Monday, August 8, 2011
I love looking through catalogs from stores, especially Lakeshore Learning. We have purchased a few items in the past from them. This year our budget has been tight so when I saw these wonderful story wands, I knew I could make our own.
The materials I used to make ours were:
the font I used to make the lettering was MTF Peach Cobbler from Miss Tina.
The questions that are used for the story wands are: What is the story about?
Who was in the story?
Where is the setting?
Who is your favorite character?
What will happen in the story?
What will happen next?
What was your favorite part?
How did the story end?
What I love about these story wands (or story sticks as the boys call them) is that
they ask questions that explore plot, character, setting and more. I think it is a fun way to get children interested in talking about books. I plan to use our story wands after reading. I will hand the boys one to two story wands so that they can answer them.
When I showed our story wands to my husband he said they were just as good as the store bought variety. I really like the way ours turned out. Now, back to looking through catalogs for more ideas to create items for our homeschooling.
Where do you get ideas to create projects for your homeschooling? Please share them, I would like to hear from you.