Thursday, October 31, 2013
Monday, October 28, 2013
Sunday, October 27, 2013
Here are some videos the Z-kids have made over the years on their book review blog Bookie Woogie:
Grace Lin's "Where the Mountain Meets the Moon"
Lloyd Alexander's "The Black Cauldron"
Arnold Lobel's "Frog and Toad"
A behind the scenes look at the making of "Frog and Toad"
Here's Isaac's original free-styling harmonica score for "Frog and Toad":
And here's their newest: a mashup of E.B. White's "Charlotte's Web" and Spider-Man
Saturday, October 26, 2013
Here are a few favorite pieces of artwork that the kids have recently shared at their other blog Bookie Woogie:
by Gracie, inspired by "Ollie the Purple Elephant"
by Isaac, inspired by "Blue Chicken"
by Elijah, inspired by "The Prairie Thief"
by Gracie, inspired by "Fashion Kitty"
by Lily, inspired by "The Monstore"
by Isaac, inspired by "Grandpa Green"
by Lily, inspired by "Grandpa Green"
by Gracie, inspired by "Creepy Monsters, Sleepy Monsters"
by Elijah, inspired by "Giant Dance Party"
by Gracie, inspired by "The Watcher"
Stop by Bookie Woogie for lots of book related fun!
Thursday, October 24, 2013
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Thursday, August 29, 2013
Tuesday, August 27, 2013
It's the 400th post on Chicken Nugget Lemon Tooty! And in sticking with tradition, today I'm sharing just a few cards from our full-to-bursting Packs of Family Trading Cards.
"Family Trading Cards? What are those?" you might ask. Years ago -- 7 or 8 years perhaps -- our family started making our own Trading Cards and swapping them amongst ourselves. And we still do it to this day.
Here's how it works: every so often, Dad cuts up paper into uniform rectangles and hands out 5 or 6 blank cards to each member of the family. The cards can then be filled with anything. Absolutely anything. No rules. All the completed cards get returned to Dad who shuffles them and randomly passes them back out. And the trading begins! It's fun and furious as everyone scrambles to wheel and deal for the day's favorites. It gets quite competitive.
Everyone has their own pack of cards they've collected over the years, all of which by now contain hundreds upon hundreds of cards. They are highly treasured. And it's always fun to shuffle through the collections to see how everyone's drawing skills have developed over the years.
Here is a sampling of recent cards we've created:
This is the 6th time I've shared a peek into our Trading Card packs. If you'd like to see all the Trading Card posts, just click: HERE