The Listening Walk Outdoor Activity for Kids

Aliki has written so many terrific informational books, that it was very hard to choose which one to explore for this month’s Virtual Book Club for Kids. Exploring the Outdoors with a Listening Walk This post contains affiliate links. We ended up reading both My Five Senses by Aliki and The Listening Walk written by Paul Showers and illustrated by Aliki.  We discussed how our senses work together to help us learn about the world around us. Then we made a list {Read More}

Dinosaur Play Dough

Last year we made an awesome dinosaur sensory bin that the kids had so much fun with. As we were reading books for this month’s Virtual Book Club for Kids, we came across a great dinosaur book. I decided to use some of the elements from our sensory bin to set up a new dinosaur play dough invitation for the girls. They loved it! Materials for Dinosaur Play Dough Invitation This post contains affiliate links. We started by reading Dinosaur {Read More}

Rubber Duck Math Game to go with Ten Little Rubber Ducks

This month the Virtual Book Club for Kids is sharing activities to go along with books by Eric Carle. There are so many books to choose so there are sure to be some terrific activities shared. We were inspired to create this fun math game for preschoolers and kindergarteners. This post contains affiliate links. Before doing this activity we read 1o Little Rubber Ducks.  In the story ten ducks go overboard and find adventure out in the ocean. This concept set the stage perfectly {Read More}

Ladybug Math Game

My girls love ladybugs. We’ve started spotting some in our yard recently, so I thought we’d have a little fun with a ladybug theme for this month’s Virtual Book Club for Kids. This ladybug math game can be adapted for toddlers, preschoolers, and children in early elementary school. It incorporates scooping, pouring, sensory play, and math. This post contains affiliate links. The Virtual Book Club for Kids is reading books by Mem Fox this month.  Yoo-Hoo, Ladybug! was a perfect choice {Read More}

Simple Pond Small World Sensory Play

This month the Virtual Book Club for Kids is reading books by Denise Fleming. We enjoy so many of her books, especially the ones related to nature. We decided to read In the Small, Small Pond and create a simple pond small world to reenact parts of the story.  Find more In the Small, Small Pond ideas in our printable lesson plans for home preschool and preschool classrooms. This post contains affiliate links. In the Small, Small Pond is a Caldecott Honor Book about {Read More}

Lion Mask

The Virtual Book Club for Kids author of the month is Marcus Pfister. We enjoyed reading many of the awesome books he has written. One of my favorite Marcus Pfister books is How Leo Learned to  be King. I always read it to my kindergartners in the classroom, and we’ve read it a number of times for our home preschool activities. Last year when we learned about the animals of Africa we read the story and made a lion mask for each child. {Read More}

Little Red Hen Craft

This month for the Virtual Book Club for Kids we’re reading books by Paul Galdone. You can find many activities to go along with his books in our collection of folk tale activities. This post contains affiliate links. Little Red Hen Craft We decided to revisit a favorite story and a little red hen craft that we made during our farm theme last year. The Little Red Hen After reading the story a couple of times and practicing retelling it, {Read More}

Favorite Folk Tale Activities

We love reading folk tales, especially comparing different versions of common folk tales. This month for the The Virtual Book Club for Kids  we’re rereading some of our favorites from Paul Galdone.  Will you be joining in and reading along with us? If so, here are some fun resources and activities to go along with some of Paul Galdone’s books. This post contains affiliate links. Activities to go along with the books in The Folktale Classics Keepsake Collection The Three Bears {Read More}

Birthday Box Surprise Countdown

This month The Virtual Book Club for Kids is reading books by Laura Numeroff. Early this month I shared some of her books and activities to go along with the If You Give series. January is a big birthday month around here. Today we get to celebrate Little Buddy’s second birthday, and one week from now we’ll be celebrating Lovey’s fifth birthday. It’s not possible she’ll be FIVE! This post contains referral links. Birthday Books by Laura Numeroff We love reading birthday {Read More}

Activities to go with Books by Laura Numeroff

This month the  The Virtual Book Club for Kids is reading books by Laura Numeroff.   Will you be joining in and reading along with us? If so, here are some fun resources and activities to go along with some of her books. The official Laura Numeroff site is currently being redesigned, but check back soon for new features and an updated kids’ section. Resources to go with the “If You Give…” Books On the MouseCookieBooks.com you’ll find book activities, games, songs, and printables to {Read More}