The cold winter weather has me thinking about travel, vacation, and escape from the snow! This week’s storytime was all about travel and adventure.My first book was “Whiteblack the Penguin Sees the World” by Margaret and H.A. Rey. This book was a bit longer than what I would normally read, but a fun and engaging story (by the same authors as “Curious George”, incidentally).
Since this story was lengthy, I followed it with a short, fun book called “We All Went On Safari” by Laurie Krebs.
Today’s art project was something I thought up to introduce the concept of maps to the children via a simple puzzle. I created color copies of a small world map, and drew lines for the children to cut and reassemble, turning the map into a 7 piece puzzle. I also provided stickers for children and their parents to place on the map anywhere they had been or would like to go, and included foam shape stickers to decorate a border. Here is my sample craft: