Eleanor loves fortune cookies - and so do I. So, I thought for Valentine's Day this year I'd make up a fun batch of personalized ones for her, some cousins and kids that I watch! I even found some cute Valentine's Day chinese take-out boxes at the dollar section of Target yesterday to package them in. I have made them once or twice before (not with messages though) and enjoyed it, although I do remember having to work fast to fold them before they cooled.
So, I am trying to come up with some cute ideas for the fortunes for kids ages 2-5. So far I have come up with things like....
"there's a yummy snack in your future" "you bring smiles to all around you" "you will get lots of hugs and kisses" "let's color!"
Eleanor would enjoy something like "you'll become an amazing trapeze artist!"
Do you have any ideas?? Also, do you think I should put the child's name at the start of every fortune too or just leave them generic? And should I type them out or hand write the fortunes? Thanks!
The title of this blog was inspired by the utopian novel by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, author of The Yellow Wallpaper. The word itself has went further and captured for me a special sense of "place" for me and my daughter Eleanor. A free copy of the book can be read online by clicking the image.
Check out my first blog--Al Ain Notebook--written during our family's year abroad in the United Arab Emirates (2008-2009)
Books Read 2010
03. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
02. Never Let Me Go by Kazup Ishiguaro
01. Keeping Faith by Jodi Picoult
Books Read 2009
23. Unaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa Lahiri
22. The Catcher in the Rye by JD Salinger
21. Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
20. The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
19. The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid
18. Belong to Me by Marisa de los Santos
17. Stuart Little by EB White
16. Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout
15. Girls of Riyadh by Rajaa Alsanea
14. The Olive Readers by Christine Aziz
13. Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi
12. Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator by Roald Dahl
11. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
10. Princess: The True Story of Life Inside the Saudi Arabia's Royal Family by Jean Sasson