Stamps, throughout the story, are a part of Pieter's life and his friend Kappie's; his dad even buys some at one point in the story.
If I could collect any stamp it would be... If I could create any stamp it would be...
Now that you have their attention, have students cut out the edges of a piece of letter size paper (like the edges of a stamp, and have them draw, paint or otherwise create their stamp. Post all stamps around the class room).
There are several vendors/merchants throughout this story - Kappie's store, Abraham's hotel, etc.
Have fun creating your role as store owner, etc. Make at least one prop or costume piece for your role, then have fun acting them out with your classmates.
At one point in the story Jakob announces a family trip so he and...
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