After reading a book about fire truck, JDanel had a fire truck snack. Book themed snacks are fun to make and children really enjoy them.
A book character can be traced onto cardboard and then made into a sewing card that your children can weave yarn through. Just like the goat JDaniel worked on after reading The Three Billy Goats Fluff.
Testing Out Concepts
JDaniel read about Fletcher catching leaves in the book Fletcher and the Falling Leaves and decided that it would be fun to try. I took out his butterfly net and JDanel tried to catch falling leaves.
We read the book Madeline in London and created a double decker bus using an old cracker box. Old boxes are great for creating transportation. Trains, plains and automobiles can all be made out of old boxes.
We used an old orange juice box to make a robot that would help us review the initial consonants of words after reading Maisy Goes to Preschool.
Write a Poem
Yarn can be used in so many ways. In December JDaniel used it to make a Christmas card to send to his uncle who is serving in Afghanistan. We had read a book called Great Joy about giving to others.