Ninjas have an interesting history and kids are fascinated by them. They have focus, skill, and patiences which are all skills great for kids. They are a cross between fighters and spies. You also need to be on your toes with ninjas because they can be the heroes or the bad guys. This is such a fun topic to explore with them and have fun crafting too. My boys love with ninjas. Ever since we read “The Secrets of Ninja School ” my boys wanted to go to Ninja school. My boys are on cloud nine right now because they just started Martial arts classes.
The Secrets of Ninja School By Deb Pilutti -A story of self discovery, persistence and conquering your fears. Ruby is sent to ninja school but learning all the ninja skills doesn’t come easily for her. With an engaging storyline and amusing pictures, this is a fantastic read aloud for all children, but it will be particularly reassuring to children who may take longer to find success at school than their classmates. I specifically love the message that with hard work and practice everyone’s strengths will eventually be revealed.
Ninja Baby By David Zeltser – This was a fun book. I liked how it applied the ninja activities to real life situations like snack time and bath time. This story has a great light hearted fun feeling and I like how Nina reacts to her new Kung Fu Master baby brother. This book is great for giving to kids with a new baby on the way or aspiring Ninjas.
Ninja in the Kitchen By Luke Flowers – Great for kids, it has pizza and ninjas that’s all I need say. This is one book in a serious of helpful Ninja Books. They are Level 1 readers which are great for those learning to read. Early Readers have a bad reputation for being boring!!! Well, not this book. The pictures are fun and engaging! Stories are funny and Clever. My little kids love these books and can’t wait for more to come out in the series!
The Ninja Bread Man By C.L. Leigh – This is such a cute book. As you can guess, the story follows the format of the traditional Gingerbread Man tale, but with a very well-executed ninja theme. Children of all ages will be captivated by vibrant motion-filled illustrations and the clever tale of a quick little cookie trying to hang on to his sugary, powdery coating! Read, read, read as fast as you can!
Ninja Boy Goes to School by N.D. Wilson – My kids LOVE this book. My restless little boys love going through the day of a Ninja Boy. This is a cute story of a character that is trying to balance school and imagination. The artwork is so cute and well done. The illustrations here are the best part of this book, in my opinions, they are cartoonish with a lot of child appeal.
Ninja Life Hacks Decision Making Box Set By Mary Nhin- There are several sets of these Ninja collections that teach kids important life skills. They are like Kid self help books hidden as ninja story. I actually have a love/hate relationship with these books. I love that they teach kids great life skills and coping mechanism. But the stories are actually not that interesting. Each book is very similar style. This is what is (good behavior), it wasn’t always that way, I did this, this, this, and now its (good behavior). This Collection includes Hard-working Ninja, Disappointed Ninja, Integrity Ninja, Investor Ninja, Problem Solving Ninja, eNinja, Caring Ninja, Curious Ninja. My kids like these books but they are usually not a book chosen to read over and over.
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Colors – Tempera Paint Sticks
Glue or Glue stick
4.5″ x6″ rectangle of black paper (or whatever size fits around your tube this worked for us)
Red and White paper
Ninja Obstacle Course
Craft from above
Start with Ninja Punching Bag
Ninja Pizza Recipe
Pizza Dough Recipe and someone who makes pizzas way better than me – Click Here
Pizza Dough – make your own, store bought dough, English Muffins, or Naan also works great. (english muffins and naan won’t take as long to bake. This might also be a great idea if your are doing a playdate or birthday party and you want everyone to make their own pizza)
Toppings – pepperoni, Sausage, etc.
Cheese Grater for KitchenAid (Certainly optional but so fast)
Oven or Pizza Oven (This one makes great pizza)
Unicook Heavy Duty Cordierite Pizza Stone (great for both oven or pizza oven)