Thursday, December 23, 2010

A Little Gift from Floyd!

Merry Merry, everyone! If you don't have time to color the DIY Floyd Gift Tags I posted a couple of days ago, here's a little gift for you: Floyd Gift Tags IN COLOR! Just print and cut. Hope you have a wonderful holiday!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Christmas Time is Here!

I can't believe it's almost Christmas!  We've just had some beautiful snow here in southeastern Massachusetts, so we are all ready for Santa.  Floyd, Tiny and Larue are ready, too!

Here are 2 printables from me and the corgis to help you get ready: Make-Your-Own Gift Tags and a very special Christmas List to fill out and give to Santa. Just click on the titles to download the full-size documents. Then, scroll down to see what Floyd, Tiny and Larue put on their lists this year!

Floyd Gift Tags

My Christmas List

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Floyd Bookmark Bonus

Here's a quick bonus activity of the day: Floyd's Official "Reading is Irresistible" Bookmark! Just download, print, color, and cut out!

Don't forget about the rest of the week's Floyd and the Irresistible Cookie activities: Irresistible Cookie ornaments, word puzzles, puppets, printables: Maze and Floyd's Christmas Tree.

And if you haven't had a chance to check out the video, click here. All proceeds go to the MSPCA!

So...drum roll's the bookmark! Now, get out your books and start reading!

Floyd Bookmark

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

More Floyd Printable Activites

So far, the Floyd and the Irresistible Cookie Activities this week have included Irresistible Cookie ornaments, word puzzles, and puppets.

Today, I have 2 original printables for kids of all ages: The Irresistible Cookie Maze and Floyd's Christmas Tree. Cick on the links below to download and print for free. Have fun!

The Irresistible Cookie Maze
Floyd's Christmas Tree

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Puppet Time!

Here’s the next Floyd and the Irresistible Cookie Activity. If you missed them, we've already worked on Irresistible Cookie ornaments and word puzzles. Give them a try!

Today, it's Floyd, Tiny and Larue Paper Bag Puppets!  Play along with the book or video using these fun and easy puppets...

First, you’ll need a flat-bottomed paper bag like a lunch bag for each puppet. Gift bags work fine, too, if you cut the handles off. I got some little paper bags from the craft store where they also sell them in different colors. Just about any size will work as long as you can fit your hand inside and it’s not too huge.

Next, you’ll need to print off the puppet patterns shown below. Card stock works the best, or use regular paper like I did. FYI- There is one paws pattern sheet to use for all three dogs. If you’re making Larue and Tiny, you don’t need the tail because they are Pembroke Welsh Corgis (No tails! Floyd is a Cardigan Welsh Corgi: the corgi with a tail.).

Floyd Puppet Pattern
Larue Puppet Pattern
Tiny Puppet Pattern
Tail/Paws Pattern

Now, color with whatever you like: colored pencils, markers, crayons, paint... Here are my examples with the character’s real colors, but feel free to change the colors around if you wish! You could color or add fur texture lines to the paper bag, too, if you have time.

Next, cut out all of the pattern parts. Little kids might want to get some help with this step from bigger kids or grown-ups.

Finally, get your paper bag and use a glue stick to attach the pieces as shown on the directions sheet below (click on the link to download a full-size easy-to-read printable).

Puppet Directions
 You’re done! Now BARK!!

Hope you have fun with this puppet craft! It's officially Floyd-Approved!

Monday, December 13, 2010

More Floyd and the Irresistible Cookie Activities!

Here are today's Floyd and the Irresistible Cookie Activities! Visit my Dec. 12 blog post for info about yesterday's Irresistible Cookie Ornament Activity if you missed it.

Click on the links below to download a full size version to print. Have fun!

First, Word Search Puzzles! One is for beginners, and one is for experts!
Floyd and the Irresistible Cookie Word Search (Beginner)

Floyd and the Irresistible Cookie Word Search (Advanced)

Next, here's a fun Crossword Puzzle! The clues have a lot to do with the story, so you might want to have your copy of the book nearby.
Floyd and the Irresistible Cookie Crossword Puzzle

The answer keys can be downloaded below. No peeking!!
Floyd and the Irresistible Cookie Word Search Answer Key (Beginner)
Floyd and the Irresistible Cookie Word Search Answer Key(Advanced)  
Floyd and the Irresistible Cookie Crossword Puzzle Answer Key

Sunday, December 12, 2010

My Irresistible Ornaments!

Last week I posted an activity for you to try: the Official Irresistible Cookie Make-Your-Own Ornament. Here are some pictures of mine so you can see how they came out!

If you missed that post and want to try it, here are two printables for you: one is an original size with directions, the second is a little smaller, 2 printables per sheet so you can share with a friend. Just print on paper or card stock, color and cut out. Add glitter and sparkles for extra fun.
Cookie Ornament Handout 1

Tomorrow, look for more printable activities from Floyd and the Irresistible Cookie!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Make your own Irresistible Cookie!

Seasons greeting to everyone!  In the next couple of weeks I will be sharing some new classroom resources and fun activities for fans of Floyd and the Irresistible Cookie. I hope you enjoy them!

Today's activity is Make your Own Irresistible Cookie!

This project is easy and can be adapted for different skill levels. By the way, I drew that cookie by hand just like I did for the book's illustrations, so that is the real thing!

Just download the Irresistible Cookie Ornament Handout and print.
I recommend to use card stock if you can for the best results but plain old paper works just fine, too. For those working with older students, you can have them cut out the cookie shape instead of the border outline if you want to get fancy.

The original Irresistible Cookie is red with white frosting, but you may wish to encourage your artists to create their own version of the cookie. It could be red and green, blue for Hanukkah, or even rainbow!

And how about some GLITTER?!!! I love glitter! In the original illustrations, I used clear sparkling glitter on the white frosting parts, but you can put it anywhere. That clear glitter that looks like beautiful snow sparkles is awesome, but any color will add something special. For a less-mess option, try glitter glue or 3-D glitter paints in squeeze bottles. What about adding some sequins? Or pom poms? Have fun and be creative!

If anyone would like to send pictures of your creations, I'll post them here on my blog! Check back in for more Floyd and the Irresistible Cookie activities!