Can't Wait to Wait
When Jonathan invites brother and sister to his birthday dinner at a french restaurant in town, Sylvia can't help but worry that she will have to wait forever for the food to arrive. Mr. Weber, however, knows just how to making waiting lots more fun.
Projects, Crafts, and Recipes for this Story
The Power of the Pause
One of the most powerful storytelling techniques used by storytellers and teachers and presenters around the world is, ironically, not talking. Silence. Stillness. A Pause.
Sparkle Craft: Soft Sculpture Take-Alongs
In the Martin & Sylvia: Saturdays! story, “Can’t Wait to Wait," Sylvia feels anxious about the long wait at a local restaurant. Have that problem? Make a soft sculpture take-along for the next time you're faced with a wait.
Martin & Sylvia: Saturdays! Printable Project Page: Can't Wait to Wait
While Martin & Sylvia are waiting for their dinner in a French restaurant in the story “Can’t Wait to Wait,” Mr. Weber suggests the children play a drawing game where each person draws only part of the figure. One draws the head, another the body, another the legs and the fourth draws the feet. We've created a printable for this fun activity!
Sparkle Kitchen: Steamed Artichokes
There are only two parts of an artichoke that are edible. The first is a tiny bit of tender flesh at the base of each leaf, which is best scraped off between your front teeth. The second is the heart, a tender disc buried underneath the fuzzy choke.