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Here are some things you will fnd in this kit:
1. Fun activities based on the Just Grace books to do with your friends or by yourself
2. How to make Grace’s 100 percent favorite breakfast food
3. Superheroes (Well, not actual real ones like Batman and Wonder Woman, but Not-So-Super
(But Still Good) heroes you make up your very own self)
Here are some things you will not fnd in this kit:
1. Tips on the care and feeding of hermit crabs
2. Hairstyling dos and don’ts
3. How to build a really cool three-story tree house
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HE JUST GRACE BOOKS by Charise Mericle Harper chronicle the life of Grace Stewart, her
best friend Mimi, and their friends Sammy and Max. Miss Lois, their third-grade teacher,
gave Grace the horrible classroom name “Just Grace” so it won’t be so confusing with the four
Graces in her class. Grace has a teeny-tiny superpower—she can always tell when someone is
unhappy, and then she has to do something to help that person. So what kinds of adventures does
a sort-of superhero with a fabulous downstairs French neighbor get herself into? Read all the Just
Grace books to fnd out!
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—School Library Journal
★ “She’s a hero through and through.”
—Booklist, starred review
www.JustGraceBooks.com
Learn more about the author at
www.ChariseHarper.com
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Postcard
Grace and Mimi make fabulous postcards featuring Mrs. Luther’s cat, Crinkles.
Make your own postcard and send it to a friend.
Postcard
Instructions:
1. Print this page on cardstock.
2. Cut out the postcard.
3. Write your message on the left side of the card.
4. Add the name and mailing address of your friend on the lines.
5. Put a postcard stamp in the stamp box.
6. Turn the card over and draw a comic or illustration on the front side of
your card, or glue on a 4x6 photo the way Grace and Mimi did on their
postcards for Mrs. Luther.
7. Mail your card!
Write your message here.
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In Just Grace Goes Green, Grace’s class learns about ways to protect the environment. Miss Lois asks the students
to draw their own superheroes of conservation. Grace draws two:
Your Superhero
In the space below, create your own superhero persona, complete with costume. What will your superpowers be? Will
you save the earth? Or help cheer people up when they are sad? Or be the world’s greatest dog or cat sitter? Or . . .
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Whenever Grace has a big day of empathy superpower work ahead of her, she likes to eat French toast for
breakfast. With an adult’s help, make your own French toast. Do you think Augustine Dupre loves it since France
is 100 percent her favorite country?
Ingredients:
2 eggs
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cup milk
A pinch of sugar
A pinch of salt
½ tsp cinnamon
½ tsp nutmeg
Cooking spray or butter
Bread
Crack the eggs into a pie plate or other shallow bowl. Add milk and beat
with a fork. Mix in the sugar, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
Heat a skillet or frying pan (be sure an adult does this part!). Spray the
pan with cooking spray or melt butter or margarine across the surface. Dip
the bread into the egg mixture; turn it over and dip the other side. Gently
place the bread onto the hot skillet. Cook 3-4 minutes per side or until
browned. Experiment with different types of breads (wheat, sourdough,
croissant, etc.) until you find your favorite.
Top each piece of French toast with cut-up fruit and/or your favorite jam
or syrup.
French Toast French Toast
You can add us, but then you'll have to eat us!
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Bookmarks
There are so many fabulous Just Grace books. How will you keep track of the ones you’ve read? How will you save
your place as you’re reading? With these bookmarks, of course!
Print this page on cardstock using a color printer. Cut out the bookmarks below and never lose your place
again! You’ll be the superhero of book-place remembering!
Bookmarks
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❑ Just Grace
❑ Still Just Grace
❑ Just Grace Walks the Dog
❑ Just Grace Goes Green
❑ Just Grace and the
Snack Attack
❑ Just Grace and the
Terrible Tutu
❑ Just Grace and the
Double Surprise
❑ Just Grace and the
Flower Girl Power
❑ Just Grace, Star on Stage
❑ Just Grace and the
Trouble with Cupcakes
❑ Just Grace and the
Super Sleepover
❑ Just Grace Gets Crafty
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Comic Power
Grace loves to draw comics. Drawing can help her feel better when she has
a problem. She also draws comics just for fun. Create your own comic in the
panels below. Add speech bubbles to show what your characters are saying.
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Cats and Dogs
Are you a cat person like Augustine Dupre? A dog person like Mimi (who is 100 percent not a cat person
because she is completely allergic to them)? A cat person and a dog person like Grace? Or a not-a-cat-or-a-dog
person like Sammy?
