This giveaway for a storybook-making kit has now ended. Congratulations, Jodie and Mum-me!
A few mornings ago I found Emma (aged 5) doing this:
She informed me that she was making a book. It’s called, “The Caterpillar Story”, and it starts off with a little caterpillar and a little cat. Then we learn that a little girl had a cat, and then we learn that there is a little girl alien. Not exactly a plot, but definitely a sense of connection between the pages:
Then it gets pretty random, starting with a fireman and fire fighter truck, moving on to a hippo, then to a bumblebee greeting two cats, and ending with a dog.
Johnny (aged 3) joined in, making a spider book. His book consists of a many-limbed spider, two aliens, and a house. In green ink, of course, because he loves green:
Lily (aged 1, for a couple days at least) started to make a book, but got distracted after the first page. Emma and Johnny were extremely proud of their books. I thought they were pretty neat, too, so we ran them through our laminator, punched holes, and tied the pages together with a bit of string. Now they can read their books all they want!
My kids enjoyed this so much, I thought it would be fun to put together a small kit to inspire other children to make books of their own. I have two “make your own book” kits to give away to readers of this blog! They are very simple: 8 pieces of cardstock (5.5 x 4.25 inches) hole punched (heart shaped because that’s what I own, although you can’t really tell that it’s a heart once the yarn is in), and a bit of blue yarn to tie the finished book together. Nothing fancy, but enough to keep a child creatively busy for a few minutes, at least! And hopefully something they will go on to duplicate on their own. =)
To enter, leave a comment on this blog saying that you would like to be entered in this giveaway and who you would give the kit to. You can leave a comment without saying that; it just won’t be counted as an entry in this giveaway! You can have an extra entry if you share an activity you think my kids (aged 5, 3, and nearly 2) would enjoy!
This giveaway is open WORLDWIDE. The giveaway ends August 13th at 11:59pm. Two winners will be drawn by random.org and announced on this blog (at the top of this post) as well as emailed. The winners will have 48 hours to respond or new winners will be drawn. Include your email address in your comment to win.