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Martin & Sylvia's: Saturdays! Printable Project Page: What Sand Castles Like

In the Martin & Sylvia: Saturdays! story “What Sand Castles Like,” Martin and Sylvia build a beautiful sand castle. At first they are resistant to other children working on the sand castle, but then they notice the clever decorations of seaweed, shells and sticks that the other children chose. They realize that sand castles enjoy it when lots of people add their own ideas and decorations.

This sand castle is for you to color and decorate with your own ideas. (We’ve added some suggestions along the edge!)

Download this printable by clicking here.

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David Sewell McCann
Story Spinner

David Sewell McCann fell in love with spinning stories in first grade – the day a storyteller came to his class and captured his mind and imagination. He has been engaged in storytelling all of his adult life through painting, film-making, teaching and performing. Out of his experience as a Waldorf elementary class teacher and parent, he has developed a four step method of intuitive storytelling, which he now shares through workshops and through this website.

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Jenny Barandich
Graphic Designer

Jenny Barandich is the graphic designer who brings color and magic to all of Sparkle’s graphics.

With more than 20 years of experience, Jenny works with clients both locally and worldwide. She believes in unique yet practical designs that suit her clients’ needs, covering a wide range of industries including publishing, high-tech, nonprofit, medical, communications, and marketing. Jenny received a B.A. in Visual Communication from the Avni Institute of Art and Design in Tel Aviv. She now lives in Toronto with her husband and three children.


About: Martin & Sylvia's: Saturdays!

Saturdays are special days for our creative brother and sister. From enormous art projects in their own backyard to "explorers" adventures up Mooseberry mountain; from mornings of quiet building along the creek, to whole-family canning adventures in the kitchen, the children find fun and inspiration at every turn. Follow along with Martin and Sylvia's family, and then visit the Sparkle Blog to find project ideas and free printables inspired by each week's story.