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- Pack up your wish cards and head out to your yard, park or into the woods.
- As you walk, stop to notice animals, treasures and other features of winter. If you had the chance to read the book, you can talk about how it’s just like Charlie does in The Wish Tree.
- As you encounter trees, take a moment to feel them, smell them, rub your cheeks against them and wonder if each could be your “wish tree.” Whenever you find a tree that feels right, stop and make a wish or two, and hang them on the tree. You may search long and hard for one wish tree, or you may find that every tree is a wish tree.
- Whenever you’re ready, reverse course and take down the wishes to leave no trace behind. Be sure to whisper your wishes to the trees—they’ll remember if you do!
- Optional: Store your wishes and bring them back out in summer. If you hold onto them, they get even sweeter a few years down the road!