Likewise the Owl:
This feathered character will have you stretching your wings at word wisdom, thesaurus-style. In this hot potato-style game, Likewise will say a word and participants will pass him around, shouting out as many synonyms for the word as they can until the timer goes off. Likewise is also bilingual, so he'll fit right in any Spanish-speaking home.
Ned the Letterhead: Ned is all about letters. Press a button to get started, and Ned will give you a letter to work with. Pass him around hot-potato style and take turns sharing as many words as possible that match his topic and letter before time is up.
Get conversation going around the table, in the car and just about anywhere else with Chatty Chipmunk. This Grab-n-Gab character comes with two ways to play: chat it up about random topics or go nuts with Chatty's activities. Fun stories and lots of laughs are guaranteed with this talkative woodland creature.
Oh, my! The fun never ends! You could use the cute owl in October during a Creatures of the Night unit, the chipmunk could also be used during your fall units and Ned the Letterhead would be great to pull out in February when you are working on your Valentine unit. Of course, they could also be brought out when you are focusing on letters, synonyms, and parts of speech. The possibilities, as they say, are endless! Each of these characters is $19.95 and Walmart carries the elf. Walmart may also have the other characters, but I only saw the elf. You can, however order them all online directly from Hallmark.
Now, on to other matters! I posted some pictures earlier of some of my gift wrapped creations. Well, I am proud to say, I have completed some more and here they are! I chose 3 different papers this year in shades of bright pink, lime green and white. Then I bought a variety of ribbons in pink and green. I got tulle, glittered ribbon, satin ribbon and wire stars. I love the way the packages turned out and I love the way they look under the tree. I have glitter everywhere! :) Have you started wrapping?