Books Alive: The Boy Who Wouldn’t Share

It’s Bonnie here from Whisk ‘Em with another installment of the Books Alive summer reading series. The Boy Who Wouldn’t Share is one of the very favorite picture books at our house! I love reading this cute book with its catchy rhymes, fun illustrations and timeless struggle of sharing with siblings. All my kids have almost completely memorized this adorable story!

Easy fudgsicle recipe for kids... it's a #BooksAlive activity for the book "The Boy Who Wouldn't Share" via @PagingSupermom

Easy fudgsicle recipe for kids... it's a #BooksAlive activity for the book "The Boy Who Wouldn't Share" via @PagingSupermom

Easy fudgsicle recipe for kids... it's a #BooksAlive activity for the book "The Boy Who Wouldn't Share" via @PagingSupermom

In the book, Edward has a hard time letting his little sister Claire share his toys… until she gets a plate of fudge all to herself and he wants a piece. I thought it’d be fun to make the story come alive for my kids by making fudge for us to share, but considering the scorching temperatures we’ve been seeing here in Phoenix, we opted to make fudgsicles instead!

Easy fudgsicle recipe for kids... it's a #BooksAlive activity for the book "The Boy Who Wouldn't Share" via @PagingSupermom

Ricotta Gnocchi with Meat Sauce

Ricotta Gnocchi is easy and delicious! Recipe via @PagingSupermom

I really love gnocchi, but the store-bought variety is less than stellar. I looked into making my own potato gnocchi and discovered it to be very tricky and time consuming. Somehow I stumbled upon ricotta gnocchi– I didn’t even know it existed! I tried it out right away and was hooked. Ricotta gnocchi is so…

Books Alive: The Very Busy Spider

From Eric Carle (The Very Hungry Catterpillar) this is "The Very Busy Spider" and here's a fun project to do with your kiddos after reading it #booksalive

Hello! It’s Nikkala here from The Crafting Chicks to join in on the Books Alive fun. Every one of my kids has loved The Very Busy Spider, and it’s one I’ve never bored of reading. The story is about a little spider that spends her day working away, spinning a web. Throughout the day her…

Kid-Friendly Ideas for the Fourth of July

Make a Sailboat with a Pool Noodle & Craft Foam #summer #kidscraft

I’m headed downtown today to visit NBC’s Arizona Midday. The broadcast begins at 12:30, but later this morning I’ll try to share a better idea of when to watch on my Instagram feed. I’ll be sharing my favorite, kid-friendly ideas for the Fourth of July. UPDATE: You can watch the segment online now! First up,…

Books Alive: I Like Myself

Cream Cheese Cookie recipe via @PagingSupermom

Hi! It’s Emily from Is This Really My Life. I’m super excited to be participating in Bettijo’s Books Alive series again this summer. Last time I shared one of my favorite Elephant & Piggie books along with a recipe for salted caramel swirl pecan ice cream. Mmm…now I want ice cream… This year I had…