Roaring Youth Jam Art Tents

Harry Potter

by J.K. Rowling

Chapter One - The Boy Who Lived

"Mr. and Mrs. Dursley, of number four, Privet Drive, were proud to say that they were perfectly normal, thank you very much. They were the last people you'd expect to be involved in anything strange or mysterious, because they just didn't hold with such nonsense."

Art Project: Owls are essential to life at Hogwarts. Make your own feathery friend with toilet paper tubes, cupcake papers, colorful paper, and markers.

Charlotte's Web

by E.B. White

Chapter One - Before Breakfast

"Where's Papa going with that ax?" said Fern to her mother as they were setting the table for breakfast.

"Out to the hoghouse," replied Mrs. Arable. "Some pigs were born last night."

Art Project: Crayon and watercolor webs are 'TERRIFIC' and nearly magic!

A Wrinkle in Time

by Madeleine L'Engle

Chapter One - Mrs. Whatsit

"It was a dark and stormy night.

In her attic bedroom Margaret Murry, wrapped in an old patchwork quilt, sat on the foot of her bed and watched the trees tossing in the frenzied lashing of the wind. Behind the trees clouds scudded frantically across the sky. Every few moments the moon ripped through them, creating wraithlike shadows that raced along the ground."

Art Project: Create your own fantastical collage planet worthy of a trip with the Murrys.

The Rainbow Fish

by Marcus Pfister

"A long way out in the deep blue sea there lived a fish. Not just an ordinary fish, but the most beautiful fish in the entire ocean. His scales were every shade of blue and green and purple, with sparkling silver scales among them."

Art Project: Use colored paper to weave your own most beautiful fish in the sea.

Where the Sidewalk Ends

by Shel Silverstein

The Crocodile's Toothache

The Crocodile

Went to the dentist

And sat down in the chair

And the dentist said, "Now tell me, sir,

Why does it hurt and where?"...

Art Project: Color a crocodile and give him snapping jaws!

A Series of Unfortunate Events

by Lemony Snicket

Chapter One 

"If you are interested in stories with happy endings, you would be better off reading some other book. In this book, not only is there no happy ending, there is no happy beginning and very few happy things in the middle. This is because not very many happy things happened in the lives of the three Baudelaire youngsters."

Art Project: Get gloomy with a black and white landscape of an unfortunate day.

The Secret Garden

by Frances Hodgson Burnett

Chapter One - There's No One Left

"When Mary Lennox was sent to Misselthwaite Manor to live with ther uncle everybody said she was the most disagreeable-looking child ever seen. It was true, too. She had a thin face and a little thin body, thin light hair and a sour expression."

Art Project: Grow a garden full of tissue paper and bejeweled flowers!

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

by Eric Carle

"In the light of the moon a little egg lay on a leaf. One Sunday morning the warm sun came up and - pop!- out of the egg came a tiny and very hungry caterpillar."

Art Project: Build caterpillars with paint or paper chains.

Where the Wild Things Are

by Maurice Sendak

"The night Max wore his wolf suit and made mischief of one kind and another. His mother called him "WILD THING!" and Max said "I'LL EAT YOU UP!" So he was sent to bed without eating anything.

Art Project: Make furry, feathery, clawed puppets or Wild Thing feet for stomping.

Harold and the Purple Crayon

by Crokett Johnson

"One evening, after thinking it over for some time, Harold decided to go for a walk in the moonlight. There wasn't any moon, and Harold needed a moon for a walk in the moonlight. And he needed something to walk on. He made a long straight path so he wouldn't get lost. And he set off on his walk, taking his big purple crayon with him."

Art Project: Purple everything! Use markers, paint, pencils, chalk, glitter, and of course crayons to create your own purple world.


by Roald Dahl

Chapter One - The Witching Hour

"Sophie couldn't sleep.

A brilliant moonbeam was slanting through a gap in the curtains. It was shining right on her pillow.

The other children in the dormitory had been asleep for hours. 

Sophie closed her eyes and laid quiet still. She tried very hard to doze off."

Art Project: Make dream catchers that the BFG would be proud of.

The Cat in the Hat

by Dr. Seuss

"The sun did not shine.

It was too wet to play.

So we sat in the house.

All that cold, cold, wet day."

Art Project: Make your very own Thing One or Thing Two. Whether they get you into to trouble or out of it, is up to you.