In the middle of July, I read Bear the first two books on the Boxcar Children series. For the whole two weeks we spent reading those two books, Bear, J-jo and I played a lot at being the Boxcar Children. Of course, I was Jessie (and sometimes Henry) and Bear was Violet (though sometimes Jessie) and J-jo was supposed to be Benny.
Here’s the Boxcar.
Here’s the refrigerator (the children stored their milk bottles behind a little waterfall in the brook in the first story).
In one of the chapters in the first book, the children build a dam to have a bathing pool. Here Bear is building our bathing pool.
In the second book, the children are on an island all summer and there is a dock and the sea. This is our representation of that.
We played at this every day. It was so much fun. What books have you acted out with your children?