We’re in the midst of moving right now, but I just wanted to quickly share with you one of our favorite recent finds at the library!
Gen and I are really enjoying the The GIANT Encyclopedia of Preschool Activities for 3-Year Olds lately. I had borrowed it from the library earlier this year, and checked it out again a few weeks ago. It covers a wide range of topics and has a wide assortment of ideas and activities for little ones.
This has been a great resource on those stormy days, when she starts getting antsy inside the house. For Thanksgiving, we used one of the ideas in the book to create a “Thankful Book.” Using construction paper stapled together, we made the pages of the book. On each page, she named something/someone that she is thankful for (I did the writing), and then glued a picture. We cut out pictures from old magazines and photos to decorate the book.
She loves it, and is constantly carrying it around to tell us her “story!” We spent a couple days working on it, and it was a wonderful opportunity to teach her about thankfulness.
I have really appreciated the many simple ideas in the book that haven’t called for lots of extra supplies. With various suggestions for each topic, I am able to find something to do with limited supplies on hand.