Archives for July 2016

Exploring Books Through Play is Available Now!

Our newest book, Exploring Books Through Play: 50 Activities Based on Books About Friendship, Acceptance and Empathy, is available now as both an ebook and in print! This post contains affiliate links. But the ebook to download now here… or buy a print copy on Amazon!     What You’ll Find in Exploring Books Through Play […]

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Small World with Free ABC Printable

This simple Chicka Chicka Boom Boom play set is a fun hands-on way to explore the alphabet and retell this popular children’s book! I’ve also included directions for kids to make their own mini play set, complete with free printable letters. Follow our Children’s Book Activities Pinterest board!     This post was originally published on May 6, 2014 […]

Counting Activity for Kids Inspired by the Book Fish Eyes

Please welcome Deirdre from the blog JDaniel4’s Mom! Today she’s sharing a fun counting activity for kids inspired by the popular children’s book, Fish Eyes by Lois Ehlert. This activity would make a great addition to any unit on ocean animals, creeks and streams, or an author study of Lois Ehlert.     * This post contains affiliate […]

Easy PEASy Math Activity for Kids Inspired by the Book 1-2-3 Peas

Please welcome Katie from SophistiKated Cuties! Today she’s sharing a simple math activity inspired by the book, 1-2-3 Peas by Keith Baker. In this hands-on activity, children will practice counting, one-to-one correspondence, addition, and subtraction!     We all know kids love listening to the same book…over and over again.  Out of love for them […]

3-D Sandcastle Craft for Kids

I’m so excited to introduce you to Isabel from Uno Zwei Tutu! Today is she sharing a super cute and fun 3-D sandcastle craft for kids! You’ll love the sensory aspect of this project, and it’s a great way to encourage imaginative play too. Such a wonderful project for summer or even a fairytale theme!     […]

Starry Night Sky Art Project for Kids

We were inspired by the dream tree in The BFG Disney movie to create this starry night sky art project. This art activity uses all kinds of fun art techniques and would be perfect for any unit related to The BFG, the night sky, and can even be transformed into a winter sky! Follow our Art for […]

ABCs and 123s Ebook

I’m so excited to finally introduce you to my newest collaborative ebook, ABCs and 123s! This ebook is an amazing collection of 40+ hands-on play ideas that will help your child build their letter and math skills- such a great resource for parents, teachers, and homeschooling families. Get the ABCs and 123s ebook for $14.99! You’ll have a […]

Creative Magnet Activity for Kids inspired by Herve Tullet’s Let’s Play!

This magnet activity inspired by Herve Tullet‘s popular children’s book, Let’s Play, is super fun to use and really fun to make! Kids will love creating different scenes and paths for their magnets to travel on- gaining fine motor practice, while also exploring the science of magnetism. I received the book Let’s Play! and Do-a-Dot markers […]