Cats and Dogs
Crinkles
Things I like about cats:
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Things I don’t like about cats:
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Mr. Scruffers (a girl dog with a boy name)
Things I like about dogs:
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Things I don’t like about dogs:
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I am a
❑ cat person
❑ dog person
❑ cat and dog person
❑ not-a-cat-or-a-dog person
If you couldn’t think of anything you like
about cats or dogs, check this one.
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Who doesn’t love a glittery sparkly decorated cupcake? Make your very own cupcake to hang in your room.
Don’t eat this one! Ask your mom or dad to help you make the eating kind of cupcakes once they see how cool
this paper one turns out. (Great recipe on next page!)
Cupcake Fun Cupcake Fun
HOW TO MAKE A STUFFED CUPCAKE
Supplies needed: Construction paper, scissors, stapler, markers, newspaper for crumpling, string
for hanging, plus anything glittery and glue if you want to make your cupcakes sparkly!
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Cupcake Recipe Cupcake Recipe
Recipe reprinted with permission from Hello, Cupcake!: Irresistibly Playful Creations Anyone Can Make
by Karen Tack and Alan Richardson. Find lots more cupcake fun in this great book!
CHOCOLATE CUPCAKES
Makes 16 standard cupcakes or 12 standard and 12 mini cupcakes
1 ¾ cups all-purpose flour
¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
¾ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
1 ½ sticks
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unsalted butter, softened
1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line the muffin cups with paper liners.
2. Whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, and salt in a medium
bowl. In another medium bowl, with an electric mixer on high, beat the butter and sugar
until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes.
3. Add the eggs, one at a time, to the butter-sugar mixture, beating well after each
addition. Beat in the melted chocolate. Reduce the speed to low and add the flour mixture
alternately with the buttermilk in batches, beginning and ending with the flour mixture
and beating just until blended. Stir in the vanilla.
4. Spoon half of the batter into a ziplock bag. Snip a ¼-inch corner from the bag and fill the
paper liners two-thirds full. Repeat with the remaining batter. Bake until set and
a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 15 to 20 minutes.
Remove the cupcakes from the baking pan, place on a wire rack,
and allow to cool completely.
¾ cup lightly packed brown sugar
2 large eggs
2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, melted
1 cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Frosting Recipe
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Frosting Recipe
ALMOST-HOMEMADE VANILLA BUTTERCREAM
Makes 3 ½ cups
1 container (16 ounces) Marshmallow Fluff
3 sticks (3/4 pound) unsalted butter, softened and cut into 1-inch pieces
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
½ cup confectioners’ sugar, plus additional sugar if necessary
Spoon the Marshmallow Fluff into a large bowl. Beat with an electric mixer on low.
Gradually add the butter pieces, beating well after each addition, until smooth. Add the
vanilla extract and the ½ cup confectioners’ sugar. Scrape the bowl well to incorporate.
Add more confectioners’ sugar, if necessary, to adjust the texture.
Recipe reprinted with permission from Hello, Cupcake!: Irresistibly Playful Creations Anyone Can Make
by Karen Tack and Alan Richardson. Find lots more cupcake fun in this great book!
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Emotion Commotion Emotion Commotion
In Just Grace and the Trouble with Cupcakes, Grace discovers that it’s not easy having two diferent feelings
in your body at the same time. She makes up new words to describe the combined emotions. Try creating
your own new-feeling words.
SAD + MAD = SMAD
AFRAID + EXCITED = _______________________
MAD + CONFUSED = _______________________
HAPPY + NERVOUS = _______________________
ANNOYED + IMPATIENT = _______________________
EMBARRASSED + ANXIOUS = _______________________
CALM + CONFIDENT = _______________________
SURPRISED + GLAD = _______________________
WORRIED + JEALOUS = _______________________
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Super Sleepover Super Sleepover
In Just Grace and the Super Sleepover, Grace F. has a birthday party sleepover in her backyard. Grace and Mimi have
a fabulous time! At your next sleepover, use this handy checklist so you will be 100 percent sure that you and your
friends bring everything you need. Try the fun Sleepover Activities!
❑ Sleeping bag and pillow
❑ Flashlight
❑ Favorite stuffed animal
❑ Pajamas
❑ Toothbrush and toothpaste
❑ Clothes to wear the next day
SLEEPOVER ACTIVITIES
Paint each other’s fngernails. Make each nail a
diferent color! Use a toothpick to add polka-dots to
nails or to create a smiley face, or even the earth if
you’re really good at tiny drawing!
Tell spooky stories. When it’s your turn to tell a
scary story, turn on your fashlight and hold it beneath
your chin, shining upward. It will make you look super spooky. Whisper so your listeners have to lean
in to hear you, and then shout “Boo!” at the climax of the story!
