Updated: May 15
After an awesome October Break with my kiddos, it's nice to be back on the blog. We seriously had so much fun in our week of no routine and I can't wait to share the Halloween books that we read with you in the next two weeks. Since I haven't had time to take pictures of our Halloween activities, we'll have to wait til next week to delve into Halloween fun. But if you are craving some fun Halloween activities, you can check out my post from two weeks ago with my DIY apothecary cabinet and witch's brew activity to go with Bone Soup.
I'm so excited to be talking about I am Famous by Tara Luebbe and Becky Cattie, illustrated by Joanne Lew-Vriethoff. My girls loooooved this book! They love all things fabulous and fancy, so this was right up their alley. I thought it was such a fun and simple book. I love the illustrations that really bring the text to life. Watching Kiely dazzle her fans (family members) and evade the paparazzi (her parents) was beyond adorable. And when Keily's big show goes south, she learns that her fans will love her no matter what. It's a cute and quick book that my kids really enjoyed. I loved the sequel, I Used to Be Famous even more, but more on that in another post.
For our activity, we made rock star microphones. We have used them every single day for sing alongs, dance parties, and even a news cast. They are fast and easy to make and have led to hours of fun play. In the last couple of days, we've been especially excited about singing karaoke Disney songs. Talk about famous! This was the perfect activity to match I Am Famous.
To make your microphones, you'll need:
- Freezable Water Bottle Cooling Rods (you could totally use a paper towel holder, but we found these at the dollar store and they are very durable. My girls have been playing with them for over two weeks. Plus they are really fun colors.)
- Hot Glue
- Stickers to decorate (optional, but fun)
These are really easy to make. Just wrap layers of foil around your rod until you have a good sized sphere.
Pull the rod out of the foil, fill center of foil with hot glue, and press rod back into the foil sphere.