Today's Reading Tent Town was very small. Only 5 story tents and 6 children. Apparently our experiment with doing it during Spring Break (so older siblings could also attend) did not work. From now on I think we'll stick with toddlers and preschoolers and not try to schedule around special requests. I've also got to plan another one for the homeschool group.
Today's feature story was The Book With No Pictures by B.J. Novak. It's hilariously awesome.
For the activity to go along with it, I made these textured words by gluing sand to paper. Then the words were taped next to the corresponding object. Then they had make their own book by finding the words, put a paper over the top, and rub with a crayon to make the word the object's texture appear.
The other books read today were Little Critter books, Clifford's the Big Itch, Pete the Cat, and Go Away Big Green Monster (using a hand puppet).
The prizes that were earned at the end were these "books" easily made by wrapping Fruit Roll Ups around prepackaged Rice Crispy Treats.