Try this clever summer idea from to get wee ones outside and active. Float these darling avocado boats on a stream or pool. Have races to see which boat is the fastest. Which is the most beautiful, and which can stand the wild whirlpool or other splashing event kids can imagine.
Avocado Boat Craft is from Emma at Kid's Craft Room
Supplies For Avocado Boat
Use colored craft sticks, or paint your own with water colors, then cut out sails from origami paper (or whatever paper is handy). Add drops of glue (from low temp glue gun) to secure sails to each side of stick, then let mast and sail set.
Meanwhile scoop out avocado, dry shell, then add a drop of glue and place your stick-sail onto waiting avocado; hold until glue sets. Sing a sea chanty while you wait.
As I was out walkin' down Paradise street,
Way, hey, blow the man down!
A pretty young damsel I chanced for to meet,
Give me some time to blow the man down!
As January flips over to February, I can see movement in my publishing goals. The main goal, of course is getting my books OUT THERE where I hope they bring joy and/or fun learning to children! I adore kids. I adore their honesty, innocence, and their bravery. Could you imagine going back to first grade, fidgeting in your tiny wooden seat?
Soon to be out! OH SO QUIET! by Lindsey Craig and Daniel Dunkley.
The idea for this book came to me while hiking at dusk in an ancient forest--very near the dreaded vampire zone--Forks, Washington. And boy was it quiet! So quiet your breath scares you...and your footsteps...and did that shadow just move???
Don't you love Limbo Land?! That place of endless grouchiness while waiting endlessly for something...something you're sure you gotta have, though not sure what it is. Scowling is a must in Limbo Land. I scowl at the computer, at my husband, at the mail, and definitely out the window at the grey limbo weather. Limbo Land is like being a toddler on the verge of a tantrum. And what do Limbo-lubbers and two-year-olds have in common? They feel they have no control. Argh!
Hallelujah! One of my children's books is almost ready for print: OH SO QUIET! This is the not-so-quiet story about two boys camping in the dark and scary forest. Check out Daniel Dunkley's gorgeous illustrations. His work is fluid, as well as brilliantly colored. Daniel lives in the rolling hills of Scotland. May we create many books together!