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!
Alissa

2 comments:

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!

~melody~

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!

 
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