I have always had a fascination with fairies. When I was a little girl we would visit my grandparents in St. Louis every two years. They would visit us in Michigan every other year, or that's what I remember! My grandparent's house was magical. There was an attic to explore, fireflies galore and my grandmother was an artist who was especially good with pottery. She had her own wheel and kiln.
|Made by my grandmother October 1972|
|Made by me July 1971|
My mom continued the tradition with her grandchildren and even had a special dish with a fairy sitting on the side. That fairy would travel with my mom and bring one small treat for each grandchild each day. My grandmother and mother are gone, but I love special memories that seal in my mind very special times.
I have a fairy that shows up in my classroom. I actually have several fairies, but my favorite one is the Book Fairy. That fairy shows up around each child's birthday and leaves a wrapped book in the birthday child's browsing box. The child gets to open it and no matter what we're doing we stop, drop and read the book the fairy left. Sometimes books have sat in the browsing box until the end of the day before someone spies it! The gifted child gets to take the book home to share with their family before returning it to the classroom library. These books become favorites and even hoarded treasures of the recipient!
|I thought I had a picture of these wrapped up with|
gold paper and bows. They are always wrapped
before being placed in the browsing boxes.
|The inside cover has a tag from the Book Fairy commemorating|
the birthday child.
Instead of preparing for a move today, I have been working on making bookplate stickers for the Book Fairy. I've decided that the Book Fairy can come more often than just birthdays. I think I'll put out a welcome mat, so she'll know she can come for any special occasion! The fairy uses bonus points from the book orders, donated books from parents, or even books picked up at Goodwill. It doesn't cost a lot of money, but children learn that books are magical! You can get my Book Fairy materials by clicking the link or buy it at my TPT store! It doesn't bother me if you want to buy it, but why not just get it for free!
I can't wait until Friday when my Moving Fairy is coming to help me get my kitchen ready to move into. I bet you wish you had one of these...She's magical and sometimes she shows up with coffee!!
Here comes my husband again...I gotta go!!
|Print these out on Avery 8164 shipping labels. They'll look fairly|
lovely in the book!