Storytime

I’m thrilled to officially introduce you to my superhero son, Matt. He’s been part of this blog since it’s beginning with kids crafts, and a craft video as well. He’s my little bookworm and I’m happy to have him sharing reviews each month for some of his favorite books. I’m going to let him take […]

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We’re huge Dr. Seuss fans in this house – aren’t you? We love the over-the-top, zany worlds and characters that fill the pages of his books. Since Dr. Seuss’s birthday is coming up on March 2, we decided to turn ourselves into silly Seuss-inspired characters by making our own crazy paper hats. These wild hats […]

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We love to celebrate our storytime reading with fun crafts and activities to further our learning and exploration of our books. With Dr. Seuss’s birthday coming up on March 2nd, I’m highlighting 4 activities to craft for one of my favorite books, The Lorax. Here are 4 activities to celebrate The Lorax! 1. Truffula Tree […]

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You already know caterpillars are super cool creatures. Well, I spotted this over at the MT Spotlight by Evelyn of The Bottomsup Blog! She’s created this darling caterpillar clothespin to craft and celebrate Eric Carle’s The Very Hungry Caterpillar. The kids will love to make this little guy! Here are a few other story and craft […]

I have to say Jordan, my husband, is pretty good at storytelling. He gets very animated and his silly voices come out! There’s one funny Veggie Tales book we’ve been reading to our kids for years and each character has a different sounding voice. Jordan is really good at getting each character just right… Larry, […]

I love this idea for a series I found over at the M&T Spotlight. It’s a Virtual Book Club for Kids from The Educators’ Spin On it, Toddler Approved and Mommy and Me Book Club. Each month they will have a new author to talk about and all the fun books they’ve written to go with. […]

Gather the kids, it’s time for Make and Takes Reading Corner. I’m starting a new monthly series where we share some of our favorite children’s books. Today it’s all about our family favorites. Watch our latest video sharing what books we picked and what each one is about. And be sure to visit Make and Takes […]

Storybook Summer post by Katherine of Creative Playhouse I just want to say I’m thrilled to be guest posting here at Make and Takes! Its such a fantastic website. Although I rarely blog about them on my own blog, we love books in our family. My son Jake has shelves brimming with books and we love […]

We’ve been on a writing-kick lately, for homeschool.  Remember my A Fun Way to Encourage Handwriting post??  I’ve also raved about how great journals are for kids.  Yep, I’m still on one.  And, with Halloween coming up, my thoughts turned grim…well, gruesome.  My kids LOVE scary stories.  I think they’ve inherited my twisted mind.  So, […]

This giveaway is now closed. Thanks to all who entered. Congrats to #11 Sarah E. #42 Janelle, #76 Anne. Have fun finding out what happens in this final book!! Yes, it’s here! Can you believe it? The 5th and final book in the Fablehaven series is out today: Fablehaven: Keys to the Demon Prison, and […]

Timpanogos Storytelling Festival

by Marie on September 11, 2009

Can I just tell you how magical the Timpanogos Storytelling Fesitval was this last weekend? I’m sad to say that I had never been before and it’s practically in my back yard! This was the 20th year of the festival and it was absolutely fabulous. Here’s my kids enjoying the puppetry! I took my son […]

I’m happily now contributing a children’s storybook & activity once a month over at 5 Minutes for Books (they’re a sister site of 5 Minutes for Mom). Today I’m sharing one of my favorite Winter books, Is That You Winter?, along with a snowy activity for the kids. Come on over and play in the […]

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