"Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ, just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we would be holy and blameless before Him. In love He predestined us to adoption as sons through Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the kind intention of His will, to the praise of the glory of His grace, which He freely bestowed on us in the Beloved." Ephesians 1:3-6

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

BFIAR: Corduroy

Book: Corduroy  By: Don Freeman
Verse: Proverbs 17:17 "A friend loves at all times"
Age: 35 months, 17 months
This book has been so fun! We owned this book, so that is why I chose this one to row next.  I also wanted to continue with the 'bear' theme we had been doing.
We spread the activities over two weeks because we had some things going on and I was also late getting the print outs ready this week.  There are just so many fun things to do that it is hard to choose some to only fit into 5 days!
Day 1:
Read the book. Colored "Corduroy"

Patterns with Corduroy:
I couldn't find anything online like this that I wanted, so I created this in Word. :) I was impressed with her patterning skills! They have come a long way in a short time.

And of course Declan wanted in on the action too.
Listening to Corduroy on the ipad:
As they finished their snack I put the video of a read-aloud on.  Raelynn followed along in the book. 

Day 2:
Read book and made Corduroy Puppet
 Sensory Bins: Button Search

When Raelynn found the buttons she put them in a container
 Day 3:
Read the book and "sewed" (laced) buttons on a string
 Printables from Homeschool Creations (and there are A LOT more-some that we did do as well as some that I didn't print because they were a bit too advanced)

 Day 3:

Button Snake:
This is a huge hit with Raelynn! I made it to practice her buttoning skills, but it doubled as an activity to go with the book!

 Button scavenger hunt and sorting:
I hid buttons around the house and Declan and Raelynn went looking for them.  After that, Daddy thought it would be fun to hide popcorn and raisins around the house---guess which one they found faster??

Day 4:
Read the book and made our own rhyming book:
Printable from Homeschool Share
coloring, cutting and pasting her book
 A few things we did all week:
Felt bears, Teddy Graham snacks, sing and dance to "Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear", and a teddy bear hunt
Photo courtesy of Raelynn! She wanted to take a picture of her bears.  Was going to make these a little more elaborate, but the kids loved them the way they were and enjoyed playing with them

Day 5:
I really think this was the highlight of the week!! Creating a fun memory is the best part of creating fun activities with literature.  In Corduroy, the bear rides up an escalator---so that is what we got to do at the airport!! So double the fun-we got to pick up Mimi AND ride the escalator! :)

 Day 6:
We also own this book so we read it


1 comment:

  1. Love it all! So fun! I like how you added the verse too!