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noun: a sturdy table at which an artisan works.

On this page you’ll discover fun activities that are inspired by my books. Click around and have fun.

And let me know what you end up making.

MAKE YOUR OWN WINDY DAY!

What happens on a windy day? See if you can capture some of the movement and excitement of a windy day by creating your own one to two minute STOP-MOTION video.

For an example, take a look at this book trailer. I created it with my youngest daughter, Anna, and my ever-creative friend, interaction designer Xin Xin. We used a free stop-motion app. Instructions here!

 

WHEN THE WIND BLOWS – COLORING PAGES!

Coloring PageJana Christy, illustrator of When the Wind Blows and many more beautiful books is one talented and generous artist! Here you can download one or all three of the playful coloring pages she drew — just for you!

Download here.

 

 

THE MATH OF MAKING A KITE

graphics-kites-023790Hey Kids! You can make your own kites using some math and measurement skills, and following instructions.

Instructions here!

 

 

BONUS: HOW DO YOU MEASURE THE WIND?

graphics-kites-244542Through observation and estimation, students can figure out the speed of the wind.
Instructions here!

(excerpted from the WHEN THE WIND BLOWS educator’s guide).

What's Happening?

Thanks for stopping by! Take your time and look around. I hope you discover something new to think about and do. Give the red sneaker a poke to see what inspires me.   What inspires you? Let me know.