Playful Picks (May 9, 2011)

by Amy on May 8, 2011

Happy Monday! I hope all you mamas had a fabulous Mother’s Day. One of my girls is under-the-weather, but I enjoyed a relaxing day at home. I even fit in some fun sewing time, just for me.

Enjoy this week’s picks!

Quote of the Week

Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished. {Lao Tzu}

Fun Activities & Projects

Thumbprint Rock Magnets :: paint cut paste

Guess the Object Crayon Rubbings :: The Artful Parent

Fruit Boats :: Cooking With My Kid

Fun With {Flowers} :: Katherine Marie Photography

What We’re Reading

Lady Lollipop by Dick King-Smith is one of our favorite recent read-aloud chapter books. We fell in love with the clever pig Lollipop and her equally-clever keeper, Johnny Skinner, as they taught spoiled Princess Penelope about manners, patience, and friendship.

This is a well-written, funny, and engaging read – highly recommended!

Another fun read with a pig as the main character is Welcome to the Bed & Biscuit by Joan Carris. The girls loved this book – talking animals with unique personalities, lots of humor, and a little bit of mystery made it an enjoyable read-aloud.

This is also a good beginner chapter book for independent reading. We are looking forward to reading the next two books in the series: Wild Times at the Bed & Biscuit and Magic at the Bed & Biscuit.

Creative Products

Spark an interest in storytelling with these fun products:

Mystery in the Forest Story Cards :: eeBoo (pictured)

Rory’s Story Cubes :: Gamewright

Sequoia Tree Finger Puppet Set :: Folkmanis

Kids Story Maker :: Magnetic Poetry

Have a wonderful week!

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