I bought Ellie and Emily the cutest book last week called The Scarecrow and the Spider by Todd Aaron Smith. It is about a scarecrow who can't make friends because he scares everyone. He ends up befriending a spider who has the same problem. It talks about God's purpose for our life and how God gave us such joy in friendships. Ellie really enjoyed this book except for the part where a few boys try to throw the scarecrow in the lake. She usually covers her eyes at that part. Here is the link to the book if you want to check it out. http://http//www.amazon.com/Scarecrow-Spider-Todd-Aaron-Smith/dp/1400305500/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1226886575&sr=8-1
I am always trying to get Ellie interested in doing crafts so once we read the book over and over I decided to let Ellie decorate her own scarecrow. I put out a tray with scrap paper, buttons, cotton balls, pom poms, and glue so she could create a masterpiece. She was more interested in the other fall books that I was reading while she was gluing but she did work on it for about 15 minutes or so. I plan on leaving it out for a few days because I am hoping she will add to it.