This project DIY Wishing Tree is the perfect project for you to focus on what is most important in life. It is a great project to do with her kids. I have been compensated by Scholastic for this post, DIY Wishing Tree. All opinions are mine alone. #MyWishforYou I have been traveling what feels like nonstop. I love traveling, but being away from my family has been difficult. Two of my last trips were for all female conferences. Being at a conference with 40 other bloggers and then thousands of powerful women made me focus even more on what I want for my daughter.
I have had a number of experiences recently where I realized one of the benefits of getting older is that you realize you can say no. How I wish I could back in time and tell my younger self to find what I am passionate about and focus on it instead of pleasing other people.
Last week we celebrated B’s 6th birthday. Her birthday always makes me think of everything I want to teach her. So, when I received a copy of My Wish for You by actress Kathryn Hahn and illustration by Brigette Barrager, it felt like it was meant to be. The book is a love letter to daughters everywhere, encouraging young girls to always be themselves, no matter what the world tells them.
DIY Wishing Tree
Since reading and crafting are some of our favorite things to do to together I thought it would be fun to create a wishing tree. We cut out leaves and I asked B to tell me all her wishes. Some were really cool like wanting to live in space. (Can you tell I just toured NASA last week?) I simply asked B to tell me all her wishes and I wrote them down. She wrote some down, too. Then, we created a wishing tree.
After we hung the tree, we sat down together and read My Wish for You. It is the sweetest book and exactly the message I wanted to share with B. See more information about the book below.
- Large piece of craft paper
- Colored paper
- Double-sided tape
- Cut the size of craft paper the size you want your tree to be and hang it on the wall.
- By hand draw our your tree with branches
- Cut out the colored paper in the shape of leaves in different sizes
- Write out your wishes on the leaves
- Stick the leaves to the branches
My Wish for You Book
Inspired by the everyday life lessons of raising her own six-year-old daughter, author and actress Kathryn Hahn creates a heartfelt and touching meditation on the inherent power every girl has deep inside herself. Here is a timely and necessary message of the intrinsic importance of being who you are, no matter what the world tells you. To be curious, strong, and vulnerable. Live life on your own terms. And always look for that sparkle!
My Wish for You is an empowering gift for grandmothers and mothers, daughters and friends, to treasure and cherish for years to come.
My Wish For You Official Book Trailer
About the Author
Do you recognize Kathryn Hahn? She is an actress on TV and movies including Bad Moms (one of my personal favorite movies), Captain Fantastic, and a new Amazon Original Series from the creators of Transparent. She lives in Los Angeles with her family. My Wish for You is her first book with Scholastic.
About the Illustrator Brigette Barrager is an artist, character designer, and illustrator and writer of children’s books from LA. Her resume also includes the New York Times bestseller Uni the Unicorn, written by Amy Krouse Rosenthal.
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