Chapter Books Activity Ideas for Girls
Activity: When I asked my 9 year old what book we should send for the book exchange this year – she immediately said to send an “Ivy & Bean” book! The “Ivy & Bean” books actually lend themselves very well to an activity, because the girls in the books are active, creative and imaginative. My daughter chose “IVY & BEAN and the Ghost that Had to Go” because she thought it would be a fun activity to make a potion, as the girls do in the book. This type of activity is a great way to engage younger elementary school children in a creative and scientific process at the same time. It can involve color mixing, dissolving solids in to liquids, the use of scents and more. Our package includes some of the ingredients that could be used (food coloring, glitter glue and fine gitter, cinnamon sticks, cloves, baking soda, eye droppers, small containers and a potion jar). Just add water!
We included some wooden doll stands, round doll pins, pipe cleaners, and paint so that the kids could customize and make their own dolls. We can’t wait to hear about what adventures these dolls have and what stories they will tell!
Love Books Package Creator: Simple Kids
Book: Ramona Quimby Age 8 by Beverley Cleary
Book: The Last of the Really Great Whangdoodles by Julie Andrews Edwards
My daughter’s favorite book is The Last of the Really Great Wangdoodles by Julie Andrews (you know, Mary Poppins). In it are all sorts of crazy and fanciful creatures, so my daughter decided that her partner might want to create a “photo” album where she could draw them and keep them all straight. We used our Silhouette machine to cut out the pieces our partner would need to create her own beautiful picture album as well as tags on which to create her pictures. We also included fancy glitter crayons to get her started on the pictures and decorating the album itself.
Love Books Package Creator: Tara from Feels Like Home
Fairies make some of the best topics for books, we were excited to discover this series The Never Girls this summer and wanted to send a little fairy magic to our love books partner. We included wooden peg dolls big and small to make the characters and fairies in the book. To create the dolls we included paint and pipe cleaners for wings. We alo included a stepping stone to create for the fairy garden. We included a few embellishments like butterfly sequins and colored glass gems to add to the stone kit.
Love Books Package Creator: Kim Vij from The Educators’ Spin On It
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