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

Educational Activities: The Trouble in Tune Town

#thetroubleintunetown #blogblast #booksontour #day7 Maura Pierlot has a band-full of educational activities and teaching notes for The Trouble in Tune Town! From literacy to social studies, art/craft and science, and of course music, your home studies or classroom curriculum will never be dull or downbeat! Click on the images to download your FREE activities!   READ MORE

The Scared Book Kids Craft: Paper Fan

#TheScaredBook #BooksOnTour #BlogBlitz #Day4 Paper Fan (For fanning away monster smells!) What’s the smelliest smell you’ve ever smelt? What did you do when you found the smell? What did your face look like? What kinds of things could you use to take the smell away? Why do you think these monsters left such a yucky READ MORE

The Scared Book Kids Craft: Monster Shaker

#TheScaredBook #BooksOnTour #BlogBlitz #Day4 Monster Shaker What do you know about monsters? Do you know any monsters in books or on TV? Do monsters scare you? Can monsters be something else that’s scary, like a new place, or a new kind of food? What can we do to try and be brave and not be READ MORE