This month the Virtual Book Club for Kids is feature the AMAZING books of Jan Brett. She has an amazing collection of books that highlight beautiful illustrations of all kinds of animals.
We love SO many of them, so it was really hard to pick one to focus on for the post! And Santa must have known that the Book Club was studying Jan Brett this month because he sent 2 of her books to us in a package of 25 wrapped Christmas books. But with Christmas just around the corner we decided on “Gingerbread Baby”.
… with items we had on hand cardboard, cookie cutters, a pencil (to trace), glitter glue, markers, google eyes, and buttons.
The kids really enjoyed this project …
In fact, we didn’t stop just at making Gingerbread Babies … but we also made Gingerbread Houses (a very important part of the book), Gingerbread cars (sorry not pictured), and Henry made a Gingerbread Grandpa (notice the cane)! It was one they wanted to continue and do even more of the next day! Here’s how they turned out …
I had planned on putting a loop of ribbon on the back of each one … but the kids have been having a great time playing with them as is – so maybe later!
What’s YOUR favorite Jan Brett book? I’d love to have you join the blog hop! All you have to do is…
Pick a Jan Brett book to read with your child!
Do any activity, craft, cooking project, or other book inspired activity that goes along with the book your chose.
Share what you did with us starting Monday, December 17! We will have a linky up for 3 weeks where you can share any blog posts (if you are a blogger) or you can post what you did at the end of the linky post in the comments or on our Facebook wall.
I can’t wait to see all of your fabulous ideas! Thanks for participating!
Laura Hutchison (aka PlayDrMom) is a chubby kid turned competitive figure skater tween turned high school pom pon girl turned MSU Spartan turned grad student turned Mrs. HutcH turned Dr. turned Mom. She adores living in the Mitten, is addicted to Diet Coke, and firmly believes that ice cream is a main food group.