It’s fun to incorporate a craft and a game together and as this months Virtual Book Club for Kids we’ve combined the two to create a telescope and a fun and simple I Spy game for toddlers and preschoolers to play perfect for some Rainy Day Fun.
At the moment I am working with T at home on colours as everything this week is Yellow – last week it was Green and from some simple games we have been playing it’s obvious that colours is something that she hasn’t grasped so as well as bringing the book “Shark in
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This week marks the last of the 2012 – 2013 Virtual Book Club for Kids Authors and it’s Donald Crews it’s another new to me author and we had a lot of fun looking at the titles on Amazon and decided which ones followed the interests of J and T – there were so many to choose from and with our love of water one stood out to us – Harbor (although the unconventional spelling for us in the UK!) – it meant that we could also explore some science fun at home out in the sun shine with some
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Welcome to Animal Adventure week of the Virtual Book Club – today we’re sharing a craft activity to go with the book One Gorilla: A counting book by Anthony Browne. With beautiful illustrations of some of our favourite primates it’s a fantastic Animal Book for counting with toddlers and preschoolers.
One of the themes of the book is that primates are a family of animals and this idea got us talking about our family and who made up our family so taking that idea we decided to create a family tree.
What you need to Create a Family Tree
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As a child one of my memories of playing with my brother was re-enacting our favourite TV shows and movies – we would be He-Man and She-ra (yes I’m showing my age) or our garden was turned into the death star and Star Wars was played out in full. We’re just entering that phase with J and T and I love how it captures their imagination. One of their favourite shows (there are a lot of favourite shows) is Mike The Knight.
With the recent launch of Mike The Knight: Knight in Training we’re having fun with simple props
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It’s forest week and apart from The Gruffalo our other favourite forest book is Foggy Foggy Forest by Nick Sharrat – with some of our favourite fairy tale characters including it’s a fun book that lets us guess what is going to be revealed when you turn the page to see the silhouette.
Inspired by the silhouettes I decided to try an idea with the kids that I remembered from my childhood – Sun Prints – using solar paper you can create silhouettes of objects.
Whilst out in the forest we picked a variety of different leaves from the
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Do you have a favourite book that you read to your kids or maybe more than one. One of our favourite’s is the Gruffalo, turned into a film a couple of years ago it’s been recorded and watched many many times. Along with reading the book and watching the film we like to get out and bring the book to life.
We’re very lucky to live near a woods which has been perfect for retelling the Gruffalo story with J and T. Before heading out we often read the book and then talk about the things that
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This months Virtual Book Club for Kids author is Jez Alborough – unlike many of the Virtual Book Club for Kids author’s Jez Alborough is one that we have in our collection at home. Hug is one of T’s favourite books and gets brought out time and time again to read and look at the fantastic illustrations.
We spend a lot of time reading the book and talking about the emotions displayed by the little chimp and how he feels, we’ve also used a mirror similar to our Mr Men Mirror faces to look at how the emotions look
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Welcome to everyone joining in with the Virtual Book Club Summer Camp this week is Water Play and we’ve been reading a wonderful book by Marcus Pfister The Rainbow Fish.
With the story based around a fish giving away scales from his body it was a perfect opportunity for some maths. J who is entering full time school in the autumn is very interested in numbers and has started to do some sums so we got crafty and doing some math at the same time.
First off we started to create some rainbow fish – I drew some
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This week has been all about In The Garden with the Virtual Book Club Summer Camp – we’ve had fun printing vegetables as well as lots of other fun in the garden.
With Toddler Approved, The Educators’ Spin On It we have been having fun sharing ideas for book inspired activities for In The Garden week of Virtual Book Club Summer Camp.
Here’s just a few of the activities that we have done inspired by books.
Edible watermelon seeds
Label your garden
Carrot playdough building
Painted carrot snack
Planting a seed
Seed flower craft
Rainbow fruit and veggie
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