Thursday, June 4, 2009

Fancy Nancy Day 1

I plan to have a lot of fun with my kiddos this summer! The girls and I had such a fun time with our Mrs. Wishy Washy day that I decided to hold several book themed days. So, here we are beginning our summer with Fancy Nancy week!

Summary (from the book jacket): Meet Nancy, who believes that more is ALWAYS better when it comes to being fancy. From the top of her tiara down to her sparkly studded shoes, Nancy is determined to teach her family a thing or two about being fancy. How Nancy transforms her parents and little sister for one enchanted evening makes for a story that is funny and warm- with or without the frills.

All the Fancy Nancy books are a huge hit in our home. Don't let the fluff fool you, these books have substance. Children can relate to the mistakes Nancy makes and the disappointments she faces. I appreciate that at the heart of each of these stories is a loving, accepting family.

Julia, Lauren, and our friend Mary Ann got together for some Fancy Nancy fun! We began our festivities by gathering on the couch to read the book.

Then the girls helped each other dress in fancy ensembles.

Don't they look exquisite?!

Nancy loves to write her name with a pen with a plume. The girls had fun writing their names on fancy paper with plumed pencils. To make these pencils I taped a feather to the end of a pencil, wrapped the tape with ribbon, and secured the ribbon with a small piece of tape.

Nancy gave her family lessons on the difference between plain and fancy. We sorted plain and fancy items.

Nancy had disastrous results when she tried carrying her ice cream tray like a fancy waiter. My girls had fun carrying a tray of pretend ice cream across the room.

Although Nancy says there is no fancy or better way to say "I love you" we still found a way to make fancy "I love you" signs.

Feathers, lace, and sequins turned our plain signs into fancy signs.

The girls enjoyed eating sandwiches and fruit with frilly toothpicks while sipping apple juice from china teacups. Pinkies up, of course!

We couldn't celebrate Fancy Nancy without parfaits for dessert!

On our book theme days, we have a great time reading and experiencing fun books. I enjoy the challenge of coming up with book related activities on a shoestring budget! We have activities planned for each of the Fancy Nancy books. Next up: Fancy Nancy and the Posh Puppy


  1. Oh - we must be kindred spirits!! I want to do a Fancy Nancy theme sometime this year! I will be watching to see what else you come up with!! Y'all did some great things for this one! I'm all giddy wiht excitement thinking of the possibilities!!

  2. What fun! Your girls are adorable in their fancy outfits. You have inspired me to think up my own book theme days.

  3. We love Fancy Nancy too... Very cute ideas!

  4. This is so cute! I love your theme day and all of your fun activities. Your girls look adorable.

  5. Oh my word! This is so adorable! What a fun memory this day will be for your girls when they are older. Bravo!

  6. Awesome!!!! We adore these books! You did some fun and fancy things!

  7. Yeah!! We love Fancy Nancy; in fact, Maddy had a Fancy Nancy Salon Tea Party for her 5th birthday in Dec, and my sisters and I LOVED putting it together for the little girls. It was a blast! This is a great series!!

  8. Cheyanne loves Fancy Nancy. She would love all those ideas. WHat a fun way to spend a day, it would make a great birthda theme too.

    Thanks for sharing with Friday Showcase!!!

  9. We have never read this and now we have to! I loved all the fancy activities. Thanks for sharing!

  10. Looks like so much fun! Visiting via Ramblings.

  11. I love this. I think I will do it with Girlygirl and her firend next week while we are at their house baby sitting.

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  13. What great ideas. Too cute. I love it.

  14. Awesome! I have a 2-year-old and 3-year-old, both girls and we love Fancy Nancy. Thank you for all the ideas I an incorporate with them.

  15. I have been wondering if my 2 1/2 year old is ready for fancy nancy and it looks like she may be. Yippee...I'll have to pick up one of the books to read with her.