Welcome back to our fabulous Youth Services Bulletin!
Today, we launch a totally awesome new series: Fun Stuff for Rainy Days, where we will pair a fun indoor activity with a great book, movie, or CD that you can borrow from our collection.
Today’s theme is Calvin and Hobbes and Forts!
Fort-building is an awesome boredom buster for rainy, snowy, or just plain icky days, but works anytime! Here’s how to make a great fort:
For a Fort, You Will Need an Assortment of:
- Cardboard boxes
Let your imagination run wild! It doesn’t have to be as complicated as Calvin’s tree fort, but even the simplest fort can turn a rotten day upside-down! (Just make sure to clean up when you’re done.) Here’s a simple couch fort to get you started:
Calvin and Hobbes
Calvin and Hobbes is a hilarious comic strip by Bill Waterson, now collected in graphic novels. Calvin is an imaginative, creative boy with a penchant for pranks. Hobbes is Calvin’s stuffed tiger who comes to life, and together they fight off killer mutant snow goons, have secret club meetings in their fort, and ponder such deep questions as: why isn’t there more research to find a scientific cure for jerks? And what fun is it being “cool” if you can’t wear a sombrero?! Some of the best are: The Calvin and Hobbes Lazy Sunday Book; Something Under the Bed is Drooling; and There’s Treasure Everywhere (all under J GN WAT). These are best read in your snazzy fort.
That’s all for today, folks! Check back soon for other awesome boredom busters, and be sure to visit us at the library!