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12 Months of Literary Activities: Lord of the Flies

Lord of the Flies activities include history and science reading extensions and a Tissue Paper Parachute craft for kids. Part of 12 Months of Literary Activities.

Lord of the Flies.   Just wow.  Such a deep look at human nature.

Yeah, most people save it for high school at the earliest.  And it’s totally okay if you do that for your kids.  It’s a little scary to contemplate what goes on with a bunch of 6-12 year old boys when they’re left to their own devices.  It makes us think about our own base instincts and what might happen to us if we were in the same situation.

So maybe it should wait till middle school.  But you know me.  I don’t believe in reading levels.  If you think your kids are old enough for the themes and some of the plot line, then read it with them.  It provides such fantastic opportunities to discuss behavior and how we should treat other people.
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A Little Princess Power Never Hurts

Early Chapter Book Review: PJ Larue's The Mystic Princesses and the Whirlpool features princess power your daughters can admire that won't make you cringe

Getting to be part of Multicultural Children’s Book Day is not only an honor for me, it’s a great way to find new books to bring to you.

And you know that’s my favorite thing ever.

So when I was offered the chance to get at PJ LaRue’s Mystic Princesses books, I dove right in.

There’s a pun there.  You’ll get it later.
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Story Time: 10 Gulab Jamuns

Story Time: 10 Gulab Jamuns includes fun picture book reading extensions to celebrate Multicultural Children's Book Day with your kids. Includes a free math printable, a craft tutorial for making a traditional Indian door hanging, and the recipe for gulab jamuns, an Indian treat

Multicultural Children’s Book Day is one of my favorite days of the year.  I love reading diverse books with my boys.  Introducing them to other cultures through books is one of the best ways I know to encourage tolerance and acceptance.  And tolerance and acceptance rock.

If you’re looking for good books to read for MCBD on January 27, I’ve got the goods.  (You know I love ya.)

Make sure and check out the Story Times for If You Were Me and Lived in the American West, If You Were Me and Lived in Ancient Mali, and If You Were Me and Lived in Ancient China , but right now let’s have fun with 10 Gulab Jamuns.
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Story Time: Trick or Treat Smell My Feet

Trick or Treat Smell My Feet activities for kids to do along with the picture book by Diane deGroat

This story.

I love Trick or Treat, Smell My Feet by Diane de Groat because it teaches lessons, sure,  but mostly I love how autumn-y it is. The background of each page is even shades of yellow and orange.  It pushes my happy buttons, I ain’t gonna lie.

Halloween, as you know, is my favorite-ist holiday.  Mostly because it happens in autumn, and the decorations are all those wonderful tones of red, orange, and yellow that get my blood pumping, but also because of costumes and treats and ghost stories.
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