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How will you use your voice today, Little New-Yorkers? In author-illustrator Peter H. Reynold’s book Say Something!, kids find ways of saying something with words, actions, and creativity! Most importantly, saying something, in your own unique way, makes the world a better place. Today, our project is inspired by this book, and by a new exhibition at the New-York Historical Society, The Salem Witch Trials: Reckoning and Reclaiming, which asks viewers to think about ways to help those who are being treated unfairly. We are going to make our own speech bubbles, just like Peter H. Reynold’s illustrations, to share our voices. Follow along with the steps below And don’t forget to join us live at 3:30 pm every Tuesday via Zoom and Friday in-person for our Little New-Yorkers Hello Song, silly games and dances, a craft, and, of course, our read aloud!
- Say Something Template
- Something to color with: markers, crayons, pencils, pastels, or a cool combo!
- Glue Stick
* A note on supplies: If you don’t have exactly the supplies listed, improvise! These projects are designed to be versatile, so feel free to use whatever materials and tools you have at home. And if your final product looks different than what you see here, that’s wonderful.
STEP 1: What Will You Say?
How will your voice change the world? Say Something! talks about kids using art, fashion, words, and more to share their point of view and to help others. Inside your speech bubble you can write words or draw pictures to show how you’d like to use your voice!
Will you share your toys with friends? Or fill rooms with your beautiful artwork? Or do science experiments to make new discoveries? Or take care of our planet? It’s up to you.
STEP 2: Cutting
It’s Careful Cutting O’Clock! Use your scissors to cut out your speech bubble, as well as the two rectangles below it.
STEP 3: Gluing
Next, use your glue to stick your rectangles together and glue them to the back of your speech bubble. This makes a handle so you can hold your speech bubble and share your creativity!
STEP 4: Done
You did it. You’re ready to Say Something!
STEP 5: Share Your Voice!
Hold your speech bubble high and share your voice with your friends and family!
Can you make what’s inside your speech bubble come true? If you drew yourself helping to take care of your dog, can you do that in real life? I know you can! Thanks for following along! We hope to see you, and your creations, at Little New-Yorkers soon! We’d love to see your artwork - join the conversation and tag us on social media @nyhistory!
Written by Meagan Raker