The Gruffalo for the virtual book club book of the month

15 March 2013
Well tomorrow we will be reading The Gruffalo for Family Fun Night. I found all kinds of great activities and yummy foods to go with the theme.

I made dirt cups to represent the snake in the book. I have bourbon chicken to represent the fox (roasted fox), and for the owl honey bbq wings. Then there is chocolate covered raisins to represent the mouse (mouse poop). My son is super excited about tomorrow.

I will post pictures of the meal, and some of the activities that we have planned such as finger puppets for my son to act the book out as I read it to him and then we will watch the movie.  I will see about finding the printable activities and the links that go with them. 

I am so excited about tomorrow I don't know who is more excited me, my son or my hubby!

 http://pinterest.com/arellanop/the-gruffalo/
 http://www.eslprintables.com/reading_worksheets/tales_and_stories/the_gruffalo/
 http://www.funfindsforfamilies.com/free-gruffalo-printable-activity-sheets/
 http://www.thecolouringpages.com/the-gruffalo-colouring-pages/
http://kidsfunreviewed.com/the-gruffalo-coloring-pages/
 

Virtual Book Club for Kids

06 March 2013

 Super excited about this for my son! Each month there is a new author to read from and coordinating activities and this goes great with the newest post about Family Fun night!

So on March 18, 2013 the author is Author Julia Donaldson. My son loved the book the Gruffalo alot! There are many books she's done and I will probably check out 2-3 of these books read them first and then theme the meal and snacks according to the books I get.

I am super excited to not only share this idea with you all but at the same we can teach our children the fine appreciation of reading and help them remember the fun things we did with them so when they have children the tradition gets passed on.

To see other works by Julia Donaldson I will be enclosing a link to amazon so you too may join the fun. Happy Family Fun Night!

Julia Donaldson 


Family Fun Night


So lately I've been thinking and got hubby to agree to this as well...I'm tired of family night only consisting of movie and popcorn. There has to be, well something more! With this thought hubby is questioning what I am planing for the family and how much....me being crafty and pinterest happy knew that there are ways for us to have fun without it always costing $$$$.

So I created a board on pinterest and it's just that Family Fun Night! It will be either Friday or Saturday and that mean no TV (unless it's a movie we are watching) and let the fun and themed meals begin.

There are so many great options for families to get out have fun or heck bring the fun indoors when the weather isn't all that great. I can't wait to art nights where I get to introduce an artist, their works and let my son have at it and draw whatever it is he sees and have food that match the artists and the country they are from....such great times I see ahead for us.

So I will be inclosing the link to my Family Fun Night Pinterest board have fun and oh btw I am always pining something.

http://pinterest.com/armymommaof2/family-fun-night/