We read The Lorax yesterday. Little J has read it several times before, but it was the first time for Juiciness and Sassyfras. I'm not sure they understood some of the nonsense words, but they definitely liked the story and the pictures.
I wanted the kids to try to think of some words they thought were silly and then see if we could rhyme them. First though, we made some silly pencils. Do you remember those pencils we had as kids, the ones you could spin and their hair stood out straight? That's what I wanted to make, but I our craft store didn't have faux fur, so we used some feather trim. I actually like it better for our craft. They look like Truffula trees this way!
Start about 2 inches below the eraser and place a strip of hot glue up to the eraser. Then, attach the feather trim. Put glue over the top of the eraser and down the other side of the pencil and attach more trim. We finished by putting some more glue and then wrapping the trim around the pencil. Only Sassyfras wanted googly eyes on her pencil.
Little J could do this craft with help. Sassyfras and Juiciness picked out their pencil, trim, and eyes and we made the pencils for them.
While Little J brainstormed silly words, Sassyfras and Juiciness scribbled busily in their new notebooks.