September 10, 1-4pm
Meet the author at Snickerdoodle® book signing at Hooray For Books, kids’ bookstore, 1555 King Street Alexandria, VA.
October 1-2. All day
Stop by the Snickerdoodle for Kids booth at the annual Fall for Fairfax Kidsfest on the grounds of the Fairfax County Government Center, Fairfax, VA. Free Snickerdoodle®balloons, stickers, and other goodies. Coloring/drawing activities for kids. Free resources for teachers. Books, CDs, and soft toy dolls on sale.
Share your successful lesson plans using Snickerdoodle and win a $25 cash award!
(See the Teacher Page for details.)
Submit your class’s “Peacemaker Heroes” creative or volunteer service project and win a $25 cash award and free set of Snickerdoodle® books for your school library. (See details on the Peacemaker Superhero Kit page. )
Check out these sites for young peacemakers for classroom project ideas that will connect you and your students to awesome possibilities for making a difference in the world!
See what other parents are doing to spread Snickerdoodle's fun in their communities in our Parents Sharing Corner.
Play the Snickerdoodle RAP
Isaac and Niko Dill (age 3)
enjoy coloring with "Snickerdoodle" at Fall Kidsfest, Fairfax, VA in September 2012
Do you enjoy storytime with your kids?
Are you tired of the assault on children’s imaginative play by “consumer” culture’s icons of violent warrior superheroes, monsters, sci-fi creatures, and robots?
Ever wish there was a “peacemaker superhero” for little kids who would be a nonviolent role model and actually encourage kids to use their creativity and imagination to solve problems and contribute their own “big ideas” for a more peaceful (and fun) world?
What’s a “Snickerdoodle?” You may know it as a delicious cookie, but in my family, “Snickerdoodle” was a tiny tall tale hero and champion for the ‘little guy’ introduced in stories by my grandfather almost a century ago.
Whether you’re a parent or grandparent, on this site you’ll discover fun ways to connect with your kids (and discover the spirit of the peacemaker superhero that lives within us all!):
Parents’ Sharing Corner
See how other parents are creating fun “Snickerdoodle” experiences for their children.
Attention, preK-3 Teachers and Children’s Librarians:
FREE educational resources and lesson plans!
It is my joy to share my grandfather’s legacy of “Snickerdoodle”® with you.
I hope you will become a storyteller and will share Snickerdoodle’s history, tall tales, and message with your children—read with them and encourage them to create their own stories and adventures!
Snickerdoodle shows kids:
“Real power shines within you!
You’re never too little to make a difference— because you’re never too little to help someone!”
Clare Ham Grosgebauer
See an interview with Snickerdoodle’s author on The Reading Tub.
Move your mouse over the animations on this site for a sound surprise!