Keep reading because I have a fun surprise to share with you! Stop by and check out all of our other Summer Fun, Crafts, Recipes… here!
The hostesses for this fun series: Inspired by Family Magazine and Mom on Time Out
We are kicking off this series with this lovely book the Tickle Monster by Josie Bissett (she starred on Melrose Place). I love the colors, the fun story line and the illustrations in this book! My kids love to be tickled or anything else to delay their bedtime so this book is sure to become one of their bedtime favorites.
I love to hear my boys giggling from the heart when daddy is
playing I mean tucking them in bed. Squeals and giggles in my home, brings joy to my heart! Go out and find a copy of this book and start the fun! Many of the books we have chosen in our series can be found in your local library so if you don’t have them on your shelf you can check them out or purchase them. Click on picture to preview book!
We wanted you to be able to join in the fun and share your fun reading adventure with us and our readers so we added a LINKY to our series! Link up at the end. I can’t wait to see what you come up with!
Now for the surprise, are you ready? The author is giving away a copy of her book Tickle Monster! I can’t wait to share this giveaway with one lucky winner. They are also hosting on their site a contest: Submit Your Tickle Monster Video, check it out!
- While you read the story tickle your kids or take turns being the tickle monster. If they are younger this is a great way to practice the parts of the body! Emphasize the body part every time you tickle away. “I’m going to get your Knees!”
- Sit in a circle and play “Tickle, Tickle, MONSTER!” Same thing as duck, duck goose but when you get to Monster the Monster runs around and chases you and when you sit they tickle you!
- It’s as simple as adding eyes to everything! Just add googly eyes to fruit, yogurt drink or smoothie! Make sure the eyes are removed before they eat the snack. Or you can make edible eyes using banana slices and raisins and stick them on a PB &J sandwich. Use apple slices for the mouth. You can also use Marshmallows and edible markers to make the eyes I did on the smoothie pictured above.
- Not so healthy snacks – Add blue food coloring to your tub of vanilla frosting and cover an oatmeal pie with it. Add eyes using banana slices and raisins or marshmallows and chocolate chips.
- Play pin the eyes on the monster. Just make a monster from poster board and add eyes to it for the kids to pin.
- Make play doh monsters. Place pipe cleaners, googly eyes, Mr. Potato body parts out and let them have fun creating their own tickle monster.
- Blow up balloons and draw monster faces on them.
- Make your own Special Tickle monster Glove using an existing glove and yarn.
- With Father’s Day around the corner we also made some fun ”Daddy’s Little Monsters” t-shirts using freezer paper to wear on Father’s day. See our Father’s day room service printable here.
Now it’s your turn, LINK AWAY!
- Pick your favorite children’s book
- Blog about the book inspired activity, recipe or craft
- Stop by and link up!
- The post can be old or new – any and all book related posts are welcome!
- You can link up below or at Mom on Timeout and your post will be visible on both blogs
- You don’t have to but we would love to have you follow along here or Facebook!
- At the end of our 6 weeks ALL of you who have linked up will be eligible to win a copy of Tickle Monster by Josie Bissett!
- Add our button below to your post so others can join in on the fun!
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