3 FUN THINGS TO DO THIS WEEK
May the Fourth be with you! Shelli has a great roundup of fun ways to celebrate Star Wars Day on Wednesday with your family.
Saturday is Free Comic Book Day. Find a participating shop near you, and score a shiny new comic book for free.
Get hands-on with a simple art project, and paint your own version of budding spring trees with this cake tempera paint tutorial.
3 IDEAS FOR THIS WEEK’S DINNERS
I have been craving these smushed lamb meatball burgers since I discovered them.
Shakshuka is one of my favorite quick dinners, and this smoky white bean version looks terrific. Think of it as an outside-of-the-box take on breakfast for dinner.
Shrimp curry with chickpeas and cauliflower tastes like you spent all day cooking it but comes together fast enough for an it’s-so-nice-we-stayed-too-long-at-park-day dinner.
ONE GREAT READALOUD
Celebrate Leo Lionni’s birthday on on May 5 by reading Alexander and the Wind-Up Mouse, a whimsical story about a real mouse who years for the affection given to a mechanical mouse toy.