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Bright ideas for Celebrating Appreciate a Dragon Day (1/16/17)

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As you can tell from my past blog posts and books I have written…I LOVE Dragons!

To me, Dragons are not the scary, fire-breathing beasts that fiction makes them out to be. The Dragons from my childhood were a fun-loving lot who craved sweets, loved to dance and the only thing they devoured was BOOKS 🙂

Dragons are Real

So imagine my excitement when I found out there was an actual DAY for Dragons called Appreciate your Dragon Day created by Donita K. Paul.

Donita’s site is filled with Dragon-y activities like this one:

Make a Dragon Mask
Make a Dragon Mask

Many of her links lead to sites with even more links to activities! What I thought was missing was the “book” part since we now know Dragons LOVE to read. So with that in mind, I am sharing some Dragon booklists and also an excerpt from my FREE downloadable Dragons Are Real Activity Book. Enjoy!

An Extra Special #DragonsAreReal Booklist for Beginning Readers

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A Special #DragonsAreReal Dragon Booklist for Middle Readers

DRagon Booklist

Dragons are Real is named to Kirkus Reviews Best Indie Book of 2016!

Something Dragon-y To Do

Dragons Love Riddles


Telling riddle goes hand-in-hand, or paw-in-paw….or claw-in-claw…with the fact that Dragons love to laugh as well. But riddles are much more to their fancy. If you ever meet a Dragon, chances are he will test you with a riddle to see if it’s safe for him to talk to you.

First, let’s make sure we understand what a “riddle” is. The definition of a riddle is this: A question or statement intentionally phrased so as to require ingenuity in ascertaining its answer or meaning.

So let’s practice our riddle telling and guessing!

What has two hands, but can’t tie a shoe or open a door?

Answer: A clock!

My life can be measured in hours,
I serve by being devoured.
Thin, I am quick
Fat, I am slow
Wind is my foe.
What am I?

Answer: A candle!

On my way to St. Ives I saw a man with 7 wives. Each wife had 7 sacks. Each sack had 7 cats. Each cat had 7 kittens. Kitten, cats, sacks, wives. How many were going to St. Ives?

Answer: Just one, me!! (I saw a man…).

While some months have just 30 days, others have 31 days. How many months have 28 days?

Answer: All months have 28 days!

Almost everyone needs it, and yet almost nobody takes it, even when it is available. What is it?

Answer: Advice!

(This Riddle Poem is by J.R.R. Tolkien.)

It cannot be seen, cannot be felt
Cannot be heard, cannot be smelt.
It lies behind stars and under hills,
And empty holes it fills.
It comes first and follows after,
Ends life, kills laughter.

Answer: Darkness


Would you like more Dragons Are Real Activities? Grab my FREE Downloadable Activity Guide HERE:

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