Every month our local library hosts a fund-raising event where we get the best (best!) deals and steals. I only wish I could get my act together to get there every month instead of just once or twice a year. Today I totally scored with this precious find: A Boy’s Treasury of Things-to-do, by Caroline Horowitz. Published in 1946, it has wonderful illustrations and tons of great projects for the kids to do (boys and girls).
Here are a few I will definitely get around to with my troops:
A paper kite. When I was little, my mom was a math teacher. She was also the one who would organize weekend camps for us city kids. It was an incredible experience that I and all the kids who got to go will remember for a long time to come. One of my favorite projects was hand-made kites. They were so easy to do. Just a few straight sticks, some string, glue and light paper and we were set to go. I’m so glad this book brought back such great memories.
A motor boat. So simple, it kills me. I’ll be sure to share the instructions when we get to this so you can try it out, too.
A peep show movie (!!!). Oh, my. We will do this, but without the current day implications :-)
If you’re interested in checking out this book for yourself, you can pick it up on Amazon.com for as little as $3.25 plus S&H.