This story is a part of the "Handy Tool Belt of Stories" — a collection of various stories designed to give your family support during overwhelming life events. Included are stories about trauma, sickness, potential harm, and death. These stories are here to have in your back pocket if your family experiences a sudden trauma or difficult life event.
This story comes from the "So Many Fairies" Series.
Nicholas and Miriam love their grandmother Nani's warm and cozy home. But one spring day, a fire breaks out, and Nani's home is mostly lost to smoke and flame. Their grandmother is okay with the loss, but Miriam is not okay. In fact, she becomes afraid that the fire may happen again. It takes the work of several fairies to help Miriam learn to appreciate fire again.
Projects, Crafts, and Recipes for this Story
Beeswax Travel Candles: Kid-friendly Craft
These fun beeswax travel candles are lovely to keep as treats for yourself, but they also make a pretty, little gift.
Sparkle Kitchen: Fire-Roasted Marshmallow Strawberries
This week's snack is a spring-themed riff on traditional s'mores — it's roasted strawberries covered with marshmallow fluff. When you cook the strawberries over a fire, the marshmallow caramelizes and the strawberry warms into a perfect balance of sweet, tart, gooeyness. You may like them more than traditional roasted marshmallows.