The Big Adventures of Tiny House Story Time
Guys, I’ve gotta confess. I’m super fascinated by tiny homes, although I know I’m way too much of a ‘stuff’ person to ever live in one. You must have seen the videos and photos going viral on Facebook. The cuteness of the homes, the minimalism, the flexibility- they all appeal to so many! (Be honest- isn’t everything just a little cuter when it’s in miniature?!) I was so excited to get the opportunity to check out The Big Adventures of Tiny House. After all, if a tiny house isn’t in my actual future, a tiny house story time is the next best thing!
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THE BIG ADVENTURES OF TINY HOUSE
Susan Schaefer Bernardo wrote The Big Adventures of Tiny House, while Courtenay Fletcher illustrated the book. The story tells the tale of a little house that found new life being rebuilt as a tiny house. Tiny goes off on adventures through out the country, meeting a cast of other on-the-move homes on his journey. Ultimately, Tiny settles in an adorable, idyllic looking community, ready to travel whenever the urge strikes again.
The story is conveyed in sweet rhymes, which are always favorites in my house. I may be the only one drawing this comparison, but The Big Adventures of Tiny House kind of seemed like a modern nod to Virginia Lee Burton’s classic The Little House. We loved the illustrations in The Big Adventures of Tiny House- Tiny, Shiny, and the other characters all have sweet faces. More importantly, diversity is well represented in the few instances that humans are depicted. And bonus, there’s even a cute Little Free Library tucked into one of the images- such a fun find for young readers!
create Your Own Tiny House
It’s a pretty classic play activity for kids, and remains a perennial favorite because it’s just that fun! Grab a big box cardboard box and some markers, and personalize your own tiny house. Use packing or duct tape to reinforce box seams if it needs to be a bit sturdier. Would it look a lot like Tiny, or are there things you would change? Creating a tiny house with friends adds a teamwork dynamic to the play time, and makes it extra fun.
Scroll all the way to the end of the post to grab your free printable. Use the page to draw and write about what Tiny and Shiny might see if they drove through your city. Are there fun monuments that would help them know exactly where they were? Or maybe just a favorite local spot you’d like to show them? Don’t forget to color in Tiny and Shiny too!
Craft A TINY Tiny House
- small juice or milk carton
- glue or tape
- colored paper
- Rinse the empty carton and allow it to dry completely.
- Glue or tape the carton shut.
- Use the scissors to cut the colored paper to fit your tiny house.
- We started with one long strip to wrap all the way around the sides, and another strip to attach as a roof.
- Glue or tape the colored pieces to the carton.
- Cut smaller detail pieces from colored paper (doors, windows, shutters, etc.) and attach them as well.
- Use the markers to add additional details, such as door knobs.
Would You Ever Want To Live In A Tiny House? Let Me Know Your Thoughts In The Comments!