First of all, let us just say we are so sorry about the lack of posting! We have had a crazy last few weeks but promise to get back on track and post about a book, along with activities every week! We really appreciate all of our followers and hope you all stick around.
We are so excited to feature this super fun book that is perfect for the summer! Secrets of the Seashore is a beautiful picture book with an added bonus. If you shine a light (we use the flashlight on my phone) behind the page, secret creatures appear. We had so much fun learning about all the animals that live in sea and we hope you enjoy all the activities to go along with the book!
What You'll Need:
- Paper Plates
- Construction Paper
- Red Paint
- Cotton Balls
- Cupcake Liner
Activity #1- Turtle
This activity had super easy prep. All you need is a paper plate and construction paper. After I cut out the head and legs for the turtle I cut out a bunch of hexagons that Lydi could glue on in different colors. She really likes using the glue and piling them high on the turtles back. Easy and fun!
Activity #2- Handprint Crab
As always, Lydi loves it when we get the paint out. Especially when she gets to put her hand in it. We just used red paint and her hands as paintbrushes to create this adorable crab picture. Just add a couple of cotton balls as clouds and it's the perfect scene.
Activity #3- DIY Seashell
When we were in Hawaii, hunting for seashells was a favorite activity. Lydi actually just found a seashell hidden in her stroller and was so excited to show me. All you need for this activity is a paper plate and yarn. I just cut off part of the paper plate and then let Lydia color it. We used a hole punch and yarn to give it the same texture of seashell.
Activity #4- Cheerio Octopus
The best activities always involve being able to eat treats as well! Anyone that has hung out with Lydi knows that when you ask her what she wants to eat she will always, without fail, say snacks. That girl loves her snacks. We just used a cupcake holder and construction paper to create the octopus body and glued-on Cheerios as the suckers.