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ecoIn my ongoing Roald Dahl obsession of late, I made a couple of Twit’s Bird Pies for my daughter’s classroom. They had a bonus ingredient inside!

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I had to buy the pies (school rules!) but I made these by lifting the pie in the tin out of the outer plastic packaging. Then I used feathers, felt and pipe cleaners to make bird legs and wings.

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To add the full effect I went online and found images from the book, copied and pasted them and made a label to cover the one on the plastic packaging from the store.  I glued the label down to the plastic with a glue stick. They were a big hit with the kids and they were excited to find a second Roald Dahl surprise inside. In honor of Roald Dahl’s book James and the Giant Peach – they were peach pies!

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Scientists discover a new blue (see article HERE) and Crayola has jumped on the bandwagon and is inviting the public to name the new blue because the scientists chose YinMn (pronounced “yin-min”) and well it’s not so catchy!

Unleash the power of your creativity! Submit your Name Ideas for the new blue crayon and be entered for a chance to win a $100 Crayola Prize!  Enter HERE

 

I have a bit of a Roald Dahl obsession. I am on a mission to read every one of his books because they are just so magical to me. My plan for summer reading this year is to plow through all those I have not yet read. I am hunting down a few obscure books that I can’t find new.

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After recently reading his two book autobiography Boy and Going Solo – I am all in. I have a few other Roald Dahl ideas planned – stay tuned for that!

 

 

My husband, upon the request of our youngest, mixed up a batch of cocoa colored pancake mix and made emoji poo pancakes. These were the hit of the slumber party for sure! He used a squeeze body to draw the poo shaped pancakes and in a stroke of genius he used peanuts for the eyes!

 

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In my ongoing Roald Dahl obsession of late, I workshopped BFG Dream Jars with the kids in my daughter’s classroom.

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I used images of Mason jars that I found online and copied them onto cardstock. Download the  Mason Jar Image File

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In the classroom, we talked about the BFG and how he collected dreams in jars. I asked the kids to think of the best dream they could imagine waking up to in the morning. They wrote those dreams down on the cutout paper jars and then decorated the paper jars with markers, stars, glitter and hearts.  Then for the final step, we put dots of glow in the dark paint, just like the glowing lights in the book/movie.

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