Verityville Education: Cardboard City Craft

#verityville #bookcampaign #booksontourpr Verityville is a marvellous place to be – full of wonder, friendship and adventure! Verityville is a town with wonderful people who live and work there. It’s about ordinary, everyday people who make a big difference to our lives. Immerse yourselves in the town of Verityville, and the very town of where READ MORE

Heartfelt Dreams and Feathers: Ideas for Capturing Loving Memories

#feathers #bookcampaign #booksontourpr #day5 With regard to the themes of empowerment, grief, family, hope and memories in Karen Hendriks and Kim Fleming‘s picture book, Feathers, here are a couple of ideas to help children manage loss of a loved one in positive ways.  *Feathers is written by Karen Hendriks, illustrated by Kim Fleming, published by READ MORE

Lola and Grandpa Nature Frame Craft

#LolaandGrandpa #bookcampaign #booksontourpr #day5 With respect to the themes in Lola and Grandpa of creating long-lasting memories, discovering the beauty of nature and loving relationships, today we are going to produce our own nature frame – with a photo of someone special, to give to someone special. Children will be able to reflect on their READ MORE

Hayden’s Bedtime Clock Craft

#haydensbedtime #blogcampaign #booksontourpr #day5 Hayden’s Bedtime Clock Craft Combining aspects of bedtime routines, seeking comfort and telling the time, today we are going to create a piece that involves fine motor, mathematical and interpersonal skills. Using the literature to discuss the character’s feelings, and relating his routine to our own experiences, children will reflect a READ MORE

Who Dresses God? Clothesline Craft Card

#WhoDressesGod? #blogtour #booksontour #day5 Clothesline Craft Card and Exploring the Senses  Follow your reading of and conversation about Who Dresses God? with a fun and meaningful activity to compliment your literary and philosophical experience. Discussion: What sorts of things do you need to be happy? What sorts of things do you think this world needs READ MORE

Australia Remembers Crafts: Red Poppies to Remember

#AustraliaRemembers #blogtour #booksontour #day6  🌺 Red Poppies to Remember 🌺 ‘In Flanders’ Fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row…’ ‘Poppies are a symbol of remembrance and respect across the world. They commemorate those who gave their lives in war. Poppies grew wild on the battlefields of France and Belgium, and at Gallipoli. READ MORE

Columbine’s Tale: An Excerpt – A Story Within

#columbinestale #blogtour #booksontour #day13 This is one of my personal favourite scenes from Columbine’s Tale; a story within the story. Mina pleads Luka to tell her the tale of Allegra as she clings to life. Feel the grip and emotion… Storytelling at its best. Book Excerpt pp262-264 Long ago, when the stars still sang and READ MORE

Columbine’s Craft: Italian Renaissance Mask Making

#columbinestale #blogtour #booksontour #day9 Italian Renaissance Mask Making Craft Activity Get into the spirit of the Renaissance era by dressing up in classic medieval costumes! You may start with something as simple as the craft we have outlined below, or create a piece much more extravagant with good quality materials. The classic commedia dell’Arte masks, READ MORE

Ori’s Clean-Up Activity: Recycled Plastic Bag Jellyfish

#OrisCleanUp #BlogTour #BooksOnTour #Day5 Re-used Recycling with Plastic Bag Jellyfish In Ori’s Clean-Up, the focus is on encouraging the different ways in which we can manage our rubbish to best help the environment. Rather than throwing away our used packaging, it’s better to re-use or recycle them. ♻ This two-part activity will help children reflect upon READ MORE

Make a Noise! Lyrebird Craft Activity

#thetroubleintunetown #blogblast #booksontour #day8 Make a Noise! Cute Musical Lyrebird Craft What do you know about lyrebirds? What is their special talent? Did you know they can mimic noises like car alarms and chainsaws?! What kinds of sounds can you make with your voice? What kinds of sounds can you make with objects found around READ MORE