Show us your art, and help Save A Heart!

save a heart - call for artists facebookWe have big plans in store for this year’s annual Save A Heart celebration, and we need your help!

Part of this year’s celebration will be a one-of-a-kind art display and auction to raise funds for the important work made possible through our Save A Heart fund. Your Little Victor could be one of our featured artists!

To be considered for one of a limited number of selected artist roles, please email a sample of your child’s artwork to dawilkin@med.umich.edu by August 22. Please include the child’s full name, age, and up to 75 words about your child’s CHD journey. You can send a scanned in image of your child’s artwork or a photo of your child’s artwork.

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Coordination exercises for kids

Exercises to improve coordinationCoordination has a critical role in a child’s skill level in a number of activities as they grow and develop – ranging from performance in sports to academic performance and even attitudes about school and education.

You’ll find there are many ways to help your child refine his or her coordination skills in day to day activities, but there are also some ways to work on coordination that come in the form of fun activities!

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Camp Little Victors Recipe: Asian noodles with chicken

Asian noodles with chickenYour kids will love this slurpable specialty!

Noodles are always fun, and this recipe also gives you a way to work delicious summer vegetables into the menu.

Without too much mess or trouble, you can even get your kids involved in mixing up all the ingredients in this easy recipe for asian noodles with chicken from Rebecca Wauldron, Executive Chef at Busch’s Fresh Food Markets. 

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Flying marshmallows: DIY marshmallow shooter

Children have a natural curiosity. That’s one of the reasons why they are so attracted to science activities (even though they don’t usually know it’s science!).

This particular activity will feel like a game, but it is actually a great way to introduce your child to hands-on science, building things themselves, and experimenting. So, let’s get started!

DIY Marshmallow Shooter

DIY marshmallow launcher

Materials:

  • Plastic, disposable cups
  • Balloons
  • Mini marshmallows
  • Scissors
  • Rubber bands

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