Thursday, September 27, 2012

Magic Tree House Dinosaur Party

My kids don’t love to read.  It’s like trying to pull teeth when it comes time to get them to read.  My 7 year old is an excellent reader too he just doesn’t have a love for it.  Then I realized that it was time for him to read chapter books, ones that are actually interesting and had a really good story.  So we got the Magic Tree House series.  To make it even more fun and exciting for my kids, I decided that for every book we read we will have a little party and talk about the book.  The first one is all about dinosaurs, so we had a dinosaur party.  These parties are going to be very simple.  A little craft and then maybe a treat, that’s it. 

This is what we did for the craft.  D is for Dinosaur.  I cut out a D and then let them make it into a dinosaur. I got the idea from here.  

magic tree house dino (4)
Even my 3 year old was able to do it all by himself. 
magic tree house dino (5)
And here are all of them.  I love how different they all look. 
magic tree house dino (1)
Then I made some volcano cupcakes.  I just turned the cupcakes over and put red gel on top.  I got the idea from here.  
magic tree house dino (2)

magic tree house dino (3)
The party seemed to work!  My oldest son read the 2nd book at school and my kindergartener immediately wanted me to read the 2nd book to him!  It’s fun to make literacy fun and crafty!

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Shannah @ Just Us Four said...

So cute! I love the little dinosaurs. I love it when kids get really into reading and books. So fun.