Book Review – must read FRIENDSHIP books

frienship books

The Selfish Crocodile By Faustin Charels and Michael Terry Our copy of The Selfish Crocodile somehow ended up hiding under a bed.  We just found it. . . perfect timing!  In this fun book a grumpy crocodile won't let any other animals near the river.  One day a small animal comes to his rescue.  Did he change his ways?  You'll have to read it to find out. My Buddy, Slug By Jarrett J. Kreseczka My Buddy, Slug takes a great look at friendship.  It's not always wonderful, and sometimes feelings get hurt.  It even addresses the loss of a friend who has moved away.  Bravo Jarrett J. Kreseczka, this one's a winner in my book!  Visit Continue Reading

Writing a FRIENDSHIP poem

friendship poems

What more lovely subject is there, than friendship, to begin poetry?  I will admit, begrudgingly, that I really messed up the delivery on this friendship poem activity.  What should have been a very easy short thing, turned into 4 days of torture.  So I will list for you what I should have done, and then just to show that I am a good sport. . .I'll tell you what I actually did. what you need: a pen ~ paper For this activity, simplicity is the key.  Start off by talking to your kids about what it means to be a friend.  How do you know when someone is your friend?  How do your friends know that you are their friend?  Talk about the people Continue Reading

FRIENDSCAPE play mats; an art activity that becomes a toy

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Are you ready?  This is going to be a long one. . .but trust me it'll be worth it!  What better way to kick off friendship week than with our friends.  Of course around here we call them cousins.  You'll see their little hands popping up in projects from time to time so let me introduce you. There's Little M (Madison) on the far left, from there Big M (Michael), S (Skylar), TL (Taylor), and TJ (Tristyn).  I'm sure if you've been reading my posts you are not surprised that Little M had other plans than smiling for the camera. . .but at least she stayed in her seat right?!?!  And now for the activity. This one is a two parter.  I did them on Continue Reading