In the middle of Week One of my adventures as a working mom staying at home, I stood in the middle of our kitchen/family room scanning the busy counter spaces and heaving bookshelves, waiting for inspiration to pop out at me. Luckily, it did.
“Let’s make a book!” I exclaimed to Jane, who was supposed to be sleeping but had decided to give up napping for my first week home. She was keen and our project was on.
Here’s how you can make your own sticker book:
- hole punch
- markers or crayons
Fold three sheets of cardstock in half cross-wise.
Punch one hole in the fold at the top and the bottom of the crease line that forms the book’s “spine.”
String the ribbon through the holes and tie a knot on the outer spine side. You could staple the book together, but since Sam is still in the eat-everything-in-sight stage, I wanted to avoid retrieving swallowed staples from his stomach.
Let your toddler decorate the pages of her new book and don’t forget to give your book a title on the front cover!
For an older child, you might want to write the names of the various insects (or whatever theme you have chosen) underneath each sticker. For an insect-themed book like ours, you could add fun facts about each bug and talk about what the bugs eat, where they live, and even go outside to look for one in your backyard!
LEARN! Fine motor skills, concentration, manual dexterity, topical facts