December 9, 2009

make your own kid's book

Happy Wednesday! It is cold and snowy here in the midwest - in fact, my kids will be home for snow day #3 tomorrow. Eek! I think cabin fever is beginning to set in...

I wanted to keep our children's book theme going this morning, and suggest an activity that is perfect for days when you're stuck inside - have your kids help you make a book that's just for them. Here are a few ideas :

  • a counting book (have them pick out buttons or other embellishments to add to each page)
  • an alphabet book - my bigs and my mom have been working on an alphabet album for a couple years -they take photos and draw pictures of items that start with each letter in the alphabet.
  • an animal book - personalize it by using photos that you've taken on a trip to the zoo.
  • a family book - photos of each member of the child's family
  • a color book - photos or drawings of items that match each color
Last January, one of the add-ons for my favorite kit ever, Bibliography, was a little book kit called Footnotes. Kelly made this adorable little book about all the things that makes her youngest, Brady, happy. You can see more of the pages here.




I used the same add-on to make a little book about things that road. You can see the rest of it here. I read this one to Sam a few times today - it's still a favorite. =)



There are a few more examples of books in the Bibliography gallery if you'd like more inspiration- I know both April and Jenn made them.

I hope this idea can bring a little fun to your long winter days. =)

4 comments:

Angie... by the said...

Well I just love those! Thanks so much for the inspiration. Im totally going to borrow the ideas. :)

joanne (spagirl) said...

this is a great post lisa!! i don't have kiddos, but something to keep in mind for my cousin's little ones!! TFS!

Mikkel Paige said...

So cute!

Danielle said...

this is so cute!!