PRINTABLE: Strength Stones

Hi friends! This project is with Kids Create, a part of the Fayetteville Public Library 2020 Summer Reading lineup.  Summer Reading signups are now open for all ages using READSquared, and we’d love for you to read along with us this summer.    Be sure to visit for the full list of summer programs or like the library on Facebook for new content every day! 

This printable pairs with a beautiful book called "These Words I Shaped for You" by Megan Merchant and illustrated by Basak Agaoglu. It is about a parent who is describing his or her love for the child and reminding him or her about how to stay tethered to the world when things feel scary. The parent recalls a time when they visited a dry riverbed and took home stones, then wrote words on them like "love" to remind the child of what grounds them to the Earth and themselves. We used this idea to create this printable. 

Imagine a dry riverbed. What words help you feel grounded? What reminds you of who you are when you feel lost? Does an image come to mind? Use your imagination to draw images or write words on the rocks in the riverbed. And always remember, there are no wrong answers. 

Stay tuned for the #ArtFeedsMakes project that goes with this book and printable. Watch on Art Feeds social media or the Fayetteville Public Library Facebook page



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