Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Book of the Day

Wednesday's book of the day is...

Corduroy by Don Freeman

This is a classic children's book that has been enjoyed by many for years. It is a touching story with a great message.

Activity #1 Draw or color a picture of a bear. Here are teddy bear printable coloring pages. Talk about the differences in bears such as polar bears, grizzly bears, etc.

Activity #2 Make a store display of your little one's stuffed animals (we clear off a book shelf in our dining room for this) and place a price sticker (1 coin, 2 coins, etc.) on each one. Give your little one a baggie of pennies and let them shop away while you play cashier. This always is a hit in our house, and keeps greenbean entertained for a looooong time.

Activity #3 Use this simple template to make a bear face while teaching your little one about circles.

Activity #4 This might work better for older children, but toddlers might give some funny answers too. Ask your little one what they would do if they were left in a store overnight. What store would they choose? Help them make their own story out of their answers.
Activity #5 I have a bear shaped pancake mold that would make a special breakfast. I add blueberries for the eyes, nose, and buttons.
Enjoy and read, read, read to those little ones!


Pennies In My Pocket said...

I am just so enjoying your "Book of the Day" posts!!! I keep finding the books online and then bookmarking them!

This one looks so cute! Thanks so much for the info!


Mzzterry said...

thanks for stopping by my blog for wfmw and giving me ideas for childrens books. several people mentioned cloudy W/ a chance of meatballs so I must check it out! i love your book for today, Corduroy id a fav of mine!

Blessings to you!