What could possibly happen when a department store teddy bear realizes he is missing a button? We will find out this week when we read Corduroy by Don Freeman. This huggable little bear is a hit with kids!
The goal of Storybook Summer is to spend time reading with your children and engaging them in academic learning. No matter what the age of your child, he or she will love spending time reading a book with you! The lesson plans posted here are very informal but will give you ideas of activities you can do with your children every day related to the weekly book theme. Don’t feel like you need to do everything on the lesson plan. Go ahead and make revisions, additions, and deletions. Visit your local library and check out the Book of the Week at the library to save money (just remember to return it on time) or order it online from Amazon or similar.
Talk about what a department store is. Make comparisons to real life stores your child knows. If you have any material in your house that is corduroy bring it out for discussion.
Color: Print and color a Corduroy coloring page here.
Craft: Bring out the buttons! Let your child glue buttons on to construction paper. Add sequins and foam pieces for even more fun
Game: Button Hunt – just like an egg hunt, hide eggs in one room of your house. Make these hiding places very obvious since most buttons are so little. In my experience, my children cannot find a shoe when it is one foot in front of them so I know that the hiding places I choose need to be easy!
Craft: Make sewing codes using a hole punch and card stock. Have your child help you punch holes on the edge of a paper. String yarn through the holes when you are done. Making fun shapes will make this activity even more fun!
Game: Flashlight tag – using a flashlight try playing tag with your kids. If they are too little try hiding a bear in a dark room. Children will need their flashlights to find the bear!
Craft: Make button jewelry. Sting huttons on to string to make a necklace or glue them on to a toilet paper roll/card stock to make a bracelet.
Math: Count all the teddy bears you have at your house. You can display this on a graph when you break up bears by color or size.
Read: Have child read Corduroy to you!
Edible Art: Using pudding and teddy grahams create a Teddy scene to eat. We may add mini marshmallows to our and pretend they are snowballs!
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