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Monday, December 9, 2019

Free Printable Kids Dream Bedroom Activity Inspired by Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Wrecking Ball

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My daughter loves the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series and couldn't wait to get her hands on the newest book, Wrecking Ball! These books are great for reluctant readers and bookworms alike. The 14th book in the series is packed with hilarious mishaps that will get kids laughing about chores, moving, and even home improvement!

Wrecking Ball is the new, must-have book in the SMASH hit of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series from #1 international bestselling author, Jeff Kinney! In this book, an unexpected inheritance gives Greg Heffley’s family a chance to make big changes to their house. Soon, they find that home improvement isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Once the walls come down, all sorts of problems start to crop up. Rotten wood, toxic mold, unwelcome critters, and something even more sinister all make Greg and his family wonder if the renovations are worth the trouble. When the dust finally settles, will the Heffleys be able to stay... or will they need to get out of town?

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Unlike the Heffleys, my family is no stranger to home improvement projects. We moved into an older home a few years ago that desperately needed some upgrades. Our biggest project to date has been remodeling our master bathroom. Though our problems weren't as dramatic as the ones in the book, I can agree that home renovations come with unexpected surprises! It may be tough at the time, but it is all worth it once it's finished! 

My daughter is constantly wanting to learn how things work, so we've always tried to include her in our home improvement projects. She loves to help paint, install outlet covers, pick out samples, and especially enjoyed the demolition of our bathroom! I think it's important to include your kids in home projects whenever necessary. It teaches them to help care for the house they live in, and these are important skills that they will use throughout their lives (especially as adults).

My daughter was inspired by Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Wrecking Ball to design her own dream bedroom. This printable blank floor plan will get kids thinking outside the box on what their dream bedroom could possibly look like, and is such a creative way to open the conversation up about actual home improvement possibilities.

There are two floor plans included in the download: a traditional overhead floor plan to draw up the room and a 3D version (as shown above) to add more detail to wall and floor colors, decor, and furniture setup.

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After they have sketched out the dream bedroom plan in pencil, gather some colored pencils, crayons, or markers to bring the dream to life! My daughter has had so much fun making different versions of her own dream bedrooms, each with their own awesome features. I loved seeing her creativity come through as she drew up her plans knowing anything was possible!

My daughter absolutely loved this book and has already read it through multiple times. Whether your child is a reluctant reader or a bookworm, the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series is such a fun collection of books. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Wrecking Ball is available in stores now and would make a great gift!

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Free Printable Kids Dream Bedroom Activity Inspired by Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Wrecking Ball

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