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Couch Adventures

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The Couch Was A Castle

Using their imaginations, two friends go on many adventures by converting the family couch into a castle, a pirate ship, a cave, and a horse. This book promotes creativity, imagination and role-playing.

TITLE: The Couch Was A Castle

AUTHOR: Ruth Ohi

ILLUSTRATOR: Ruth Ohi

PUBLISHER: Annick Press, 2006

AGE GROUP: 3-7

CREATIVE COMPONENTS: creativity, imagination, role-playing

LEARNING EXTENSIONS:

1) Brainstorm what else a couch can be or can be used for.

2) Play a game of charades, using a blanket and two pillows as props.

EXTENDING CONNECTIONS:

To learn more about author/illustrator Ruth Ohi, visit: http://www.ruthohi.com

Creative Thinking Prompt: Advice From Frankenstein

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Advice From Frankenstein

Creative Thinking Prompt: Choose a fall character or item. Pretending that you are that character/item, think of five pieces of advice to offer your friends.

As Frankenstein, my advice would be:

Tighten all your screws.

Keep your head on straight.

It takes all kinds of parts to make up the whole.

Just breathe.

Reach for new heights.

Shock yourself with all that you can do.

Think Deeper: Create bookmarks with advice from your favorite fall characters – Halloween, pumpkins, autumn leaves, etc. and hand out to your friends.