Book Activities



If You Hold A Seed: Paper Forest

What you will need:

  • cardstock for the base - fold into 4 and tape the middle - pop up
  • alternatively you can put paper trees in a foam base for flower arranging.
  • scissors
  • tape
  • popsicle sticks or pipe cleaners can be used to support the trees


Shadow Chasers: Count the shadow animals hidden in the book... Then make your own!


What you will need:

  • Black cardstock 
  • paperclips opened into an L shape - one side attaches to paper, other to the stick
  • tape
  • scissors
  • popsicle sticks
  • a sheet or wax paper for a screen
  • light



Butterfly Park : Magnetic Butterfly 

{Card or Stage}



What you will need:

  • scissors
  • tape
  • tongue depressors/ popsicle sticks
  • 2 magnets
  • markers or crayons
  • paper for a card (cardstock works best)
  • paper or foam sheets for a butterfly

Tips:

  • Make sure the magnet on the stick and the magnet on the butterfly match in polarity when together.
  • As an alternate to a paper card, you could use shoe boxes, or metal tins as a base.
  • This card works well for Mother's and Father's Day as well as Earth Day. 


Balancing Butterflies



What you will need:

  • PDF printed on cardstock
  • markers or crayons
  • tape
  • 2 pennies or washers


PRINT PDF BUTTERFLY TEMPLATE  (2 LARGE)

PRINT PDF OF 6 BUTTERFLIES


***NOTE: There is an amazing activity page for Butterfly Park at Buggy and Buddy




Beach Baby: Sandcastle Art

What you will need:

  • cardstock
  • markers or crayons
  • gluesticks or white glue
  • sand
  • beads or shells
Elly MacKayBook Activities