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Jean Potter

Jean Potter is an award-winning author and executive.  Her career includes:

  • classroom teacher
  • director of West Virginia Early Childhood Education Program
  • Deputy Assistant Secretary of Education for the U.S. Department of Education, Washington, D.C.
  • Assistant Secretary of Education for the U.S. Department of Education, Washington, DC.
  • Deputy Chief of Staff for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, D.C.
  • college instructor for various colleges and universities
  • member Commission on Presidential Scholars
  • House of Representatives District Office in West Virginia

Jean Potter is an award winning author of children's activity books. Her books include Science in Seconds for Kids: Over 100 Experiments You Can Do in Ten Minutes or Less, Nature in a Nutshell for Kids: Over 100 Activities You Can Do in Ten Minutes or Less, Science Arts: Discovering Science Through Art Experiences, and Snacktivities!: 50 Edible Activities for Parents and Children, Storybook Art, Global Art, and Cooking Art.

She has received numerous prestigious awards including Alumni of the Year at Edinboro University.

Jean is married to Thomas E. Potter. They are the parents of Christopher, Alexandria and Victoria - triplets.

Mrs. Potter resides in Charleston, West Virginia, and Seabrook Island, South Carolina.

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Praise for Snacktivities:

"Oh, the scrumptious snacks you can make with items you probably already have available in your kitchen! Abacus Waffles are not only a delicious treat, they teach counting skills as well. Is your little one opposed to broccoli? Try making Trees in Snow and you will have them asking for more! Smiley Snacks made from apples, peanut butter, and raisins not only taste yummy, but are sure to bring out the giggles! Fifty edible activities in all."

Georgia Family

"The ultimate snack adventure handbook."

The Daily Review, Hayward, CA

"With the help of this fun new book, you can learn how to turn all kinds of everyday ingredients into edible works of art. Snacktivities: 50 Edible Activities for Parents and Children is an easy to use activity book full of fifty hassle free ideas to make food fun for parents and kids."

Washington Families

"These recipes show kids how to turn broccoli and cottage cheese into a snowy forest and tortillas into snowflakes. By forcing kids to follow a recipe, Snacktivities encourages kids to slow down during snack time and appreciate the textures and tastes of a variety of foods. While kids are busy creating their snacks, they won't even notice they're turning healthy food into fun food."

—Our Kids Atlanta

"Food becomes an edible adventure for children and parents in Snacktivities by MaryAnn Kohl and Jean Potter. Five Monster Face Salads, Sail Boat Eggs, Erupting Lava Apples and Bunny Pears—the book offers 50 simple step-by-step recipes parents can make with their children. And all recipes are just as edible as they are fun."

Lincoln Journal Star

Praise for Global Art:

"This book would be a great resource for teachers or others who work extensively with children. Parents who enjoy participating in craft projects with their children may also find inspiration here."

—Grand Prairie News

"This 190-page book makes geography, culture and history real for school-age children through direct experience by crafting multi-cultural art from around the world."

—Friends of the Earth

"Global Art combines the fun and creativity of art with the mysteries of history, the lure of geography and the diversity of the cultures of the world."

—Jewish Journal


Books by Jean Potter

Global Art
4 Stars
Price: $16.95
Cooking Art
4 Stars
Price: $19.95
4 Stars
Price: $9.95

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