know how important volunteering is to the Donahues. We try to set up KIVA family volunteer events two or three times a year. We have gained so much by giving back to our community, [...]