Ready for the next selection in our summer book club?
I chose one of my all time favorite books off of our home book
shelf....by one of our favorite authors,Lynne Cherry
Now, if you are not lucky enough to own this book,
go get it out of your library, but I have to tell you,
you are going to want to keep it.
We have groundhogs here in New Jersey,also called woodchucks,
in our yard in fact, and I sure wish someone would teach ours to
grow his own, instead of eating mine.lol
This week we will be making a book mark for our summer reading club.
I will be using this pattern for a Groundhog book mark.
but feel free to go all crafty and do something like this instead.
I will also have Princess spending time out in our garden drawing
what's growing out there this week, as well as some of the wildlife,
so feel free to expand on this idea as much as you want.If the arts/crafts stuff doesn't do it for your child, how about appealing to their little scientist, I know they've got one in them.
Perhaps, you can have your children save seeds from whatever you are harvesting from
your home garden right now.
Please remember, this is not a competition. This is about sharing books
with our children and having a little fun while we do it. If you just want to read
the book together, that is fine too. So jump in, read the book, do the craft, and eat a a snack.
Take pictures of how it looks in your corner of the world, and link back here on Wednesday.
Our snack, or Plate portion this week will be a zucchini muffin
We have way more zucchini than I can remember in a long time, and
I need to cook them, but Princess L-O-V-E-S them.
I often take any recipe for a muffin, and add zucchini or other veg
to it..they never go to waste. I shred my zucchini and freeze in containers for during the winter
when I can add them to almost anything I am cooking for her, and of course more muffins!My legal department (The Law Offices of Mouserman and Meowerstein),
insists that I put another disclaimer here:
I AM NOT A PROFESSIONAL, PLEASE TRY THIS AT HOME!
PLEASE DO NOT FORGET..THERE IS STILL TIME TO ENTER
THE JUMPSTART GIVEAWAY Princess will be pulling a name out
of her hat on Monday July 20th as soon as she wakes up.
That means you lovely readers have until midnight NJ time (EST)
To leave a comment here or on the post about it, telling me you want it.
You can also write a blog post about the giveaway, linking back here
and let me know you did so, or become a "fan" of Jump Start on Facebook.
Please let me know if you do any of the above..you get an entry for each one.
Good Luck..I just know your children will enjoy the new virtual world they have created
as much as Princess does.