David McPhail Inspired Activities {Virtual Book Club for Kids Blog Hop}


We're so excited to share with the our selection for the David McPhail Virtual Book Club for Kids.  We've selected Weezer Changes the World!  It's a book about a very special dog who was very ordinary until one day something extraordinary happens and the world is never the same afterwords.  

Weezer Changes the World by David M. McPhail

If you haven't read the story, here is Reese Witherspoon reading it at the Whitehouse.  In the book the people promise to make Cards, Letters to Others, Feed the Hungry, Care for the Sick, Keep Air Clean and Keep Water Clean, and Be Kind to Others. All simple ways that we can change the world for a better place. 

What promises would you make to Weezer?


We created our own Earth by using Watercolors.  Then we came up with ways that we can change the world personally.  Our hope is to add more and more as the month goes by.  Here's a printable worksheet to write your goals on. 
Once we created the goals we typed them up together on the computer and then attached them to clouds as dreams.  We were talking about Martin Luther King Jr, here are a few other activities about him. We talked about his dream too and the way that we treat others.  We decided to discuss various Random Acts of Kindness that we could share with others. 






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In honor of Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday today, we are excited to announce that we're joining the the third annual 100 Acts of Kindness Project! hosted by Toddler Approved
It's starts today and will last until Feburary 14th. 
How can you participate?
1. Accept the challenge to accomplish 100 acts of kindness with your families or students over the next four weeks (Jan 21-Feb 14).
2. Comment to let us know that you are joining us!
3. Create a way to record your acts of kindness. You can find several ideas here from last year.
4. Participate in each simple weekly challenge. We will give you one each Monday for four weeks. Come back to this landing page each Monday to find out your challenge for the week. The challenge images below will take you to each blog when you click on them starting on January 21st. Here's Week 1's Challange from Coffee Cups and Crayons.  Next week we will be issuing the challange on Monday, January 28.
   
5. Join us in celebrating with a Kindness Celebration on Valentine's Day, Feb 14th!
Everyone is invited to join in this kindness celebration! We can all do small things to make our homes, families, communities, schools, and workplaces just a little bit better.
So, will you join us?
Now here's the fun part.  David McPhail has inspired so many with his books.  It's your turn to share what you and your child created with this books.  It's our Monthly Virtual Book Club featuring David McPhail.  Please add your links to any David McPhail inspired posts to the blog hop linky below.
There are a few rules for this blog hop that we ask you to follow, so make sure to read them:
  1. Link up only posts inspired by David McPhail that share children's book inspired crafts, activities, recipes, etc. Any other posts will be deleted.
  2. Visit other blog posts on the linky and comment on or share the ones you love!
  3. Add our Virtual Book Club button to your post if you'd like.
Here's the button you can grab if you are participating!
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5 comments:

  1. Great post!! Love the way that you tied into the kindness project! I LOVE all of the ideas of random acts of kindness that could be shared. Tomorrow I am dropping of treats for some of the teenagers at church to wish them good luck on their finals. It is so fun to see their smiles when we pop by with a surprise. I am looking forward to finding more ways that my kids can do kind things for their friends this week!

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  2. Sounds like such a lovely book! How fun that Reese Witherspoon is reading it and I love how there is someone who is signing it as well!

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  3. This book and all the activities you tied it to looks amazing! I like the sound of the kindness project, but I am just way-way too buried at work to really take part. Maybe we'll do something more manageable here.

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  4. How exciting! What a wonderful way to make my Kindergarteners aware of how powerful they are!

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