The Cook Out
Visitors are returning to Martin and Sylvia's house—friends they haven’t seen in a year! The brother and sister can't wait to do all the fun things they did last summer: cook-outs, tag, ball games and ‘explorers’. But once the friends arrive, Martin finds that Jacob doesn't want to join in the fun they planned. Not only that, but Jacob speaks rudely and teases Martin! Daddy gives Martin some useful advice on how to treat those who tease, and Martin is surprised to see that it changes everything.
Projects, Crafts, and Recipes for this Story
Sparkle Kitchen: What's Your Favorite Hot Dog?
We generally eat the same-ole-same-ole hot dog – you know, with ketchup and mustard. And maybe some sauerkraut. But we were feeling adventurous — inspired by the Martin & Sylvia story "The Cook Out."
Storybox Playlist: Stories to Help with Teasing and Bullying
The intent of these stories is to give families a place to start as they discuss and develop strategies around teasing, bullying and other relationship conflicts.
How to Stop Teasing and Bullying: Finding a Common Image
In this post, David has tips on how to use our stories within the context of bullying and teasing.
Summer Games Round-Up
Summer is in full swing, and this week at Sparkle Stories we are exploring our towns and parks. We've got four games for you, all of which work really well just about anywhere you want to explore.