Monday, June 16, 2008

And the white knight is talking backwards

Over the weekend we made some lacing cards. Last summer Finn discovered my old set from my childhood and loved them and we thought it would be fun to make some. We used an old storybook and cut out the images and took them to Kinkos to be laminated. We used a hole punch ( A new toy Finn loves) and made holes and then took some string and taped the end up and presto...the kid sat for 25 minutes quietly today! It also peeked his interest in Alice in Wonderland. Hello! We are so reading that this week!

I can't believe that!' said Alice.

Can't you? the Queen said in a pitying tone. Try again: draw a long breath, and shut your eyes.

Alice laughed. There's not use trying, she said: one can't believe impossible things.

I daresay you haven't had much practice, said the Queen.

When I was your age, I always did it for half-an-hour a day. Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.

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Anonymous said...

You are like Most Creative Mom ever!

I can't find my blog said...

Lucky kids!

Rowena said...

I don't think I ever played with lacing cards... do they really just sit and thread cord through there?

I like the idea of taking an old story book and doing this. Alice in Wonderland is a great one.

Cool idea.

robin ann mcintosh said...

Finn is so lucky to have such a creative Mom. you remind me of MY mother, who never failed in her art projects, plays, scripts, fairies, etc. your children will remember that forever!!

village mama said...

You rock for so many reasons, including: making not buying stuff.

Jessica said...

This is a great idea! I loved lacing cards as a kid, but I never thought of using old story books for the picture cards.

Our Green Nest said...

Ooohh - love those Amy - such a good idea!!

Joslyn said...

a fitting description for motherhood:

"six impossible things before breakfast"


Anonymous said...

fantasticness all over the place.

JessTrev said...



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