Pages to Projects – October 2020
Sometimes words can be so fun to say aloud that even when they are describing horrible people or disgusting things you can’t help but laugh. This phenomenon is very much at play in this month’s book selection, George’s Marvelous Medicine by Roald Dahl. In the story George, left alone with his horrid grandmother, decides to cook up a concoction stronger than her usual medicine in an attempt to cure her grumpiness. Both George and his Grandmother are surprised by the effects!
Taking inspiration from Dahl’s illustrative language and over-the-top exaggeration, we are going to develop our own ingredient list and recipe for a messy, bubbling, gross perilous potion, and then paint a bottle of it using glue, salt, and watercolors.
This month’s kit includes:
- Potion project packet
- Potion bottle templates
- Popsicle stick
- Watercolor Paint
- Copy of George’s Marvelous Medicine (yours to keep)
- Read more Roald Dahl!
- If you’re looking for more concoctions to cook up, check out Science Rocks! for some fun experiment ideas.
- More titles similar to George’s Marvelous Medicine:
- Freckle Juice by Judy Blume
- Mr. Stink by David Walliams
- Olive & Beatrix: The Super-Smelly Moldy Blob by Amy Marie Stadelmann
- Oliver Moon and the Potion Commotion by Sue Mongredien
Use the form below to sign up for this month’s project. Materials will be ready for pickup starting October 19 (we’ll send an email to remind you).
Update 10/12/20: All books have been claimed. You can still borrow the book from the library and do the project along with it, though! Just fill out the form below to request the materials. [Listen to the Audiobook on Overdrive][Order the book from the Library]