Books by Julia Donaldson and Book Activities


Our family first discovered author Julia Donaldson when some UK friends sent us a copy of
The Gruffalo when Johnny was born. This cute story about a spunky mouse became an instant hit in our house – such a hit, in fact, that our board book copy needs replacing! I’m still working out the details, but I should have a fun activity and giveaway to go along with this book later this month or in April.

We borrowed several new-to-us books by Julia Donaldson this month, and One Ted Falls out of Bed was the clear favorite of three-year-old Lily! This story is cute, and it’s a great introduction to counting for kids! Want a cute add-on activity? Make one of these cute bears! If your child is old enough to sew themselves, cut it out of felt so that they can easily stitch it by hand!

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What the Ladybug Heard is another wonderful story that we discovered this month about a tiny ladybug who never talks, but decides to in order to save the day! I love that all the farm animals work together with their tiny leader to solve the problem! I think this book is perfect for a farm-themed sensory bin. All you need are some small plastic farm animals and a bin of rice (sandboxes work well, too!)

 
Stick Man is my five-year-old son’s favorite of Donaldson’s books. I love this story of a father who just wants to come home to his family, and the text is portrays this perfectly! Want an activity? Go on a walk, find the perfect stick, and add some googley eyes for a stick man of your very own!

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Do you have a favorite Julia Donaldson book? Click on the links below for many more books and activities!

Comments

  1. says

    I am only familiar with the first one ‘The Gruffalo’, but I am sure they are all good. Speaking of sewing my kids are taking a little sewing class during spring break, I’ll let you know how it goes :) fingers crossed.

  2. says

    We love Julia Donaldson and are busy planning a Gruffalo birthday Party. I’m hoping we finish our Gruffalo pinata in time to add it here. What a wonderful resource this link up is!

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