Friday, November 11, 2011

alphabet glue, story lanterns and a GIVEAWAY!

story lanterns aglow

a few weeks ago i discovered alphabet glue - an e-magazine for children who love books {and their grown ups!} from bird and little bird. goodness sakes, what an amazing resource! we have acquired all three issues that are currently available and here is a small sample of what you will find inside ::

  • seasonal book lists {LOVE this! we printed ours and took it to the library}
  • book making tutorials - lots of book making!
  • scavenger hunts, mix and match story cards and many other fun games.
  • how-to-make story buntings
  • story starting jars
  • a printable year of favorites book calender
  • story lanterns
  • and much, much more, friends!

 harper, esmé and i spent the last couple days making our own story lanterns from volume three, the autumn issue.
esmé typed out a condensed version of the gingerbread man story and drew pictures to go along. harper just colored random, cute designs to decorate his jar.

and at bedtime they wanted to take their jars into their room so we taped a glow stick to each lid and put a second glow stick in the bottom of the jars so they could safely be used as night lights.

glow stick lanterns are hard to photograph.

annie, the creative mama behind bird and little bird has generously offered to give one lucky reader volume three of alphabet glue! wouldn't these e-mags make the sweetest gift for your little book lover? maybe printed out and tucked into a basket full of goodies needed to make the projects along with a book or two from the seasonal reading list!

to enter the giveaway simply leave a comment letting me know who you would enjoy your copy of alphabet glue with. does your family have a favorite book for each season?

for an additional entry subscribe to bird and little bird so you won't miss a single alphabet glue announcement and leave a separate comment letting me know that you did.

a winner will be chosen on monday november 14th.

good luck, friends! i hope you win!

i am linking up with gingerbread's sweet saturday post! click over to visit april for a whole lot of wonderful inspiration!


Brown Birdy said...

My boys love projects!

Brown Birdy said...


Jen said...

oooh, great giveaway. I would share this with my 2 girls. For winter we enjoy the books, Snowflake Bentley by Jacqueline Briggs Martin and Owl Moon by Jane Yolen.

Jen said...

I also subscribed :)

Vicky said...

Those lanterns are so pretty! I am a new follower from the Gingerbread Blog. Vicky from Mess For Less

Sheri said...

Very neat! I'd love to share these with my girls. We mix up the seasons when we read - keeps things interesting! :)

Tamsin said...

Perfect for my tiny bookworm!

Unknown said...

Awsome! I'd love a copy!