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The Family Book Festival and a Little Robinson Crusoe “Boat Buildin”

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In case you haven’t heard, the Family Book Festival is in full swing over at Jump Into A Book!

Family Book Festival

Friend and client Valarie Budayr came up with this wonderful idea to help parents and kids keep the doldrums of winter away with books and activities. And just to make it one-more-notch COOLER, she polled all her author and blogger friends to find out what their family (or childhood) favorites are. The result is a month of awesome book suggestions for kids and matching activities for the whole family to enjoy during these cold months.

I was honored to be able to be apart of this Family Book Festival and guess what? My contribution is LIVE as we speak! As I was mulling over what book to share for the Family Book Festival, our son Jake brought home Robinson Crusoe as one of his A.R books. He loved it and shared the storyline with me. This inspired me to round up a few of his buddies, make a raid on the craft (and recycling) bin and have a fun afternoon of Robinson Crusoe “boat building.”

Go HERE to read the full story and see all the pictures of our adventure.

Robinson Crusoe boats

Here’s some other REALLY fun and unique offerings that have appeared this month at Jump Into A Book

Family Book Festival: Julia Dweck @juleloves2write & Kingdom Keepers (cool  holographic project 4kids!)

Family Book Festival: An Interview with Author/Illustrator Chris Robertson

chris robertson collage

In honor of the Chinese New Year, mom and super blogger Beth Cheng shared her family’s favorite book The Monkey King and a simply delightful Chinese Paper Craft activity for kids as well. Read more HERE.

Has your family ever read the book The Faraway Tree? Not only is this one of my favorite stories, your family will get a kick out the fun fort-building ideas as well! Read more about Donna Ashton and the Faraway Tree HERE.

NOW, it’s your turn. What book can you read as a family and pull some activities from?

About Becky Flansburg


Becky Flansburg is freelance writer, blogger and virtual assistant living in Northern Minnesota. A dedicated mom to two beautiful kids, her veteran blog Franticmommy.com is filled with laughter and love about the joys parenthood. Becky is also committed to helping women realize their work-from-home dreams, enjoy life beyond the cubicle and find clarity in the work/life/family balance. Connect with Becky via her website, Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest

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