“I don’t know what to write!” Have you ever heard this before? I’m guessing you have. So, how can we help young writers when they are stuck for inspiration? It’s time to try these Idea Jar activities! ABOUT THE BOOK The idea jar is where students keep their ideas—anything from a Viking to a space robot to a giant dragon…. Read More
When kids must decide who goes first, they often turn to a quick game of Rock Paper Scissors. But have you ever wondered how that game got started? Drew Daywalt and Adam Rex teamed up to offer a humorous take on the game. Here are a few activities to pair with The Legend of Rock, Paper, Scissors. About The Book… Read More
Throughout our lives we are faced with many changes. Change can be good, but it isn’t always easy. It involves taking risks and being open to new possibilities. Don’t Be Afraid to Drop by Julia Cook shows kids how keeping an open mind and taking on a positive perspective can help us step outside of our comfort zone. I want to… Read More
On Christmas Eve, many families leave cookies and treats for Santa and the reindeer. Have you ever imagined what might happen if Santa ate too many cookies and treats? Santa’s Stuck by Rhonda Gowler Greene does just that. Here are a few free activities you can pair with this story. About Santa’s Stuck This playful picture book answers the age-old… Read More
Aaaarrgghh! Spider! is a short and sweet story about a spider who finds a family. Here are a few activities you can pair with the book.
How long can you sit still before you feel the urge to move? Chances are it’s longer than most kids can. And some children just can’t sit still no matter how hard they try. So how can we help those kids? Whenever I can, I like to share a book that kids can relate to AND learn from. Julia Cook… Read More