I usually pick a book and read through it before selecting it for a play date. I get my toddler to approve it (she's quick to create opinions about books) and then I determine if I can create sensory + art activities. I usually never buy a book off amazon and arrange a play date without figuring these things out first. Usually. But when Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen team up, you know the book is going to be rad. I literally organized, booked, and sold out an entire playdate before even opening their newest book, Triangle. I wasn't worried at all, and once the book arrived I wasn't in the least bit disappointed. My girl was in love and I was (once again) so impressed with Barnett and Klassen. I don't know how they do it. Their books are always so amazing - and this laugh-out-loud tale about Triangle and his friend Square inspired one of the best playdates I've ever hosted. We had spaghetti snakes, built triangle and square structures, and created our own prints. It was glorious.
It is always so interesting to see which kids will partake in the sensory station and which kids will skip the activity – but goodness they all so darling building and constructing with the cardboard squares and triangles!! My heart!!
I genuinely loved all their prints – I’d hang them all on my wall! They were such a great group of kids – adventurous, creative, helpful, imaginative, and a whole lot of fun! I really hope they had as much fun as I did!