Have everyone lie on their back in a circle, with each person’s head resting on someone else’s stomach.
You start the game by saying “Ha!” out loud. The person with her head on your stomach then says
“Ha! Ha!” The next person says “Ha! Ha! Ha!” and so forth around the circle. How many “Ha’s” can
you get through before everyone is laughing for real?
Serve a super-special breakfast the next
morning. Maybe even Grace F.’s Birthday
Pancake Cake, even if it’s not your birthday!
(Skip the candles, in that case.)
Sleepover Checklist
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Stuffed Creature Stuffed Creature
Make your own stufed creature like Grace and Mimi do at Grace F.’s super sleepover. You can sew your creature if
you’re like Mimi and love to sew, or you can use glue if you’re not in the mood to be that crafty.
Supplies needed:
Muslin fabric
Pins
Scissors
Pillow stuffing
Googly eyes
Felt (sticky-backed and regular)
Yarn
Pompoms
Sparkly sequins
Glitter glue
Markers
Needle and thread or colored embroidery floss and embroidery needle
Instructions
Cut
Print the next page and cut out the pattern. This will be the body of your stufed creature. Use pins to attach the
pattern to two pieces of muslin placed one on top of the other. Carefully cut around the pattern, making sure you’re
cutting through both pieces of muslin. Remove the pins to reveal your two muslin creature shapes.
Sew
There are three ways to put your creature together: run glue around the edges
and wait for it to dry; use the colorful embroidery foss and sew around the
edges; or ask your mom or dad to use a sewing machine to sew the two
pieces together and then turn them inside out. Whichever method you
choose, be sure you leave a 2-inch opening for your stufng entry point.
Stuff
Take the pillow stufng and push it through the 2-inch opening to fll
the body of your creature. You can use the eraser end of a pencil to
work the stufng into arms and other hard-to-reach sections. Sew or glue the
open section together once your creature is stufed.
Decorate!
Now that your creature’s body is fnished, it’s time to decorate him or her! Give him a fun face with the googly
eyes and other accessories. Does she need a cape? A bow tie? Yarn hair? Be as creative as you like. What will you
name your stufed creature?
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Stuffed
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Stuffed
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Here’s the pattern for the body
of your stufed creature.
Color and Play Color and Play
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Have your own Super Sleepover adventures with Grace and Mimi with these fun fgures! Print these four pages on
card stock. Cut out the fgures and accessories and color them in with markers, crayons, or colored pencils.
Grace in play clothes
Mr. Scruffers
Grace in pjs
Mimi in pjs
Mimi in play clothes
Use these rectangles to make your figures
stand. Insert one in each of the bottom slits.
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SLEEPOVER TENT
This is the front of your cool sleepover tent! Cut along the border and also on the dotted lines. Fold the doors back
so Grace and Mimi and Mr. Scrufers can go in and out. Cut two rectangles from card stock that are 6x11 inches
(these will be the sides of your tent) and one rectangle that is 6x8 inches (this will be the back wall of your tent).
Attach the walls together with tape. You’ll have a rectangle tent with no roof. Decorate your tent with colorful
rugs and sleeping bags and add drawings to the walls!
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Sleeping bags
Rugs for the sleepover tent
TENT ACCESSORIES
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Cut a 1x8-inch rectangle of card stock to make the base for your trampoline. Make it into a ring and tape the 1-inch
ends together. Afx this to the bottom of the trampoline with tape.
Trampoline
More rugs for the sleepover tent
SLEEPOVER TRAMPOLINE
Pocket Pal Pocket Pal
In Just Grace Gets Crafty, Grace and Mimi each make a Pocket Pal at
school. Pocket Pals are small creatures you keep in your pocket. Grace
makes Stan the Squirrel and Mimi makes Sandy the Sandwich. Make
your own Pocket Pal and a pocket to keep him/her in!
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1. Draw your Pocket Pal in
this square.
2. Color him or her with
crayons or markers.
3. Have a grownup help you
tape clear packing tape
over your entire square.
(Tape is super sticky, so
get help!) The tape will
protect your Pocket Pal and
make him/her strong!
4. Cut out your Pocket Pal!
This will become your Pocket Pal
storage pocket. Color and decorate
it, then cut it out. Use it as a
template to cut another square
of paper the same size. Tape the
sides and bottom edge of this
square to the second square, so
that three sides are closed and
just the top is open. Slide your
Pocket Pal in the top!
Mini Notebook Mini Notebook
Your Pocket Pal will go on lots of adventures. Keep track of
them in this mini notebook! Save it in your storage pocket
with your Pocket Pal!
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Write on!
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