Brave and Strong Craft: Lifeguard on a Surfboard

#BraveAndStrongAllDayLong #BooksOnTour #BlogDash #Day5 How to Make a Paper Roll Lifeguard Fiona on a Surfboard...that floats! What do you know about the role of lifeguards? What kind of person can be a lifeguard? What kind of rescues do you think they can do? What uniform might they wear? What kinds of equipment / clothing do they need for their job? What is a rip? Do you know how to stay away from rips? What can you do if you're stuck in one? How else can you stay safe at the beach? Can f...
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The Howling Sands Blog Tour: It’s a Wrap!

#TheHowlingSands #BooksOnTour #BlogBlast #Day5 We've had a total blast this week, touring around the blogosphere and between fantasy worlds with Karen Hughes and her gripping adventure story, The Howling Sands!  Karen has been very generous in sharing her writing journey, inspirations and influences, as well as even sharing a piece of the magic for us to get lost in! We were also blown away by the reviews and interview of guest bloggers, Susan Day and Brydie Wright! Thank you. We've also ...
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Ballerina Monkey Blog Tour Wrap Up

#BallerinaMonkey #BooksOnTour #BlogBop #Day5 We've had such a fun week virtually touring with Nicole Madigan and her gorgeous book, Ballerina Monkey!  We've been lucky enough to groove along to the beat of the drums as Nicole has shared her inspirations and values significant to her story. We were swung into Malik the monkey's world with his first ever interview, and even dipped our toes into some crafts and learning activities. PLUS! Generous bloggers have co-hosted alongside the journey...
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Ballerina Monkey Craft: Dancing Monkey Puppet

#BallerinaMonkey #BooksOnTour #BlogBop #Day4 How to Make a Dancing Ballerina Monkey Marionette Puppet What kinds of dance do you know? Ballet is one, but there's also jazz, hip hop, and tap, just to name a few. How do you feel when you dance? How do you think Malik the monkey feels when he’s twirling and whirling in the jungle? Make your own adorable dancing monkey puppet to get your Ballerina Monkey pirouetting all over town! Materials: Brown coloured paper White cardboard (such as a...
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Ballerina Monkey Crafts: FREE Downloads

#BallerinaMonkey #BooksOnTour #BlogBop #Day4 Fabulously Fun Activities for Kids! Courtesy and copyright © Joe M Ruiz, Nicole Madigan and BlOOturtle Publishing 2017.        Click to download the Kids_Activities_Malik-102017 PDF. SPECIAL BlOOturtle OFFERS! Ballerina Monkey can be purchased at blOOturtle Publishing. PLUS with every purchase you will go into the draw to WIN an entire catalogue of books! WOW! AND Mention Just Write For Kids when purchasing the Ballerina Monkey a...
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It’s Show Time! Ballerina Monkey #BookGiveaway

#BallerinaMonkey #BooksOnTour #BlogBop #Day1 It's Show Time!  Malik the monkey is on show, but wait! There's something missing! Help Malik fulfill his dreams by spotting the items missing from picture #2. With your entry here, or on social media, you will go in the draw to WIN a fabulous book pack containing Nicole Madigan's Ballerina Monkey AND Darcy and the Dinosaurs! How cool is that?! Simply name one thing missing in the picture for your chance to score BIG! There are eight (8) to fin...
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Ori’s Christmas Craft: How to Make an Underwater Snow Globe

#OrisChristmas #BooksOnTour #BlogBlast #BonusDay How to Make an Underwater Snow Globe Besides Ori the octopus and his friends in Ori's Christmas, what other creatures, plants and marine life can be found under the sea? What kinds of Christmas activities did the sea friends enjoy in the story? How do you like to celebrate being with friends and family on Christmas Day?  Create your own underwater themed snow globe representing some of your favourite creatures, activities and decorations. Wha...
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It’s Time to Play! Ori’s Christmas #BookGiveaway

#OrisChristmas #BooksOnTour #BlogBlast It's time to play! For your chance to WIN a signed copy of Ori's Christmas by Anne Helen Donnelly, complete with pull-out crafts for preschool children, comment below, or on social media with your response to "Name something Christmassy in the picture." And here it is: *Open to Australian residents only. Prizes courtesy of Anne Helen Donnelly. Enter as many times as you like. Winners will be selected at random. No further correspondence will b...
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Lizzy’s Dragon Craft: How to Make a Dragon Egg

#LizzysDragon #BooksOnTour #BlogTour #Day4 How to Make a Dragon Egg What do you know about dragons? Do you know any dragons in books or movies? What do like / dislike about them? What similarities to dragons have to lizards? What about dinosaurs? One thing they all have in common is that they lay eggs. But dragon eggs are particularly beautiful. Create and decorate your own egg to represent a dragon (or other egg-laying creature) from a certain scene. For example, use shells for a beach / ...
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Lizzy’s Dragon Activity: Dragon Profile and Story

#LizzysDragon #BooksOnTour #BlogTour #Day4 Create a Dragon Profile and Narrative Writing What would be your ideal kind of dragon? What would it look like? What special abilities would it have? Do you know how to care for a dragon? What would you feed it? Where would it live? What kinds of things would you do together? Could you foresee any problems with raising a dragon? How will you deal with these challenges? Write up a character profile based on your new pet dragon using the sheet below...
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