Saturday, March 10, 2007

A rose by any other name...

Yes but a Chrysanthemum is a different story!


Chrysanthemum
Written & Illustrated by Kevin Henkes
Published by Green Willow Books 1996

I adore this book more than I adore bright yellow mums! This is a perfect story for you to read to the kidlet that dislikes her or his name so much that they wilt.

Scrumdillydo it:

*Have a read through and then talk about how you came to name your wee ones the names you gave them.

*Work on some more acrostic poems.

*Figure out how many words can be made from the letters of your names.

*Get a pack of Mums seeds and plant them with your kidlets.

*Get a bunch of Mums from the shop and dissect them. Press their petals or use them as paintbrushes.

*Make some chrysanthemum tea or cookies. The yellow & white petals are edible!

1 comment:

  1. I love this idea so much (as a former child-who-hated-their-name, I wish that someone would have told my parents this advice)

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