If there is ever an author or illustrator that embodies childhood it’s Eric Carle and today’s posts as part of the Story Book Advent from Frogs Snails and Puppy Dogs Tails introduces the book Dream Snow by Eric Carle to us. Dream Snow with elements of counting in from 1 to 5 is ideal for toddlers and preschoolers especially those that love The Very Hungry Caterpillar and provides a great alternative along a similar theme at this time of the year. As the Farmer in the story dream  “It’s almost Christmas, and it hasn’t snowed yet,” – yes it’s our life in the UK (I can’t remember my last white Christmas or even my first!) and goes around his farm with his animals named 1 through to 5 looking after them. He awakes to find his dream of snow is a reality and the animals in the story are revealed with musical accomplishment.

Dream Snow by Eric Carle - Sun Catchers or Ornaments for the Tree

Jaime from Frogs Snails and Puppy Dog Tails introduces the book and creates a beautiful sun catchers based on the illustrations within the story. These are so simple to create – you could easily swap the laminate for some clear plastic from a box in the recycle bin. Creating and bringing stories alive not just around the words on the page but by the illustrations within the book and features of the book help children to realise that the images and activities in the book tell the story as much as the words on the page do. This is a perfect easy to complete Christmas Craft that draws attention to Eric Carle’s illustrations and the way that the books are constructed.

Story Book Advent - 24 days of Christmas Book Based Activities for Kids

Story Book Advent is running from 1st December through to 24th December sharing Christmas Book Based Activities for children from bloggers around the world.

Day 1 – The Snowman

Day 2 – The Nutcracker

Day 3 – The Gingerbread Man

Day 4 – Rudolph the red nosed reindeer

Day 5 – Aliens Love Panta Claus and Merry Christmas Curious George

Day 6 – Christmas in the Big Woods

Day 7 – Forever

Day 8 – Can you See What I See? Night Before Christmas

Day 9 – Winter is for Snow

Day 10 – The Mitten and Three Snow Bears

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Cerys Parker

Cerys is a marine biologist, environmental educator, high school teacher and mum. Realising that life doesn't have to be put on hold and you don't just have to survive whilst the kids are young she shares ideas to inspire you to LIVE with the kids, with activities to do together, recipes to cook and enjoy and family travel to make memories to last a lifetime.

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