Fun Day Monday

Hello! How are you? I hope you’re enjoying this Bank Holiday weekend…. what fun have you got up to?

Today’s activity is one that I have been meaning to share with you for ages and is great fun to do. A while ago, the children and I made up our own version of Eric Carle’s book “Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?”.

First of all we read the story and talked about the colours of all the different animals in the book. We then set about finding lots of different toys that matched the colours of the animals in the story. To make this more fun I set up the activity like a treasure hunt and the children had to find something of each colour within a set time and then we chose which toy we wanted to feature in our story book.

The toys we chose included:

  • A brown monkey
  • A red bus
  • A yellow lion
  • A blue lizard
  • A green turtle
  • A purple hippo
  • A white rabbit
  • A black dog
We then got out the digital camera and photographed each toy. When the children had their nap that afternoon I uploaded the photos and put them into our own little story book. Here’s a copy of the cover for you to see:
brown monkey
When the children woke up they were delighted to see their own version of the book and we’ve had great fun reading it over and over.
I chose to do this particular book as it was an easy one for the children to recreate but you could choose any  book that you little one loves to read or you could take it a step further and get you and your little one to make up a story about one of their toys and photograph the toy doing things that happen in the story.
I’d love to hear how you get on if you give this activity a go…. have fun!