Codes, Notes & Riddles

“I think words operate like musical notes that the eyeball hears.”
David Mitchell

The ANSWERS to my website’s YOU PAGE ENCOURAGING Photo Riddles ARE BELOW:

Jumping for Joy with Author Kat Kronenberg
BELIEVE —YOU CAN—SMILE, BE YOU AND JUMP FOR JOY AS YOU DO!
Kids using Sign Language for Encouragement
Our across the room high five! A sign of encouragement for those fighting for their dreams—‘B-Be V-Free’ — Using the letter B & V in sign language!
Kid heroes with Author Kat Kronenberg
SINCE WE ARE ALL HEROES — YOU CAN go anywhere and accomplish anything TOGETHER!

Now come up with your own ways to encourage yourself & others to fight for dreams.

To get ideas, try some of these—

More Termite Tricks that have been passed down over the years for us to have fun with:

  1. E  S  B-U-T
  2. F-I-T  2  B  V
  3. P-Z  N-J-O  U-R  D-R-E-M

My Very, Very Favorite Riddle—One Frog & Baby Baboon wrote long ago that has been passed down for generations:

  • A _ _ _ _ _ is contagious.
  • A _ _ _ _ _ can increase your face value.
  • A _ _ _ _ _ can change—your mood, the energy in a room, the events of a day—making better all along the way.
  • A _ _ _ _ _ can go anywhere. Speak any language. Tug any heart.
  • A _ _ _ _ _ invites the divine light of CATCH-M into your life.

Now fill in the blank. A _ _ _ _ _ Never forget it’s power!

And know—No one needs one more than has none left to give.

“Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Here are two riddles from J.R.R. Tolkien’s book The Hobbit that we love and changed a bit to fit our books story:
  1. “‘This thing all things devour: Birds, beats, trees, flower; Gnaws iron, bites steel; Grinds hard stones to meal; Slays king, ruins towns,
    And beats high mountains down.’ —
    And as you chase your dream, don’t let it discourage you too.”
  2. “Like your heart—
    ‘It’s a box without hinges, key, or lid,
    Yet golden treasure inside hid.’”
A Math Riddle:

“If a tadpole takes 14 days to grow its legs, six days to lose its tail, and another two days to become a froglet that can survive on dry land, can it celebrate with a Boom Shake Song if the pond dries up twenty days after it hatches?”

Riddles and Notes
My kids also love to share all kinds of U K-N Notes, decorate Surprise Smile Downloads, send a LOVE BIG GRAM from the AP, or any other fun thing we can think of to help encourage someone else of their HEROIC QUEST.

Sutton surprises her babysitter with A Special Smiley-Face Card that says “You are extraordinary” and a flower to say “Thank You” for all she does.

Riddle Answers:

The Answers to the book DREAM BIG’s Riddles:

1. The Termites on top of their castle wrote U K-N on their backs to encourage us to chase our dreams by saying, “You can!”
 
2. Another Termite wanted to show us the best way to chase out dreams by writing on the side of their castle
B E
U
to say: “Be you and smile”
 
3. The answer to Flamingo’s gift of encouragement, how she reminds us everyday that we’re all full of possibility, can be found in DOWNLOADABLE FUN.
 
4. Butterfly’s gift, “Claim Your Wings” is also in DOWNLOADABLE FUN, and “The Rainbow Moods” Baby Baboon found to use what her Dad went through to encourage us.

The Answers to the Website’s Riddles:

1. The Termite Tricks:

a. WE is beauty

b. Fight to be free

c. Please enjoy your dream

2. My Very Very Favorite Riddle: A SMILE

3. J.R.R. Tolkien’s Riddles:

a. Time

b. An egg

4. A Math Riddle: Yes

"You are beautiful" in the beach's sand
A day at the beach: We wrote “YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL” in the sand. It was a great way to spend the day seeing people’s faces light up with big smiles when they stopped to read it

PLEASE SHARE THE FUN IDEAS, CODES, NOTES & RIDDLES THAT YOU CREATE!

We’d love to see, build community, and celebrate the quest for our dreams together.

Share them on social media with a #GOBIG#LIVEBIG #CATCHM

or send them to us directly. Tell us your name, where your from, and if it is okay for us to share them with our community.

“How beautiful a day can be when kindness touches it.”

George Elliston

The tadpole from DREAM BIG by children's book author Kat Kronenberg