For the past few Mondays, I’ve held the Bookmarkers program. The books for this session have been the Spiderwick Chronicles series by Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black. The first week I read most of book one: The Field Guide. The second week, I finished book one and started book two: The Seeing Stone. Last week I finished The Seeing Stone and started the third book: Lucinda’s Secret. I will finish that book tonight. Then, on Saturday afternoon, I’ll show the movie The Spiderwick Chronicles.
Pizza (donated by a local pizza place) and drinks are provided at every program. Popcorn and candy will also be provided at the movie showing. Additionally, each child is given a journal to write or draw in while I am reading aloud. Journals are purchased from Oriental Trading.
I was lucky enough to pick up a few items to raffle at the movie showing. Each time a child attends a Bookmarkers- Spiderwick program, he or she will earn another chance to win! The prizes this time are a Spiderwick Chronicles trivia game, a Spiderwick Chronicles jigsaw puzzle, and a Spiderwick Chronicles poster. These items are on display, as well as the crafts, in the lobby of the branch. The poster above the display is the same as the one being raffled.
Week 1 craft: Flower Fairy Dolls – similar to the ones found here.
This was a fun craft! One child even made shoes and a basket for one of her flower fairies.
Supplies – wooden beads, pipe cleaner, artificial flowers, yarn, tacky glue, pony beads
Week 2 craft: Seeing Stone
In book 2, Mallory and Jared find a complex “eyeglass” that enables them to see fairies. This simple craft will allow everyone to search for fairies in the everyday world.
Supplies – round “stone” with hole in middle (found at craft store in the bead section), hemp string (or similar type of string), scissors, pony beads
Loop the string around the “stone” a few times, put on a few pony beads, tie a few knots to keep the beads in place, then tie the ends to make a necklace.
Week 3 craft: Pencil Trolls
In book 2, the kids encounter a bridge troll. These trolls are a bit cuter…and a lot nicer!
Supplies – pencils, yarn (I used Lion Brand Homespun), eye stickers or googley eyes, tacky glue.
Put glue on the eraser of the pencil. Wrap yarn around the glue. Affix eyes. When dry, separate the ends of the yarn to make the “hair” stick out everywhere.
Week 4 craft: Wood Elf mask
This craft was taken from the Spiderwick website. Look under Downloads.
Supplies: cardstock (to photocopy the mask), crayons, colored pencils, markers, yarn or string, glue