I've got a new list just for the summer where I'll send out a little bit of cute, cool, or happy every Monday as a Summer Reading pick-me-up. You'll still get Think Outside the Stacks like usual. Sign-up for the summer list at www.thinkoutsidethestacks.com/smile
Here's What I Have for You Today:
Giant Sized Rhyming Memory Game (via Growing Book by Book)
Everything is more fun when you make it giant sized, including this game to work on phonological awareness.
How to Make Magazine Beads (via Red Ted Art)
A cheap and nice looking craft that was always a hit with my teens, plus it's a great tie-in with The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli since the main character makes her own.
Slinky Painting (via Fantastic Fun & Learning)
If you love doing process art and are looking for fresh ideas this looks like a lot of fun. Off brand slinky-esque toys can often be found at the dollar store or Five Below.
10 Ways Smart People Stay Calm (via Entrepreneur)
Ways to reduce stress and stay calm during stressful situations, like when things go wrong during Summer Reading.
Only One You Rock Pathway (via Scary Mommy)
Every single student painted a rock for their school as a reminder that they can make the world a better place by being themselves. Awwww.