The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid Fun Activities

Bill Bryson
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Bill Bryson's Laptop

Imagine that you could have a conversation with Bill Bryson's laptop. What do you think it would say? What questions would you ask?

Superheroes

Create your own version of the superhero you were as a child or who you would like to be today. Create a drawing or make a costume to show the class your alter ego!

Write a Poem or Song

Write a poem or song about some aspect of Bryson's childhood growing up in Des Moines.

Write a Movie Script

Write a movie script for an abridged version of the book and note who you would cast in the main roles.

Come Over for Meat Loaf

Imagine that you are having Bill Bryson over to your house for a dinner straight out of 1950s Iowa. Who else would you invite? What would you talk about? What would you serve? What music selections...

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