Royal Activities

Do you have a little princess of your own who likes to play with crafts AND read books? Then this week is going to be right up your alley, and there won’t be a single crystal-blue-sparkle in sight! Well, maybe one or two sparkles…

1) TP Roll Castle

 

 

2) A slew of activities for The Worst Princess (another great princess book!)

 

3) Shields for The Knight and the Dragon

 

 

4) Paper Bag Crowns

 

5) Or if you’re feeling a bit more fairie… Paper Bag Tiaras

 

Happy crafting!
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Kids Nook Reads: Cave Baby

When my mom was a little girl, her slightly taller twin sister would get down on her knees and color on the wall. Of course since it was right at my mom’s eye level she would always be the one getting in trouble. Pretty creative thinking on my aunt’s part, huh?

Today’s story is about another mischievous child who likes to get creative with the home decor. Meet Cave Baby by Julia Donaldson.

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by Julia Donaldson
Illustrated by Emily Gravett

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Little Tiger Picks Up

Every wonder how a little Tiger picks up his room? Pretty much the same way as the rest of us do, only it’s a little bit more fun.

After we told the story of the Little Tiger who has to pick up his messes, we exercised our own powers of cleanliness.  First things first: playing!

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But at the end of every play time, it’s time to clean up!

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If anything is dirty, then it’s our duty to make sure it’s nice and shiny before we put it away.

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Of course we have to clean up all the balls on the ground… after going through the tunnel!

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Do you guys have any fun clean up games? Let us know!

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The Three Little Sheep (a Reworking of The Three Little Pigs)

Happy Tuesday everyone! This week I want to tell you about our newest Sensory Story at Kids Nook, the Three Little Sheep. The Three Little Sheep is a re-working of the classic story The Three Little Pigs. Since we’re in Istanbul, Turkey, a predominantly Muslim country, we wanted a way to share this great story in a way that was a little less haram 😉

The good news: it didn’t matter whether it was sheep or pigs, the kids loved the story! They even got to make their own little houses for all the sheep! We made some houses out of straw, then out of sticks…

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But when that didn’t work to protect the little sheep, we decided to roll up our sleeves and get some real work done with bricks and “mortar”.

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The houses looked so great, and the kids were so proud of the work they’d done!

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And just like that, the sheep are safe at home. Phew! What hard work!

How would you guys make houses for the little sheep? Let us know in the comments below!

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Buttons for Pete

This week at Kids Nook we told another groovy tale of Pete the Cat, our favorite cool cat. After learning about his faaaavorite shirt, and it’s four groovy buttons that keep getting away, we decided to help Pete find his buttons and never lose them again!

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Once we gave Pete back his buttons, we thought it would be nice for us to make a him a Big Colorful Button! We used our paintbrushes…

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And even our fingers!

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Pretty cool huh? Join us next Monday for a look at how we re-imaged the story of the Three Little Pigs into something a little more Istanbul friendly 🙂 And remember: keep on singing!

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Dinosaur Roar!

This weekend was a dinosaur weekend! Which, of course, means it was the best weekend ever!  After reading one of our favorite books, Dinosaur Roar!, we made homes for our dinosaurs with our kinetic sand and neon glasses!

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Don’t forget to feed them!

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The dinosaurs had so much fun, they even gave us a big ole kiss!

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Thanks for playing everyone! See you next week!

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Are You Ready… For a BEAR HUNT?

Every time we tell this story to the kids, I make sure to warn them: Bear Hunting means getting messy, and it might get a little dangerous. But that’s okay, because we all have our moms with us right?

First we have to go through the icky dirt…bh6
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Then we go through the dark forest!

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Until we find… A BEAR!!!!

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Take good care of him, okay guys? The bear is just grumpy from being woken up after all!

Happy Hunting friends!

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