Reading, Watching, Doing
Zen Doodling - I find this super relaxing, you can print pictures to fill with shapes and patterns or draw your own. A super easy one is to draw around your hand. then if you draw curved lines on the hand and straight lines behind it almost looks like the hand is 3 dimensional.
The Land of Stories by Chris Colfer
A great story intertwining fairy tale characters after Happily Ever After! Recommend this for year 4 up.
So, today I had a little fun with some of the cardboard I seem to have collected at home and made an African Mask. Any shape, any expression, any colour works with these fun masks.
Really great book, especially for children who would love to go to space but perhaps think they are too small!
Really enjoyed this movie for the laughs, a few tears, stunning visuals and beautiful music - parents if you like Cold Play this movie is a winner!
The Princess Who Flew with Dragons by Stephanie Burgis
Boys do not be put off by the title or cover of this fantastic book. It is an exciting adventure of personal discovery, philosophical dragons, fierce ice giants and family. A truly fantastic read.
The Lost Magician by Piers Torday
If you liked The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe or when fairy tales cross over into other stories you will like this book.
I wasn't sure about it to start with as I felt the story and characters were too similar to Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy's but by the third chapter I was hooked! Totally immersed in a land of Reads and Unreads.
The Last Chance Hotel by Nicki Thornton
Super magical mystery set in a remote hotel with more questions than answers - it took me awhile to work out the murderer - lovely descriptive writing and magical, mystery twists and turns.
Four Kids and It
A surprisingly good adaptation of the classic novel Five Children and It by E Nesbit who also wrote The Railway Children, is now currently showing on Sky. If you could have a wish for a day what would you wish for?
Time to doodle!
Can you send Mrs. Boulton some new doodles please?
Stormbreaker by Anthony Horowitz
Published back in 2001 and recently recommended to me by Mr Razzell, I thoroughly enjoyed this action packed spy thriller.