Monday, October 25, 2010

Make a Brown Bear, Brown Bear Companion Book

If your family has one or more toddlers, chances are that Eric Carle's Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do you See? gets a bit of mileage at your house. The book Building Character from the Start: 201 Activities to foster creativity, literacy and play in K-3 has a great idea for making a homemade companion book. (By the way, I'll be giving away a copy of Building Character from the Start later this week; so stay tuned!)

I just used pictures we already happened to have of family members in costumes (I especially enjoyed including the picture of my husband from Chick fil a dress up like a cow day), but it might be extra fun to have a dress-up photo shoot especially for the making of the book. I glued my pictures onto a blank board book for a little added durability, but you could just use this format if you don't have any blank books on hand.

5 comments:

Sandi said...

How clever! I've never read Brown Bear, but we have Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What do you Hear? Which must be the same thing.

Travel Queen said...

Loved the Brown Bear idea. It was one of our favorites and my guys would have loved to have personalized it. Too bad we're into sports and girls now. :(
Feel free to check out my blog, 500 Places With Kids.

Jansen Family said...

This is a great idea--if you have digital pictures you could make a book with shutterfly or artscow or walgreens or any of those photobook companies.
~Carla

Sue said...

I love this so, so much!

Travel Queen said...

Loved the Brown Bear idea. It was one of our favorites and my guys would have loved to have personalized it. Too bad we're into sports and girls now. :(
Feel free to check out my blog, 500 Places With Kids.