Have you ever read one of your child's books for the first time and instantly fell in love? Ribbit did that for me. I love the message this book brings...just because someone seems a little different, doesn't mean they can't be your friend. This book proves to be the perfect fit for my 18 month old, who loves animals and making their corresponding noises. As he gets older, I hope the message in this book speaks to him! I hope that Gus always remembers to accept others for who they are. Please enjoy the activities that we have put together to go right along with this darling book.
This Week's Featured Book:
Supplies for Activities:
- Paper plate
- Pipe cleaner
- Egg carton
- Green Apple
- Frog stuffed animal
- Construction paper
Activity #1...Paper Plate Pig
Last week at my hometown county fair Gus had so much fun checking out all of the animals. Between watching his Uncle show a pig for the round robin to the silly pig wash, the pigs had my little guy enthralled! To create this cute paper plate pig just paint the paper plate and egg carton nose pick, then cut out the ears and feet. Last twirl a pink pipe cleaner around your finger to create the curly tail. Glue it all together and you have a cute little piggy for your munchkin.
Activity #2...Frog Treat
With this week's frog theme we couldn't resist putting this fun green apple and cucumber treat together. This frog is sure to make any snack time "Ribbit"ing.
Activity #3...Lily Pad Toss
To create this frog toss just cut multiple lily pads out of green paper, then put a number on each. I taped them to my kitchen floor and let Gus have at it. We are working on learning numbers right now so this little activity provided great entertainment to my little learner.
Activity #4...Muddy Pig Footprints
What boy doesn't love getting his tiny piggies dirty? Gus loved playing in the "mud" with this sponge pig footprint.