Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Biscuit's First Beach Day

Summer Fun Idea: Turn a trip to the local beach into a mystery trip!

Capucilli, Alyssa Satin.
Biscuit's First Beach Day.
June 2010.
HarperCollins.
Review copy provided courtesy of publisher.


Biscuit has never been to the beach before... and now that it's a warm, sunny day, what better thing to do? Off he goes, with the little girl, for an action packed afternoon - complete with collecting shells and starfish, building sandcastles, having a picnic lunch, flying kites and even playing with a beach ball!

For children who haven't been fortunate enough yet to experience a trip to the beach, this is a perfect book to introduce them to the idea! If your child is a pro at the beach, this will make for a great summertime read, especially if you plan a fun-filled activity to go along with it, as suggested below.
Learning/Reading Activity:
  • As a child, a summer tradition in my family was "mystery trips." Of course, in today's day and age, you probably couldn't get away with blindfolding a child in the backseat of the car and then giving them clues as to where you were going along the way. So, create a mystery trip of your own using the following items. Pack everything up inside the the pail and load your child(ren) into the car. Once on the way, pass out their mystery kit and see if your child(ren) can figure out what's in store for the afternoon!
    * Biscuit's First Beach Day, by Alyssa Satin Capucilli
    * 8" Pail & Shovel Set
    * Kite
    * Beach Ball
    * Sandwich, Fruit and a Drink


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1 comments:

style='clear: both;' Erin said...

This sounds like a fun idea! We'll try it. Perfect for a lazy summer day! I just found you, and I'm looking forward to exploring your blog more. Great resources!