We recently read Ramona Quimby,  Age 8 as a family.  Oh, that Ramona is so funny.  She reminds us all of our own little Madeline! 
In this story, Ramona has to make up a commercial about a book she read for her class.  Making up our own commercials seemed like a natural activity to try with the kids once we finished the book.  This activity was a big hit with all of us!

Ethan really got into this and even made up songs to go with his commercials.

This is a good activity to help children retain what they have just read.  It also allows them to be creative in other ways than pen and paper.

“Ramona’s books are the best!  You should read them to your sweet pest, only $9.99!!!”