Imagine Your Story: All About You! June 2

hls summer reading week 1 all about you

Welcome to the HLS summer reading program! Each week we’ll talk about a different type of story through books, writing, and crafts and activities. This week we are exploring personal narratives and family trees.

Story Time!

Dance at Grandpa’s by Laura Ingalls Wilder

Craft Time!

Today we are going to make picture magnets. Ask your parents if you can use some pictures before you cut them up, or make copies of photos to use. You could also draw your own pictures to turn into magnets.

What you will need:

  • Printed copies of your photographs (or drawings)
  • Scissors
  • Large, flat clear glass beads
  • Clear drying glue or Mod Podge
  • Magnets

What you will do:

  1. Cut the photos so they will fit the size of your glass bead.
  2. Spread a small amount of glue or Mod Podge on the flat side of the bead.
  3. Press the photo onto the bead and set it aside to dry.
  4. When dry, put glue on the back of the picture to attach the magnet. Let it dry again.

Here I have some flat thin magnets or circle magnets. These glass beads come in many colors. I have blue, green, and clear. You can use any that you would like for your photo magnets.

Writing Time!

How is your personal narrative coming? Today our video talks about writing our introduction. Watch it and then think about the best way to start your story.

Share your photos of your photo magnets in the comments or on social media using the hashtag #HLSSummerReading!

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