Thursday, June 14, 2007

Here there be DRAGONS!

I'm not a big fantasty fan (just not my taste!) but I have to say that there are a lot of great picture books that have a dragon theme or plot. So many, in fact, that I had an incredibly hard time picking out which ones to read. Poor me, right? Here are those that passed the cut, as well as how else we filled our time:

1) The Paper Bag Princess by Robert Munsch. (A CLASSIC!)
2) There's No Such Thing as a Dragon by Jack Kent (The kids loved the part where the dragon picks up the house and runs down the street in it.


Activity: Turned off the lights in the library, gave the kids child-sized lanterns, and had them go on a "dragon hunt" where they discovered 2 of the library's stuffed dragons hiding in the adult non-fiction (a very "cave-like" area!)

Craft: Dragon kites. Used template from SITE HERE and attached crepe paper streamers. Simple, effective.

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