Because I have this need to be crafty, I wanted to make something for Hadley's 4th birthday. I thought it would be fun to make some kind of game with a few books that Hadley enjoyed over this past year. So I created the "Fancy Nancy, Frances, and Franklin Game."
Here's Hadley trying to decide which piece she wants to be. You can choose from a picture of chocolate syrup, an apple, salt a pepper shakers, or a carton of milk. Do I have to say what Hadley chooses every time?
Today my other daughter, Harper, turns 2, but I didn't make her a birthday game. We did, however read Happy Birthday, Gorilla by Ruth Bornstein, and Hippos Go Berserk by Sandra Boynton. Both fine party books, if you ask me. Last night, Jesse read A Birthday for Frances by Russell Hoban to Hadley after she said, "I think I need to open Harper's presents for her because she won't know how to do it." We told her she should let Harper give it a try first to which she replied, "OK, she can pull off one side, but I'll do the rest."