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    Cardboard Tube Penguin with Woolly Hat

    Are you looking for a fun craft to make with your children for Book Week? These cardboard tube penguins, were inspired by one of this year’s CBCA, shortlisted Picture Books, “Frank’s Red Hat,” written and illustrated by Sean Avery. “Frank is a penguin with ideas. Mostly terrible ones. That’s why his fellow penguins are nervous when he shows them his strange new creation. Something they’d never seen or expected to see in their cold and colourless Antarctic world — a red hat.” I just love this book and can’t wait to share it with my students. “Frank’s Red Hat” is a story about never giving up on your passions, as…

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    Paper Cup Frog Craft

    Are you looking for a fun craft to make with your children for Book Week? These paper cup frogs, were inspired by one of this year’s CBCA, shortlisted Early Childhood Books, “Snap!,” written and illustrated by Anna Walker. The frogs also double as a fun cup and ball game, just add string and a pom pom, to start the fun! “Tap, tap tap … Frog thinks there’s no one else in the forest, but you never know what’s just around the corner …“Celebrated creator Anna Walker, invites us to hear with our eyes as we follow frog on a rollicking escapade in this pitch-perfect pre-school soundscape.” “Snap!” by Anna Walker is such…

  • Book Week Display 2023 Read, Grow, Inspire | A Few Small Adventures
    Children's Books,  Read

    Book Week Display 2023 | Read, Grow, Inspire

    Looking for some Book Week display inspiration? Here is the display I created for this year’s theme “Read, Grow, Inspire.” The display features a life-size tree made from cardboard boxes and papier mache. It has an Enchanted Woods vibe, with a fairy house hidden inside. The students just love searching for the fairy. The display also doubles as a photo booth. During Book Week students will be able to step inside the display and have their photos taken. I then display the photos on the TV in the library. The students love seeing their photos and sharing them with their friends. The photos look fantastic when they are in their…