A Color of His Own Activities and Crafts

A Color of His Own Activities and Crafts

We just love the book A Color of His Own by Leo Lionni! It is a beautiful book with a wonderful message. Here are several A Color of His Own activities and crafts that go along with this book: A Color of His Own Printable Matching Activity from The Activity Mom A Color of His Own Pipe Cleaner Craft from Lines Across A Color of His Own Changing Chameleon Paper Plate … [Read more...]

Fancy Nancy Activities

Fancy Nancy Crafts and Activities

My girls have loved reading the Fancy Nancy series by Jane O'Connor since they were each 2. The books are sweet stories about a fancy little girl and her hopelessly plain family. Each story has a glossary of fancy words that is great for building vocabulary even in toddlers. Recently, we spent a rainy day reading Ooh La La! It's Beauty Day and pretending to have our … [Read more...]

Goodnight Moon Activities

Goodnight Moon Activities

Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown is one of our all time favorite books! Here is a collection of Goodnight Moon themed activities and crafts to try:  A Comb and a Brush Activity from Two-daloo.com The kids will have a blast finding pictures from the story with their brush in the salt tray! Puffy Paint Moon Craft from No Time for Flashcards Goodnight Moon … [Read more...]

American Girl Doll Play

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I have a 6 year old who LOVES all things American Girl.  She saves every dollar to buy accessories, pours over catalogs, and plays with her doll from sun up to sun down!  Here are a couple of ways we play even more! With her last catalog, I waited until she had thoroughly enjoyed it and then went through and cut out the dolls. I ran each doll through my … [Read more...]

Toddler Color Matching

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Wanting a fun way to introduce colors and body parts to your little one, as well as practice some fine motor skills?  Try this Rings on Fingers color matching activity (inspired by The Eyes of a Boy) and pair it up with your favorite book or song about those sweet little fingers. Cut out two hands, each in a different color of card stock.  I used this hand template to make … [Read more...]

Are You My Mother Themed Activities

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  Birds Nest Counting Are You My Mother Memory (printable) from Reading Confetti Are You My Mother Sequencing Cards (printable) from A Child's Place Are You My Mother Paper Plate Crafts from My Activity Maker Are You My Mother Sensory Tub from I Can Teach My Child  Handprint Bird Craft from The Craft Nest Bottle Cap Birds Craft from Meet the … [Read more...]

Green Eggs and Ham Themed Activities

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One of our favorite Dr. Seuss books is Green Eggs and Ham! Here are some of my favorite Green Eggs and Ham Themed activities and crafts found around the web!   Green Eggs and Ham Sensory Tub from Wildflower Ramblings   DIY Story Cards and Green Eggs and Ham Video from The Activity Mom   Green Eggs and Ham Taste Testing (Lesson on Judging) from … [Read more...]

Polar Express Themed Activities

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The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg has become one of our family's favorite Christmas books! Here are several Polar Express Themed Activities and Crafts to go along with this sweet story: Make a Polar Express Name Train from Tippytoe Crafts Polar Express Shape Train from The Bestest Mom Make a Polar Express Conductor Hat from My Activity Maker Create a Polar … [Read more...]

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Activities

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Themed Activities

We love the book Chicka-Chicka Boom-Boom. G (2 years old) had a Chicka Chicka themed day and he had a blast! Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Painting After reading the book, stamp out a coconut tree!  I found these sponge letters at Wal-Mart.  I paired them with washable poster paint. G had so much fun stamping the letters up and down and all around the tree! Such … [Read more...]

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Craft

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We LOVE the book Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr. and John Archambault! We decided to make our own Chicka Chicka Tree. Materials: toilet paper tubes, green construction paper, tape, letter stickers This is a great time to sneak in a little cutting practice. Have your child cut out the leaves. I only ended up using 3 tubes. On the top and bottom … [Read more...]

Where the Wild Things Are Activities

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Where the Wild Things Are By Maurice Sendak Here are a few fabulous activities to try after you read this wonderful book: Where the Wild Things Are Shapes Cut and Paste from Making Learning Fun Wild Thing Paper Bag Masks from Red Ted Art Where the Wild Things Are Crown from Making Learning Fun Wild Things Tube Dolls from Matsutake Wild … [Read more...]

The Mixed Up Alphabet

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In The Mixed Up Alphabet by Steve Metzger the letter Z is tired of always being last so the letters mix themselves up only to decide children will not be happy if the alphabet song is out of order. We've been reading this book so much lately that I decided to make an activity to go with it. I copied the last page of the book onto cardstock and cut the letters out. … [Read more...]