Out for the Independence Day weekend again! It's clear that I need a holiday to get this done. But here it is!
Are you ready to read about intrepid explorers? Are you ready to skip some housework? Or maybe you just like cutting things out? Maybe you want to play with cool paper theaters? Then come Read for Fun!
This year's chart comes from a series of Dutch toy theaters that appeared in Illustretet Familie Journal, a Danish journal from the early twentieth century. If you want them for your own, they're available to download for free from Harry Oudekerk's lulu page.
The goals are a little different, mostly because they were inspired by the theater characters in the journals. Seeing them, I must speak of plucky heroines and stalwart lads. Not to mention hovering dogs.
I've included an extra sheet of characters that amused me, in case they inspire you to different goals. And despite the many beautiful landscape backdrops available, I had to use the garrett backdrop. There was a sewing machine. Duh.
The main page of characters are posed against the backdrop so that they'll be easier to cut out. But go ahead and cut them out however you like to move them around.
The annual reiteration of the rules:
This chart isn't meant to make you read lots of books. This chart is all about five-minute summer vacations. Choose some of the official goals. You're a grown up, so you can change the goals if you want to (except for Shakespeare - please!!! read (or see) some Shakespeare).
I REPEAT: YOU ARE AN ADULT (OR TEEN, SORRY EMMA and ABBI). IT'S SUMMER. IT'S FUN. YOU CAN CHANGE THE GOALS TO FIT YOUR SUMMER READING NEEDS
At the end of the summer (which I usually extend until the first week of October), you'll need to report to me some of your favorite reading moments.
I WILL ALSO EXPECT YOU TO SHARE A SHORT SYNOPSIS OF YOUR THEATER PRODUCTION.
Besides the fun of reading, cutting and pasting, there will be prizes!