Crazy eights and a big daddy bird

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This is a "big daddy bird" that Maia drew for Harry a couple days ago.

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And a crazy eights card "of course!" Crazy eights is one of her favorite games. We have the eeBoo version which is super cool. I've talked about my love of eeBoo before, here and here. They really do have some awesome games for kids. We still haven't tried their story telling cards, but I'd like to buy a set for Maia's birthday next month.

I have an extra special case of mommy mush brain today since Daphne was up much of the night. So I'm going to sign off now before I say anything stupid.

Before I go though, check out all the amazing accordion books Ariella made with her kids over at Childhood Magic, inspired by my interview with Susan last week. They are beautiful!


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  1. says

    Oh, this is adorable. I love the concept of “Story telling cards” and could see how useful they would be for my son, who is on the autistic spectrum…
    He is 9 and just starting to relay stories of “what happened” which I seed with questions. Images work so well with him… I think I will try to make some of my own…. perhaps we will make some together.
    THANK YOU!

  2. Barbara Zaborowski says

    I’d suggest making your own set of story telling cards. That way they could be personalized. I made a set of story telling cubes for my preschool class. Some had people on them (a boy with a donkey, Santa, a ballerina, etc.) Some had things and some had locations. I usually ask how many they want (fewer in the beginning of the year)and pick them out myself, so that I can include a variety of elements. We put them in a basket and they’re rolled out on the table. The child tells a story using the elements that end up face up. Of course, they “cheat” and give the cubes an extra turn to get the picture they want, but following the rule is not the goal here; it’s the story telling. So what do I care.
    You could easily make your own cards using computer clip art and family photos printed on card stock. Plus making your own cards means the set can easily be expanded, after a family trip to the beach, for example.

  3. says

    i gave you some linky love, too. i was also inspired by your interview and started cutting papers right away! :) i watched the video that ariella linked to on accordion book making last night and can’t wait to do that, too. :)

  4. says

    Something’s funky with Typepad and I seem to be unable to reply to individual comments right now. Sorry!
    Julie – I’m glad you think the storytelling cards will be a hit with your son! Let me know how it goes — esp. if you make your own.
    Barbara – I love your storytelling cubes idea!
    Rae – Thanks! I love their collages. Looks like fun.
    Gianne – Your masking tape watercolor resists look great!

  5. Allison says

    I bought the robot-themed storycards for my son who just turned 5. He is in love w/ them! He also likes to record his stories on his videocamera (one of his electronics he owns b/c I believe it promotes creativity since it’s part camera/part recorder). Sometimes he’ll have me or his father do the recording while he plays improvisational “mood music” on the piano. We have a great recording of a story layout that he created w/ “spooky, halloween piano” in the background & it’s really eery and fascinating!