A year and a half ago, we were stuck inside on a snow day. Katie and I got creative and turned one of her then-favorite books into a craft. We made our own Seymours, like the one in the book Can You See What I See?
One of the kids’ current favorite library books is Stick Man by Julia Donaldson. It tells the story of a man who is a stick and gets separated from his family by dogs (who chase sticks) and kids (who use sticks for snowmen arms) and dads (who use sticks for sand castle flag masts). It’s really a cute book.
While playing outside, the kids and I searched for some sticks that look like Stick Man. Jackson’s was tall and gangly. (And, yes, once Jackson gets his bicycle helmet on, it stays on for the remainder of the time we’re outside. Like a hat. He doesn’t like to take it off.)
Katie found a great stick that we turned into a Stick Lady Love (the Stick Man’s wife) by putting a leaf skirt on her.
It’s fun to make a book come to life!